This and that: Cookbook Club Review ~The Pioneer Woman Cooks- A Year of Holidays

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cookbook Club Review ~The Pioneer Woman Cooks- A Year of Holidays

I have joined a group of great bloggers that review cookbooks each month.  This month we are reviewing Pioneer Woman Cooks- A Year of Holidays.  I am sure I am the only person that has never even looked at one of her recipes. Of course I know who she is but I have never really looked at any of her recipes.

Cookbook Club Review ~ The Pioneer Woman Cooks- A Year of Holidays

For these reviews, we are to make two of the recipes in the cookbook.  Well I picked four and as these recipes went together I decided to write about all four of the recipes.  Another great part of these reviews is that we are giving away one cookbook to you...  So you get a chance to have this cookbook isn't that wonderful.

Black Eyed Pea Salsa and Salted Pita Wedges
I love black eyed peas, we have them often, so when I saw this recipe I knew that I had to make it.  I cooked my black eyed peas instead of using canned but otherwise I made the recipe as written in the book. I only made half of the recipe as right now there is only me to eat all of this and half of the recipe makes lots of salsa.  I was worried that I wouldn't like it too much because I am not a big fan of cilantro but it tasted delicious.  The Pita Wedges complemented the salsa.  I made my own pita but store bought pita would work well too.  Both of these recipes I will be making often.

Coffee Granita and Salmon Scrambled Eggs
Now these two recipes are perfect for a Sunday brunch on a warm summer day, sitting on your sun porch. Doesn't that sound just wonderful?  Well I didn't really eat them out on my sun porch as the mornings here aren't so warm but both of these recipes are wonderful.   I did find that the granita was a little too sweet and the next time I make the granita I would use a little less sugar.  The Salmon Scrambled Egg is made with smoked salmon and it tasted wonderfully.  Another winner in my books.

Make sure you stop by and read the review of all the other bloggers and check out the recipes that they all made.  Enter the rafflecopter for your chance to receive this wonderful cookbook.  

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  1. Marlys, I think you may be a new lover of Ree Drummond! All of your recipes look great. I have to give the Black Eyed Pea Salsa a try!

  2. Looks like a lot of delicious food! Congrats and thanks for the info!

  3. Love all your reviews! The eggs look delicious!

  4. I have done a similar black eyed pea salsa before and served it over pork cutlets. YUMMY
    I love the coffee granita as well.

  5. That coffee granita sounds great today, another scorcher today and I could really use the caffeine. We call the Black Eyed Pea Salsa, Texas Caviar and it is one of my favorites.

  6. I have only looked at a handful of her recipes before, but based on your review, I will look at a few more!

  7. The black eyed pea salsa and salted pita wedges look yummy.


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