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Cuisine at Home--thoughts on subscribing?

I just received a free, unsolicited, issue of Cuisine at Home, with a subscription card to get 2 years for the price of one. I've seen issues at the newstand now and then, but I'm wondering if it's worth it. I get Fine Cooking and love it, and I go to epicurious.com pretty often. I also get daily recipes sent to me from myrecipe.com, realsimple.com and the food network.com. Seems like a glut, doesn't it?

I don't cook as much as I used to, being an empty nester, and pretty simply when I do. I still love to look at recipes and collect them them, tho it would probably take a hundred years to try everything I've saved.

Should I get Cuisine at Home? Thoughts, anywone?

Thanks!

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  1. I subscribed for a while and loved it. If memory serves, it is a little more expensive because it has no advertising.
    I kept every issue because each one has recipes in it that I still use.
    The magazine became available at my local library, so I let my subscription run out.

    1. My friend gets the subscription for me each year - I really like it. The magazine has no advertising, great recipes and great tips. I really enjoy it!!!

      1. I love it! The recipes are awesome, and I feel like I learn a lot from it. I keep all my issues too.

        1. I get an unsolicited issue from them maybe once a year and what cracks me up is it is always the same issue - the one w/ the breaded chicken breasts on the cover. I have honestly received that same issue probably four times over the last 3-4 years. If you are trying to lure new subscribers, at least send out a different issue every now and then!

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          1. re: mdepsmom

            OMG that's the one I got! That's too funny. It did have some good tips--and I'm not exactly a newbie--but I'm thinking I won't subscribe. There wasn't enough content to make me fork over the money.

            Thanks for all the input.

            1. re: rednails

              The unsolicited issue you speak of is not a true issue, but a compliation of some articles from several magazines. I have been a subscriber for years, and think that the magazine is generally spot on, and while it doesn't have the literary leanings of Saveur or the gloss of Gourmet, it is a good resource material for recipes. I have never had a failure from any of their recipes.

              1. re: ksbee

                you are spot on with your description.

                1. re: ksbee

                  Hmmm, maybe I'll go to a newstand or bookstore to check out their latest issue. I may reconsider after I browse thru it.

                  Thanks for the clarification. Tho, don't you think they might get a better response if they sent a current issue instead of a compilation? Unless a current issue doesn't present as well as a compilation.