Ree Drummond's Cookbook is here!

It’s not fair that this young woman can cook this sort of food and still look like that.

This weekend, I had a houseful over, and I decided -since the brother-in-law who never eats beef was not scheduled to attend- that I would break with the constant pasta-and-poultry routine around here (okay, I did make two pounds of penne ala vodka for the second course) I would make Ree’s Rib Eye, Onions and Bleu Cheese recipe. Aside from being lip-smacking delish, being able to cook the main entree on the grill freed up some oven space. And we would get a break from chicken, even if it cost a bit more. Hey, a celebration, after all!

As it turned out, the BIL who never eats beef did show up, just as the entree was being served. And he looked at the beautifully grilled steaks, smothered in the sauteed onions, and got a whiff of the bleu cheese, and he said, “oh…I eat steak sometimes.”

He ate steak twice that night; he kept sniffing at the platter which held a few extras, saying, “no, no…I shouldn’t” until I convinced him to take the smallest one. Served with carrots, creamed spinach (Ree’s) stuffed artichokes, broccoli with garlic, Eggplant Parmesan and I can’t even remember what else, the steak was a huge hit.

And just now the UPS guy dropped off the 3 copies of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s terrific-looking cookbook (two are meant as gifts) and good heavens! It’s gorgeous – full of great recipes, charming commentary and those step-by-step photos that I have come to love! Ree also adds pics of her adorable kids, and their life on a working farm. All I know is I have got to make Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich for my husband this weekend! And then the Penne ala Betsy. Got to try that.

Good grief! This is a charmer of a book, full of terrific recipes that you will slobber over as you read. I’m ordering a few more, as Christmas gifts!

Intrusive Government/FTC Disclosure: Ree Drummond does not know me from Adam and does not compensate me in any way, shape or form when I plug her site or her cookbook. The only thing I get from doing so is pleasure in sharing these recipes and broader hips. However, if you buy this book (or mostly anything) from Amazon.com via this site, your purchase will generate a small kickback which makes me insanely, immorally rich. I spend a large portion of each day rolling around on stacks of greenbacks, like a filthy capitalist pig, because of this blog! :-)

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  • jan

    My three cookbooks just came! I will tell Ree hello from you when I see her in Salt Lake City next week!

  • dick

    Mine just came yesterday and you are right, it is a beautifully produced book and her recipes are fantastic. Love that someonecan share so much of her family life with us so that we can share the joys of life on a ranch. Excellent role model for all of us, especially women.

  • Dagwood

    Thanks for the tip, Anchoress. I’d been planning to order some copies as gifts for two of my Southwest-raised cousins. If it puts a few more pennies in your piggy bank, so much the better.

  • http://www.erud-awakening.blogspot.com Gina

    Got mine, too! My husband gave his thumbs up. Like he wouldn’t!

    I love the stories and pictures, of course. This is definitely on my Christmas list, too.

  • Denise

    I have seen the recipes on your site and am glad to know there is now a cookbook for sale. I would like to order it and give your blog the credit…how do I do that? Where do I click?

  • Mutnodjmet

    Denise: If you click on her link to the book (above, in the post), or to the Amazon.com “Search” box on the right-side menu, it will automatically credit her via your purchase.

    I am weening myself from an Amazon.com book/DVD addiction. If I had know the Anchoress in 2000, when I was struggling to get pregnant and going on shopping binges when I wasn’t, then she would be insanely, immorally rich. Now, I have no time to read or watch movies, but I will treat myself to the book!

  • Mary in CO

    That is a great cover, isn’t it? Putting this on my Christmas list.

    BTW, Ree was on the Bonny Hunt Show this week. She made a yummy looking chocolate cake, and said something about wearing Spanx (“things have kinda fallen, but that’s not what this segment is about.”). I think she was just bein’ nice. ;-)

  • Tully

    It’s amazing how “I don’t eat beef” melts in the aroma of a properly grilled ribeye.

  • Teresa

    Would you believe that we just finished dinner and we had two of Ree’s recipes — steak bites and roasted garlic and new potatoes? Yum! The computer was on so I could see the recipes, and thought I’d take a quick peek over here before starting the dishes. A nice coincidence. Oh, I showed my son, a definite carnivore, Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich and he wants to try it soon! Thanks for introducing me to The Prairie Woman.

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  • http://theblackcordelias.wordpress.com/ Nan

    I got mine today, too! What a great surprise to find on the doorstep!

  • BBC

    Love the disclaimer. Anchoress McDuck !!

  • cathyf

    Health and sanitation tip of the day: after spending hours fondling your vast accumulation of filthy lucre, wash your hands well before cooking or otherwise handling food.
    ;-)

  • Subotai Bahadur

    Interesting coincidence. Today our family made one of our browsing trips to the bookstore, and I spotted the cookbook prominently displayed in the new books. I spent about 20 minutes going through it for both recipes and for Ree’s story. Yeah, I think I’m gonna get this come payday.

    Subotai Bahadur

  • Ellen

    If you can get a copy of Southern Living, Ree and her family are in the November issue.

  • http://www.dustbury.com/ CGHill

    About 200 folks were in line in Oklahoma City for her local book-signing.

  • JJhompson

    Ree is featured in the Nov. issue of Southern Living!

  • Piano Girl88

    I usually buy Southern Living once or twice a year, but I’ll definitely buy this issue. I have a hard time NOT buying the glossy mags for the December issue, but I’m trying to be good! However, this one will make it into the shopping cart tomorrow evening on my way home from a concert.


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