Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Christmas and The Pioneer Woman! {giveaway!}

Ree was so sweet recently to send me a copy of her new cookbook, A Year of Holidays.

It is amazing!! It is one of the most beautiful cookbooks I think I've ever seen. Seriously.
It's HUGE! And heartwarming. And inspirational. And made me teary eyed. (cookbooks shouldn't make people tear up, but this one did.)
Some recipes are incredibly simple. (like chocolate dipped marshmallows.) And some are much fancier, but of course Ree lays it all out in a way that lets you know you can do it too. (like prime rib. and quail.)

I have loved all of her cookbooks, but this one is just on a whole new level. It will be loved and used for years and years.
It covers every possible holiday and is full of tips for timing and making your meal planning easier.


Barn Kitty jumped up while I was trying to snap photos.


Lilo just wanted the food on the pages to come to reality so she could eat it all.


For Christmas I just want a big bowl of Burgundy Mushrooms. No meat required. Just shrooms.


And maybe a side of guacamole. Because there's never enough guac in my life. Ever.


And I'll finish with Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls. Because they have fruit in them, and I'm all about having a healthy balanced diet.


And guess what? Ree has agreed to sign a cookbook and ship it straight to you!
How cool is that?!
As great as that is, we will also include one of our new Christmas ornaments from The Rusted Chain! (you choose Santa or Snowman.)


So you can win a signed cookbook from The Pioneer Woman and a custom ornament from The Rusted Chain!! 

To enter: Leave a comment on this blog answering "What is your favorite Christmas food?"
(for additional entries: Tweet this, Facebook it, or Pin one of the above images to pinterest. Please leave additional comments for each thing you do.)

We'll draw a random winner this Friday.
(I'm not paid or compensated in any way to do this giveaway. I wasn't asked to do it. I just love food, Ree, Christmas, and The Rusted Chain. The end.)

1,436 comments:

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Rachel T said...

Peppermint fudge. That counts as Christmas food, right? Okay.

kraftykash said...

I love ritz crackers with PB, dipped in chocolate. They are easy and amazing. I would love to win this giveaway. :)

Jenn said...

Standing Rib Roast! Christmas is the only time we have this and it is so yummy!

Rachel T said...

Pinned this!

Ingrid said...

Eggnog, although that is a drink and not food. Hope it still counts :-))) Our family LOVES watching the Pioneer Woman on Saturdays. My 7 year old recently suggested that Ree could come live with us and do all the cooking, I would be in charge of cleaning. Apparently, my cooking isn't up to par which means I NEED this cookbook! L0L! If my name is drawn she really needs to sign the book to my boys, they would be thrilled!!

Rachel T said...

Aaaaaand tweeted this!

Simone B said...

Egg nog. And ham. And all the yummy potluck desserts people make... I can't pick just one!

Ingrid said...

Facebooked it!

Ingrid said...

Tweeted it!

Chelsea Revis said...

My favorite foo that we cook every year for Christmas is Monkey Bread and Red Velvet Cake!

Kelly said...

Sweet potatoes!

LuAnn Fischer said...

Stuffing my mom-in-law makes. It's ssssoooo good!!

Laura said...

Chocolate crinkles!

Christie said...

I love Christmas and love Christmas candy. Anything in almond bark

Jesica said...

Favorite Holiday Food - Oh, the soft ginger cookies, I love the tastes of the season!

Sarah said...

How to choose just one? I love everything! I'll go with the extra loaded (with calories) mashed potatoes that we make every year, and only at Christmas, because they are that special. ;)

Lori Bleh said...

My Mom's fudge...she's beem gone 14 years and I still miss her. And I still can't make the fudge taste like she did.

libbys1205 said...

Roasted marshmallows from our fireplace.

AprilKever said...

Candy Cane Cookies

Jeni said...

I love Sugar Cream Pie, an Indiana favorite. Its a blast back to my childhood when my brother and I would fight for the last slice.

anniemos said...

a recipe my mom had, and we only eat at Christmas. Its called "cinnamon candy apples". You dice apples (you can even use canned, drained) and pour into whatever size casserole dish, Pour some red hot cinnamon candies over them, let set for an hr. and then bake at 375 until bubbly and apples are done. Its so good, and reminds me of my mom, who has passed.

