Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year, new cookbooks, new recipes

Well we are almost two weeks into the new year and we are cranking right along here on the ranch. I love this time of year partially because everything is covered in snow and it feels like winter. This year no such luck. We have gotten 3 good snow storms for a total of about a foot of snow and it is all gone already. We have been in the 50's for highs and that is very unusual. The cows are enjoying it but if the weather doesn't chance soon they won't be enjoying the weather come spring and summer.

My big excitement is my new cookbooks I ordered after Christmas. I love new cookbooks, nothing better than looking through them and finding new recipes to make and discovering new favorites. So what cookbooks did I order? Here they are and they are great cookbooks with wonderful recipes, photography and great stories to go with the food.

This is so far my favorite of the new cookbooks. There are a ton of great recipes that any cowboy would love or kids and non-cowboys for that matter!

This cookbook is the product of two mom's trying to find and fix food for busy families. The ingredients are basic but the flavor in the cooking is anything but.
Again a great cowboy cookbook. Trying to find new and creative ways to fix a freezer full of beef requires a variety of cookbooks and this one looks to provide new and tasty beef recipes.
I love old recipes but sometimes the ingredients are hard to find in today's grocery stores. This cookbook takes the recipes that the pioneer's brought with them and updates them for today. I have to admit I bought this one solely based on the fact that it had a recipe for salt water taffy. I am happy to say that there are numerous recipes marked ready to be made in the next few weeks other than taffy.

My next cookbook purchase will come in March and I can't wait for it, but I guess I will have to since it doesn't come out until then!
So until then I will be busy cooking up a storm with my new recipes in hand. I will be sure to share some of the recipes, but these cookbooks are well worth having in your own kitchen.


  1. Those cowboy cookbooks look good!

  2. I have stopped buying cookbooks because I am running out of room, but Pinterest is supplying me with more than I can cook. Loving it!

  3. I'm not a Pioneer WOman fan, but I'd like to see the Cowboy in the Kitchen book. Yes, a freezer full of beef is wonderful to have but sometimes it all starts tasting the same.


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