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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. Leigh Anna posted 04/01/2012

    Ree's mashed potatoes recipe.

  2. Melanie posted 04/02/2012

    When I think of home and growing up in the country, I think of steak, scalloped potatoes and the veggie in season. asparagus, squash or artichoke!

  3. Molly posted 04/02/2012

    Sausage gravy and biscuit is my all time favorite southern indulgence. Well, that and sheet cake, and mac and cheese, and chicken fried steak…

  4. CrappyILHousewife posted 04/02/2012

    My ultimate favorite is slow-cooked pulled pork… I always make it a little different each time : sweet bbq pork, tangy hot red pepper pork, Italian 'beef style' pork w/aus jous … any way it can go on a bun and sop up all the juicy goodness! As a side, asparagus reigns supreme in my house. In the spring I serve it with EVERYTHING!

  5. Pegels posted 04/02/2012

    Love the show, blog and Ree's spirit. I've used some of her recipes but altered them a bit (well, sometimes a lot), because my husband had a heart attack and we are working on keeping him on a strict cardiac diet. So sometimes I bake rather than fry or use my invented vegetarian recipe for meatballs in place of the real deal. But I love her all the same!

  6. arlene sumner posted 04/02/2012

    love fried chicken & the steaks & mashed potatoes; family show=great; love the family

  7. Holly posted 04/02/2012

    Homemade biscuits with sausage gravy…yum!

  8. Russ posted 04/02/2012

    Chicken Fried Steak

  9. Jeanne Rinehart posted 04/02/2012

    I love her Chuck Roast with onions and carrots. Also love her super creamy mashed potatoes. Love the program and Ree is so relateable. Wish Pioneer Woman was on more frequently.

  10. Nickeya R. Evans posted 04/02/2012

    I love her pot roast recipe, it is now the only way i cook my roasts. Low and slow. The flat apple pie is awesome too!! :)

  11. Anna Adams posted 04/02/2012

    One of my many (to many to mention) has got to be my Shepards Pie I make with left over roast beef. I will wait until I make a roast and save the roast and gravy in the freezer. When I'm ready for the pie I pull that out along with a pack of either 10% fat hamburger or ground venison burger, fry the hamburger with onions, little garlic, etc., mix it in w/the chopped pot roast and gravy, top w/creamy mashed potatoes, top that with french fried onions and shredded cheddar and bake, wow, if I don't call the 'grown' kids and grandkids I better not let them know I made it. lol. I love Ree, her show, her web site and her 1st. cookbook. I would love this new book.

  12. Christi Miller posted 04/02/2012

    Homemade buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy. Yum. :)

  13. Shinhyun Park posted 04/02/2012

    Pecan pie is my fave<3

  14. Carol Wells posted 04/02/2012

    Biscuits and sausage gravy! Yum…what I had for breakfast this morning…

  15. Mary McGill posted 04/02/2012

    My favorite is chicken fried steak with Mashed potatoes.

  16. Gail Richard posted 04/02/2012

    love, love, love fried chicken

  17. Francine posted 04/02/2012

    It's hard to pick just one recipe I love. I've been following Ree's blog for years. My favorite recent recipe is Flat Apple Pie.

  18. Amanda posted 04/02/2012

    Chicken and waffles

  19. Darla posted 04/02/2012

    Mine would have to be meatloaf, real mashed potatoes, and frozen corn.
    maybe dinner tonight?????

  20. Maritza posted 04/02/2012

    My wonderful mother-in-law made Ree's delicious pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions after an emergency surgery I had to have and she sent us some. My husband and I absolutely loved it so much we asked her for the recipe. I made her Ree's fantastic blackberry cobbler recipe. Ree's blackberry cobbler is to die for with just 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) melted butter in it and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in it, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar for sprinkling on top before going into the oven. On the recipe page for the cobbler the sugar is really excessive, so we tweaked it together . My mother-in-law had made it following the sugar amount in the recipe page and she found it inedible. She had to throw it away. She told me about it and we calculated together the perfect sugar amount.

