Pioneer Woman Cooks And Easy Recipes During Deployment

by Anderson on November 8, 2013

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Pioneer Woman Cooks And Easy Recipes During Deployment


The Pioneer Woman Cooks website has been a source of some yummy food lately. Now that I have my newly organized kitchen, I’ve been tackling some new recipes. Every milso  needs some inspiration sometimes for easy recipes during deployment! I have found some delicious recipes and when I attempted them, and they didn’t come out half bad.

From fried rice, to Halloween bark, and mini pizzas to crock pot applesauce, I’ve been busy! Here’s a recap of all the fun times in the Beatrice kitchen.

Pineapple Fried Rice

The first thing I attempted was the Pioneer Woman Cooks website’s pineapple fried rice. The Pioneer Woman is an amazing lady. She makes everything so simple and easy– her step by step instructions make cooking a whiz.

I’m not a big pea fan, so I used zuccini and onion with the pineapple (pictured above). I also used pineapple that was pre-cut in a plastic tub rather than chopping my own. I don’t mind cutting a whole one up, but the ones at the store weren’t ripe and I needed it that night.

Halloween Bark

That same day, I tackled her delicious Halloween Bark recipe. I’d never seen this type of thing. My mom used to dip pretzels in almond bark. And I love peppermint bark, but I guess I’d never thought outside the box about what you could make.

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The Pioneer woman cooks hers with almond bark or melting chocolate on regular grahams. I decided to use white chocolate chips melted onto chocolate graham crackers. I liked the dark and light contrast.

I really liked Ree’s tip about how to double boil something without a double boiler. Just take a heat-proof glass bowl and place it over a saucepan with some water inside. Set it to boil and there you have it. She is pretty brilliant.

I took this to my Bible study potluck and it was a big hit. Nevermind that it was at 9:30 in the morning. Every woman enjoys a bit of chocolate goodness in the morning right??? Well, we all loved it.

Mini Muffin Tin Pizzas

This is an old fav that I was inspired to make again the other night. I love homemade pizza. By cutting up the dough into 12 equal parts, you can make pizza in a muffin tin. Just roll each part into a flat circle, spray the pan with non-stick spray, and put in the dough. Layer up your favorite toppings and follow the dough’s baking directions. Soooooo delish.

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I got the recipe originally from Everyday Food Magazine. This is close to it, but I go rogue on my own toppings. And actually this time I didn’t realize I was out of mozzarella… so, I used cheddar and parmasan. It was pretty good, a bit stronger of a flavor than traditional pizza but it was good. And, I used up the pineapple I’d bought for the fried rice.

Crock Pot Applesauce

A while ago on Facebook, I stumbled upon the idea for crock pot applesauce. I always wonder why I don’t think of these things myself. But since I don’t, I’m just glad someone else does… and that they share it online!

Pioneer woman cooksYou can tell that I ate some (and shared some) since this is all I have left now. =)

I use this recipe for my crock pot applesauce. Today I used 3 lbs instead of 4 lbs of apples. I cut the sugar in half and it was still delicious!

In fact, I just had a bowl and now I’m off to bed. =)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!



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