Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Another thing I enjoy doing, especially when I find a new recipe or a cookbook with interesting recipes. I'm also discovering that the groceries in Sequim have lots of really fresh food; something that Quincy didn't have a lot of.

My new cookbook is "The Pioneer Woman Cooks," by Ree Drummond.  The cookbook itself is fun to read, as is her blog, which I also look at on occasion. My friend and neighbor here, Annie, just had knee surgery. I wanted to take her something for dinner, so I found the perfect recipe: Homemade Tomato Soup in my new cookbook. I did something I never do...I followed the recipe exactly. It was outstanding.

Tonight, I picked up some fresh shrimp (it actually came deveined and shelled!!) and made Penne a la Betsy. I added a bit to this one, but it was still quite good even before my addition of cayenne pepper.

A warning, however, this cookbook is not for anyone on a diet! I will be making more recipes out of  this book, but only if I continue to workout so that I can burn off the heavy cream and oodles of butter!!!



  1. I love Ree Drummond's cookbook and blog! I check it everyday, there are tons of good recipes on there, with great photos of how to make it and how it should look. She also has great give-aways, and info on lots of other things (photography for one.) She also is appearing on the Foodnetwork now. Tasty Kitchen is also accessable from her blog. It is for everyone to post recipes that they make. Tons of good stuff there! Glad to see you back, missed you. Sara in ALA

  2. Wow, Sara, you really do "know" Ree Drummond. Her cookbook is such a treat; now I'll have to check out all those other places on her blog. Thanks!!!


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