I’m always on the hunt for a great book in the summer, so I figured I’d start sharing when I find one.
Personally, I love a great memoir or autobiography (side note: Rob Lowe’s “Stories I Only Tell my Friends” was one of the best books I’ve ever read). It’s like getting all of the juicy details right from the source.
I became a Ree Drummond fan in sort of a backwards fashion. She was a highly successful blogger and morning talk show personality before hitting it big with her Food Network show, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. That’s how I discovered her, then her blog, and then this book. Ree’s cooking (we’re on a first name basis) speaks for itself. She’s all about classic, unintimidating comfort food that can feed a crowd (or hungry cowboys as she says), but always with a creative gourmet twist.
What I love about “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” is that it gives you this amazing back story of a woman who met her husband by chance and completely derailed her law school plans to be with him. She went from her comfortable, daughter of an orthopedic surgeon, living on a golf course life, and completely uprooted to a working cattle farm to start her life with Ladd, whom she affectionately calls the “Marlboro Man”. This was truly one of the most charming love stories I’ve ever read and I promise you’ll be hanging on to every last word.
I recommend you mix up one of Ree’s Mango Margaritas, pull up a lounge chair and get reading!