Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cooking With Pioneer Woman

One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year was Pioneer Woman's cookbook.  I was inspired by Julie and Julia to cook my way through a cookbook, but figured The Art of French Cooking might be a bit daunting to me at this point so I am tackling PW's cookbook instead.  If I make it through this, I am going to buy the matched set of The Art of French Cooking!

So far, every recipe I've tried from her cookbook has been very good.  Just a few pictures of some of the goodies we've sampled.  BBQ Jalapeno Poppers on the grill (alongside of some Carne Asada):

Fresh and colorful Pico de Gallo which we have been making for years now:

 and PW's potato skins:


And this has nothing to do with PW's cookbook, but I also tried these for the Pickleball Tournament and New Year's eve party and they were fabulous too:

Since it's sooooooo cold here right now, I think I'm going to stick to the hearty, fill your belly with warm food dishes for the next few days.

Living the life in chilly Florida!

6 comments:

Vicki said...

Mmmm.....I make her Marlboro Man sandwishes a lot, and I really like her chicken spaghetti! My newest love are the molten lava cakes! I use cupcakes instead of custard cups.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I cannot believe it's warmer here in Oregon than at your house. (Not that I'm laughing or anything ;>). (Still wish we were there.)

Anyway, it is a good excuse to try those yummy recipes isn't it? someting about cooler weather.

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

I loved Julie and Julia, though it greatly pained the rest of my family to watch it with me! Not one to ever follow a cookbook, but preferring to make it up as I go, I'm also not a good candidate for The Art of French Cooking. Not to mention, my kitchen is just not equipped with the tools I would need to get started. Still hoping I win the PW cookbook, if not I'm gonna have to break down and buy it!:)

laurie l. goodman said...

looks yummy and fun!
good for you!
i'm kinda wondering though, how cold is cold to you?? :)
happy happy 2010! let's drop each other an 'update' email soon! :)

little castle said...

Laurie, anything below 50 is too cold to me. And it's been well below 50!

unschoolermom said...

Oh,if I were a cook. LOL My husband would probably love this. :^)

Kandy