Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman cooks and boy does she cook well! I fell in love with her cooking abilities quite awhile ago when I accidentally came upon her blog. I believe it was the Apple Dumpling Recipe made with Mountain Dew that sent me over the edge. They are to die for! Then I moved onto the Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich recipe. Another wonderful taste treat! When I heard Ree had a cookbook coming out I talked about it nonstop to my children with huge hints about it being a fantastic Christmas present for a certain mother. The kids searched high and low before Christmas and could not find a copy anywhere. I assured them I could wait for a copy. We ordered one after the holidays which was ultimately back ordered. When I finally got the cookbook it was so worth the wait. Ree not only shares her recipes in this book but also a bit of their life on the ranch. The recipes have step by step pictures which I enjoy very much. No second guessing on what something should look like. These are recipes which are great for all levels of cooks. The instructions are laid out very nicely. There are also wonderful pictures of life on the ranch. This book is so much more than a cookbook.

Last night we had the Chicken Spaghetti(sorry the picture is not great, our camera needs to be put to rest, it has seen better days). The family looked at it and said "great another casserole!" I am sure you could feel their enthusiasm! What is with kids and casseroles anyway? Funny but after eating their first helping they went back for seconds! They said this is a casserole they would eat again and again. Just so you know I am pretty sure I have raised the pickiest eaters on the planet so the fact that they ate it and liked it was amazing. It was very simple to make too. That's important for me. I love to cook but I don't want to spend the whole day making a meal.

I highly recommend this cookbook! It is full of real recipes for real people. I am anxious to try all the recipes in this book. Everything looks very yummy!


  1. I love your review. I'll be trying the chicken spaghetti soon. A friend gave this book to me recently and I follow Ree Drummond's blog and tweets. She's a hoot! Saw her on GMA this morning making a pot roast and mocha brownies. I'm still wiping up the drool : )

  2. Yum! Your casserole looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for the review...I will definitely be checking this cookbook out....

  3. Mary, I missed Ree this morning on Good Morning America! She is a hoot! I have loved every one of her recipes that I have tried.

    Missy B. if you love comfort food you will love Ree's cookbook.

  4. I'm always on the lookout for great, now cookbooks. This one sounds fabulous! Right now you have me craving Apple Dumplings!


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