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The Pioneer Woman’s in the House

UPDATE just minutes after hitting post: 

Wait a minute, this is her second cookbook! I thought I was checking out her first book! So does this make my library cool after all for being so quick to get Ree’s book? 😉

(The first cookbook is still not available, by the way!)


Back in the summer of 2010, I searched for this book in my local library but it wasn’t available. I submitted a purchase suggestion. Late Winter 2012, I did a spontaneous search for the book and behold, it was on order and I could submit a hold request! Second day of Spring 2012, I picked up the book and brought it home. Ree Drummond is obviously not high priority to the library (although her novel was available before the cookbook was) but I still love my little town.

(Yes, I know RD’s second cookbook is out!)


Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Life


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Around My French Table/French Fridays with Dorie

IMG_2492 (400x600)My newest cookbook arrived – Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan – and I couldn’t be more excited. There are two reasons for my excitement. First, it’s my première French cookbook and second, I’ve joined an online cooking group to cook through this book! The group is called French Fridays with Dorie (FFwD) and it’s created by the same person behind the group that baked through Dorie’s baking book. This time around Dorie endorses the group right from Day One so it’s more special. Anyway, back to the book, it’s supposed to be homely, unfussy French cooking. Food that Dorie would cook for herself when she’s in Paris. She writes in the book’s introduction that “this is elbows-on-the-table food, dishes you don’t need a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu to make.” PHEW!

More on FFwD, each week a recipe will be selected and the group members will cook that recipe and post it up (on their own blog or Facebook or on the FFwD website) on the Friday of that week. I’m excited and at the same time nervous. French cooking is new to me and so it will be a challenge. The good part is, there’s no pressure but I would strive to cook each week’s recipe unless I have a good reason not to, a reason that I will not be sheepish to share! The group starts posting their recipes Oct 1. I’m ready to go!

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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Food, Life


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