Thanks to illustrator Katie Shelley’s cookbook Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat., cooking is easy and fun again! Filled with sketches of 50 recipes, the book teaches people how to cook by “seeing” rather than “reading”. Making rice pudding or preparing lasagna no longer has to be an intimidating task – a delicious meal is just one drawing away.
Recipes from the Pioneer Woman
I love The Pioneer Woman (aka Ree Drummond) - and her kitchen. She makes me want to cook because I get to feast on the meal with my eyes before I actually prepare it. She effortlessly blends the “how-to” with mouth-watering, detailed photos…and a little bit of attitude. She calls butter “naughty” and she’s not afraid to use it! Unlike some not-so-tasty recipes online, all the recipes I have tried from her site were sublime.
Because of her popularity online, Ree also recently scored a show with the Food Network, but I like to stick to her original digital persona. Here are some of the recipes I’ve tried and loved:
Peach-Whiskey Barbecue Chicken (I made it with rum…but it was still delicious!)
- Jane Kim