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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

I purchased this cookbook for my Nook tablet. I love The Pioneer

I purchased this cookbook for my Nook tablet. I love The Pioneer Woman's blog, tv show and I have her first cookbook. For the 1 star review, yes some recipes are basic and I can eyeball a teaspoon of salt, but I love Ree Drummond's style and how she can take the basics ...
I purchased this cookbook for my Nook tablet. I love The Pioneer Woman's blog, tv show and I have her first cookbook. For the 1 star review, yes some recipes are basic and I can eyeball a teaspoon of salt, but I love Ree Drummond's style and how she can take the basics and turn it into something wonderful. Her enchilada sauce was almost identical to my grandmother and mother, but adding one of the ingredients made it even better! Her creamy mashed potatoes are now part of my Thanksgiving menu! I can't wait to try the recipes in this book.

posted by JuanitaC on April 6, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

25 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

NOT WORTH IT!!!

It is hard to say if the appeal is that our world has gone so far away from the very most basic cooking skills or just that her blog has such devoted followers that they will buy anything she does a book signing for - even if every recipe can be found on her blog, free ...
It is hard to say if the appeal is that our world has gone so far away from the very most basic cooking skills or just that her blog has such devoted followers that they will buy anything she does a book signing for - even if every recipe can be found on her blog, free of charge. This woman is the most basic amateur imaginable. These recipes, as well as those in the first book, are things that anyone who had any direction at all in their mother's or grandmother's kitchen learned at a very young age. If you need a recipe for pico de gallo or if you need a picture of what measuring and adding a teapoon of salt looks like, then these are the books for you. I think people are confusing the enjoyment of viewing her photography online with her somehow being qualified to write cookbooks, but both Ree personally and her publisher have spent a great deal of marketing money to get her into and onto everything publicity-wise and boy is it working. My advice, however, is save your money. Open your momma's recipe box and you will find all of this and much more. Or, just go to her blog and print them off at no charge.

posted by 11411320 on March 25, 2012

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    I had waited. Anticipated. And excitedly awaited Ree's new book.

    I had waited. Anticipated. And excitedly awaited Ree's new book...only to be disappointed. Now, I admit. I love me some Pioneer Woman. I follow her blog and I follow her on Food Network. I think she's beautiful, smart and witty. Her recipes are awesome and she makes instructions plain and simple; the pictures are great, too. However, I was hoping for some new material. Much - if not all - of what is in the book I could hop on her food blog right now and print them - at no cost. Plus, I got this on my Nook Tablet, and I have to resize the page every time I want to read the ingredients. Had I known it wasn't exactly compatible, I'd have gotten the real book. I'll think twice before ordering any future books of hers, but I'll certainly continue to follow her blog and FN Show. And I'll keep enjoyin' those apple dumplings that are so addictive. Besides, I'm feeling just a tad bit burned she chose not to come to my state for a book signing. Just sayin'.

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

    I have to admit that most of her recipes are very basic and what

    I have to admit that most of her recipes are very basic and what most of us make already. She IS in my opinion just making money off people who are infatuated with her lifestyle. To each their own though. I would recommend her cookbooks to someone who absolutely does NOT know how to cook. It's too basic for most.

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