Holidays and comfort food go hand-in-hand and no one captures the flavor of the seasons better than fellow blogger Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman!
Elisabeth and I discovered PW (as she is lovingly called by her blog readers) back in 2007 when we were childfree, career women and blogs were the new “it” thing. During our “breaks” at work we would instant message each other about Ree’s hilarious posts and beautiful photography. Then, she started sharing her amazing recipes, and it was love at first sight! Fast forward to today – we are still following PW’s inspiring evolution from rural ranch mom to New York Times bestselling author and TV Food Network personality – and now we’re sharing her recipes with our daughters.
Ree’s most recent cookbook THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: A Year of Holidays, 140 Step-By-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations captures what holidays are really all about— cooking good food and sharing good times with family and friends. With more than 140 delectable new and classic recipes, all presented alongside her trademark gorgeous, step-by-step photographs, readers will find tried-and-true recipes that rely on simple ingredients, and are guaranteed to please family and friends. And, while these recipes are meant to make major holiday (incluing The Big Game, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo in addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas) planning a snap, they’re also quick and easy enough to become everyday family favorites.
In honor of the holidays, Elisabeth and I recently gathered with our girls for a mommy-and-me cooking/baking day and whipped up these two dishes:
While we found these recipes easy, delicious and family-friendly, the real treat was the opportunity they provided us to spend fun time with friends! And we’re extending that opportunity to you with today’s giveaway.
One lucky Orlando Moms Blog reader will win a copy of THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: A Year of Holidays, 140 Step-By-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations and our holiday baking basket which features one of my all-time favorite Pampered Chef items (provided by Independent Consultant Marina Owens) – the two-quart batter bowl, plus a beautiful holiday apron! (Please note: giveaway is only for the items mentioned above. Any additional items pictured in this post are for reference only and are not included in the holiday baking basket giveway.)
So grab a friend and get baking and don’t forget to enter to win below, now through Friday, Nov. 29 for this awesome giveaway!
Disclaimer: Orlando Moms Blog received a copy of THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: A Year of Holidays, 140 Step-By-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations for review, however, the opinions expressed within this post are my own.