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February 13, 2013
The shelves of our Library are filled with a variety of cookbooks that are checked out constantly. They’re big. They’re small. They have beautiful photos. My favorite cook is Ree Drummond, "The Pioneer Woman." She and I have something in common. We’re both from Oklahoma.
I started watching her show on the Food Channel on Saturday mornings. Her style is down to earth and practical. She uses things that aren’t out of the ordinary, things I normally purchase.
When I found out that she had written a book about herself, I was intrigued. I read The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story. It made me laugh when I learned she used to be a vegetarian, but married a cattle rancher. What a switch in her life style!
Ree is quirky with a sense of humor. She tells stories about herself, and she is not at all pretentious.
I’ve learned that others on the Raytown staff have tried recipes from her cookbooks and liked them all. MCPL has a lot of copies, but they are all checked out. So I decided to put my name on the hold list for: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl.
Ree even wrote a book about her dog. It’s a JE book called Charlie the Ranch Dog. It made me smile. The illustrations are bright and colorful just like the photos on her blog and in her books.
I can’t wait until the cookbooks come in. In the meantime, I’ll watch her show. I am sure I’ll find some recipes to comfort me during these cold winter days.