Edit 11/19/10 - Random.org picked #17 which was Teresa! Congratulations! The book is on its way. Thank you to all who participated. Be watching for another cookbook giveaway next week.
Would you like to receive a copy of this cookbook? I'll be giving one away to a lucky winner!
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Good luck and thank you!
This was a fun book to read. It's different from most other cookbooks in that it is part biography and part cookbook as Ree tells the story of how she was a city girl who met up with a real life cowboy (aka Marlboro Man) and the rest, as they say, is history. Now a mother of four and living life on a ranch, cooking is one of her passions and in The Pioneer Woman Cooks she shares some of her family's favorite dishes. The journey to becoming a cookbook author began several years ago when she started an online blog to share family life and recipes.
Step-by-step photos are included for each recipe that give a nice visual for both the novice and experienced cook. In between the recipes are lots of photos of Ree's family and ranch life (photography is her other passion) with antecdotal stories thrown in.
The recipes are good, basic, real-food dishes that include real ingredients like butter. Remember butter? I liked the French Breakfast Puffs which are muffins rolled in butter, then cinnamon and sugar; healthier and easier than doing fried donuts but just as tasty. I also liked her pizza crust recipe and the homemade ranch dressing. My family likes casseroles so the Chicken Spaghetti was a hit. The cookbook sections include appetizers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts.
By the time I finished reading this cookbook I not only had real "comfort food" recipes to try but also felt I had met a new friend.