by Ree Drummond
“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating” is a great cookbook, down to earth, well written, warm, good directions for recipe completion. Ree Drummond is the author of this wonderful book. Ree has written a beautiful cookbook filled with plenty of photos depicting her recipes and ranch life. This is a great cookbook. The “pioneer woman” is funny and entertaining. The step by step instructions are fantastic and the pictures are beautiful. For those that love to cook or those that just want to be inspired this book is for you. She includes lots of stories and each of the recipes turn out great. In “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” Ree Drummond provides step by step recipes in categories like Starters (appetizers), In the Morning (breakfast), Dinner (lunch), Supper (dinner), and Sweets (dessert).
There are also bonus sections like Sunday Dinner and Cowboy Dinner Party. The book is full of colourful photographs and starts off with an introduction where Drummond tells her story of becoming a country girl and learning southern cooking. Having graduated from a college in L.A., she goes back home with plans to fly to Chicago and start law school. However, her plans are disturbed when she meets Marlboro Man, the character to become her husband and a true cowboy in an eatery one day. From then on, it’s marriage, four kids, country life, and a long immersion into southern cooking. Throughout the recipes, Drummond includes pictures of her family and her country life. The recipes themselves are delicious roasted corn salad, morning cinnamon rolls, sour cream pancakes, buttermilk biscuits, onion rings, meatloaf, fried chicken, spicy pulled pork, flat apple pie, chocolate sheet cake, blackberry cobbler, and etc. Indeed,” The Pioneer Woman Cooks” full of beautiful pictures and step by step preparation is great for the beginning and even the advanced cook.