12/06/2009

Pioneer Woman book signing + Giveaway!

Yesterday was one of the best day's I have had in along time! 
Good friends and lots of fun... all day!
On a side note... I have to thank my husband for taking the kids to a primary activity, 2 birthday parties, one at Chuck E Cheese ( that deserves a medal alone) grocery shopping with coupons to Kroger for the one day sale, cleaned the house, and had friends over that night while I ditched him again, to go to a Women's activity for church. Even a bigger thanks to him because he didn't complain once!

Anna my sister, Suzanne a great friend and myself drove to Katy for the Pioneer Woman's cook book signing. We met my Sister In Law Tonia there.
If you have never read the Pioneer Woman, you are missing out! Go HERE and take a look.
It is a fun, interesting blog that a woman named Ree writes about her life on a ranch. Oh, and she is an amazing cook and photographer... and she has fabulous giveaway's!

Apparently we are not her only fans in Houston!


Myself, Suzanne and Anna waiting for PW. A Huge thanks to my Sister In Law Tonia for getting us great tickets and seats!


The first thing they did was have a little question and answer session, very good. She was exactly as you would have expected, very funny, warm and sincere. Even a little bugged, I think, that they asked her if her husband wore boxers or briefs!


This is a drawing that my sister Anna did of the Pioneer Woman's husband. Anna is an amazing artist, if you have been to my house you can see all the drawings she has done of my kids!


It only took her maybe an hour to sketch this out... days later I would still be trying to sharpen the pencil!


OH MY GOSH!! PW took a  picture of Anna! LOOK AT THAT CAMERA!!
Be still my beating heart.


Tonia and PW discussing the difference between Texas Sheet cake and PW's awesome sheet cake. It's the amount of butter, ladies! Go HERE to see the recipe.


This is Suzanne, who hates to have her picture taken and who is going to kill me for posting this...
It's worth it, she is so cute!


I collect cookbooks and have 100's. I have read this one cover to cover a few times. I love it because of the step by step instructions along with pictures. I have made many of the recipes in here already, over the past 15 years. They are REAL FOOD recipes. There is not one in this book, that my kids would not eat. Many are our favorites! We tried her Olive Bread recipe for Thanksgiving, it was AWESOME!
I can't wait to go page by page and make every single recipe in here!



** Go HERE to read about Anna on her site and for the Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe!

** Giveaway closed... sorry! 
So for todays giveaway, I have one signed cook book from 
The Pioneer Woman!


Just leave a comment and tell us if you have tried any of her recipes...


The kids will pick a winner Monday night while we put up our Christmas tree! Please leave contact info!


Also, if you have not gotten one of her cook books you can go HERE for the best price, plus free shipping if you have prime. They have been sold out at my Walmart all season.
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122 comments:

Megan said...
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Ami said...

ohh, I LOVE The Pioneer Woman!! I have made her cinnamon rolls - YUMMY!! glitterbugbooks @ gmail.com

Amanda Davis said...
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Amanda Davis said...

This is so great! I've never heard of her until just now but I did try your olive bread recipe that you posted on here a few days after Thanksgiving! It was a big hit! If that's how her recipes are, I'd love a copy!! :)

mrs.davis77@gmail.com

Megan said...

OMG! I LOOOVE Ree :) I made her rosemary onion rolls (without the blue cheese topping) for Thanksgiving, they were SO good!

winstongang@yahoo.com

Becky said...

I've checked her out before, but never tried any of her recipes. I'm not the best cook. :( Have been trying though, and cookbooks have become my new best friend!

Angela said...

I hadn't heard of PW until now, but am anxious to see her book and try some recipes for my family!
P.S. I love your blog!!

Cindy said...

I heard of the cookbook but didn't know she had a blog. Would love to have this cookbook. Sounds like you had an awesome day with your sister and friend!

stickmayo said...

I haven't tried her recipes yet but try to read your blog as much as possible She's so funny and real. Thanks, rands91@hotmail.com

Shasta said...

Tiffany,

As you know I am completely clueless when it comes to knowing this cookbook. So before you and Anna disown me I NEED to own this book :)

DMK said...

Oh I would SO LOVE to win this! I've made several of her recipes. The one I make most often is Marboro Man's Second Favorite Sandwich. My husband and son love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Denise

Riahli said...

I love her site...I need to visit it more often. I haven't tried any of her recipes yet. I sure would love to though!
the_rivers@verizon.net

Laura said...

