The Pioneer Woman Cooks Up a Giveaway!

posted by Momo Fali on October 22, 2013

You know what’s awesome? Having fabulous, talented, generous friends.

You know what’s extra awesome? Having fabulous, talented, generous friends who want to give my readers free stuff!

Meet Ree.

Ree Juicy Fruit

I know, I know, some of you are saying, “Hello, Momo? We KNOW Ree, thankyouverymuch. She’s only a best-selling author and the host of her own Food Network show. Duh.” But, maybe there are a few of you out there who don’t know the wonderfulness of this blogger turned multi-media superstar. And, as you can see from that picture – complete goofball.

If you don’t know her, you’ll want to read this. My son thinks she makes the sun rise and set.

Now let me say that Ree is a great friend. She’s smart, kind, funny, and she likes wine. That’s pretty much all I ask for. But, more importantly, she changed the way I prepare food for my family. Like completely.

She just released her third cookbook and like the two that preceded it, it’s chock full of delicious, easy recipes that anyone can make. Sure you’ve heard “delicious, easy recipes” before, but those were lies. LIES, I tell you! I have never made one of her dishes that wasn’t a huge hit, nor have any of them taken me more than 15-20 minutes to prepare (not counting cooking time because she’s not a magician, but give her time and she’ll have that mastered too).

Ree at BlogHer '13

Isn’t this the cutest picture? It’s of Ree keynoting at BlogHer ’13 and explaining to the audience how much she loves me. “I love Momo THIS MUCH.” (Photo credit: BlogHer)

In the meantime, while we’re waiting for her to learn how to pull a rabbit out of her hat, THREE lucky readers will get a signed copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” to read, and dog-ear, and highlight, and get grease and flour all over. Hypothetically.

A Year of Holidays

Enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment telling me your favorite holiday dish (any holiday, any dish) and/or tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

Good luck and happy cooking!

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  • Courtney

    Is beer considered a holiday dish? Really good beer- like Chimay?

  • Sarah

    I use any holiday as an excuse to make pie – and I just used Rae’s recipe for cooking fresh pumpkin this weekend. Thanksgiving, here I come!

  • AnneG

    My favorite holiday dish is my mom’s onion mashed potatoes that she makes with beef tenderloin. Which is good, too.

  • Stacey Stepp

    Favorite holiday dish is actually the iced sugar cookies I make at Christmas time for friends and family. The memory stems from my grandma, who is no longer with me, who for years only asked for dozens of cookies for christmas that she could freeze and hide from everyone so she could enjoy them all year round. The tradition continues to this day but sharing them with others.

  • Kari

    I think it only appropriate that “the girl who flashed Ree her bra” wins a cookbook.
    Just sayin….

  • Kari

    Oops my fave holiday dish is buche de Noel. A cake my mama makes every year.

  • Toni

    Turkey breast with home made cranberry sauce!

  • AlisonH

    Bring half a cup of orange juice with half a cup of sugar to boiling, add a 12 oz bag of cranberries and let it come back up to a boil till the cranberries pop. Let cool: voila! Sauce!

  • OHmommy

    Yuuuuum… love the entire Turkey Day meal.

  • Lauren paull

    My favorite holiday dish is borscht. I know this sounds crazy since it is beet and cabbage soup but it transports me back to my grandparents dining room at Hannukah time. It is almost like I get to visit my beloved family even though thay have been gone for many, many years. My grandmother and I were incredibly close and if I was sad, happy, excited about something, she would whip up a batch. I now make it for my little boy.

  • Brigid

    Toffee bars are my absolute favorite. Soooo good. My mom makes them every winter. My other favorite (that I can’t eat anymore – sob) are cream cheese/blue cheese stuffed celery. I used to help my grandfather stuff them.

  • Deb

    Favorite holiday dish is mashed potatoes. I just love them! Anything potato is pretty good with me but a nice fluffy mashed potato with butter and salt, YUM!!!!

  • Debbie Rutledge

    I love sweet potato souffle so much we have it both for Christmas and for Thanksgiving.

  • Jamie

    I’ve never met Ree in person but honestly, I’ve never seen a picture of her that doesn’t make me smile. One of my holiday favorites is collards greens straight from my garden. I was late in planting this year but hopefully they’ll be ready by Thanksgiving.

  • Sarah M.

    Stuffing. I love me some bread cubes with spices and veggies. I would eat an entire bowl of it if I weren’t so polite.

  • Anne Weber-Falk

    My stuffing. Love it. Yum. Oh, and jellied cranberry sauce from the can. Not the home made with whole berries. It’s gotta fall out with the plop and have lines. I know. I’m weird but it’s just not the same. I love Thanksgiving.

  • Arnebya

    I want to hold that book and love it and rub it against my…oh, SORRY GOSH. I just want it so I can make all the easy, pretty things and pretend nothing was easy.

  • Tina

    I love Halloween so we make all kinds of stuff then. We make ghost cookies, mummy dogs, witches’ fingers. My favorite is brain jello.

  • Anita

    I love bacon wrapped green beans, yum.

  • Britta Petrich

    Hi, My favorite holiday dish is corn pudding at Thanksgiving. I never eat it any other time of the year, but when I see it amiss all the other fixings that accompany Turkey Day, I get a little excited… especially when my Grandma has prepared it. She always gets it golden brown on the top. If I’m the first to put a spoon through the top and dig out the first piece, I always sneak a little extra of the golden brown top layer.

