The Pioneer Woman Cooks―Super Easy!: 120 Shortcut Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More - book cover
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  • Publisher : William Morrow Cookbooks
  • Published : 19 Oct 2021
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0062962760
  • ISBN-13 : 9780062962768
  • Language : English

The Pioneer Woman Cooks―Super Easy!: 120 Shortcut Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More

Bring the family together—and take it easy on yourself!

Between my family, my website, my cookbooks, and my TV show, I make a lot of food around here! And as much as I’ve always loved cooking (and of course, eating!), it seems that more and more these days, I’m looking for ways to simplify my life in the kitchen. I find myself gravitating toward recipes that are delicious but don’t require a lot of prep or fuss, because they free me up to have more time (and energy) for other areas of my life. This also makes cooking less of a chore and more of a pleasure—exactly what cooking should be!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Super Easy! will free you up and transform your cooking life as well, with 120 recipes that range from effortless breakfasts to breezy skillet meals to speedy soups to ready-in-minutes Tex-Mex delights, so you’ll have lots of options for any given meal. Many recipes in this cookbook call for step-saving (and sanity-saving) shortcuts that will revolutionize the time you spend making meals for your family, and all of them are utterly scrumptious! I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this new generation of recipes, including Butter Pecan French Toast, Buffalo Chicken Totchos, Speedy Dumpling Soup, Broccoli-Cheese Stromboli (so great for kids!), and an entire section of pastas and grains, such as One-Pot Sausage Pasta and colorful and fresh Hawaiian Shrimp Bowls. You’ll find yummy meals such as Pepperoni Fried Rice, Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers, and ultra-tasty Chicken Curry in a Hurry . . . as well as assemble-in-the-baking-dish casseroles, throw-together sheet pan suppers, and simply decadent desserts such as Mug Cakes, Coconut Cream Pie, and Brownie S’Mores Bars that you’ll dream about.

There’s something for everyone in this cookbook, and not a single recipe, ingredient, or step is complicated or difficult. Now that’s the kind of cooking we can all get behind! 

Editorial Reviews

"[Ree Drummond] whips up mouthwatering meals with easy-to-find ingredients (she's miles away from restaurants and supermarkets) and shares what living in a not-so-little house on the prairie is really all about. " -- People

"Who needs Julia Child? I've got Pioneer Woman." -- Baltimore Sun

"[Ree Drummond is] funny, enthusiastic and self-deprecating, making the book appeal to pavement-pounders and pioneer types alike [with] recipes like steak with whiskey cream sauce, leek and potato pizza and pico de gallo. As a portrait of a real American family kitchen, it works." -- New York Times

"Drummond invites fans into her world with irresistible recipes and photos…. Here's a mom of four who can turn out a Perfect Pot Roast and make feasts for girlfriends that start with sangria and finish with crème brûlée. It's sweet and seductive: You'll want to plunge right in." -- People

Readers Top Reviews

Louise ChartrandMarg
Love Pioneer Woman cookbooks. They are not just recipes but stories. Fun, simple yet yummy recipes. Beautiful step by step pictures. Highly recommend
Maggie Mae
I got my cookbook and WOW absolutely amazing!! I tried the roasted Greek Salad and its definately a winner.I think I need to make every recipe in this book. I need to buy a copy for my daughter and granddaughter. This is a must havew book.
This cookbook starts by mentioning Drummond's first cookbook that she published in 2009, and describing all of the ways that her life has changed since then. She gives an update on all of her family members and what they are doing, as well as each of their favorite recipes from this book. She then lists some time-saving shortcuts, some different frozen products to use to save some time, and nine must-have cooking staples. The recipes are divided into the following sections: Breakfast (15 recipes), Apps and Snacks (10 recipes), Salads (9 recipes), Soups and Stews (9 recipes), Pizza and Sandwiches (9 recipes), Pasta and Grains (11 recipes), Easy Skillets (10 recipes), Lovin' from the Oven (10 recipes), Terrific Tex-Mex (7 recipes), and Desserts (15 recipes). Some of the recipes also have optional side dish recipes, and many of the recipes have suggestions for variations. The biggest difference between this cookbook and the many others that I have read, is that not only are there pictures of the finished products, but there are ALSO actually pictures of the individual steps in the preparation process. This is fantastic, especially for someone that is new to cooking, as it allows you to see what the food/ingredients should look like at each step. This book has the largest number of pictures I've ever seen in a cookbook, and in fact I noticed that the digital version took a few seconds longer to download than most books, probably because of the hundreds of pictures. It was definitely worth waiting those extra seconds! Overall I like this cookbook, and I think it will be especially useful for people that are not experts in the kitchen, as it is so helpful to see all of the pictures during the preparation. The only thing missing that I would've liked to see would be the nutritional information for each recipe, but other than that it has just about everything that I would want in a cookbook.
Roberta AckermanG By
The very first night I received this book I went completely through it and labeled every recipe that I would want to try and that my husband might like. I have 7 labels out of the whole book. I was hoping for shortcuts to everyday recipes that I might not know about but these recipes aren't up to what we like to eat. And some ingredients that I've never used. Plus neither my husband nor I can eat spicy foods because of digestive problems. There's lots of spicy in this book. I'm extremely disappointed with this cookbook. Some one might find this book great and that's wonderful for Ree. I don't unfortunately.
Look. I can cook. Like Bobby Flay cook & I have his new Beat Bobby Flay book. Lol. That rhymes, ignore me. Ree’s new book is amazing! Packed full of amazing recipes that I can pull off quick with things I already have in my pantry or fridge. I’d like to say I can afford to buy her cookware or pressure cooker or dishes. I can not. Mom, grabbing life by the horns without a hunky cowboy husband. Nonetheless! I am thrilled with this book & once again, Ree shows her “down to earth, you can do it” self in this book. You do not have to be an Iron Chef or a Food Network Star to cook like one. This is the best book you could pick up if you’re just starting out & learning. This is the best book you can add to your collection if you’re a veteran cook like me looking for new ideas that come together in a flash. 10 out of 10 recommend. Thank you, Ree! ?