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Cookbook Giveaway: The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman's Strawberry Shortcake Cake combines all the deliciousness of classic strawberry shortcake into one cake and wraps it all in cream cheese frosting.

Everyone’s favorite accidental country girl, Ree Drummond, started the blog in 2006, sharing stories of ranch life in Oklahoma, amazing photographs of food and family, and, of course, irresistible cowboy- and kid-approved recipes. Her first cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, was a #1 New York Times best-seller, and last year she became a Food Network star with her cooking show, The Pioneer Woman.

Ree’s second cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, focuses on simple, delicious food. She includes more than 100 recipes, covering every meal of the day with beautiful step-by-step photos for no-fail results. As you dive into her homey recipes, like cowgirl quiche, homemade glazed donuts, fried chicken tacos and more, prepare to be transported by Ree’s pictures and prose to a world of truck driving, cattle ranching, horse riding and good eating. This is one cookbook everyone, city slickers and country folk alike, will enjoy reading and using.

Give a few of Ree’s down-home recipes a try today:
Drip Beef Sandwich
Rigatoni and Meatballs
Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Ree slow cooks a chuck roast and then serves it on deli rolls, letting the meaty juice soak into the rolls for amazing flavor.

We’re giving away one copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite down-home country food.

So, tell us, what’s your favorite country cooking dish?

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 4:00 p.m. ET on March 30 and 5:00 p.m. ET on April 3. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $29.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

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Comments (1714)

  1. Brenda Nicole Turnage posted 03/31/2012

    I'm always a sucker for fried catfish with mashed potatoes

  2. Bevie posted 03/31/2012

    Chicken biscuits and cream gravy!

  3. Cheryl posted 03/31/2012

    Fried chicken with mash potatoes and gravy.

  4. Jean Foust Allen posted 03/31/2012

    My crew loves Mac and Cheese! Ultimate comfort food!

  5. Pam Reeser posted 03/31/2012

    My favorite Country meal is Country fried steak with mashed potatoes and milk gravy. YUMMY!
    Throw in corn on the cob and a tossed salad, and peach cobbler for dessert. WOW, what a meal.

  6. Connie posted 03/31/2012

    I LOVE chili! Ree has the best recipes on her blog and I hope to see her more on television too!

  7. Carol Klotz posted 03/31/2012

    Fried chicken..yum

  8. JoAnn Henderson posted 03/31/2012

    I enjoy the family unit interaction and the loving extended family values.

  9. Heather H. posted 04/01/2012

    My favorite down home country dish is country fried pork chops, green beans with bacon, mashed potatoes and gravy.

  10. Debra posted 04/01/2012

    There is something about roast beef, baked potato and gravy with lots of veggies. Then again baked chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy and lots of veggies. Another homemade soups to warm the soul and truly bring comfort.

  11. Vanessa P. posted 04/01/2012

    Biscuits and Gravy

  12. Brian posted 04/01/2012

    On our farm, the favorite down-home country food is a big breakfast of sausage hash with homemade sausage and fresh eggs from our chickens. We loved Ree's first book (especially her lasagna), and would love a copy of the new book!

  13. Michael posted 04/01/2012

    I love her Grandma Iny’s Prune Cake, it taste sooo good .Everybody who has tried it loves it.

  14. Keelin posted 04/01/2012

    Chicken Fried Steak! It's delicious!

  15. Becky posted 04/01/2012

    Corn Casserole :)

  16. Delores Barnhill posted 04/01/2012

    i am a new viewer and love this family !! i sent emails to every woman on my list telling them they need to watch . i don't know what could be better than Chicken fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and a white gravy. i know that is a favorite of many. i also love Cornbread without sugar and fried Okra. can there be anything better than country living? i am 71 and i grew up on this. look forward to more.

  17. C Nelms posted 04/01/2012

    Ree's Mac'n cheese is soooo delicious!!!! I love her recipes!

  18. Jan Ervin posted 04/01/2012

    I love pancake and cookies . really dont do well with cooking pancakes . must be a trick to them. I do real well with cookies!!.

  19. Yazmin posted 04/01/2012

    I love the Chicken fried steak w/ Mashed potatoes and white gravy….yummy!!!

  20. Judy Stupar posted 04/01/2012

    I cook soup for my parish on some of the Friday evenings during Lent while we prepare for Easter. This year I decided to try a new recipe…Ree's Sherried Tomato Soup! I had never had homemade tomato soup before and this recipe was a total sucess. Ree's soup was a big hit and I now have another dish to serve during Lent. Yummy!

  21. Cherie posted 04/01/2012

    Pulled pork!

