This cookbook makes creating home-cooked meals easy. Every recipe has detailed step-by-step instructions complete with beautiful photography that documents the entire process. Just open it up to any page and your mouth will begin to water.
But this book is only part cookbook. Intermingled with the recipes are stories (accompanied by more lovely pictures) about ranch life in the midwest. In her charming, keepin’-it-real style, Ree Drummond tells of how she went from city girl on her way to law school in Chicago to rancher’s wife in the midwest. Goodbye downtown cafes and sushi bars; hello country kitchen stocked with steak and seasoning salt. She still loves to add a certain flair to her cooking, but most of the recipes in her cookbook are down-to-earth, home cooking meant to warm the heart and stick to the bones.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks would be an excellent choice for a new bride just turned loose on her own kitchen or for a woman used to cooking from boxes who would like to enter the world of “cooking from scratch.” The recipes are interesting, but simple (for the most part) and the book is fun and approachable. Even the seasoned cook will find inspiration in its pages!
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