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Three hundred eighty one pages of recipes for dinner. Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman, does it again with her latest cookbook: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime — full of easy recipes for the home cook. I think that’s why I love Ree’s cookbooks so much — I can make anything in them and it’ll taste great.
The first recipe I made from Dinnertime was one of her 16-minute meals, Beef with Snow Peas. I was skeptical because it required ginger, which I’ve never used. But something compelled me to spend $6 for a ginger root so I could make something different for dinner. We were in a dinner rut: tacos, pizza, steak, spaghetti, you know the drill. So, I made the beef recipe, with the expensive ginger, and it was amazing! The ginger gave it such a unique flavor that I felt we were eating Chinese take out in half the time it would take to order and have it delivered!
The second recipe I made from the cookbook: Beef with Snow Peas! I said it’s a winner didn’t I?
OK, so there are other recipes: tons of freezer foods, soups, breakfast for dinner, and dishes like orange chicken, chow mein, cajun chicken pasta, and Pawhuska cheesesteaks (probably the next recipe I’m going to make.)
And, as always with Ree’s cookbooks, Dinnertime is filled with the step-by-step photos she’s known for. She includes some recipes that you can easily find on her website, but I have to admit that when I want one of her recipes I grab a cookbook. This book is perfect for the person who cooks dinner in your home (probably you!) or to give as a gift.
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