Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nothing Says Love Like Food and Ree

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With many of you celebrating Valentine’s Day today (Feb. 14th), I thought it would be a good time to share my thoughts on Ree Drummond’s latest cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper! 
There’s just something about food and love that go together. An example, I’m sure many are planning a romantic meal for this special day of love. Need I say more? Yes, I do so here’s my thoughts on the cookbook.
I find cookbooks by Ree Drummond to be so much more than just about ingredients and directions.
The author/blogger/photographer shares her life and her family through her cookbooks. Through the pages you will find beautiful color photographs of her husband, children, extended family, friends, pets, and livestock. In addition, she shares photos reflecting her family’s life on a ranch and day-to-day activities. She shares bits of nature, life, and humor.
Flipping through the latest cookbook is almost like thumbing through a family’s photo album and being a part of their life.
The icing on the cake, so to speak, is that the cookbook is jammed packed with delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. The dishes are divided into 11 categories along with a universal conversion chart, index and more. There are also helpful prep tips and suggestions for stocking a kitchen.
The recipes are broken down with an ingredient list and easy to follow instructions. The recipes are also accompanied by gorgeous color photos showing how the finished dish should look. In addition, there are vivid step-by-step photos you can follow along as you prepare the dish. The recipes include variations and suggestions of what to serve with them.
The cookbook covers a vast array of recipes. There’s ‘Frittata’ for when you want Breakfast for Dinner, a ‘Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad Wrap’ for dinner, ‘Ready-To-Go Freezer Meatballs,’ ‘Cajun Chicken Pasta,’ a ‘Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole,’ ‘Mini Blueberry Galettes’ and much, much more.
DINNERTIME covers comfort food, 16-minute meals and classic favorites. There’s something to please even the pickiest eater with more than 135 delicious recipes. This folksy downhome-style cookbook will quickly be a favorite go-to for scrumptious meals.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper by Ree Drummond, William Morrow Cookbooks, @2015, ISBN: 978-0062225245, Hardcover, 400 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you collect cookbooks? Do you like cookbooks to share more than just recipes?
Wishing everyone a safe, happy and memorable VALENTINE’S DAY!!


  1. Hi Mason - I do collect cook-books .. should say did!! I still have loads .. but I like to read mysteries, or short-story books or novels with recipes included ... adds to the mystery and culture of the area .. the Pioneer Woman Cooks .. looks a great collection ..

    Cheers Hilary

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Mason! And thanks for sharing this cookbook. It's always really nice when a cookbook gives the reader more than just the recipes. This one sounds really informative, and fun, too.


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