Jennifer said...

I love Peanut Blossom cookies! I only make them at Christmas so I always look forward to the!m

Shari Wilder said...

Idk that i can pick just one Christmas food. I love cornbread dressing, fudge, and pumpkin pie.

Shari Wilder said...

Idk that i can pick just one Christmas food. I love cornbread dressing, fudge, and pumpkin pie.

Melanie said...

those cute little peanut butter cookies with Hershey Kisses on top -- OH MY. Droooooooling :)

Jessica said...

My Grammy's Snowball cookies!

heatherp626 said...

I love all the cookies! My favorite is a chocolate Andies Mint cookie!

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heatherp626 said...

Pinned!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45880489927691988/

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Elizabeth {the Path Less Traveled} said...

Toffee!!!

millerb said...

My favorite Christmas food is cookies. Any kind will do, but particularly ginger snaps and snickerdoodles. And I think pumpkin pie is still considered Christmas food although it's also Thanksgiving food.

heatherp626 said...

Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/HeatherLynn626/status/392710842514305024

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millerb said...

I Pinned the ornaments!

heatherp626 said...

Shared on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/heather.lynn.353/posts/500501616711683

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Ami said...

Mmm... favorite Christmas food? I can't narrow it down. My mom's divinity, mother-in-law's stuffing, dad's glazed ham, grandma's fudge, great-grandma's scalloped carrots. Yum!

TexasMomKJ said...

Eggnog cookies are coming! Yay!

C and M said...

Our family's Christmas cookies :)

Jessica Collins said...

I would flip with joy to win this giveaway! My mom's side of the family is 100% Italian, and we make homeade cannoli for thanksgiving. The rolled cookie vs the pasta. So cannolis, dipped in shaved chocolate w/a marashino cherry at the end does it for me;)

Ami said...

pinned. :)

Stephanie McCluskey said...

Xmas baking is my favorite! Fudge, pumpkin muffins, stain glassed cookies...I can go on and on!

TexasMomKJ said...

Pinned it!

Kris C said...

My favorite Christmas food is my Dad's garlic rubbed, garlic stuffed prime rib. YUM! :)

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Melodee, said...

My Grandma's Divinity. Or her Penuche. :)

Kris C said...

Shared on FB...

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Katherine said...

I love love love Sand Tart cookies, which is a recipe that has been in our family for 4 generations or more. We make them only at Christmas.

Melodee, said...

I pinned it at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/29203097557551846/.

Julie said...

My favorite food at Christmas is fudge. Mmmmmmm

Kris C said...

Pinned the pretty ornaments on Pinterest!

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TexasMomKJ said...

Shared your FB post.

Patti said...

Sugar cookies

Melodee, said...

I also facebooked it at https://www.facebook.com/melodeebeth?ref=name.

Jessica Collins said...

I shared on my Facebook profile: and attempting to copy my url to prove it...

https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/jessica.collins.92505?__user=534321575

TexasMomKJ said...

And tweeted about it too

Michelle L said...

Baklava is my favorite thing to make. I have no family connection just love the stuff.

SoCal*CowGurl said...

Ree's cinnamon rolls have become a tradition for Christmas as my house and they are my absolute favorite!!!!

tkoerner said...

My favorite Christmas food is...All of it, favorite time of the year.

SoCal*CowGurl said...

I pinned a picture of the cookbook :)

SoCal*CowGurl said...

Facebooked it :)

Anonymous said...

Ham and mashed potatoes! Chocolate chip cookies and rice Krispy treats! Yum yum!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Leslie Veer said...

all the mashed potatoes and gravy I want, that I won't let myself eat the rest of the year.

TwinsTwice said...

Fudge, for sure! What a great giveaway! I'd love to find some new family traditional foods.

John and Peggy Stone said...

Any type of fudge

Anonymous said...

I love cranberry sauce.

Kelly Y said...

I love a fried turkey..

Tania said...

My moms sweet potato casserole.

Janet Kemper said...

Favorite Christmas food: Gingerbread!! Though the broccoli casserole we only have at Christmas is a close 2nd!

Tania said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

https://twitter.com/TaniaScott/status/392720926921338880

Janet Kemper said...

I pinned your awesome ornament photo!