  • Meleah Rebeccah

    Bacon wrapped asparagus!

    And here’s my tweet:

  • pauline campos


    I’m entering on behalf of @ksluiter because your website doesn’t like her at work right now, I think. We all know you like her just fine, but maybe the .com needs some chocolate, perhaps?
    Anyway, I’m allergic to the world so I cannot even open Ree’s book for fear of exploding. However, I’m happy to tell you what I used to love eating so that you can choose me as the winner and then send Katie the book. WE ALL WIN!

    Ok-so…my fave holiday dish used to be CARBOHYDRATES. In all the forms. Stuffing, pie, potatoes, tamales, sugar dipped in more sugar, and pumpkin flavored anything.

    does that count?

  • pauline campos

    there’s my tweet.

  • Kristina

    We call them Polish Mistakes (I know not politically correct). It is sausage, hamburger, and Velveeta on rye cocktail bread.

  • Dale

    I looove Ree too! I have cooked many of her dishes nad never been disappointed. She’s fabulous! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Sherra

    Let’s see, my favorite holiday dish has got to be Christmas baking…does that count?? Gingerbread men, cherry square, Nanaimo bar (extremely delish), sugar cookies, butter tarts, fudge….need I say more! And I LOVE The Pioneer Woman! I have got my 4 year old girls hooked on her cooking shows! Many Thanks!

  • Carrie D

    I’m just going to go with pie. I’m a big fan of pie…pumpkin, apple, chocolate coconut pecan pie, cherry…we could be here all day. (I imagine it would be something similar to the Forrest Gump scene with Bubba listing all the ways to fix shrimp.)

  • Leslie

    Oooh, I have to pick ONE favorite? Whoa. That’s hard. Okay, I pick my sister-in-law Debra’s sausage dressing. Bitch won’t give me the recipe. She’s actually tried to tell me it verbally about a dozen times but I need it on paper. Me no listen so good. That’s why I LOVE COOKBOOKS!!! Especially ones written by funny women who are great photographers! Know any like that? KIDDING. HI REE!

  • Connie

    Love pumpkin pie!

  • annettek

    Is it wrong to admit my favorite is Stove Top stuffing with gravy?

  • Pam McG from Cols, Ohio

    I love all the wonderful cookies I make at Christmas and the scrumptious homemade honey glazed ham I fix along with all the sides like cheesy potatoes! I love Ree and have had the pleasure of meeting her twice at her book signings here in Columbus. I would love to win her new cookbook!

  • Parisbug

    Not a fancy dish, just one that when I eat it I’m flooded with special memories of childhood holidays with people that are gone. Steamed head of cauliflower smothered in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce & a smattering sprinkle of paprika on top. Yep, I was that weird kid that loved veggies. 🙂

  • Sarah

    My favorite holiday dish is my hubby’s lasagne.

  • Leigh

    My favorite holiday dish ever is my Nana’s dressing (which is Southern for stuffing only it’s not stuffed into the turkey). She doesn’t cook anymore so I’m slowly learning how to make it myself, and some years I get close enough that if I close my eyes, I can imagine sitting at her table again surrounded by my aunts and uncles.

  • Jeanne

    Love, love, love my mom’s stuffing!

  • Kristin

    Pie. Always Pie.

  • Jennifer in Spring, TX

    Christmas Eve always means my mom’s homemade mac and cheese. Yum 🙂

  • LaLaLand

    Green bean cassarole for Thanksgiving! The only time of year I use the ‘cream of something’ soup. Lots of memories with this dish.

  • Jaquise Jones

    Sweet potato pie!!!

  • Mare

    I love me some cranberry/orange/pineapple salad! And I hope I win the cookbook! I’ll blog about it, if I do!

  • Laurel Regan

    Mmmm… turkey with stuffing, all the way!

  • Zak

    I make beignets on Christmas morning and I look forward to them all year. DAMN, now I want a beignet.

  • Mahdi

    My favorite holiday dish is green bean casserole. Everyone loves it!

  • Julia

    I have all her books and would love to add this one to the collection. 🙂

  • Amanda

    I love LOVE sweet potatoes!! Especially with brown sugar or mini marshmallows. YUM!! I have never tried anything from her cookbooks and would love to. Hopeing maybe she can make me like cooking. 🙂

  • Bonnie

    Just about any desserts.

  • sheeny black

    Just one?? Green bean casserole. Or maybe Pecan pie. Or maybe stuffing??.

  • Pam

    Apple pie!!

  • Peggy

    Turkey stuffing!

  • lori

    Favorite holiday dish is pumpkin pie!

  • Justine

    Apple pie. I could care less for the rest of it. 😉

  • Margarita

    Just one favourite? I adore brussel sprouts with pancetta…. mmmmm!

  • manda

    Pretty simple… I love my grandma’s noodles.

  • Maria Malaveci

    Favorite Holiday dish is my yummy Carrot Cake!

  • marion

    pumpkin pie… with whipped cream of course

  • Maureen

    I love the garlic mashed potatoes or the recipe I have that was my grandmother’s stuffing or the pumpkin crisp I make that my family loves instead of pumpkin pie.

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