Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cooking Success

I got the Pioneer Woman cookbook for Christmas, and I just love it.
Husband had to work yesterday. (Yes, on a Saturday, which is a bummer.) I decided to try a couple fun new recipes from the cookbook while he was at work.
I made the “Flat Apple Pie” dessert first because…well, why not? I kind of cheated because I used ready-made pie crust. I had to bake it for less time because I didn’t want the crust to burn, so the apples were still a little firm, but good.
The first thing that Husband said when he saw it was, “Apple pie? This looks so good!” The second thing he said was, “Why is half of it missing?” Oops. (Guess I was a little enthusiastic with the taste-testing.)
The second thing I made was potato skins. While I can’t speak for the nutritional content (sour cream, cheese, and bacon are probably not the healthiest things ever), I can say that they were absolutely delicious! My only regret is that I didn’t make more.
I noticed at the bottom of this recipe, Ree (the author) mentions that after you make them you’ll be the “most popular person in the room” and you might even receive “marriage proposals,” which at first sounds a little dramatic.
After Husband had happily devoured all the potato skins, he looked at me and said seriously, “I’m so glad that I get to come home and see you. I’m lucky to be married to you.”
And now I realize that Ree was right. The secret is in the skins. P.S. I have no pictures to show you because we devoured every last crumb of both the pie and the potato skins.
P.P.S. We liked the skins so much that we might actually make a second batch today.

10 comments:

Annie said...

I am in LOVE with this cookbook. You have got to make the sandwich! I want to make the pork next...I'm hungry just thinking about it.

EngineerChica said...

MMMMMMM sounds delicious!

New Girl on Post said...

I love her recipes! I've only made one of them I haven't liked.

You should try the artichoke dip if you guys like artichokes. I made it for Christmas and it was heavenly!

Playful Professional said...

I made some potato skins for Super Bowl Sunday last year, and they were to die for. Potato + cheese + bacon = fat and happy me.

southeastcountrywife said...

Two of my sisters and I pre-ordered that book and I got them when I was in Texas. So fun to go through, though haven't cooked anything yet. I love Pioneer Woman. I've read her blog for a few years. She was my inspiration while I was anticipating moving to the farm...hey, if she could do it and survive, so could I. ;) Sooo funny to read about your husband's comment after eating them!! LOL

nanny said...

I haven't made either one of those!!! I must!!! Today I baked the brisket....excellent! Planning on having the cowboy nacho recipe made from the leftovers..
I love the book, it is fun to read and the pictures are just awesome...

Erin said...

In my opinion, anything that has 3 food groups is healthy (cream cheese/sour=dairy, bacon=meat, potatoes=veggies) What isn't healthy about that?

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great that it turned out so well!!! I've been hearing people rave about that cookbook. I might have to check it out!

Adrienne said...

I love Ree's blog! Glad you had such success with her recipes!

Amy said...

I got her cookbook right after it came out- I love it! I have not tried either of those recipes but I hope that making her creations will make some guy feel very lucky one day! :)