  21. Sandy posted 04/02/2012

    Fried Chicken!

  22. Misha Hunter posted 04/02/2012

    My down home country food has to be fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cooked greens. Love it!

  23. Esther posted 04/02/2012

    Fried chicken – with anything!

  24. Shell posted 04/02/2012

    Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy is a favorite, the Pot roast is divine!

  25. Matt posted 04/02/2012

    I love a well done spinach quiche. The egg custard and cheeses makes the dish melt in your mouth!

  26. Bill Pitcher posted 04/03/2012

    Chuck Roast on a deli roll

  27. Steph Widger posted 04/03/2012

    I could eat biscuits and gravy every morning if given the chance….Probably good I don't live in the south. :)

  28. Debbie Lee posted 04/03/2012

    Love Ree!! And, her Texas Sheet Cake is luscious!!

  29. Tamara posted 04/03/2012


  30. mjusa posted 04/03/2012

    Vegetable Stew, blackeye peas, and cornbread. Of course have honey and fresh pepper on hand.
    Blackeye peas(not dried) (fresh chopped onions, shredded cheddar, and a Tbs. of kraft creamy horseradish stirred into a heated one cup serving)
    Cornbread: Ballard cornbread (mix southern style) made with (buttermilk if available), chopped vidalia onions (+/- 3/4 c.), chopped jalapenos(+/- 1/4 c.), and 1 cup or more extra sharp cheddar (preferably white). Cook in pyrex- when it comes out of the oven, melt a half stick of butter across the top.

  31. Nannette posted 04/03/2012

    Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with white gravy and corn.

  32. J. Linnae posted 04/03/2012

    I love country fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, fresh baked bread, and apple pie for dessert.

  33. ashliep posted 04/03/2012

    i like all of them.

  34. Carol posted 04/03/2012

    fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. best combination.

  35. Kellie posted 04/03/2012

    Mmmm I am a fried chicken girl! Give me some fried chicken, mashed potatoes and greens anyday!

  36. Tara posted 04/03/2012

    Homemade Cinnamon Bread is one of my favorite which i bake it regularly.

  37. Eva D posted 04/03/2012

    Hot German Potato Salad! LOVE!!!

  38. livelikeagypz posted 04/03/2012

    Grilled Ribeye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce.

  39. Lauren posted 04/03/2012

    Fried chicken and grits!

  40. Sand posted 04/03/2012

    Mac and cheese can't be beat!

  41. Linda Grothe posted 04/03/2012

    My favorite comfort food is a simple summer barbequed cheeseburger absolutely love the smell of onions cooking on the bbq.

  42. Kimberly Stocking posted 04/03/2012

    mashed potatoes,fried chicken,gravy and biscuits

  43. Robin Barlow posted 04/03/2012

    My favorite country foods for dinner would be hands down Crispy,Crunchy Juicy Fried Chicken, with Potatoe salad, and Barbequed Beans served with Counrty Biscuits…….Top that off with Apple Pie A-la-Mode, and a nice tall glass of fresh lemon-aide…

  44. Tammie posted 04/03/2012

    There's so many wonderful dishes to choose from, but I'd have to say Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potates and Gravy. Yum!

  45. jan posted 04/03/2012

    chicken pot pies

  46. Melissa posted 04/03/2012

    Honey dipped fried chicken is my favorite country dish. I love the sweet honey drizzed over crispy fried chicken with a little bit of salt, it's soooo delicious. Tastes great with a side of home made crunchy coleslaw.

  47. JoAnn posted 04/03/2012

    Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn.

  48. Tablet development posted 04/04/2012

    You do not know what country this dish, but to-die-for chocolate Texas sheet cake would be to go with her. Wow! It's amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to ride!
    Tablet development

  49. russ demers posted 04/05/2012

    salmon pea wiggle. doesnt get much better than that!

  50. James Schade posted 04/07/2012

    Your meat loaf is to die for & new potatoes.

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