Cookbook Review: Cook’s Country

Posted on January 10th, 2013 in Stories


For Christmas, my sister gave me The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook.



At first, I was kind of puzzled.  I’d never seen the show.  But a few pages in, and I was drooling.

Image found here.

There was a new kind of pecan pie that doesn’t use Karo syrup I’m dying to try…


And apple slab pie.


The only thing I like better than apple pie is a full sheet pan worth of it.  Yum.  It’s got a glaze, people.  A glaze.


The cool thing about the cookbook is the scientific explanations and backstory of the show sprinkled in with the recipes.  It makes me feel like I watched the show even though I didn’t, and I love all the homestyle, good old-fashioned homecooking recipes that don’t rely on canned soups or tons of processed ingredients.

Now if only I can find 19 more people to eat the apple slab pie with me…


Or maybe I’ll just freeze it.  You’d believe me, right?


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20 Responses to “Cookbook Review: Cook’s Country”

  1. Channon Says:

    Sounds like a must-own to me!!

  2. Alexis AKA MOM Says:

    Oh goodness I love those recipes! I agree need to find some friends so I can make that one :)

  3. Rachel (S[d]OC) Says:

    I love that show! I don’t watch it much because I’m rarely home when it’s on, but it’s one of the few genuine instructive cookign shows on TV. Bowtie Guy is not exactly Mr. Bubbly, but even with his serious personality it works. I should get this cookbook myself. I’m so intrigued by that pecan pie!

  4. Natasha Says:

    I think I really, really need to have this cookbook.

  5. Jennifer Says:

    I love this show! They make the tastiest looking dishes and give the best tips too! I may have to check out this book!

  6. Cakelaw Says:

    The pecan pie looks good. LOL – you can probably freeze some of the uniced apple slab pie,if it lasts that long.

  7. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking Says:

    Oh that apple slab pie looks delicious!

  8. joeinvegas Says:

    I’ll take a piece of pie (as if there would be any left in your house)

  9. Marjie Says:

    Bring your apple slab pie right on up here. You’ll be certain that Ryan and Dan are at least 6 people between them! I’d like to hear about the pecan pie without Karo: is it less sugary?

  10. Sue Says:

    I wish I could be there to eat some of that pie with you :)

  11. Amber Says:

    Ooo yum! Now I’m hungry.

  12. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I would help you eat the apple pie!! Sounds like a great cookbook.

  13. Pietro Says:

    Oh yes, I’ll taste the cake of the third picture and the apple pie!

  14. Monica Says:

    My grandma gave me subscription to their magazine, and I have never made a bad recipe from it. Everything has been absolutely fantastic! Have fun with the cookbook!

  15. Erica Says:

    I promise to help eat that pie. Amazing

  16. grace Says:

    oh, i’ll bet you could take care of that apple slab pie by yourself. i know i could. :)

  17. Reeni Says:

    I LOVE the apple slab pie! Always wanted to make one.

  18. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    I must make that apple slab pie Duckie! Thank you! :D

  19. viviene Says:

    You made me drool as well!!! yummy!

  20. jamieywrites Says:

    OMG sharing the pie! I would if I could :)

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