  22. Susan posted 04/01/2012

    Homemade chicken noodle soup with homemade bread

  23. dmcmanus posted 04/01/2012

    Fried chicken and collards

  24. Teresa W posted 04/01/2012

    A year or so ago she made a chicken and pasta dish (that was kinda spicy) that I think used heavy cream…it was so good, but I've lost the recipe and would like to make it again. I hope she'll make it again on her show.

    • dacullen18 posted 04/01/2012

      Try her website
      She has many many recipes there and I'm sure you'll be able to find it.

  25. Bridget posted 04/01/2012

    not sure this is country cooking, but I love pan fried lemon pepper catfish with a big ole baked potato smothered with butter on the side. Yum

  26. dacullen18 posted 04/01/2012

    Without a doubt, shrimp and grits. Creamy, cheesy grits topped with grilled, spicy shrimp. Ahhhmazing!!!

  27. Joe Colamonico posted 04/01/2012

    Corn meal breaded, pan fried Catfish with mac and cheese and collard greens

  28. Yvonne Meyers posted 04/01/2012

    I just can't pick out one particular recipe I love. I love them all. I watch her every time she is on. if I can't I record it. the meals are so very simple. I would love to have her new cookbook.

  29. Rosemarie posted 04/01/2012

    Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy

  30. Lori Chapman posted 04/01/2012

    Pot Roast

  31. Karolein posted 04/01/2012

    Biscuits and hamburger gravy

  32. Charlotte posted 04/01/2012

    Navy beans with ham hocks & cornbread. Yummy!

  33. Joy posted 04/01/2012

    I'm Southern, so chicken fried steak with gravy and mashed potatoes – MMMMMM!!

  34. Cheryl Morgan posted 04/01/2012

    My family's favorite home country food is chicken pot pie.

  35. Sherry posted 04/01/2012

    My favorites are biscuits and cream gravy and fried okra!!

  36. Paula Baroni posted 04/01/2012

    Ree's Pot Roast recipe is the easiest and the best I have ever found!!

  37. BunkeeBurns posted 04/01/2012

    My favorite down-home country food is cubed pork (similar to cubed steak) with home-made mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and fresh green beans.

  38. holcomb6 posted 04/01/2012

    I absolutely LOVE chicken & dumplings!!!

  39. Courtni C. posted 04/01/2012

    Barbecue meatballs, green beans, and mashed potatoes!

  40. Venus Boutte posted 04/01/2012

    Cheese grits, eggs, and sausage casserole, it's ooey, gooey, and the ultimate comfort food on a cold evening when relaxing or a hearty warm breakfast before sending the children off to school :).

  41. Barney posted 04/01/2012

    chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy. for desert warm peach pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream…

  42. Phoebe40 posted 04/01/2012

    chicken and dumplings

  43. nancy brown posted 04/01/2012

    salisbury steak mashed potatoes and aspargus doesn't get any better lots of ice tea

  44. Sue Irelan posted 04/01/2012

    I have Ree's first cookbook and I have to say, there is not one recipe I've tried that wasn't a hit with everyone. I have to admit, though, I was surprised when reading the comments that no one has mentioned the wonderful sour cream pancakes. My elderly mother, who has Alzheimers, even told me how good they are. My grandkids ask me to make them for them everytime they visit. I make extra and keep them in the frig, then heat them up for mom for breakfast the next day. Best pancakes I've ever made!!!!!! I have to get that new cookbook!!!! I collect cookbooks and I'd rather read a cookbook than a novel. Ree makes her cookbook so much fun to read and the pictures are an added bonus!!!! Love her humor, too.

  45. Michelle posted 04/01/2012

    Nothing like really great buttermilk biscuits.

  46. Barbara Reich posted 04/01/2012

    I love Ree's beef stew recipe, it is luscious!

  47. gigi posted 04/01/2012

    her Campfire beans r wonderful with hot buttered cornbrean…………

  48. SusanIdella posted 04/01/2012

    My Grandmother's fried chicken, soaked in our own homemade buttermilk, (after we hand churned the butter, after we hand milked our own cow) seasoned just right, floured and fried to perfection in a giant, ancient, cast iron pan on a wood-burning stove! By the way, we raised and dressed our own chickens too. Well worth all of the hard work!! I saw Ree make her cinnamon rolls in the Christmas show, I plan to make them for Easter Sunday. Just wish I could still have some of our butter to put on them.

  49. Theda posted 04/01/2012

    cubed steak with gravy, rice and hot biscuits

  50. Jo Ann posted 04/01/2012

    My favorite comfort food is Ree's cinnamon rolls on Sunday morning.

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