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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pioneer Woman Cookbook GIVEAWAY!!! ****UPDATE CONTEST CLOSED****

I just want to start by saying that I know that Pioneer Woman doesn't have much to do with "food storage"... but we wanted to give away something very special to celebrate our new design! Not a fan of Pioneer Woman? That's fine - I can almost guarantee that you know someone who is, and this would make a great Christmas gift!


The Pioneer Woman is one of my absolute favorite blogs. I credit PW as (one of ) my blogging inspirations, and I was thrilled when she came out with her own cookbook.

In the cookbook are step-by-step photos of delicious recipes

as well as peeks into her daily life with amazing photographs.

My girls and I braved the crowds to meet PW and get my cookbook autographed.

It was awesome! Really, her beans and cornbread recipe changed my outlook on beans entirely. I didn't tell her so, I was far too star struck.

PW, me and my 5 year old


We'd like to giveaway a copy of PW's cookbook to one of our readers!

autographed by the Pioneer Woman herself!

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There are two ways to enter this giveaway-

1. Leave a comment below telling us your favorite PW recipe (if you are a PW fan). If you aren't a follower of PW's blog, that's fine - tell us what you are giving someone for Christmas this year (you don't have to say who you are giving it to.. but basically we need some gift ideas) :)

2. For a second entry into the contest, add (or replace) our new button on your blog! Leave a second comment with a link back to your blog.

The giveaway will go until Friday at midnight EST. We'll announce the winner on Saturday.

GOOD LUCK!

*We purchased this book for our giveaway with funds from e-book sales and advertising. Thank you!

140 comments:

Brenna Bee said...

I want it! Love the Texas Sheet Cake!

Monica said...

Her cinnamon rolls are to die for! Yum!

Sheffer's said...

I love her pasta with diced tomatoes and artichoke hearts. I forget the name, but it's delicious!

Sheffer's said...

I replaced the old button on my blog with your new one: supersheffam.blogspot.com :D

Karey said...

Didn't read closely enough - My favorite PW recipe is Pasta alla Marlboro Man! A new family favorite!

Stephanie said...

I love the PW! Her chocolate sheet cake, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, pork ribs - I love them all!

Abby said...

I'm not a follower of that blog, but I'm going to check it out now!

But I'll tell you what I'm doing for my Grandma for Christmas. She has EVERYTHING she needs, so I'm getting her a blank journal, along with a list of things for her to write about. Some examples are things like: What did your family do for Christmas when you were a child? Did Santa Clause/Easter Bunny/Tooth fairy ever visit your house? What memories do you have of the Great Depression? etc.

She journals everyday, and I thought this would be a great way for her memories to live on after she passes.

Kerri said...

One of my favorites is her Turkey Pot Pie. We are having it for dinner tonight! :)

Allison said...

How do I pick a favorite? Crash hot potatoes, chocolate sheet cake, Pastor Ryan's Chicken Tikka Masala, I could go on.

The Sardinha Can said...

Yellow Cupcakes with Sticky Chocolate Icing - and I love PW.

Super Pi said...

Love the chocolate Sheet Cake! I absolutely love it! It's so yummy!

Kerri said...

Your button is on my blog! Thanks for motivating me to think about food storage!

Debbie said...

One favorite?! I love her most favorite salad ever. Also the peanut butter oreo cheesecake. Oh, I so want this! I have been debating whether or not to buy it for myself for Christmas. I missed her when she was in Tempe (Phx) and would love an autographed copy. Oh, I hope I win!

Earthgrlie said...

Red Pepper Rissotto!! YUM! I'd love this cookbook..THanks for the chance!!

TMM said...

hadn't followed that blog before, but will check it out now...

Christmas gifts: A planting calendar, thermal underwear and gloves (work and wear)...

Ashlee said...

Love the Penne alla Betsy pasta.

Heather said...

love the sheet cake!!!

K P said...

Her recipe for Crash Potatoes are delicious. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy at: preparednessnibblesandbits(at)gmail (dot)com

shauna said...

Love PW...and love a lot of her stuff. The spaghetti with tomato and artichoke hearts is divine!

PS Love the new look on your webpage.

Heather said...

I put your new button in my blog roll, too
http://www.atitus2woman.blogspot.com
Heather

Frank, Heidi and Family said...

Her "Simple Sesame Noodles" are so easy and delicious. All of my kids eat them. They are definitely a staple in our household.

Becky said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Her apple dumplings (easy method) are to die for!

Camille said...

