Photo of Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with gravy on a white plate
Cookbook Reviews

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy!

Cookbook by: Ree Drummond

Cookbook Cover of The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy!

“For those times when you’re looking for a simpler, easier approach for your everyday cooking (and eating), I hope you enjoy this super-fun cookbook…and the super-easy recipes within these pages,” Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy!.

I have always been a huge fan of The Pioneer Woman. Her cookbooks have given me delicious recipes for dinners that I make on a regular basis. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy! is another great cookbook. Recipes in the cookbook are easy to follow with most ingredients being things you have in your kitchen. 

Anyone will be able to find a recipe in The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy! that they will love. The recipes are things that most of love to eat, such as: pizzas, pasta, skillet meals, tex-mex and breakfast meals. 

Photo of Mushroom-Swiss Mug Omelet in a mug

Mushroom-Swiss Mug Omelet

Eggs are one of my favorite things to eat and I love a good omelet, but normally don’t want to spend the time to make one in the morning. Making an omelet in a mug and microwave is a great shortcut to a delicious breakfast. 

The recipes for the mug omelets offer you three different versions and all are very simple to make. If making these for breakfast I would cut up the veggies the night before to make it even faster. Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods so of course I made the mushroom-Swiss omelet, and it was delicious. We do have a new microwave and I feel like it was slightly overcooked so next time I will lessen the cooking time by 30 seconds. I will be making this again and trying both the Denver and Southwest versions too!

Photo of Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with gravy on a white plate

Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers

Growing up in the south we had cube steak regularly. Having lived in New England for a while I can’t remember the last time I saw cube steak in the store. When I found this recipe, I knew I had to make it immediately. The ingredients are all easy to find, I did use store-brand cornflakes instead of the name-brand ones. 

Overall, the dish came together pretty easily, however, my breading didn’t stick as well as I would have liked it to, next time I may try actual Cornflakes and not the store brand. The gravy was delicious, and I am not a big fan of gravy. One thing to note when you finish frying the steak fingers, I would recommend putting them on a warmed plate or in a warm oven, so they don’t get cold while you make the gravy. 

Cookbook Ratings: Recipe directions easy to follow: yes, Ingredients easy to find: yes, Specialty ingredients needed: no, Specialty equipment needed: no, Accurate time estimates: yes, Best for home chef skill level: novice, Taste/flavor: delicious, Family friendly: yes, specialty diet: no, How many recipes are unique: most, overall cookbook rating: love it

Once again Ree Drummond has written a go to cookbook. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy! is a cookbook that any level of home cook can utilize in their kitchen. I know that I will keep making recipes from this cookbook for a long time and can’t wait to see what my favorite dish becomes. Have you checked out this cookbook yet? If not get your copy today and let me know what you are cooking first. 

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