Come and Get It: The Pioneer Woman Has a Brand-New Cookbook
We've got all the details, plus five new recipes to check out now.
Ree Drummond deems herself "an accidental country girl," but truthfully, that's just the beginning. Not only is she the host of a Food Network show (catch new episodes of The Pioneer Woman on Saturdays at 10a|9c!), but a blogger, a wildly successful business woman, a mom to four kids, the wife of a cattle rancher and an author—many times over, in fact. Today she released her newest cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It: Simple, Scrumptious Meals for Crazy Busy Lives, which features dozens upon dozens of family-friendly recipes that are — you guessed it — simple and scrumptious.
We caught up with Ree recently, and she told us that the theme of this book indeed focused on the "simple" in the title. "I wanted it to reflect our lives on the ranch, and there's nothing that defines our lives more right now than it's busy — in every way every day. All the time," Ree explained. "The kinds of things I'm cooking now reflect that. It's all about quick, simple, easy." She notes that the book focuses on not only recipes that you can make in minutes — literally, some in just 16 — but also others that call for only minimal tools, like a single sheet pan or the handy slow cooker.
While the demands of after-school activities and late nights at the office often mean hectic dinnertimes, there's surely a need for go-to meals throughout the day. So for that, Ree also offers "lunches on the go that you can have in the fridge for people to take with them," she says, plus "cheater desserts." Struggle with serving up breakfast before rushing out the door? No worries there, because Ree has you covered in the morning too. "I have in the book Individual Sausage Casseroles, and these are serious life savers," she says. "They're amazing as a freezer option. So, you can freeze them after you make them. Just pull them out as you need them. You can either pull them out the night before and thaw several in the fridge overnight and then heat them up, or you can nuke them straight out of the freezer. And they're good either way." Bonus: Ree tells us that these mini casseroles are customizable, so don't shy away from swapping ingredients to fit your tastes.
Ree shared with us five easy-does-it recipes from her brand-new cookbook (check them out here!), and she signed 10 books for us. We're giving 10 lucky, randomly selected fans the chance to win one each for free. Head to Instagram for all the details.
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