Ree & Leigh{Anne} Meet In Person and a Giveaway

Yes,  Ree and Leigh {Anne} have officially met – face to face!

Pioneer Women was in Portland yesterday for a cookbook signing at Powell Books in Beaverton.  How could I pass up the chance to meet Ree – well, I couldn’t!

I arrived at the store at 4:00 p.m. to find 70 people ahead of me in line.  Not bad seeing as there would be over 430 behind me in line by the time it started at 6:00 p.m!  I got my ticket and took a seat to wait.  I was one of the 150 lucky people that actually got to sit down!

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I had fun visiting with people around me and my friend Dawn.

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I even had several groups of cute ladies come up to me asking me if I was Your Homebased Mom – it was nice to be a little famous!
Here’s one of the cute girls!

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Ree arrived at about 6:00 p.m.  She was a little late as she got stuck in traffic – that happens in Portland.  She did about 30 minutes of Q & A.  She even did her Ethel Merman impersonation.

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It was finally my turn up front, to meet Ree.  She was just as lovely, funny and gracious in person as she is on her blog.  And she had some pretty great looking boots on too!
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I have to tell you though – my night, maybe even my week was made when she told me she recognized me!  Yes, she had seen my picture when I was featured on her Tasty Kitchen Blog.  Pioneer Women recognized me!!!!!

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We had a fun little chat and I presented her with the gift I had made for her.  I made her a pretty little cake plate!  I hope it makes it back to Oklahoma in one piece!


When I saw this cute little rooster plate it just said “Pioneer Women” to me!  Don’t you think?!


Check back tomorrow for a cake stand tutorial but in the mean time I have a giveaway for you!

I had Pioneer Women sign two books – one was my well used and stained copy of her cookbook and the other one was a brand new cookbook! The brand new cookbook is for one of you!

Look what she wrote in the book!!

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So if you would like to win this autographed copy of The Pioneer Women Cooks just leave a comment below.  What’s your favorite PW recipe?

Also, win an extra entry for linking to this post on your blog, via Twitter or on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway will be open until Friday, April 23 at 12 midnight PST.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
Leigh Anne
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  1. Nat says

    I am new to the Pioneer Woman Cookbook. My sister visited and made us dinner using her Tomato, Artichoke Pasta recipe. It was delicious. Never knew I would like artichokes.

  2. Sara Taylor says

    I LOVE her potato recipes – I’m a potato girl all the way! I also am all about the pasta too. I would love this book!

  3. says

    Oh, to just pick one of her recipes as a favorite? That’s hard! But I’ll go with the chocolate sheet cake. How can you lose with chocolate?!

  4. Melanie says

    The coffee cake is my all-time favorite, though I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve made!

  5. Pam says

    Stuffed jalapenos have got to be the favorite! Bacon, cream cheese, cheese, bbq sauce what’s not to love?!

  6. Catherine says

    I am completely new to but totally intregued by Pioneer Woman. I may just have to try the cinnamon rolls (yum!).

  7. Ann says

    I love those bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and thrown on the grill. In fact, I’m making them tomorrow night for my husbands “man/carnivore party”.

  8. says

    I love the Pioneer Woman and would love to win a copy of her cookbook. I also love the Apple Dumplings made with the mountain dew. It is to die for!!

  9. Cindi Hatch says

    I’ve wanted this book!
    Hubby likes her recipe for Marlboro Man’s favorite Steak Sandwich and I like her Olive Cheese Bread.

  10. Allyson says

    That is so cool that she recognized YOU! Rock star! I love this woman. I read everything she writes and watch every show she is on. Hands down our family’s favorite recipe, but it will probably make you gag knowing your aversion, is the bacon wrapped meatloaf and the very labor intensive, but oh so worth it, mashed potatoes. You take a hunk of meat and then wrap it in 12 slices of bacon?! I thought my husband was going to ask me to marry him all over again. Honestly, I haven’t made one of her recipes that my family hasn’t liked. (Really trying to avoid the cinnamon rolls out of pure caloric fear!)

  11. Becky says

    This week I made the monkey bread recipe that is actually Pastor Ryan’s recipe and it was to die for!! I have tried and loved many of PW’s recipes though.