Jennay said...

my fave foods during the holiday season are my Grandmother's Pecan Pie and Peanut Butter Fudge!!

Tania said...

Pinned on Pinterest.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/27162403976157457/

Becky M said...

Fried corn. My daughter who is 5 helps me put all the ingredients in the crock pot and stir. Cooking with her is my favorite thing.

Sarah said...

Pinned it!

Jennay said...

Pinned to Pinterest!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/51017408252429132/

Jennay said...

Pinned to Pinterest!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/51017408252429132/

Kuparstwn said...

Spaghetti and shrimp. We have a traditional Italian meal every Christmas Eve, so nothing makes me think of Christmas more than noodles and shrimp!

Kuparstwn said...

pinned

Lillian Child said...

Homemade divinity! My grandmother's recipe. And I've been following Ree Drummond since BEFORE she went viral ... what an amazing and funny lady, with cooking talent to boot. I have both of her first 2 cookbooks and am looking forward to her new endeavor as well. And The Rusted Chain??!! LOVE you guys! Thanks for a chance at an amazing prize giveaway event!

Kuparstwn said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/kuparstwn/status/392723987790168064

theamazingjohnsons said...

Pumpkin pie! We have it for Thanksgiving AND Christmas.

MaryBeth said...

Panettone - only have it at Christmas and I love love love it!!

theamazingjohnsons said...

Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/122863896057705037/

Candy Caldwell said...

It's a toss up between eggnog and Christmas cookies...hey, how about eggnog WITH Christmas cookies, yeah that the ticket!

theamazingjohnsons said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/caltifjohn/status/392724951779639298

Marisa Craig said...

My Great-Grandma Selah's homemade Apple Cobbler! It has been passed down for generations, and I can't wait to teach my little ones how to make it, too!

Beth Giannini said...

Cream cheese mixed with cranberries on a ritz cracker... I can't stop eating them... sigh.

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

Eggnog and homemade peanut clusters. Do those count?

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

Just posted in on the Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes Facebook page!

Candy Caldwell said...

Shared on Facebook as well as pintrest!
Thanks for sharing girls!

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

Pinned it here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/246290673345385074/

Amy Bean said...

My favorite Christmas food are my mother-in-law's snicker cookies!!! She only makes them once a year so they're quite a treat!!

Amy Bean said...
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Amy Bean said...

My favorite Christmas food are my mother-in-law's snicker cookies!!! She only makes them once a year so they're quite a treat!!

Lena Groda said...

Tamales. pinned

Jen O said...

Homemade apple cider caramels!

Anonymous said...

My mom's rolls!!

crupperqueen said...

Peppernuts, it's the only time of year I make them, delish!

Debbie W. said...

My mom's homemade dressing. I have tried and can't make it like she does!

Stacie said...

My mom's butterscotch fudge

Katherine said...

Chicken and dumplings!!!! Yummy

Suz said...

Christmas cookies

Angela H. said...

Frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookies!

Unknown said...

Gravy.

Marjorie Tellez said...

Italian Christmas Cookies

Cari Cusick said...

My mom's sugar cookies!

Marjorie Tellez said...

Pinned this!

Ashley Pugh said...

My favorite food during Christmas has to be green bean casserole :) Love it!

Ashley Pugh

kate said...

My MawMaw's peanut butter fudge or sweet potato casserole or homemade "trash" aka chex mix or ... the list could do on and on. I can't pick just one favorite!

kate said...

Pinned it!

Marjorie Tellez said...

Shared on fb :)

Mary said...

It is impossible for me to pick one favorite holiday food. I'd have to go with the peanut brittle my mother-in-law makes. ADDICTIVE! And she always makes an extra pan just for me! <3

Marjorie Tellez said...

Tweeted!

Anonymous said...

Anything with family and friends tastes good :)

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merlin said...

Grandma's fruitcake, no kidding.

Shelby said...

My favorite Christmas food is my Grandma's butter ring cookies. I could (and possibly have) eaten the entire jar.

Diane Zelenka said...

My favorite Christmas food are Toroires (not sure if the spelling is right- but that's how my grandma spelled it lol). They're anise flavored, glazed doughy cookies. Every year she made me a tin of them. I was fortunate enough to get her recipe so now I carry on the tradition of making them at Christmas. :)

Diane Zelenka said...

