The Pioneer Woman
I had never heard of the Pioneer Woman until I received this cookbook as a Christmas gift (thanks Deb!) and loved it instantly. She has great pictures of every recipe (that she takes herself), including pictures of the prep. Plus, she includes stories of life on the ranch with each recipe. I have already tried two of the recipes and am anxious to cook my way through the rest.
After reading it cover to cover, I headed to her website. It’s great. Not only is she a great cook, she takes amazing pictures, home schools her children, etc and blogs about it ALL! What a woman! Oh, and she so generously provides printable versions of her photographs…so nice!