Cook's Illustrated, which I do enjoy reading. I don't make the fancy-schmancy meals I find inside, but I do love the assorted cooking tips and there is a lot of good cooking information to be gleaned even from the recipes I'm not planning on using.
This weekend I was surprised to find a free review copy of Cuisine at Home in my mailbox. My assumption was I got this because of the other cooking magazine. I don't subscribe to magazines in general and the only ones we get are gifts from my In-laws, and a couple membership-type issues from the Boy Scouts, Toastmasters, and SHRM.
I must say I'm pretty impressed by Cuisine at Home. Right off the bat I noticed the magazine was three-hole punched, which means they know I might want to actually keep it around for a while. I wish more full-sized magazines made this assumption.
The issue is also full-color, which normally I wouldn't find a big deal, but since it deals with food/meals, it helps a lot. Every recipe has a half or full page picture and there are great step photos as well. They didn't actually include step-by-step photos and instead just hit the highlights, which are nice.
Exceptionally cool are the ancillary recipes for side dishes. Not every "main" recipe has a side dish, but most do. The others might have a variation on the dish or be filled with a sidebar on technique.
Overall I really like this free magazine, especially since the recipes & meals inside are things I can totally see myself making. You can get your own free review copy here.