Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays PLUS a Boozy Pudding Cake!

I can't wait to share this book with you today.  It's Ree's latest:
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
The book is so beautiful that it's not with my cookbooks...it's on my coffee table. 

I think this holiday book may be my favorite.  Of course, I said that about Ree's last one and the one before that, but I really, really love this book.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays is divided up by, you guessed it, holidays.  You'll find recipes for Valentine's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve...and everything in between.  All total: 140 recipes, all presented in Ree's signature step-by-step style.

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You know I went right for the dessert pages, right?

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I don't know what this says about me, but this Halloween "Cheese Ball of Death" really speaks to me.  Any recipe that calls for a gummy tarantula has to be a winner.

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Of course, you'll find lots of pictures of the ranch and cowboys.

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Do you read cookbooks like novels?  Me, too.  I love those little intro parts before the recipes.  Well, Ree writes them like no other.  I had the best time reading through the book and hearing Ree's voice in my head.  (Does that sound weird?)

Anyway....stay tuned because Ree is giving away three, yes THREE, signed, yes SIGNED, copies of her book in just a bit.

one of the BEST cakes I've ever eaten. ::: kahlua (or rum) pudding cake from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Now, let me introduce you to a cake.  A boozy cake.  A boozy cake from Ree's book that is responsible for my extra three pounds this week.

one of the BEST cakes I've ever eaten. ::: kahlua (or rum) pudding cake from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
I made Ree's cake, and *promised* myself that I would have just a sliver after taking the pictures.  You can see in one of the pictures that the first slice out was really small.  That was my slice.

one of the BEST cakes I've ever eaten. ::: kahlua (or rum) pudding cake from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
THEN, I decided that you really couldn't see the beautiful, moist cake, so I sliced off another piece...this time a pretty big honkin' piece.

I took the pictures, stood (I didn't even bother sitting) over the table, and INHALED both pieces.  Inhaled, I tell you.

This cake in fantastic.  I'm not sure of it's the booze, or the brown sugar pecans on the top, or the one and a half sticks of butter that are melted and poured over the cake after it bakes, or what.  The combination of it all is magical.

[Note: the cake recipe calls for rum and I used Kahlua...did you know Kahlua is rum and coffee liqueur?  You do now!]

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Christmas Rum Pudding Cake
{from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays}

Cake:
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 box yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) package vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup dark rum (or Kahlua)

Glaze:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
3/4 cups dark rum (or Kahlua)

Preheat oven to 325.  Thoroughly grease a Bundt pan.  Sprinkle the brown sugar and pecans in the bottom of the pan.

In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil, and rum.  Mix until smooth and totally combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

When the cake has about 10 minutes to go, make the glaze.  Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.  Then add the water and bring to a boil.  Boil for 4-5 minutes, or until thick.

Turn off the heat and add the rum.  Turn the heat back on and cook for 1 minute more.

one of the BEST cakes I've ever eaten. ::: kahlua (or rum) pudding cake from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.

one of the BEST cakes I've ever eaten. ::: kahlua (or rum) pudding cake from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Use a skewer or toothpick to poke holes all over the surface of the cake.  Drizzle half of the glaze over the cake and down the sides.  Let it sit in the pan for 10-15 minutes, letting the glaze soak in.

Carefully invert the cake onto a serving platter.  Slowly drizzle the remainder of the glaze over the top, giving the cake a chance to absorb as much as possible.

Let the cake sit for a couple of hours to make sure it's really moist and rummy...or Kahlua-y in my case.

Eat.  Two pieces...while hovering over the table.  It's too good to waste time sitting, people.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Alright...who wants a SIGNED copy?  You do!!!  
 (Would this not be the BEST Christmas gift?!?)
 
To enter:  leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite holiday food tradition.

For an extra entry: leave a SEPARATE comment telling me if you've ever tried a recipe from Ree's blog, TV show, or cookbooks.

Entries accepted through 11:59CST, November 20th.  Good luck! :) 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays...you're going to LOVE it!!!


689 comments:

  1. I've tried recipes from Ree's website!

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  2. My favorite holiday tradition is cut-out Christmas sugar cookies!

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  3. My favorite is pancakes for breakfast on Christmas morning!

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  4. And I have tried some recipes from her website! :)

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  5. When I was in college, I was always given the relish tray to prepare for holidays. Some 25 years later, I still make a mean relish tray. My deviled eggs are a big hit each year.

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  6. I have tried several of Ree's recipes from her blog. That was before her cookbooks came out. I have made her crash potatoes and her chocolate sheet cake to name a few.

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  7. Baking family recipes with three generations is a blessing every single Christmas.

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  8. I like making cookies with the family

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  9. I love our post Christmas pizza contest! We get to judge and eat some yummy pizzas that we all make together =)

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  10. I LOVE Ree's recipe for creme brulee!

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  11. Decorating cookies on christmas eve!

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  12. My favorite holiday tradition is my mom's cheesy potatoes and ham balls. They are the best cheesy potatoes ever EVER! And the ham balls are amazing :)

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  13. I have tried her Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce.

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  14. I've tried a few -- her cinnamon rolls were amazing! I've done her knock you naked brownies too and they are so sinful!

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  15. I've made loads of the recipes on Ree's blog...I hope I don't have to name them!!

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  16. My favorite holiday tradition is...well really not a tradition, its just being together with my family with nothing on the calendar that needs to be done except be together!

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  17. I have made several recipes from Ree's blog - some over and over!

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  18. We have a fondue dinner on Christmas Eve and it's always a lot of fun!

