I don’t think that there is any such thing as the perfect cookbook. Cookbooks come into fashion and fall out of it. They are just right for one occasion and overkill or not enough for another.
So, everyone should have a good range of cookbooks to call upon to cover all their bases. For some suggestions on essential cookbooks read our Top 25 Cookbooks of All Time round-up.
One cookbook that I will be calling on in the future is Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives, though I will probably abbreviate the title in order to get the cooking done before the day ends.
See Ree Cook!
Ree Drummond’s a bit of a star and that means we can watch her work in the kitchen. I’ve chosen her whipping up some Macaroni and Cheese for the Ladies’ Home Journal.
It’s a wonderful recipe that we’ve eaten on several occasions at home:
Try it for yourself, you’ll love it.
So, About The Book?
Amazon Reader, My Thoughts Only, says, “I’m a huge Pioneer Woman fan. I own all of her books. When I first started reading the reviews for this one, I was concerned as there was some harsh feedback. However, since I’ve started cooking out of this cookbook, I can definitely say, I LOVE this cookbook. Between work, family, friends and a million other things going on from day to day, time to cook can be limited. This book delivers on what is promised, fast, easy and tasty food for busy lives. Everything from crockpot dishes to sheet pan suppers has been great so far. I absolutely love the Turkey Meatloaves. What a big family hit! And while some of the recipes appear simple, they are no less tasty. For those concerned about more processed “shortcut” ingredients. Don’t be worried, these recipes are flexible, go ahead and use the from scratch version of those items. I’ve done that a few times myself and the recipes come out just as beautiful. Happy cooking and thank you Pioneer Woman!”
I agree. This is a wonderful addition to my kitchen. It’s got that great “dip in and out” feel for busy days that every mother appreciates.
I probably wouldn’t use this for “big business entertaining” but for family occasions, this is great.
You can buy Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cook: Come and Get It! Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives on Amazon and it’s very reasonably priced.