Saturday, January 22, 2011

Baking on a snow day!

As Nashville continues to get hit with more and more snow, I find myself needing a bigger variety of ways to keep us busy. This has proven to be quite a task!

Even little Dixie is itching for something fun to do...

Lately, every time we get even the smallest flurry the kids are out of school! Luckily this coincides with the typical slow-down I experience in January. I get so busy and crazy with work in the summer and fall, it is a welcome break to slow down just a little the first of the year. This allows me to get some things done around home and spend time doing things with the kids.

Yesterday was one of those days..... aga

This time I had something different to keep me busy. The kids were busy playing Wii, and actually NOT fighting..... (Mark that dow
n on the calendar since, let's face it, that is rare with two boys!)
I got a new cookbook for Christmas, but had not g
otten to even look at it, much less cook anything out of it. Yesterday I broke it open and let me tell you I fell in LOVE!!!

My friend, Beth, and my sister had both t
old me about it. They raved and raved so I knew I had to have it!

It is called "The Pioneer Woman Cooks". It is a neat book, which journals the life of a city girl who married a cowboy and ended up living on a ranc
h. She had to change the way she lives and cooks to feed her cowboy husband, ranch hands, and 4 kids!! She shares not only her stories but her recipes, made to feed many with even the picky eaters in mind.


I haven't gotten all the way through, bu
t this was our beginning! It is basically a muffin rolled in cinnamon sugar.... What better way to begin!?

Cameron came in occasionally to help me

(Pay no attention to the tv in the background.... Yes, I think that is Shelly Long. There was not much on tv yesterday and besides we were too busy baking to notice what was on!)

Anyway, Cameron did a great job rolling the muffins in the butter a
nd sugar.

Maybe too good. There was not a bare spot on them when he was done!

Let me tell you, these things were divine!!! They were so easy to make and the boys (husband included) sucked them down as if they were about to be stolen.

I then made her Chicken Spaghetti for dinner. It was really good, really easy, and it made so much I could have served an army. That means leftovers, which is always good! (Sorry, didn't take a picture of it.... you'll just have to buy the cookbook. But trust me it was good!)

If you have never seen or heard of this cookbook, now is the time to get it! Most people I know took advantage of the Amazon gift card a few days ago. What better to spend it on!

You can click on the link below to go get it from Amazon!

As far as cookbooks go, it is really cheap! Trust me you will not be sorry!
Tonight I will be making her chocolate sheet cake, which I hear is amazing and it looks incredibly easy. I just love those two things when you put them together!

So, THANK YOU to Kim and Beth for insisting I buy this book!
Now, I am insisting....
Go Get it!!


  1. Yay!!! That chicken spaghetti is so yummy!! I used my Amazon card to buy her new book Black Heels to Wagon Wheels!! I will let you guys borrow it, I can't wait to read it!!

  2. I saw that! Let me know if it is good, I would love to read it!
    By the way, the Chocolate Sheet Cake.....
    OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! It was fantastic!!!! Sadly, I will probably weigh 500 pounds if I keep eating it. Luckily, the husband and kids will probably gobble it up so fast I won't get a chance.