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Thursday, November 5, 2009

My New Favorite

I have a brand new favorite in my life. Ok, so it's a brand new favorite in my 'kitchen life'. The chicken, goat or donkey life has nothing to do with this. Except on page 155. The chickens would most certainly take exception with page 155. I won't show it to them. They are on a need to know basis and they just don't need to know about fried chicken just yet.



I love cookbooks. This is utterly amazing even to me because I don't really like to cook. I cook but I just don't enjoy it. Maybe when I have a new and pretty kitchen I will like it again but for now that's on hold. But I love, love, love this fun cookbook. The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a gem as far as practicality goes. I like to know that what I cook will likely be eaten. I would even go as far as to say I would also like them to like it. Is that asking too much? Thank you, I didn't think so either.




Ree Drummond, the author is a great photographer and her writing is well worth reading. I know, who actually reads a cook book, right? Well I did. Start to finish and I smiled through almost all of it.The rest made me laugh out loud. My husband thinks I have officially gone around the bend. He may be right.




A friend directed me towards the Pioneer Woman blog earlier this year and I visit often. It's fun to read and great to look at too. Plus it motivates me to cook, yikes..... did I just say that out loud?



I am so going to try this sometime this weekend. It looks very doable. 

The Pioneer Woman also has a recipe site now called Tasty Kitchen and it is great. It's just starting up but I can see how this will absolutely explode over the next year. It's all that and a bucket of bees. (Bees are my other new favorite but don't tell my husband yet. He thinks it's just a phase I am going through.)

So if you haven't had the chance to check out The Pioneer Woman Blog or her new cookbook yet, I suggest you do. It is well worth the trip and Ree did not pay me to say that. In fact, I seriously doubt she knows I am writing this or will ever find out for that matter. She seems busy.

15 comments:

  1. I requested the library order this book. I picked it up on Wed. It reads just like her blog. I love it!

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  2. As a passionate cook and collector of cookbooks, I can't thank you enough for the recommendation and blog links, Heather! (I even promise not to tell OFB that it's your fault yet another new cookbook will be coming into the house... )---Silence

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  3. I have been following the Pioneer Woman's blog for awhile. I don't know how she does everything she does! She reminds me of Martha Stewart in a cow girl with kids kind of style :-)

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  4. I just got this book too and I love it!! I'm in the middle of reading it thru right now...... I love Tasty Kitchen and her blog...

    She's coming to Dallas Dec 1st and I'm hoping to get her to sign my copy :)

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  5. That does look like a great one. I'm definitely not a cook so anything to make it more fun sounds good to me. I think I've seen her blog while blogsurfing one day. I'm going to go check it out again.

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  6. I love checking out the Pioneer Woman blog. I bet there are some great recipe's in the book.

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  7. Hello Heather,

    I like watching people cook. The more complicated it is, the more I like to watch. I am not a fancy cook, in fact, the easier, the better. I do love cookbooks too, and will have to check out the one :)

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  8. Hi, Heather, Got up early (in pioneer fashion), took care of the animals, and then spent an enjoyable hour catching up on your blog. I've been out of cyber-space for a while due to a crashed hard-drive. I do read cookbooks (and cook a few of the recipes, too) and look forward to reading this one. Thanks. Pamela

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  9. Pioneering woman? You'd be a shoe in with all that great canned food and wonderful vegetable garden of yours.

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  10. Hi Heather~~ Anything to inspire the kitchen art. I'm like you in that cooking is very low on my "favorites" list. It's usually guilt that bullies and guilts me towards the ... microwave. Easy and fast, please.

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  11. I love the Pioneer Woman blog! I'm asking for this cookbook for Christmas. I can't wait to read it too.

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  12. I love her website too. It's fun and informative and the crazy thing is she's only been blogging for a couple of years and yet her site has really taken off. I've got her book too and am going to her book signing here tomorrow night! I'm excited.

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  13. Glad you mentioned it's a good read! I enjoy cookbooks, but not to cook from. I like to read them and get inspiration. Love PW's blog and have been thinking about getting her cookbook - your review suggests that it would be a great one for my collection. Thanks!

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-Heather

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