Jan 062018
 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come And Get It by Ree Drummond

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; First Edition/First Printing edition (October 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006222526X
ISBN-13: 978-0062225269

Crazy delicious recipes for a crazy busy life from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network star.

For home cooks, nothing beats spending a long, relaxing day preparing dinner for your family, savoring every flavorful step. But few of us really have the time to do that anymore, with school, sports, work, and appointments keeping us running and pulling us left and right. What busy home cooks REALLY need are FAST, EASY, and DOABLE solutions to solve the challenge of feeding their families quick, easy, wholesome food that tastes great day after day, week after week—without falling into a rut and relying on the same handful of meals.

Ree Drummond transforms taking it easy in the kitchen into an art, giving readers her very best make-it-happen strategies, pulled from her own non-stop life as a devoted wife, mother of four, food lover, and businesswoman. Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes for a Crazy Busy Life includes more than 125 of Ree’s best food solutions for making filling, nutritious meals with minimal fuss, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

With a mix of flavors and dishes that will please everyone, Ree makes it easy to whip up delicious, simple, down-home recipes that go from stove to table in no time!

Thoughts
I’m a big fan of Ree Drummond’s books and tv show. She’s a loving wife and mom, has some fantastic recipes, funny, and I love they clothes she wears! So when I saw this book was available at my library I put it on hold. Two days later I had it in my hands.

The contents are:
It’s A Crazy Busy Life
My 20 Favorite Pantry Items
My 15 Favorite Freezer Staples
My 12 Favorite Fridge Staples
My 10 (Okay, 12) Favorite Cuts Of Beef

Then there is:
Breakfasts
Lunches On The GO
Apps and Snacks
Under 40
Under 20
Take Your Time
Sheet Pan Suppers
Meatless Marvels
Sensational Sides
Bread, Baby!
Sweets, Glorious Sweets

Plus:
Acknowledgements, Recipes For All Occasions,Universal Conversion Chart, & Index

There are photos and stories of her, her family & pets, and The Merc. The recipes have photos of each step which I really liked. I do wish the book included the nutritional info for each recipe though. Many of us are restricted on the amount of salt, calories, carbs etc. that we can have each day and that would make it easier to decide whether to try the recipe or not.

Speaking of recipes, a few I want to try are Overnight Muesli, Orang-Vanilla Monkey Bread, Tai Chicken Wraps, Pretzel Coated Fried Goat Cheese, Dinner Nachos. I also want to make many of the Take Your Time (slow cooker), Sheet Pan Suppers and Meatless Marvels recipes.

I love this book so much that I renewed the hold so I could keep it longer, and plan on buying a copy.

If you love Ree, recipes, or cookbooks, check this book out.

Counts toward the following challenges:
Library Love
Foodies Read
Nonfiction

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  26 Responses to “Book Review:
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come And Get It by Ree Drummond”

  1. Good news! I have the e-book version on hold from my library, but I think I’m still 5th or 6th on the list, so it will be a while before I’ll get to see it. So happy to hear it’s going to be worth the wait.

  2. I love Ree Drummonds cookbooks, but now that our eating is changing a bit, I’m not sure how many of the recipes I’ll be able to make. Sigh. I can still look at them. 😉

  3. I’ve watched her a time or two on TV but never really made any of her recipes.

  4. thanks – now on order from the library. Cheers

  5. Vicki, this book sounds exceptionally good! I will keep it in mind.

  6. I like her recipes because they’re of food families will actually eat and the ingredients aren’t hard to fine. This cookbook sounds good.

  7. I am going to see if my library has this one. Borrowing cook books form the library are the best way to try them out. Happy New Year.

  8. Sounds like what we all want and need- delicious food that is doable with our time constraints.. I like to add healthy to the mix

  9. I’ll have to check this out. I’m always looking for quick easy and simple recipes. I don’t like to send a lot of time cooking. I’d rather be reading, so finding quick and easy recipes is a must for me. Thank’s for sharing.

  10. I was following Ree as a blogger long before the cooking posts. Originally she was big on photography which is what drew me to her site, plus the whole idea of her moving from the city to a cattle ranch. But when she got the cookbook deal and the show and all the stuff was done to her house I knew her blog would change a bit and it has. A lot. She is still pretty true to who she was before but it’s very glossy now. I miss the imperfection.

    Also, when she started the cooking stuff I followed her recipes because the food photography was so gorgeous but many of her recipes come out just okay for me and I can pretty much cook anything.

  11. Yes, things have changed but I still watch her show and get notices when she posts on her blog. Most of her recipes are too complicated or with a lot of ingredients, but I still like reading her cookbooks. From what I see she’s a good wife and mom, to her kids and animals 🙂

  12. I received Ree’s Holidays Cookbook a few years ago as a gift and LOVE it.

  13. I’ve only visited her blog occasionally, but (strangely enough?) thought there were too many photos. Not having seen her on TV or read the cookbooks, will have to give this one a try. From the library.

  14. Thank you for the review.

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