My best friend gave me this last fall, and I have finally finished reading it! Yes, I read cookbooks. Ones like this, anyway :-) It's full of fun photographs of real cowgirls from days gone by as well as today, and every recipe has a little anecdote about its origin and uses. There are also quotes from real-life cowgirls, including famous ones like Dale Evans and Calamity Jane.
Many of the recipes are hearty and what I think of as old-fashioned, with simple ingredients and uncomplicated prep. I've earmarked these ones to try:
Annie Oatley Bread
Cackleberries on Toast
Rio Brazos Salad
Leather Cookies (supposedly they look like leather, not taste like it)
Mustang Chocolate Cake
Rose Petal Jelly
Kathy's Orange-Cranberry Cake
That gives you an idea of the wide range of recipes in this collection :-) Some explain how to make them while camping, and there are even instructions for making a cardboard oven for using in the great outdoors! Something I'm tempted to try just for fun this summer, hee.
I kind of collect cookbooks that involve something I'm into, so this book goes on the shelf beside True Grits (all recipes inspired by the titles of John Wayne movies) and my All-American Cowboy Cookbook (all recipes donated by the stars of western movies and TV shows).