Friday, February 5, 2010

Cookbook: Pioneer Woman Cooks

 Note:     My family played Dirty Santa at Christmas this year.   When my BIL opened this cookbook, I immediately knew I was going to steal it from him.     Of course, I had been looking for it because my sister told me that she had bought it to be her gift for our Dirty Santa Christmas swap.      After I had this cookbook in my hands I think my family might have been slightly scared of me because I had a death grip on it and gave everyone a "look" if they even glanced my way.      Merry Christmas, everyone!   *smile*

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in this spirited, homespun cookbook, which colorfully traces one woman’s transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on the author’s popular, award-winning blog.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks takes readers on a voyeuristic journey through the life of a girl who once believed a Grande Latte from Starbucks was the key to all happiness but who ultimately finds her bliss in the arms of a cattle rancher.

In her folksy, wonderfully engaging voice, Drummond shares how she learned to cope with the isolation and peculiarities of ranch life, from chasing beavers out of the pond and saddling horses, to cooking for a man who believes the sun rises and sets in a steak and baked potato. Using only simple and widely available ingredients, Drummond shares many of her satisfying and delicious recipes--both for cowboys and cowgirls--including Cowboy Calzones, Pioneer Woman’s Ribeye Steaks, Cheese Grits, fresh Blackberry Cobbler, Pico de Gallo, and Iny’s Prune Cake.

To view samples of Ree's recipes, visit her blog!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

What a GREAT! review of this cookbook.I totally agree with everything you said. You just put it in much better words, than I. I do love all the recipes. I have made the chicken spaghetti, the meatloaf and a few others. SO YUMMO!

Dr. Wifey said...

i SO want this cookbook!

The Japanese Redneck said...

oh, he probably didn't want it

Wills Kitchen said...

I know you are enjoying the cook book we have made a few of her dishes and they all were a big hit.