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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

by William Morrow Cookbooks |
Item # 980028967
Model # 9780061658198 |

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  • Named one of Time magazine's 25 Best Blogs of 2009, Ree Drummond’s wildly popular "Confessions of a Pioneer Woman" receives two million unique site visitors and approximately 13 million page views per month. She won three coveted 2009 Bloggies–for Best Photography and Best Design, and the big prize–Weblog of the Year. She won two 2008 Bloggies—Best Food Blog and Best Writing of a Weblog—as well as a 2007 Best Kept Secret Bloggie. And she won the 2008 Blogger’s Choice Award for Best Food Blog and the 2007 award for Best Photography.
  • “Who needs Julia Child? I’ve got Pioneer Woman.” - Baltimore Sun
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Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in this spirited, homespun cookbook, which colorfully traces one woman’s transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on the author’s popular, award-winning blog

"My name is Ree. I’m a desperate housewife. I live in the country. I channel Lucille Ball, Scarlett O’Hara, and Ethel Merman. Welcome to my frontier!"

The Pioneer Woman Cooks takes readers on a voyeuristic journey through the life of a girl who once believed a Grande Latte from Starbucks was the key to all happiness but who ultimately finds her bliss in the arms of a cattle rancher.

Breaking free from a dead-end relationship, Ree Drummond left Los Angeles and made a pit stop at home in Oklahoma on the way to a new life in Chicago. It was there she met “Marlboro Man,” a fourth-generation cattle rancher with steely blue eyes and a muscular work-honed body. Drummond fell hard and fast, and suddenly she was married, living on his ranch in the middle of nowhere, and managing a brood of four young children (also known as “ranch hands”).

In her folksy, wonderfully engaging voice, Drummond shares how she learned to cope with the isolation and peculiarities of ranch life, from chasing beavers out of the pond and saddling horses, to cooking for a man who believes the sun rises and sets in a steak and baked potato. Using only simple and widely available ingredients, Drummond shares many of her satisfying and delicious recipes—both for cowboys and cowgirls—including Cowboy Calzones, Pioneer Woman’s Ribeye Steaks, Cheese Grits, fresh Blackberry Cobbler, Pico de Gallo, and Iny’s Prune Cake

Bursting with the colors and flavors of country life and peppered with her wonderful homespun stories, The Pioneer Woman Cooks encourages even the most harried urban cook to slow down, relish the joys of family, nature, and great food, and keep it real.

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