The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

 “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” includes many tried-and-true recipes brought to life with beautiful images. As an added bonus, this collection features with over 140 delicious recipes and ideas that will help you help you celebrate holidays throughout the year.

If you're a follower of Ree Drummond, you know that she loves to entertain. It's pretty safe to say that these recipes come tried and tested by the many visitors to her ranch! I really appreciate how the recipes really encompass the entire holiday — not just Thanksgiving dinner, but what to serve for breakfast and how to use up the leftovers; not just Valentine's Day dinner for two, but also little treats to share with friends and breakfast in bed. There are also plenty of recipes that do double duty for both holiday menus and weeknight meals, like the Beef and Chicken Fajitas for Cinco de Mayo and the three meat lasagna for Father's Day.

Ree embraces all that can get messy in the kitchen and lets us know that as long as the end result makes us happy, anything goes. Never is this attitude more needed or more welcome than around the holidays.

It's so easy to get stressed out about making a beautiful turkey for Thanksgiving or perfectly iced cookies to hand out at school, but Ree helps diffuse that stress in two ways: first by showing us step-by-step what we're doing in each recipe (literally — with a photo for every step), and second, by keeping everything light and very non-stressful with a constant patter of jokes, stories, and one-liners. She makes cooking these recipes "real" in a way that many cookbooks don't — it's hard to live up to the beautifully-styled, glossy photos, but Ree manages to make these recipes look simultaneously delectable and doable. Fans of The Pioneer Woman and any home cook or chef,will love this book! There are plenty of new recipes here to discover and it's very handy to have them all rounded up by holiday. New cooks or people who are new to hosting at the holidays would also benefit from Ree's incredibly supportive style and time-tested recipes.

 

Find the book on Amazon: The Pioneer Woman Cooks a Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond