One of my favorite things is my Pioneer Woman
It makes me smile just seeing it on the counter in my kitchen!
Between my DDIL and myself...
we have the entire collection of Ree's cookbooks.
So, at Christmas we vowed to
get together once a week in
2016 and plow through the recipes.
Tonight will be Week 4 for us.
We have grown from the four of us (plus grand children)
to six, plus.
We each take a recipe...
one person makes the main dish, someone makes the
side dishes and someone makes the dessert.
The first week we had the
Pork Chops with Wine and Roasted Garlic
Roasted Carrots with Vinaigrette
and Stove Top Mashed Potatoes.
Tonight... Chicken Marsala
Peas and Carrots
made from scratch... Vanilla Pudding!
Each and every recipe has been amazing!
I am making notes on each of the pages...
and there isn't one that I wouldn't make again...
and I wouldn't change any of the recipes either.
You can go to her site for fun recipes too.
I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately!
I did that test run on Saturday for
my soon to be DIL's birthday/wedding cake.
She turned 30! Woohoo!
My cake was basically one section of what will be the wedding cake...
Here is what we are really aiming for:
I had "too much" frosting on the test cake.
I have to remember that they call it a Naked Cake for a reason! lol
So, from now until the middle of April I will making layers of
sections and freezing the cake. I
blogged about it last week but I just wanted to talk out my plan to
"divide and conquer"!
These are some more of the Pioneer Woman
I think I am obsessed!