Ree Drummonds’s new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier is out. And, just like her first cookbook, it’s chock-full of scrumptious recipes with wonderful step-by-step photography for all of those that are visual people (like me) out there. Not to mention the cheery photos peppered throughout giving glimpses of life on a ranch. I need to ride a horse. I need to.

No horseback riding today though. Today, I’m tickled to be part of a blog roundup with a few of my friends as we share some of our favorite finds in Ree’s new book.

I didn’t make it past the first recipe, Perfect Iced Coffee.


How could I have forgotten that recipe? I’ve been meaning to make a batch ever since she posted it last summer. And man, did I need it. That ding dang dong time change … how a one hour difference can make you feel like you’re missing five is beyond me.

Anyway, I made a batch, and it was everything she claimed it to be. It’s smooth, man. It just doesn’t seem as acidic as regular brewed coffee. Did I mention it’s smooth?

It is.

Smooth. Man.

Ree gives a few suggestions for ways to jazz up the iced coffee, but I was out of condensed milk, so I decided to get wild and crazy, and add some chocolate syrup, then some vanilla creamer.



And then the brew. I could’ve stopped there and it would’ve been a mighty fine grande (or perhaps venti?) iced coffee, but I was on a mission. I threw it all in the blender, added some more ice and cranked it up.



Ahhh … my own blended iced coffee beverage. And I didn’t even have to leave the house. Splendid!



For the recipe, and of course, the full recipe photo tutorial, check out Ree’s post for The Perfect Iced Coffee. Her new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, has this recipe, as well as many more goodies to go along with your iced coffee.

But even more better, EVEN MORE BETTER … win one yourself. That’s right, Ree is graciously providing three (3) winners with a personalized copy of her book. How cool is that? Almost cooler than that iced coffee. No, it IS cooler than that iced coffee. Which is saying a lot because that iced coffee is pretty darn cool. And smooth.


Winners have been chosen – see below.
To enter to win one of 3 personalized copies Ree’s new cookbook:


Leave a comment below telling me what you’d put in your Perfect Iced Coffee. And if you don’t drink coffee, make something up. Pretend.


Entries will be accepted today through Friday, March 16, 2012, Midnight PST.
(3) winners will be announced sometime on Saturday,
March 17, 2012 and contacted via email.
The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s).

 Congratulations to the 3 winners:

#159 Stephanie who said… “Cream and Vanilla”
#1740 Erica who said… “I would put my Dark Chocolate Almond milk in it. It’s sweet. It’s chocolate. Once you add coffee, it’s PERFECT!”
#2207 Tara who said… “Don’t drink coffee, but if I did something almond and that sweetened condensed milk sounds pretty fabulous.”

I’ll be contacting you about your prize. YAY!

But that’s not all! No sirree bobtail. Remember I mentioned that I’m participating in this roundup with my buddies? They’re also giving away 3 copies on each one of their sites too! So that gives you a total of 8 chances to enter. Plus they have some super tasty offerings. Go see what I mean …


Go see what recipes my friends are highlighting today:

Two Peas and Their Pod – Restaurant Style Salsa
Picky Palate – Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
What’s Gaby Cooking – Knock you Naked Brownies
Kevin and Amanda – Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce
I am Baker – Coffee Cream Cake
Bev Cooks – Chicken Tortilla Soup
Food For My Family – Restaurant Style Salsa

YUMMY stuff y’all!