I love the new blog look! And you have gotten me interested in PW as well! I can't wait to try one of her recipes. This year I'm giving away Favorites for Christmas. :)

T said...

I'm giving my mother new sheets for her bed. Thats what she asked for so thats what she gets! lol

Janelle said...

I love her no knead rolls. I really want to try her cinnamon rolls.

viggie said...

I just found her recently so I don't have one yet :) And we stopped doing christmas gifting years ago..thankfully! But my last ones were crocheted hat and scarf sets. I've also done crochet bath sets in baskets with soaps.

Jana said...

I love her potatoes with cream in packets, oh and the rolls, and the cinammon rolls, and I could go on and on...

Angela T. said...

Gift-to-be: A BYU hat for their biggest fan.

AlysonRR said...

I get raves when I serve the Goat Cheese with Dill and Paprika - so simple, so yummy
(http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/04/goat-cheese-with-fresh-dill-and-paprika-my-heart-sings/)

Shannon said...

She has a recipe on her site for an Asian noodle and vegetable salad that is excellent.

Andrea Gunnell said...

I haven't tried any of her recipes but I'm giving my boys some Thomas trains for Christmas!

staceyk said...

Don't know any PW recipes, but for some gift ideas I am giving some dressy clothes.
snakan0 at hotmail dot com

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I don't think I've actually made any of her recipes, but I'm going to try the artichoke heart pasta that you shared recently. It looks good!

SarahJane said...

What?! I have to tell you what I'm giving? My mom and sister read this blog - AND they're who I picked this year (gift rotation)!

Hmm. My kid brother's getting a flash drive that my work was giving away (you know trinkets and trash with your employers name stamped all over it that they give out for job fairs/conferences/etc).

Michelle said...

Everything she makes sounds awesome, but I have never tried anything! This book is on my Christmas list - how awesome would a signed version be???

I am giving cute mugs I snagged on clearance last year with Vanilla Chai Tea (the ingredients are part of my food stoage, because I don't want to have to live without it :-)) tied with a ribbon.

Stacey Gray said...

Oh, I would LOVE to have her cookbook! My favorite recipe of her's is for Potato Bundles-they are SOOOO good!

Jon and Sarah said...

I have heard so many great things about this book and would love to use it often in my cooking.

Cecily said...

I haven't tried any of PW's recipes yet, but I drool over them. I am giving out some Christmas cookies to neighbors this Christmas.

Cecily said...

Love the new blog layout. I've got you linked on my private blog, does that count for a second entry?

Coupon Person said...

I've just been following PW for a month or so. I was really thinking her cookbook would be a great gift for my mom.

egundy@gmail.com

Emily said...

I can't wait to try PW's favorite salad when it's summer and things are in season and as soon as our self-imposed no soda diet is over this month I have to make the Apple Dumplings for my Mountain Dew loving DH. Thanks!

Jackie said...

Love the new look! I think PW is pretty cool and would love to win her new cookbook! Thanks for the chance!

Aaron and Elaine Fralick said...

this year I am giving a coin collecter some canvas bags to store the coins in and a 1000 penny rolls to put the pennies he sorts in.

Morgan said...

Her Apple Cake is one big skillet of thigh-fattening HEAVEN!!! I love it!

p.s. This is an awesome giveaway!!

Morgan said...

Added the new button to my family blog!

Karen (Canadian Soldier's Wife) said...

Cinnamon Rolls all the way.... mmmm......

cypherts@hotmail.com said...

She has a make ahead mashed potato recipe full of butter and cream cheese that really saves time at Thanksgiving. Gotta have that cookbook!

Aubrey said...

My favorite PW recipe is her to die for LASAGNA!!! SOOOOOOOO YUMMY!!! I want this cookbook soooooo bad!!!

Aubrey said...
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Aubrey said...

I added your button to my blog! The new site looks fantastic, Abs!!

www.ryanaubrey.blogspot.com

:o) Rachel said...

Oh man, I would love this! I can't pick just one recipe of hers... but I made the crash hot potatoes and we loved them. I would love to give the book to my 18 yo step-daughter as a Christmas gift!! She loves to cook and hopes to be a chef or baker some day. But then again, I may just keep it for myself!

trulyrich7 (at) yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

I cannot pick just one, but the first that popped into my head was the apple dumplings you make with Mountain Dew. My husband loves them!

BigMamaCassie said...

I have never heard of Pioneer Woman before, but I am making my girls (6 & 3) aprons for Christmas so that they can have fun 'helping' me in the kitchen :)

Audra said...