I was just at the store looking at her cookbook last night. I loved it! I didn't buy it, times are hard and I cant really come up with a good reason to buy a cookbook right now. I have never tried any of her recipes but I would love to, they all look so good!

email: chexmuddybuddies@gmail.com

scoop said...

i have not tried any of her recipes, she is new to me. thanks for the intro...

6p00d8351381fc69e2 said...

PW is my hero!
I came across her blog years ago when I did a search for homeschooling moms. Funny. She is so much more than that!
I loved her step by step blog entry on her cinnamon rolls. What was even more funny was she took pictures of what her kitchen looked like in the midst of all the cinnamon roll making, and then a picture of the kitchen a couple days later- STILL with dirty dishes everywhere piled up! haha, so true to my life!

storyteller said...

What WaS ThAT? I have never heard of 6p00d8351381fc69e2. huh?

This is me. Charyce. Just wanted to clarify. :)

PW is my hero!
I came across her blog years ago when I did a search for homeschooling moms. Funny. She is so much more than that!
I loved her step by step blog entry on her cinnamon rolls. What was even more funny was she took pictures of what her kitchen looked like in the midst of all the cinnamon roll making, and then a picture of the kitchen a couple days later- STILL with dirty dishes everywhere piled up! haha, so true to my life!

Lisa S. said...

How cool that you went to her book signing! She is so flippin' funny and talented. Her book is at the top of my amazon wishlist for Christmas. I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!!

I haven't tried any of her recipes yet but I do have one printed out and posted on my fridge. It's the mushroom & beef stew recipe she had up on her blog last week or so. I was thinking about making it this week. *drool*!!!

Lisa S. said...

oh, sorry: lisa sharp 123 @ hotmail dot com. :)

Jen said...

I love cookbooks, read them like novels. I haven't seen this one though. Would love to enter the drawing.

Ramsey said...

I had NO idea she was doing a book signing! I totally would have been there. I have been obsessed with her site forever. I love her penne pasta recipe!!

susanmw1 said...

I have been to her site, but have not used any recipes. I guess that means I really need this cook book!

JTC said...

I cannot wait to try her chocolate sheet cake recipe!

Our Family said...

I came across a few of her recipes in the last two months and my family has loved each of them. I cannot wait to try more.

Jenny said...

I looove the pioneer woman blog. I have made a few of her recipes. My fav is the cinnamon rolls-yummy! I would love to win!
JEnny

Susan said...

I'll admit it - I have never made a PW recipe and really hardly heard of her until your posting - but you've intrigued me. I'd love the cookbook! Thanks!

Joy said...

First of all that drawing Anna did is incredible. I bet Ree loved it. I'm sorry I didn't get to go see her in person. Looks like a packed house. Thanks for sharing a signed copy. Hope I win.
I made her Lasagna recipe and yes it is incredible. My husband said it is the best he's ever had.

What a sweet hubby to take the kiddos all day so you could go!

Joy

Lonni Harper said...

I have not tried any of her recipes...but now I totally want to do so !

Jeanne said...

I have never tried her recipes, but I would love to.

Christina said...

I actually have made the chocolate sheet cake!! It is super YUMMY!!!

www.poordaddietips.blogspot.com

Sonya L. said...

Love the olive bread recipe of hers that you posted! I would love to win this and make all the amazing recipes. Might actually make my husband believe that I can cook :)

tondalynn said...

I don't think I have made any but they look yummy!

http://ruralreality.wordpress.com/

Brianna said...

I had never heard of the Pioneer Woman Cookbook until you mentioned her in your blog. That Olive Bread looked delicious and I have the recipe! I'm looking forward to trying the recipe...after I get settled from this move in 2 weeks. Would love to receive her book...what a great giveaway idea and your trip sounds like a blast. Great photos by the way!

Katie said...

I have not tried any of her recipes, but I would LOVE to try! What a fun post! Thanks!

Kelly said...

we all love her Macaroni and Cheese! The best homemade version we've tried!

RM said...

i actually hadn't heard of her until a couple weeks ago. i've been checking her website out and it's amazing!
robynkriegermeyers@gmail.com

Telly said...

I have never used her recipes and would love to try! :)

Sheryl F. said...

I just picked this book up at the library. I just flipped through and saw a number of recipes I want to try. Love your site.

Joanne B said...

