The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

I'm Pioneer Woman.And I love to cook.Once upon a time, I fell in love with a cowboy. A strapping, rugged, chaps-wearing cowboy. Then I married him, moved to his ranch, had his babies . . . and wound up loving it. Except the manure. Living in the country for more than fifteen years has taught me a handful of eternal truths: every new day is a blessing, every drop of rain is a gift . . . and nothing tastes more delicious than food you cook yourself...

Details The Pioneer Woman Cooks

TitleThe Pioneer Woman Cooks
Release DateMar 13th, 2012
PublisherWilliam Morrow Cookbooks
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food

Reviews The Pioneer Woman Cooks

  • Nikki
    In Ree's first cookbook, she covered many aspects of her golden rich white persons life in the little multi-million dollar ranch on the prairie. In her second cookbook, she reels in the gushing about her life with Marlboro Man and all them chillens she kept havin' to focus more on cookin' and makin' a real cookbook.What this cookbook lacks however is the personality of the first (no matter how phony that is). Some recipes Ree barely introduces, i...
  • Christine
    This is the second cookbook from Ree Drummond, also popularly known as "The Pioneer Woman." If you're not familiar with Ree and her Pioneer Woman website [where have you been?!], she was a city girl living the fast paced life when on her way from L.A. to Chicago, made a pit stop in her hometown in Oklahoma where she met a cowboy, fell in love, had babies and now lives happily ever after on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma! No really! That's what happen...
  • Cyndi
    There are some excellent recipes and anecdotes in this book. A truly epic pie crust recipe, cornbread croutons and apple brown betty. Yum!! Can’t wait to try them.
  • Diane
    I tried several (at least 7) different recipes, and two were things I would make again. In case you are wondering: Cherry limeade and citrus butter cookies -- I'm considering putting the citrus butter cookies on my holiday cookie list. The zingy, summery taste would be lovely, refreshing, and different on a holiday table or cookie exchange, and they looked gorgeous. I have followed "The Pioneer Woman" blog in the past, so I was familiar with her ...
  • Debby
    What's not to love about Ree Drummond? She's witty and I like her step-by-step photo recipe format. I've been following her blog for a few years, and feel as though I know her, her family and can relate to her life on the ranch-- as I was an equestrian for a few decades, and enjoyed the whole cow horse thing. With that said, I realized that I had already made six of the recipes in this cookbook-- some of them as far back as three years ago. There...
  • A. S.
    As someone who loved Ree Drummond’s initial “Pioneer Woman” cookbook, filled with step-by-step recipes with accompanying pictures, I was interested in looking at her second cookbook, ‘the Pioneer Woman cooks: Food from my Frontier.” And I wasn’t disappointed. The second installment has even more recipes than the first book, and more creative spins on classical recipes.The book is divided into the following sections: Breakfast, Lunch, ...
  • Laura
    I liked this better than the first cookbook because it's less folksy and personal - while there are still pics of her family and ranch, the focus is more on the food, and that's a plus for me. She does have some quirky recipes in here (lots of pre-packaged pastry and Mountain Dew in apple dumplings), but overall her recipes are delicious. Also, the pictures are really helpful and definitely make this book unique! I forgot that she 'pioneered' sho...
  • Selu
    Ree Drummond creates recipe that I love to cook, and apparently, I like Midwest by way of the South trash eats. #noregrets
  • Maureen
    This is the second cookbook by Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman. With her usual wit and charm, she shares delicious recipes, along with tidbits about her life, family and ranch living. The recipes are fantastic, although not for those looking for low calorie health foods. Ree takes lots of pictures of each step in the preparation and cooking process, which makes following the recipes easy as pie! She is a fantastic photographer in addition to ...
  • Bunny
    The way I "read" a cookbook is, if the recipe title sounds good, I pay attention. If the picture looks good, I pay attention. If the title or picture involves a food I don't care for, or doesn't sound appealing, I keep flipping.I read every single recipe in this cookbook. And not, mind you, because I found every title/picture appealing. Though to be fair, there are a LOT of good recipes in here. No. I read every single one because this woman is f...
  • Shelley
    Normally when I get a cookbook I page through it and find one or two recipes that look okay. If they are really good, I will write them down or copy them and then pass the book on to a friend or family member. I got this book today from the book club I belong to. Opened it up and went "OH WOW!" and turned the page "OH WOW!" turned the page "WHAT???? CAN THIS BE A FLUKE? A THIRD GREAT RECIPE?" See how it went? I only found ONE recipe in here that ...
  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    So it's a little hard to rate a cookbook but let me try. Okay, first things first, I love the Pioneer Woman. I've been following her website for a long time and I loved her other cookbooks. Anyhow, I was really excited for this book. I was most definitely not disappointed.Here are a couple key things I liked about this cookbook:- Basic ingredients (there's not really anything you're going to have trouble finding)- Clear pictures (step by step dir...
  • Sherry
    The Pioneer Woman Cooks; Food from my FrontierBy Ree DrummondThis is one of those cookbooks that one loves to look through! Recipes from the simple to more complicated with pictures of step by step process; for those who are visually inclined like me.I’ve marked a few that I really want to try at home, one of them is Rigatoni and Meatballs on page 126, along with the Panfried Spinach on page 216 and Crash Hot Potatoes on page 217. Her desserts ...
  • Laela
    I have never reviewed a cook book before, so please bear with me. I read this whole book, and I found it funny. I really like Ree’s sense of humor. I do apologies to whoever gets my book next. There may be some Basset Hound drool in it. The pictures are that lovely (although there could have been more Walter for my taste.) Did I make any of the recipes? No. When Ree called for the use of a whole can Chipotle peppers I was kind of out. I am not ...
  • Lilli
