I was very excited to get my cookbook when it came out, and as I flipped through I found two surprises right away.
First there was this Pineapple Upside-Down Cake made in an iron skillet, a recipe I had just posted myself. It looks just like mine!
I gave her a copy of my Great Aunt Helen's Poor Man's Cake recipe, because anyone who likes heirloom recipes, and/or recipes with a good story, should know about this cake.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a beautiful book. The colors, the design, the feel of the paper - it's just gorgeous. Here is what I've made so far:
The Blackberry Cobbler (ZOMG IT'S AWESOME), Chicken Fried Steak, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Cheese Grits, Flat Apple Pie.
(I'm never allowed to make the chicken fried steak again. My husband pointed out that he's not a cowboy. He won't be out roping anything to work that off.)
In a bizarre coincidence, my boys have been watching bull riding on television and loving it. I think Shark Boy shows early promise.