The pioneer woman cooks Recipes from an accidental country girl

Ree Drummond

Book - 2009

In her folksy, wonderfully engaging voice, Drummond shares how she learned to cope with the isolation and peculiarities of an Oklahoman 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. Includes delicious recipes such as cowboy calzones, pioneer woman's ribeye steaks, cheese grits, fresh blackberry cobbler, pico de gallo, and Iny's prune cake.

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Series
Pioneer woman cooks
Subjects
Published
New York : William Morrow 2009.
Language
English
Physical Description
247 p. : col. ill
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9780061658198
0061658197
Main Author
Ree Drummond (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Named one of Time's 25 Best Blogs of 2009, Drummond's thepioneerwoman.com details her life as a rancher's wife. Her cookbook debut features such classics as buttermilk biscuits and macaroni and cheese (with roasted chilies and fresh jalapeños). A warning for the calorie conscious: this grub calls for whole milk, heavy cream, and butter. The easy-to-follow recipes include step-by-step pictures, which accommodate beginning cooks. While this is certainly not the first ranch-style cookbook (see B. Byron Price's National Cowboy Hall of Fame Chuck Wagon Cookbook for more authentic ranch recipes and details on cowboy life), Drummond's blog notoriety and down-home dishes will surely make this book a hot ticket. [Author tour.] [Page 74]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by PW Annex Reviews

Blogger-turned-author Drummond gives readers a slice of frontier life in this likeable-enough collection of recipes and dispatches from the Oklahoma ranch she shares with her husband and children. Replicating the step-by-step photography that made her blog such a hit, Drummond walks readers through dishes ranging from simple-Guacamole, Chili, Artichoke Dip-to more complex, such as from-scratch Cinnamon Rolls and Sherried Tomato Soup. Drummond's careful coaching will help anyone intimidated by the kitchen fearlessly crank out favorites like Chicken Fried Steak, Meat Loaf and Rib Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce. While the recipes are reliable home cooking standards, relentless references to her husband, known as the Marlboro Man, range from distracting to juvenile, giving what could have been a comfort food classic the feel of a junior-high class project. (Nov.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Having long ago ditched the fast lane in L.A. to become a rancher's wife, the author shares homespun stories on adjusting to life in the country and offers a number of recipes that she makes for the family, including Cowboy Calzones, Pioneer Woman’s Ribeye Steaks, Fresh Blackberry Cobbler and Iny’s Prune Cake, in a book with color photos. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The author shares homespun stories on adjusting to life on a ranch in the country and offers a number of recipes, including cowboy calzones, ribeye steak with whiskey cream sauce, Patsy's blackberry cobbler, and Iny's prune cake.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

#1 New York Times BestsellerPaula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond's spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks'and with these 'recipes from an Accidental Country Girl," she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

#1 New York Times BestsellerPaula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—and with these “Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.