My favorite Christmas food are Toroires (not sure if the spelling is right- but that's how my grandma spelled it lol). They're anise flavored, glazed doughy cookies. Every year she made me a tin of them. I was fortunate enough to get her recipe so now I carry on the tradition of making them at Christmas. :)

Leslie Harvey said...

My favorite Holiday food is green bean casserole... I know... I know... it's boring..... but it's still my fave! :)

Jana said...

I pinned your beautiful ornaments!

rczarniak said...

My favorite Christmas food is the Pierogi's my Grandma used to make us!

Carrie Dotson said...

Oh me, oh my...I must only pick one? Alright if I must, sweet potatoes. But there is also pie and ham and stuffing and green beans with loads of bacon and and and.

Leslie Harvey said...

I pinned it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41095415323478704/

Jana said...

My favorite Christmas food is pie!!!

Betty J Schaub said...

Mom's Mini HaHas. Every winter, about early December Mom would get us to start cracking and peeling pecans. Then she would start her shopping for all the dried fruits and a 1/5 of JD. Mini HaHas are a cookie that is much like fruit cake with a meringue that has a pecan half all baked on top. So basically you bake the fruit cake style cookie. Then make fresh meringue. When the cookies have cooled you dollop the meringue on top, stick a pecan half in and pop them back into the oven for the pecan and meringue to toast. Mom is in her 80s now and not in the best of health. We don't get Mini HaHas anymore. Maybe I should start making them for my grandsons. Hmmmm.... I watch The pioneer Woman every Saturday. I've seen ads for this cookbook. I'd love to own a signed copy!!! It would just make my day, week, month, year!

Sarah said...

Love honey baked ham and roasted vegetables! Honestly, love the smells created by the food cooking more than the good itself!

Rebecca Ryan said...

Old Fashioned Christmas Fudge

Charlee Kleve said...

Bubble loaf on Christmas morning!

The Zookeeper said...

Well I love all the Christmas food that is made like Ham, turkey (im a meat kind of girl) but then I love all the sweets, peanut butter balls, choc eclair!!

Mary B said...

My pb balls I make and ship to my brother. It's a tradition :)

Patty Sumner said...

My hubby and I make the bestest ever..white chocolate reeses peanut butter fudge...a must during the holiday...Would love, love, this recipe book..and either of the ornaments from The Rusted Chain....Thanks for this give away...Blessings!

Cat said...

My mom makes homemade flour tortillas, cuts them into pieces, and fries them. They go straight from the oil into cinnamon and sugar, and are called panasitos. Like an elephant ear, but better :)

Sally Kelly said...

My favorite Christmas food is frosted sugar cookies! I can't get enough of 'em!

Debby said...

Oyster dressing, yummm

Patty Sumner said...

Pinned your ornaments to my Christmas boards....Blessings!

Cat said...
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Cat said...

Shared on Facebook as Cat Zamarron.Rychlinski.

Cat said...

Tweeted as @CatZamarron.

Cat said...

Pinned as KittyCatRollerMoM on Pinterest.

deb said...

My favorite food is rutabagas as the only time I make them are the holidays!

Kimberly Kaplan said...

Caramel covered marshmallows rolled in toasted coconut, courtesy of my stepgrandma. She knows how to make my Christmas bright!

deb said...

Pinned to Pinterest.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77405687318940260/

Julie said...

My favorite Christmas food is all of our traditional cookies that I learned to make from my Grandma. They are one of the things that never change on our menu. :)

Kimberly Kaplan said...
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Kimberly Kaplan said...

Just shared your post on Facebook!!

Kimberly Kaplan said...

Pinned it!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/48061920996960733/

Julie said...

Pinned to Pinterest!

Julie said...

Shared on fb!

Karen Sunderland said...

Grasshopper pie (from the cookbook of our 1st microwave circa 1977) made with marshmallows. Mmmmmm...

Kimberly Kaplan said...

Retweeted blog contest giveaway tweet. :)

Wendy said...

Seriously? By leaving a comment I will be rich, beautiful and skinny...I can't wait to hit the Publish Your Comment button! :)

My mom's chocolate balls.

Wendy said...

Pinned it. www.pinterest.com/pin/82331499411507764/

Emily said...