I really enjoy her blog but haven't made any of the receipes. I would love to win her book. Your sister is an amazing artist. I'm sure PW must of loved the drawing, very thoughtful. jtbeaulieu@yahoo.com

JonMatthew Photography said...

I've never heard of the pioneer womean until now, but I LOVE cookbooks and trying new recipes. With the weather so cold this weekend I have been baking and cooking up a storm and would love to have some new recipes to sink my teeth into! Also, I met your sister, Anna, at Kroger a few weeks ago on a last minute Tuesday night shopping trip. She's the one who turned me on to your website. Thanks Anna! _Kari jonmatthewphotography@gmail.com

Letty said...

I had never heard of PW until now but my curiosity has definately been peaked!

Jenn said...

I LOVE PW and was ready to go to the signing in Austin...when my car died at the mail box! :( I would love the signed book!!! Fingers crossed!

Maricela said...

I love PW - i have discovered her since reading your blog!

fiveofakind said...

Hi! I'm new to finding out about the Pioneer Woman. Boy, do I feel like the last one to know!!

Rorie Jones said...

I can't believe Anna got her picture taken by PW! LUCKY!!

I would love her cookbook!

Melissa said...

No I haven't tried one, I've never even heard of her, but you can bet I'll be reading that blog now. :)

Mary and Brendan said...

I just recently came across her blog and having been eyeing her cookbook. Haven't purchased it yet but would love a copy!

kenda romero said...

What a lucky girl you are!!! I discovered PW about one month ago through her blog.I made a beef and broc. receipe she recommmended from her friend Jaden and we loved it! I did a search on her tour dates and wouldnt ya know...missed her my one day :( I am asking santa for the cookbook for Christmas but would LOVE to have a signed one!

Kenda Romero..tucson az.
kendatoothfairy@q.com

Hall Family said...

I've actually never tried her recipes, unless it was your olive bread recipe you posted for THanksgiving--we did it for our Thanksgiving and I thought it was Yummy!! I have actually never heard of Pioneer Woman until you posted and another friend posted and raved about her :)

Oergel said...

My daughters started me reading the Pioneer Women's blog and then set me up with yours. I love them both. I plan to make the olive bread recipe.... it would probably be fabulous with your Turkey soup recipe that I made after Thanksgiving. Thanks

Lake said...

Her Sheet Cake recipe is too die for. I love it with the pecans but my husband doesn't. I would love that book!

Anonymous said...

I've never tried her recipes before but would like too.
Teresa
dlhewson at tidewater dot net

Anonymous said...

I have read PW's blog for quite some time, she is so funny. The relationship she has with her husband is really special. I have not tried any of her recipes as of yet, but at would like to in the future. This is a nice giveaway.

Thanks
Leslie

Becky said...

I have not read her cookbook, but I would love to win the book so I can! I read the whole story of how she met her husband. Wow!

James and Karen said...

I would love to try this cookbook too!!

Karen

Chelsea said...

I've been dying to try the sheet cake recipe. I'd love to win the cookbook!

Kimber said...

I just heard about Pioneer Woman recently from a friend, but I haven't tried any of her recipes yet. Her cookbook sounds wonderful though and I would love to win one! You have so many great giveaways, thanks!

Katherine said...

This is the first time I have heard about Pioneer Woman but I am very interested in learning more. I think I will try visiting her blog. I have not tried any of her recipes but I would love the book to try some out. Thanks

katferr1 at yahoo dot com

oliv2b said...

I would LOVE to own her book. I have not personally made her recipes yet, but I know many people who rave about her. I just googled her and she see seems awesome. I too love cookbooks, and this sounds like one I really really want to try out!!
THanks, Heather

Lisa said...

I LOVE PW! I wish she were coming to my neck of the woods! I've tried a bunch of her recipes, my favorite being the fried pork chops! Yum!

Kristy Crowl said...

i love her blog and have tried some of her recipes and would love to have her cookbook. Thanks

tkcrowl@mchsi.com

Amanda said...

I have not tried any of her recipes yet. I have been hearing a lot about her cookbook, and I would really like to check it out.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Jen said...

I also tried the Olive Cheese Bread and loved it. Can't wait to try more. :)

bethf202 said...

Oh, I would really love this. I love cookbooks (Trisha Yearwood's is great too). I have only heard of PW recently but would love to have her cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandy924 said...

I am a fan of any cookbooks that is what i do (Cook) I would love to own this book. I am sad to say I have not made anything from PWbut would love too.