I'm fairly new to Pioneer Woman but I love her already! I haven't tried any of her recipes yet but I can't wait to try her Pumpkin Leche Flan it looks so delicious!

Piebird said...

My boyfriend's aunt made the delicious Rosemary-Onion Bread with Blue Cheese Topping and it was addictive! Here's the link: http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/breads/rosemary-onion-bread-with-blue-cheese-topping/

BigMamaCassie said...

I added your button :)
www.cassiesbloggeroni.blogspot.com

Melia said...

I tried the cauliflower soup and was amazed that my family ate it and asked for seconds. We also made her stuffing recipe along with the cornbread for thanksgiving this year. Love PW and Safely Gathered In!

Mary said...

I was so blown away by her post on strawberry jam that I took her recommendation on a canning book and bought it. I'd love to have more Pioneer Woman help!!!

cari said...

I've never tried any of her recipes but I'll look into it. For Christmas I decided to try to not give a single gift card and I've enjoyed it a lot. My gifts range from dragon castles to books and tennis rackets. Nothing special but a bit more thoughtful.

Carol said...

Pioneer Woman has a chicken spaghetti recipe that I've been wanting to try! I'd love to try her cookbook out, what a great giveaway!

Donna said...

I love Ree's blog. I read it every day. I've made her crock pot stroganoff and it was great!!! It got thumbs up from my family

Michelle said...

Oh I love her blog so much. It's true - you gotta love that beans and cornbread recipe! It's so good. I also love her mac and cheese, delish, delish!!

THanks

Veronica said...

I like her cinnamon rolls, haven't looked at her book yet. very exciting!

Rachelle said...

Mmmm, peanut butter oreo cheesecake. Tasty.

ashablueb said...

Her cinnamon rolls too! They make great gifts if you can stop eating them.

Leslie said...

I am giving lots of vinyl lettering as gifts.
itsavinylthing.blogspot.com
Love your new look. Love PW. This would be a great gift to me! :)

mary said...

Not a follower, but after reading all the comments I guess I should be.
I'm giving my sister-in-law an apron with her initial embroidered on it and a recipe stand. The cookbook would go perfectly!

Connie said...

I love the texas sheet cake. You just can't go wrong.

Sandra said...

I absolutely love PW, and my favorite recipe is Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich!

Kristina said...

Oooh, the brisket! It's amazing and my entire family loves it!

Michelle said...

Marlboro Man's favorite sandwich. Thanks for the great giveaway!

suburban prep said...

My husband and I are giving some hand knitted sweaters to a number of people.

supermomnocape said...

I really like the new look and format of your blog.

I haven't tried any of PW recipes, so can't name a favourite.

But for Christmas I'm making quite a few gifts. Mostly practical things like a knitted hat, headband, gloves, and dishclothes. I'm also sewing gift bags, some for "wrapping" gifts but also some as the gifts themselves.

Sariah said...

Blackberry Cobbler. This would make a great gift for my husband, he is always going onto her site looking for new recipies.

Scott said...

It's all about her roasted asparagus. I have my entire inlaws addicted to them.

Mirien said...

I've loved every recipe of hers I've tried! Most recently I made her pasta with tomatoes and artichokes for my daughter's birthday and it was a big hit.

brett palmer family said...

Not a follower yet but will be. I paid off my in-laws water bill for them for christmas. They don't need anymore junk. Practical gifts are always better.

Holly Hoopes said...

Ok, this is going to be a little silly but my kids love it. We like PW's egg in a hole. It's really yummy and a great egg and toast experience. We call it the pop eye. IDK why but it's what we call it.

kanewoman said...

Love love love the Pioneer Woman, and my favorite is Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich. AND I love the new look on your blog! Great job!

kanewoman said...

And....I added your new button to my blog!

sbinzel said...

I like them all - and her irreverant sense of humor. I also like her tasty kitchen web site (the apple cake recipe rocks!)

vancouver49 said...

I _LOVE_ PW!! I haven't actually made any of her recipes yet, but love her photos & humour.

This year, I bought a cd for a friend when I was at a concert & I think he'll love it. My gift to my sister was going to concert with her. (otherwise she'd have to pack it into her suitcase for an international flight & dust it!!) For my mother, I'm looking for a fabulous cardigan.

Every year I buy presents for kids on the "Giving Tree""--just pick a tag with the age/gender/gift idea. I'm going to pick one or two tags tomorrow. (I don't have any kids, so I have a blast revisiting my childhood!)
:-)

And I'm hoping to put aside some $ this year to visit the local LDS cannery in the new year--my present to myself.

