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The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

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After years of living in Los Angeles, I made a pit stop in my hometown in Oklahoma on the way to a new, exciting life in Chicago. It was during my stay at home that I met Marlboro Man, a mysterious cowboy with steely blue eyes and a muscular, work-honed body. A strict vegetarian, I fell hard and fast, and before I knew it we were married and living on his ranch in the middle of nowhere, taking care of animals, and managing a brood of four young children. I had no idea how I'd wound up there, but I knew it was exactly where I belonged.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes that have defined my experience in the country. I share many of the delicious cowboy-tested recipes I've learned to make during my years as an accidental ranch wife—including Rib-Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce, Lasagna, Fried Chicken, Patsy's Blackberry Cobbler, and Cinnamon Rolls—not to mention several "cowgirl-friendly" dishes, such as Sherried Tomato Soup, Olive Cheese Bread, and CrÈme BrÛlÉe. I show my recipes in full color, step-by-step detail, so it's as easy as pie to follow along.

You'll also find colorful images of rural life: cows, horses, country kids, and plenty of chaps-wearing cowboys.

I hope you get a kick out of this book of mine. I hope it makes you smile. I hope the recipes bring you recognition, accolades, and marriage proposals. And I hope it encourages even the most harried urban cook to slow down, relish the joys of family, nature, and great food, and enjoy life.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 01, 2016 – The indomitable blogger's ninth cookbook offers what has become her signature blend of folksy humor and easy recipes. This volume is aimed squarely at home cooks looking to get dinner on the table: "Not a cocktail hour I'm hosting on the fifth of never. But dinner. Tonight. Tonight, tonight, tonight!" A chapter on 16-minute meals promises to accomplish this task fast with supremely simple recipes such as pan-fried pork chops and veggie stir-fry. Those who plan ahead will delight in the sizable "Freezer Food" chapter, with family-friendly basics like ready-to-go beef taco filling and individual chicken pot pies. The "Breakfast for Dinner" chapter makes a harried weeknight fun with recipes such as Greek yogurt pancakes and croissant French toast. And the "Pasta Pronto" chapter presents a few of the dishes Drummond relies on to please her own busy family, such as Cajun chicken pasta. Visual learners will appreciate the full-color step-by-step shots that accompany each recipe, and anyone yearning for country life will adore the images of Drummond's gorgeous ranch. The recipes aren't going to win any accolades for innovation, but that's hardly the point. Just like the stories she shares on her Pioneer Woman blog, the recipes in Drummond's latest book are exactly what her readers want: simple, honest and true to life.


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The Pioneer Woman Cooks
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Published: Oct 23, 2012
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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