Thanks Brandy
bbaker924@gmail.com

Andy and Jennifer Hess said...

I have heard of this book before(probably from your blog) however know nothing about it. I am SAHM to 4 kids and would love to try some of her recipes. I love to bake and cook for my family. Thanks for such a great blog!!!

Jenn Ruggles said...

I have never heard of her but am very excited to check her out.

Rebecca R. said...

No, I haven't tried any of her recipes. I had actually forgotten to be back to her blog for a while. (Busy life as stay home, home schooling mom to 7 children 11 1/2 yrs. to 19 months, with our 2nd set of twins on the way!) I will have to go re-visit her blog. I would love to win her cookbook!

Barbara said...

I love her blog and would love to find time to try her recipes. I browsed through the book at a friend's place. It would be cool to win!

Ashlei said...

Oh how I love to cook, but I haven't heard of her...would love to try these recipes. I have learned if someone is good enough for people to blog about, they must really be good!

Jenny said...

I've visited her blog but never tried a recipe (though that olive bread you blogged about looked delicious!! I want to try that).

mswmom at gmail dot com

demicmic said...

I love her! I did her Christmas Cookies last year and gee, I'll be doing them again this year. YUMMY stuff. I want this cookbook. LOL
theindy4 at sbcglobal dot net

Jenn B said...

I've actually just discovered The Pioneer Woman this week so I haven't tried any of her recipes. I'm not a cook...yet...
Maybe this will help!

dramaqueenjrb (at) yahoo

emily said...

I love cookbooks! And I hardly ever get one...Ialways need new easy ideas because I get so bored with the day to day same old meals... This would be great... I love giveaways!!!
emmalee821@aol.com

Jen said...

I'm a new fan of PW. I'd love a copy of her cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway! You're awesome!!

Kerrie said...

I have never tried any of her recipes. I have heard of her and would love to check out her new cookbook!
kerriekg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Her spicy mac and cheese is the best. My family loves it.
LisaShrum@bellsouth.net

Laurie L. said...

I love the PW!! I had made many of her recipes. Love them all!

ljludwig@cox.net

amber rae said...

I had never heard of Pioneer Woman or her cookbooks, but I would love to try her REAL food recipes!! I have tried, with no success, to find cookbooks with real food and not things Ive never heard of!

The Short Mom said...

I made her mac n' cheese recipe for thanksgiving and a couple others before that. Love her site!

Hillori said...

I just found her blog about a month ago and have loved reading her story about how she met her husband. I haven't read her cookbook yet, but love c.b.'s and have been trying to get my husband to read my mind about wanting one (the mind reading thing never works very well though). As for recipes, well, anything texas and dessert would probably be my favorite...my hubbie lived in Dallas for two years-- 15 years ago, and still talks about the great food there, and dessert..well, you know. Who DOESN"T love it??

J. Lopez said...

I haven't tried any of her recipes but they look awesome!

Anonymous said...

I have not tried any of her recipes. I would love to win and try them out. Thanks. Denise

E said...

Ooo, I've been wanting to get this for my mom for Christmas! I haven't been able to try any of her recipes personally but my mom raves about the Chicken Spaghetti! erindixon520@gmail.com

Amy A K said...

I would love to win! I love cookbook but have never heard of this one. It sounds great. Always need new recipes that my kids will eat.

Heather said...

I have just started to check out her blog. I am planning on making Pastor Ryans Monkey Bread for Christmas morning. It will be great to munch on while the kids are opening gifts!!

Megan said...

This is the first I've heard of Pioneer Woman and the funny thing is, I've just read about her on another blog as well. Crazy. I too love cookboods so I would love to check this one out. Thanks.

Jaime Rodrguez said...

I haven't tried any of her recipes before, just heard of her. I love cook books and to try out new recipes though so I will have to try hers out. Thanks for all the post, I have gotten lots of deals. Can't wait to check your blog everyday!! Keep them coming.

Jaime
crr32902@bellsouth.net

Cat said...

I'm a BIG fan of PW. I actually found this incredible blog (My Litter) by checking out comments on one of PW's posts. One of my fave PW recipes is her Strawberry Shortcake Cake. I missed PW when she was in Austin :(

Jeanine said...

I've discovered PW just lately and love her blog. I have tried her husband's favorite sandwich, and my fellas loved it too!

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

wvahillswife@yahoo.com

Teresa said...

If it weren't for you and your blog I'd probably have never "met" the PW. I haven't tried any of her recipes yet but plan to, can't wait.

