Cajun Pasta and The Pioneer Woman

by | Jan 13, 2012 | Cookbooks / Blogs / Social Media, Side Dishes

The other day we received an email from our cousin Lori who lives in Texas. Lori is a girl that was born and raised in California, and her job took her and her daughters to Texas. Her daughters met and married Texas boys (we all love their accents and their southern manners), and they had their own boys. Lori has lived in Texas for several years now, has five grandsons, and just loves Texas and being a grandmother (we are really not old enough to be grandmothers, are we?!?). So here’s what she said in her email:

“It was Clint’s birthday dinner and he wanted Cajun Pasta.  I had to make some plain stuff for Jamie as I didn’t think Colby would like all the spices.  Clint took the picture so I could send it to you guys.  The Cajun pasta was from a recipe I got from Pioneer Women on the internet.  It sure smelled good when cooking.  Next time I need to cook it in the cast iron skillet.  I couldn’t get my non-stick pan hot enough to blacken the way I think it should of.  Everyone liked it so I probably will try it again.” 

Here’s the link to the recipe:

The Cajun Pasta that Lori made, the plain pasta is on the right

If you are not familiar with The Pioneer Woman, let me give you a quick rundown. Ree Drummond is a blogger that started out with stories about how she, a city girl, met  “Marlboro man” at a bar and they later fell in love, got married, had children, they live on a large ranch in Oklahoma, she cooks and takes lovely photos. She incorporated some of her stories, recipes, and photos into a beautiful cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, which became a New York Times Best Seller. She later published, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels–A Love Story, that chronicles her early relationship with “Marlboro man.”  She most recently wrote a children’s book, Charlie the Ranch Dog. To get to her website:

The Pioneer Woman has now has a cooking show on the FoodNetwork and a new episode airs tomorrow morning at 10:00 am/9:00 am central time.   

For more info about her show:

The cooking cowgirls meet the Pioneer Woman