Not exactly a food, but I could totally live off of eggnog. Does it get more amazing?

Emily said...

PS: I happily pinned this. :)

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/7459155606658231/

Emily said...

Oooh, and then my pin made its way to Twitter...

https://twitter.com/emily_copeland/status/392763800463867904

Colleen said...

Cookies! All kinds and lots of them! :)

Emily said...

And lastly, my Twitter account was kind enough to forward it to my Facebook page, but I don't have a URL to show for it. Oh well...

G Kile said...

Ricotta cheese cookies with anise frosting are my favorite.

Lisa64801 said...

Nutmeg log cookies.

Sharon Martin said...

Fudge and my family's Croatian recipes for Christmas Eve.

Dj said...

Cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas cut out cookies (frosted sugar cookies). My grandmother's are the absolute best! Jen (roehl.jennifer@gmail.com)

Dj said...

Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/133489576428558501/

jroehl said...

I shared this giveaway on my FB page!

jroehl said...

Pinned the picture of the cookbook to my Pinterest page (Jennifer Roehl)

Chelsea said...

Sugar cookies with frosting :) I love making them almost as much as I love eating them!

jodilee0123 said...

Spritz cookies. YUM! Just can't stop eating them!

jodilee0123 said...

shared on facebook

kristina overman said...

Homemade mashed potatoes made by my mom-in-law!

kristina overman said...

Facebooked

Rhys said...

Peanut butter fudge! Mmmmmm

Chastity Ray said...

Ham and dressing! Just thinking about it makes me hungry lol

Toni :O) said...

Cannolis!!!! Yummo Beki especially from an Italian bakery! Woot!

Ann H. said...

It is so hard to pick just one favorite Christmas food!! There are so many - guess it will have to be pecan pie because that's the only time of year I eat it. Yum!!!

audrey said...

Peppernuts! Love the smell of them baking....and they taste yummy too!

Anonymous said...

Frosted sugar cookies. Yummm!!!

Kimbie said...

My grandfather's cookies are what I look forward to and definitely my favorite Christmas food.

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Kimbie said...

I shared this on Pinterest. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/154107618472734266/

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Kimbie said...

I shared this post on Facebook.

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Kimbie said...

I shared on Twitter. https://twitter.com/KCatapano/status/392822509478768640

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Nikki said...

My Daddy's homemade stuffing :)

Kristen said...

My Cheeseball

The Sieberts said...

sugar cookies!

The Sieberts said...

Facebooked it!

The Sieberts said...

pinned it!

Connie A. said...

Peppernuts and bubble bread, which are both Christmas traditions at our house!

Jan Anderson said...

Peppermint bark. And my Dad's cashew brittle, but he has been gone for 7 years and no one else can make it. Sad face, wish I could make it like he did.

elizabeth said...

We always have lamb for our Christmas dinner...YUMMM!

dibzz said...

My grandma's chocolate chip, walnut, meringue cookies! One of her recipes that I haven't mastered yet. Followed closely by my pumpkin pie...

Rachael said...

Ice cream

Teresa Cline said...

Christmas cookies!!

usagypsy said...

Date-Nut bread! My grandmas recipe. Wouldn't be Christmas without it!

usagypsy said...

Pinned it!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/53761789275584422/

Lee said...

My great grandmothers cinnamon rolls!! Thank you! ps I adore your new barn and love the pictures you took at night of it! Happy Wed!

Beth in CO said...

My favorite food - cut out sugar cookies with buttercream frosting. The recipes belong to my grandmother. Love the memories that I have made/will make with my 4 children making these cookies. And the messes!

I would pin, facebook and all those other things for additional entries, but I do not have any of those. Yes, I know....sad. :)

Michelle E of PA said...

One fav food for Christmas, this is a hard one....so I have to go with a favorite food group and that's the sweets..chocolate bark, choc covered nuts, pies, you get the picture :)

flower power momma said...

fudge with pecans

Shelley said...

Because I only have it at Christmas, I would say Monkey Bread. (But Peanut Brittle is a close second!)

Unknown said...

Gingerbread cookies -- and eggnog!

Sue L. said...

Gingerbread cookies -- and eggnog!

Sue L. said...

Pinned it!

Sadie said...

I love gingerbread cookies and houses!
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Sadie said...

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