Terry

lmkirb said...

I have to say sadly I have not tried any of her recipes, but after reading everything that people have made I am hoping over to the olive bread recipe and trying it out to go along with supper tonight. I cookbooks, me and my mom share back and forth, so I'm sure this would get LOTS of use.
Thanks for the chance!!

All of Us said...

I have made several of her recipes and my family loves them. I would love the cookbook with even more! Too bad the closest she came to me on her tour was over 6 hours away.

Sabrina Lawrence said...

I have never tried one of her recipes. But my dear sister collects autograped cookbooks and would LOVE this one. Hope I win. Thanks for the great Blog!
sabrina_lawrence@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Yep!! I have her cookbook and ahve tried quite a few things of hers already (mostly from her site though)!

meli said...

I love her apple turnovers and crash potatoes!

Are we there yet? said...

I just ordered her cookbook but a signed one would be extra special!!

Savvy Addy said...

Haven't tried one - but would L-O-V-E to do so!

Ashley Phillips said...

I haven't tried one but really would like to.
Thank you!

~Mo~ said...

I love her site, and haven't tried her recipes yet, but can't wait to find time to find recipes.

Sunny said...

My family and I tried the Olive Bread recipe you posted to your site and it was a HUGE success. Would love to try her other recipes.

snorwood04@gmail.com

Katie : ) said...

I haven't tried any of her recipes but would love to- I hope I win!

snbjork said...

I've made most of her recipes. Some of my favorites are the Chicken Parmesan, Chocolate Sheet Cake, Apple Dumplings (oh my word, these are so good), her mom's cauliflower soup, and Asian Noodle Salad (a MUST try). Yum!

snbjork@yahoo.com

Short On Cents said...

Absolutely LOVE the Pioneer Woman how exciting 4 you guys to get to go jealous here on this end anyway HAVE NEVER tried her recipes but would love to in any free time I can get. lvn777 at charter dot net

Julie said...

Love Pioneer Woman! Asian Noodle Salad is great. I asked my husband for the cookbook for my birthday, but got another book and flash diffuser instead (still a great gift!), so am hoping for PW from some other venue. :)

Lora and Mike said...

I made her grilled potatoes and onions packet recipe--amazing!

shoegal8.lj@gmail.com

The Vowles Family said...

WOW already a million entrants. I've never heard of PW before reading Anna's blog. Glad you guys had fun!

Kirsty said...

We love her pork chops (prepared based on your advice and experience!) and the twice baked potatoes. They are delicious and truly fun to make.

suburban prep said...

I hadn't heard of her until just recently and have yet to make anything but I would love to soon.

marathonmom said...

I made her yummy macaroni and cheese. It was great. But in the recipe she told me to undercook the macaroni. I didn't. I forgot about it while it was boiling. I need to try it again and follow her instructions better.

marathonmom said...

I am marathonmom and my e-mail is momruns5@gmail.com. I forgot that in my comment.

Jenna said...

Just wanted to say that I was there also, had so much fun. Pdub is the best!

Mama said...

The pictures on her website are AMAZING!

ZarpandiT said...

i love her! your photos amazing and recipes delicious! my favorite and i have made recipe : cinnamon rolls + tres leches cake..yummy! :)

julia said...

I have tried texas sheet cake, chicken spaghetti, her breakfast burrito recipe, and her cinnamon roll recipes. They were all good! :o)

kaila said...

I want one!!! Love the pics tou posted, jealous you got to meet her :)

Lil said...

Hi. I love PW too! I tried making some monkey bread from a recipe on her site. It would be great to have a signed! copy of her cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

Wow! Your sister is an amazing artist!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog ande love it. Could your kids be any cuter---even the dog is adorable! We had the beef brisket for dinner last night and it was wonderful. Quick, easy and delicious.

Mel
mkjacquot@gmail.com

Tanya Johnson said...

I found your blog through PW's site! Nice to meet you(virtually speaking.)
I love so many of PW's recipes and I really love all of her detailed "how to" pictures. Last night I made her lasagna and popped it in the oven when we arrived home from our busy morning at church :)

Tanya

melissa said...

It was such a pleasure to meet your smiling faces and share my cookies with you!

Anonymous said...

I love the format of this cookbook, i've tried several recipies over the years,as I've been a pw follower for a while! Jenifer

Anonymous said...

Oops,jeniferbooth3@att.net.