Have you guys heard of Ree? She has this small blog called The Pioneer Woman. It’s not that great and no one reads it.

Okay, so if you really never have heard of Ree, you wouldn’t know that that first sentence is dripping with sarcasm. And…would you be living under a rock?

Ree’s new book is called The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier and it is the book I’m reviewing today. Obviously…. 

PS: I’m also giving it away!

The book’s stats:

  • Complete Title: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier
  • Author: Ree Drummond
  • Photos by: Ree Drummond
  • Food Styling by: Ree Drummond
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
  • ISBN: 978-61997181
  • List Price: 29.99 for hardcover
  •  304 pages
  • Author’s bio (from Amazon.com): “Ree Drummond is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree’s beloved website, The Pioneer Woman, was founded in 2006 and showcases her cooking, photography, and anecdotes about country life. Her cooking show, The Pioneer Woman, premiered on Food Network in 2011. Ree loves Ethel Merman songs, Toni Collette, and Gone With the Wind, and lives on a working cattle ranch in Oklahoma with her husband and four children.”
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soups
  • Starters, Party Food, and Drinks
  • Pasta and Pizza
  • Supper
  • Sides
  • Sweets
  • Canning

Things I loved:

  • Recipes are written in Ree’s signature style with step-by-step photos. So helpful!
  • Gorgeous photos (no surprise there!)
  • Wide variety of recipes.

Things I wished were different (because I’m always going to give you my honest opinion!):

  • There are some repeats from her blog–but they are still great recipes, and I love to look at things in print!

Some recipes that I really want to try: 

  • Breakfast Bread Pudding
  • French Onion Soup
  • Restaurant Style Salsa (heard good things about this!)
  • Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce
  • Whiskey Glazed Carrots
  • Coffee Cream Cake (pictured above)

Interested? Purchase here.

Also, I decided that I am going to give away MY copy! I just have more cookbooks than I know what to do with. Leave a comment to win–I’ll ship the winner the prize! This is going to be a quickie–will end the 22nd at midnight EST and I’ll announce the winner Monday the 23rd. Good luck!

Giveaway has closed, congrats to Maryann Marchese!

PS: I have a very QUICK survey–I’d love to get some feedback from all of you! Please take a minute, if you have one, to fill this out.


Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book at no cost, but was not paid for a positive review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Some links in this post are affiliate links.