The Pioneer Woman Cooks
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The Pioneer Woman Cooks is full of the delicious cowboy-tested recipes I've learned to make during my years as an accidental ranch wife. I show my recipes, alongside colorful images of rural life, in step-by-step detail so it's as easy as pie to follow along.
I hope this book of mine encourages even the most harried urban cook to slow down, relish the
I wanted to give this book three stars but since I found out the TRUTH about what a fake and phony Ree Drummond is, I cannot.
Through several websites I read the truth about Ree, her life of privilege in an upper-middle-class family and then marrying into one of the top land-owner ranching families in the US. The "pioneer" appellation that Ree gave herself must be an inside joke because she and her husband are so rich (without even counting her $1.5M+ blog, TV show, cookbo ...more
And with all the photos of horses throughout the book, there was not ONE horse recipe. What a jip.
She's quick to admit, this is ...more
I don't cook, not really. I can make an okay omelet, an edible lasagna, pretty yummy mashed potatoes and gravy ... and that's about it. And it isn't that I'm SO INEPT, I just don't really have the desire to cook. I don't like it. It's not fun for me. But here's the thing -- I LOVE to eat and I LOVE to watch food being prepared. Yes, I'm a food porn addict. I watch the Food Network, I drool over online recipes imagining what things would taste like. But would I ever bother to gather all the ingre ...more
The usual cookbook is just page after page of boring black and white text. Not so with the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree Drummond combines her love of family, food and ranching in a beautiful homage to the people, places and things that she loves.
Her photography is stunning. The visual step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and the ingredients are items that you can find in a typical grocer store. Add to that the fact that ...more
The grouping of this book was great -- I found it very easy to find a recipe for whatever my purposes were, and I enjoyed that her penchant for photography shone through, weavin ...more
If you've followed her blog as I have, you'll be pleased to find that author Ree Drummond sticks to her characteristic mix of wry humor and butter by the pound. I'm glad. It's been working for her. In The Pioneer Woman Cooks, her cookbook slash photographic memoir, Ree brings to life the story of her city upbringing with her farm woman reality, currently wrangling four kids and a husband on a working cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Mesmerizing photographs of family members, get-togethers and muddy far ...more
I was mesmerized by The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond when I got it. In this wonderful cookbook Ree explains how she became The Pioneer Woman, shows a little of ranch life and shares some of her great recipes. The beauty of the recipes is that they’re created from simple ...more
So later I e-borrowed this book since the fish-out-of-water-cookbook idea sounded interesting...and was immediately confused. Was this a memoir or a cookbook? Or is it both? ...more
This book showcases her unique style of teaching recipes. She takes pict ...more
Get this, read it, and cook from it!!!
3.5 stars, only because the website is more in depth and this book is essentially excerpts from that website.
I have been following Ree's blog for quite some time. The combo of photography, recipes and giveaways is pretty enticing and it's not too hard to fall into the pattern of reading her entries obsessively on my Google Reader.
Her recipes are good, regular down-home cooking. One of the must frustrating things about other famous chefs (I'm looking at YOU Rachel Ray) is that the ingred ...more
ranch life. There are homey tidbits (like what NOT to scratch after seeding a jalapeno), old fashioned recipe instructions ("throw on a big pile of pico de gallo" or "if your husband walks in as you're completing this step, shield the bowl with your body and stir quickly. What he doesn't know won't hurt him.") and other h ...more
Each of her recipes have step-by-step photos documenting the process, which can be tremendously helpful for beginning cooks. Drummond takes all the photos herself, and it has been fun to watch the evolution of her photography reading her site over the years. She’s the first one to admit she’s no photography expert, but she’s no slou ...more