I actually remember Ree's first cooking post, a long, long, LONG time ago. What made me especially remember it was our mutual friend Willowtree, a curmudgeonly, foul-mouthed but completely lovable Australian, posted a recipe right after she did, and the contrast between his and hers was...memorable. Anyways, I tried to find it in her archives but that was turning into an unsuccessful time suck, so I moved on.
Now I'm trying to win an autographed copy because though we've never met, I feel like I know her. I think she has that affect on most people with her cheerful demeanor and always-positive attitude, not to mention she knows how to turn a word with humor and wit. And she's a brilliant photographer, lover of film and pop culture, teller of her favorite products and why, and saliva-inducing food blogger.
I stumbled across a bunch of friend and foodie bloggers hosting giveaways of her newest cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier. Since I'm already blatently stalking everyone who's giving away a copy, I thought I'd share the links with you to make it easy for ya; several giveaways have already ended, noted below for your convenience. (I'm all about saving you time ;).)
(Yes, I know the foodie bloggers listed most of the giveaway hosts, but I've found a few more, noted at the top of the list; figured I might as well include everyone while I was blog hoppin'!!)
What's Gaby Cooking (She's featuring Knock You Naked Brownies <-- FANTASTIC name!)
I Am Baker (LOVE this blog!)
Kevin and Amanda ~ ended :( (WONDERFUL photography!)
Picky Palate ~ ended :(
Good luck! Hope you and I BOTH win one of these PW treasures!!