How's your list coming along?

hayley said...

i've heard so much about PW, but have not tried any recipes yet. i was drooling just looking at the pictures on her site.

on to my gift giving... i'm giving a calendar with my childrens pictures on it for each month.

Kathy said...

I and my family are all giving books this year. We draw names and pick a theme. Pretty fun. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't follow PW but maybe I will need to now. Thanks!

Alisa said...

I love PW, but haven't tried any of her recipes yet. They all look sooo good though! I am giving homemade candy and canned bread as gifts for friends and neighbors this year.

Barbara Watkins said...

I love the Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man's Sandwich, and I'd sure love to win her cookbook. Please put my name in the hat and thank you for such a nice giveaway.
Barbara

Karen K. said...

Jaden’s Beef with Broccoli was really good and really easy. I can't remember if I've made anything else from her site--but I've sure wanted to! Thank you for all the good information you put on your blog. I need to be more attentive to it instead of just reading it... :)

Kristine said...

I've made her pecan pie twice! Yummy!

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ZarpandiT said...

i love PW! her recipes photos writes is very good! and i love her's cookbook..i love PW favorite cinnamon rolls OMG it's ymmmy :)

ZarpandiT said...

www.kakaolupasta.blogspot.com

your new button on my blog(under)

Mishqueen said...

Crash potatoes and the pastor's mushrooms! How can someone choose between those two! Heck, there's probably more to confuse me further, but luckily it's 3:30am and my brain is closed for the night. I'd pretty much be the happiest girl in the world if I won that cookbook.

Candy said...

I have never heard of PW, but I am making perpetual birthday calendars for my entire extended family for christmas. It has everyone's birthday and address/phone/email in it. THEY BETTER APPRECIATE IT!

Candy said...

Oh, and I updated your blog button on my blog! I haven't updated my blog in a few months, but by george, your button is current! http://candesjbs.blogspot.com/

Dani Christine said...
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Dani Christine said...

and...I added you to my blog!

http://kansascitymomma.blogspot.com/

Dani Christine said...

oh, much love here for all things Ree! I've been a fan for quite some time! We LOVE her bread pudding for people who don't like bread pudding. It's delicious!

(sorry, but I just *had* to edit this comment for a blatant typo! I'm funny like that!) :)

West Family said...

Crash Hot Potatoes are a favorite around here. I love her blog--she is hilarious!

West Family said...

I added your new button, here is the link

westfamily6.blogspot.com

Keri said...

I haven't read her blog often enough to have a favorite recipe. I'm giving my two year old daughter a broom that is her size. I'm getting tired of wondering what she's going to break by swinging mine around the kitchen. Now we can clean together.

Missyme said...

My favorite is the chicken/spaghetti/cheese cassarole that she makes. My family loves it and it incorporates lots of food storage ingredients. A double winner.

Keri said...

I put your button on my blog (you have to scroll past the Chuck episodes).

http://mynooksandcrannies.blogspot.com/

Nicki said...

I have never read her blog, but now plan to do so. Merry Christmas!

Anna Oman said...

We are giving a bike to our 4 year old.

Heather said...

I love everything she makes, but really love the sheet cake and the cinnamon rolls!

Anna Oman said...

http://saomanfamily.blogspot.com/

Letherton said...

don't follow her but I will check her blog out.

For christmas I am giving Photo gifts since I am a photographer and Pj's you can never have enough pajamas :)

Katie said...

Haven't read her; we are giving my brother an iron-on apron that says "Brownie Master" :D

Mrs.Evans24-7 said...

PW's cinnamon rolls are beyond de-lish! I gave them as gifts for people to eat on New Year's Morning and got rave reviews, just like PW predicted!

Cathy said...

I honestly like all of her recipes, esp. her most recent shrimp pasta in foil. I am not a blogger but I read your blog and her blog daily, in fact many times a day!!!
OHHHH I hope I win her book, and thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

Cathy
hazelnuttreasure@gmail.com

Megan said...

I haven't tried any of PW's recipes yet, but I love to read her blog. I'm giving tiles with vinyl letter quotations on them for gifts. {Thank goodness I have friends who own a Cricut! =)}

Thanks for this opportunity!

Megan said...

I replaced your old button with your new one on our blog sidebar.

http://bryanandmeganlovell.blogspot.com/

meglovell at hotmail dot com

pattybeagley@email.com said...

