Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pioneer Woman inspiration


It seemed like everyone I knew had the new Pioneer Women cookbook but me. So I had mentioned wanting to get the book to my friend susy and she said to order it from amazon.com...it's only $11.50 there. So I did. It has helped me get out of my cooking slump. For the past week I have been making the best dinners with homemade pies, rolls, yummy salads with homemade dressings. One of Steve's favorites is apple pie. Not that they are hard to make but I stress over trying to get it looking picture perfect so when I saw Pioneer Women's flat apple pie I knew it was for me. I used my grandma kiehl's pie crust recipe and my mom's/Pioneer Women's filling recipe....there were only two differences. All I had to do was roll out the pie crust, lay it on a cookie sheet, pour pie filling on top and fold up the edges...it was perfect tasting. Steve is always very nice...if I don't have dinner plans he always offers to pick up Subway or something on his way home from work. But, if I have a yummy home cooked dinner waiting there is a twinkle in his eye. Tonight's menu is Pioneer Women's Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy.

8 comments:

Everyday Gourmet said...

I have been wanting to try the pie and steak! I made the peach crisp with maple cream sauce for our small group last night. It was really good. I am making the enchiladas this weekend for friends. Glad to hear you are enjoying th book so much!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds delicious!! I still need to order her book.... I keep saying I want to get it. Thanks for the heads up on Amazon....that sounds like a great price:)

Enjoy your dinner tonight!

Lisa

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

This "flat" apple pie sounds fun to make! I need to check out that cookbook, too! That is not such a bad price at all! :)

I hope you are doing well! :)

Brittany said...

That look AMAZING!

Rambling Girl said...

oh that sounds yummy on your menu tonight...I ordered Farm Chicks but haven't cooked anything from it yet. I need to pull mine out and get with it.

So do you like her cookbook. I look at her blog and oh the pictures make me so hungry by the time I get finish reading her food blog.

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

I lovvvveeeee The Pioneer Woman and her cookbook. You did well! :)

Our Complete Family said...

OK, I am so buying this cookbook Jeni! Talk about YUMMO but straight to my hips. Good thing the weather is decent here so I can get back to walking and trying to keep my toosh in shape! ;)

Cherie said...

The pot roast is a great recipe too! We love it and once you make it a few times the recipe becomes so easy.