    I was so excited when I heard this book was being made. I loved the first cookbook and knew that the second would only be better, and I was right. There's more recipes this time and some less filler though I enjoyed all of the extras in the first. As always there are step by step photo instructions which is always such a plus if you want to make sure you're doing something right. I have never ever pre-ordered a book, but I am so glad I did! I was...
  • Daleen Wilson
    This book is overflowing with goodness. The photography is eye candy. The recipes sound devine. That is saying quite a bit from this 90% vegetarian cook. Most of the recipes include well, meat. I still want to cook! I want to figure out how they will work for me and my family. Ree's spirit just spills out of the pages. She has a beautiful spirit and is graciously sharing it with all of us. I feel like she wrote the book just for me and gave it to...
  • Erin
    Ree Drummond's second cookbook is far better than her first in my opinion. I prefer the layout in "Food from My Frontier," and feel the photography and color is used better. What I love about her books is the fact she shows each step with pictures so you know whether or not you're on track, which is a plus for beginners. I have tried a handful of recipes so far, and each has been delicious. What's nice is you can find many of the recipes on her b...
  • Katie Hopkins
    I love this cookbook. While I could deal without the cheeky country girl humor (sorry, just not my thing), the recipes are delicious and easy to follow for a beginning cook.
  • Katelyn Snell
    Does reading a copy at my grandmother's house count? XD Because that's what I did, praying that one day I will have the time to make at least some of the recipes inside.
  • Robert Davis
    Same format as her other cookbooks, many pictures (there isn't one page without at least one pic) and the big plus of having a picture for every step in the recipe (a BIG plus!) While still not exceptional, the recipes as a whole are better overall than in her first book. However, her Pioneer Woman shtick just wears thin.
  • Linda
    I am not sure where to start....I guess I should begin by telling you that this cookbook is wonderful! To put it mildly, the pictures are crisp, colorful and clear. If you are trying any of the recipes, it is an understatement that you will find step-by-step directions and images to follow. Honestly, you feel like you are in Ree's kitchen cooking or baking alongside of her. Her hints and comments along with her photographs are a testament to Ree'...
  • Wendy
    Note: I am reviewing the iBooks version of this cookbook.If you want simple recipes with easy to find ingredients in an easy to follow format, than this cookbook is sure to get you rattling those pots and pans!The design of Ree's cookbook is country flower perfect. She scatters pictures of her kids and pets (all of which are adorable) throughout the cookbook and she adds some nice touches that really give you a glimpse of her great personality. O...
  • Janastasia Whydra
    Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier was not a book that had originally been on my "To Read" list, but I picked it up from the library while I was waiting for my mother to pick out her books. I browsed through it and I loved the vibrant photographs, so I checked the book out. The librarian had even made a comment that she loved the photos. I find it's interesting, now that I reflect back on what happened at the library, t...
  • Joan
    My mom was a big baker when I was growing up, but I (foolishly) didn't pay attention at the time. Since then, I've been very hit-or-miss with baking success, so I really appreciate PW's step-by-step instructions of bakery recipes. Yes, I could have found the same amount of instruction in many other cookbooks, but I like PW's encouraging, down-home style of writing. Like my mom, for example, PW calls the final meal of the day "supper." Little thin...
  • Lisa
    I only checked out this book because it is on my Goodreads 2012 Choice Awards Challenge. I've never been a fan of Ree Drummond, so I was a little bristly about it all. I picked it up from the library yesterday and when I flipped through, I was surprised. It's actually a pretty neat cookbook. I love cookbooks that have actual pictures of the dishes and this one takes it a bit further by showing the steps to get the finished product. Not totally ne...
  • Trish
    Non-Fiction; Cooking5 starsA wonderful book full of delicious recipes and step-by-step directions. If you follow the popular Pioneer Woman's blog ( then you already know that Ree Drummond is a fun, witty Mom who loves to make yummy food for her family. Be warned though, this is no diet cookbook. It is loaded with sour cream, half and half, sweetened condensed milk and tons of butter. You will not find a calorie count or fa...
  • Smokinjbc
    Of course, the recipes are good - which is the point of any cookbook. However, I didn't catch that most of the extras were only viewable on Ipad/Iphone devices and unusable on Kindle until after I purchased it. I hoped I could at least "trade it in" for the basic Kindle version for a better price, but of course, no such version was available. I almost returned it, with so many features unusable, but since she had included a recipe for Osso Bucco-...
  • Kelli
    I love her writing style. I love the recipes. I love how her love for her family oozes through absolutely every page. Her pictures are breathtaking. I really loved everything about this book. The recipes are easy and delicious, and my husband loves most of them and my kids will eat them! That's a miracle alone, but on top of all of that, I ENJOY reading these recipes and seeing her step by step pictures. It's like two old friends in the kitchen t...
  • Heather
    This book is a lot of fun. The recipes are well thought out,original, easy to follow and so far turning out to be uber yummy! What is very cool about Ree Drummond's cookbooks is her use of photography. She photographs her recipes step by step and if really gives you a sense of the recipe that other cookbooks lack. Her photos are fun and reflect her style and daily life which is very inspiring. She adds funny sides to her recipes and photos that m...
  • Miss Pippi the Librarian
    Food from My Frontier is the second cookbook by Ree Drummond. Her first book, Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, featured "hearty family recipes interspersed with photos and stories." Ree takes a new turn with her latest cookbook. Her categories include breakfast, lunch, soups, starters, pasta, pizza, supper, sides, sweets and canning. Along with all the delicious recipes, Ree shares step by step photos and family photos from around the ran...