Ok so I'm in it for the PIONEER WOMAN COOKBOOK!
Bonus entry: This year I used a dehydrated soup receipe, placed the individual ingredients in snack size ziplocks, put all of the baggies in a large ziplock, made up a cute receipe card to slip inside the big ziplock. This makes a Huge pot of vegetable beef soup. And it will just sit on the pantry shelf waiting for the right time to go into the pot. No hurry but will come in really handy at the right time.

Lorena said...

I love PW's site/blog, although I haven't had time for looking at it much lately. No fave recipes, though, sorry. Haven't had a chance to try making any of them, although I HAVE printed some out (good intentions!).

This year, I'm being frugal (sort of) and giving the few people on my gift list homemade Christmas cookies from my grandmother's recipes--the ones we've been making in our family since I was a kid. They're always a hit.

Lorena said...

PS Now I'm trying to figure out how to make them (the cookies) food storage friendly! Just how good is butter powder, anyway?

Kris Coplan said...

My husband makes Peanut, Pecan & Cashew Brittle and that is what we give to all our friends. He makes 100 lbs every Christmas.

Lisa said...

I loved the Texas Sheet Cake! I'm also giving food gifts this Christmas. I'm giving make-a-mixes like Taco mix, Onion Soup Mix, and muffin mixes!

Shirley said...

Well I would have to say I would love her book. Although I do not follow her blog I do follow yours and have you button on my blog.

centralillinoisian said...

I love PW! And I really love her Chocolate Pie. Raw eggs and all. Talk about deliciousness on a fork. It's the best pie ever.

centralillinoisian said...

I added your button to my homepage: http://centralillinoisian.blogspot.com/

And did I mention I love PW!

Jen said...

Abs introduced me to the PW, love her and her Tres Leches Cake!!

Carly Jane said...

I don't follow pioneer woman, but do stumble across her every now and again and always love what she's up to. And I always LOVE cookbooks with pictures.

I've made SO MANY Christmas gives this year. Some of my favorites have been fabric lunch bags, ABC bean bags, super hero capes, scarves, neck pillows (that's my "man gift" aren't men the hardest to shop/sew for??)

Merry Christmas!

carlyjane35@gmail.com

Meghan said...

I follow her photography section of her blog, but haven't tried any of her recipes yet!! I am making my twin boys super hero capes.

joshandmeghan@msn.com

Meghan said...

I just added your new button!

joshmegandboys.blogspot.com

Dede said...

It's hard to choose a favorite, but the cinnamon rolls are AWESOME!

Coordination Queen said...

I love her pan seared steak... at least I think that is what it is called. And I'm giving my mom the rubbermaid easy fit lids... a huge box of them. With the condition that she has to throw away or donate all of her 30 year old tupperware.

Danielle said...

We're giving our 21 month old a felt board... and her Mommy is really excited about it.

Emma and John said...

i love her chicken spaghetti recipe and the texas sheet cake- yum! I hope I win!!

sos said...

The pork roast is delicious and easy to make. The chicken spaghettis recipe is good too.

Bethany said...

I have not had the pleasure of using a PW recipe before, but I think I will have to look her up! So, for the gift idea: my 8-year-old (and apparent future major leaguer) is getting a pitching machine this year.

Bethany said...

And, I think I finally figured out how to add a button. You can see it just below the blog list at pabstadventure.blogspot.com. Enjoy!

Super Pi said...

I added your button to my blog:

www.mathhero37.blogspot.com

The Dizzy Daizy said...

Our family's favorite recipe is definitely the Enchiladas. Yum!

Andrea U. said...

I had never heard of the Pioneer lady until I read your post so I can't say what my favorite recipe would be so I'll tell you what my people are getting for christmas. Cold weather gear and non electric entertainment (lots of games)
Fun Fun Fun!

pumpkin said...

This year I get to play santa for my niece and nephew. I am getting them new bedroom decor and spy gear, respectively. I would love to try the pioneer womans recipes.

Celeste said...

I am giving photobooks of my kids for grandparents --I found some codes throughout the year that make them supercheap

Denise said...

I really want to make her cinnamon rolls. They look to die for!! Maybe one day I will actually have time to make them!

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a good french onion soup recipe..and I found it with the Pioneer woman. Thanks! I"d love to win the book!!
earnestv at comcast dot net

julia said...

My favorite recipe is Texas sheet cake and chicken spaghetti from here site.
I hope I win this! :o)

Cristina said...

I've never used her cookbook but I've heard great things about it! I would love to have one!