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  19. We have a small family on my side so when we get together for the holidays, we have tons of food cause we love to cook & eat! One thing that I always have to make because my mom & sisters aren't bakers is pumpkin roll. Nothing fancy but they all love it.

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  20. My mom and I bake at least a dozen different kinds of cookies every year to package and give to friends. She's I'll this year, so I'm hoping our tradition will be able to continue for many, many years to come. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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  21. My favorite tradition is making christmas cookies with my girls.

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  22. I have Ree's first two cook books and use them all the time. I love her chocolate sheet cake.

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  23. My favorite holiday food tradition is our traditional Slovak Christmas Eve meal.

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  24. We inject and smoke our turkeys every year....love it...

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  25. My favorite holiday food is my mom's stuffing. I've mastered how to make it as well and I'm so happy to make it on the years that we can't be all together as a family. :)

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  26. My mom's cornbread dressing is a tradition. It's not the holidays without it!

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  27. I love having pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and spending the time before Christmas making cookies with my kids.

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  28. I've tried several of her recipes from her website. Always turns out great!

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  29. I love cooking with Ree's cookbook!

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  30. During the holidays, we carve out time on weekend afternoons to have a "dessert break" or a little treat time. We have hot chocolate and some array of Christmas cookies I've made with some store-bought chocolates or peppermint bark, etc. It is a lot of fun. : )

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  31. I love Pioneer Woman's malted milk chocolate cookies recipe. My husband is a huge fan of soft and chewy cookies and that one is spot on...not only that, it really makes perfect ice cream sandwiches, preferably with coffee ice cream!

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  32. My favorite holiday food tradition is helping my mom with the cooking. I'm a dunce in the kitchen and survive only by her careful instructions, but I love spending time with her. Since I've moved out of state, this holiday season it will be especially comforting to be in the kitchen with her!

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  33. I love to make Pizzelles. Some years turn out better than others.

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  34. My favorite holiday food tradition is cookies for breakfast on Christmas day. :) Otherwise, it's turkey for thanksgiving and ham for Christmas….always!

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  35. Just last night we made PW's Chicken Taco Salad. YUMMY…we're going to make again this weekend!

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  36. My family always makes bourbon balls for Christmas, although it's hard for me to find people to share them with now that I live in California.

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  37. The first thing I made from PW was the cinnamon sugar muffins, and I've loved her recipes ever since!

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  38. Love Ree's website and love how down to earth she is. I love her monkey bread recipe.

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  39. Pie! It seems like I only eat pie on the holidays.

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  40. The first thing I made from her blog was chicken spaghetti. Yummy! But I love her cinnamon rolls and there's this pork chop dish that is to die for!

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  41. I love our tradition of making clothespin cookies (ladyfingers) for Christmas.

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  42. I use Ree's sausage gravy recipe at least once a month. :)

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  43. We always make and decorate Grandma's sugar cookies.

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  44. My most recent PW recipe was the Halloween bark. Yum!

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  45. It's a fairly recent tradition, but the last few years I've made a point on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to make a huuuuge breakfast for my mom and I. Usually some sort of fancy french toast or pancakes, bacon, and potatoes.

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  46. I love PW and have made tons of Ree's recipes. I don't follow the recipe so much anymore, but I learned to make mashed potatoes from scratch with her recipe from the site.

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  47. My favorite holiday food tradition are pizelles. My grandma's neighbor would make them and bring them over every year. We have carried the tradition with our own families now.

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  48. I love my family's tradition of eating chinese food on christmas! Thank you Christmas Story for the idea!!!

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  49. Also I LOVE her recipes! I make them all the time. One of my stapes now is her cinnamon rolls!! They are so sinful!

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  50. I helped a friend make Ree's monkey bread, and that dish has been requested ten times over. I must make more of her delicious dishes!

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  51. I've made her cinnamon rolls. So fabulous!

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  52. That cake looks amazing! Pinning!

    Food/holiday tradition - I actually posted some creme de menthe bars today and told a story of what they mean to me!

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  53. Hi Bridget,
    My favourite holiday food tradition is probably the Christmas cookies my husband and I make together. Last year my little cousin even joined the fun.
    Thanks,
    Monique

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  54. Every year, I bake and decorate gingerbread men by the dozens for all our family and friends!

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  55. So far my fave recipe is her potato soup! Or Marlboro man sandwich! Or smashed potatoes! Ummm.....

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  56. Just being at my grandma's house enjoying the dinner she's been cooking on Christmas as long as I can remember!

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  57. Thanksgiving! We usually have people over who have never celebrated Thanksgiving before (usually friends of the family from Korea). They have usually never had a roast turkey either, so it's fun to watch their reactions to it.

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  58. Oh! I've also made Ree's malt chocolate chips, the bacon meatloaf, the chicken spaghetti...too many to list, but all delicious!

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  59. My favorite food holiday tradition is warm cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning!

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  60. I have also made Ree's Blackberry Cheesecake over this past weekend for a birthday party. It was delicious!

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  61. My favorite food tradition is rice porridge on Christmas morning! Here in Norway, it's tradition to serve rice porridge on Christmas morning, and one bowl will contain an almond hidden in it. Whoever finds the almond, wins a little prize (usually a board game that the whole family can enjoy).

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  62. My daughter and I bake Christmas cookies together.

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  63. I have made many of Ree's recipes, my favorite is her chicken fried steak

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  64. I haven't had the chance to try anything from Ree's book, but I love her blog! I've made so many things from it, like chocolate curls, and I still have so many things on my list to make!

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  65. I love making sugar cookies with my daughter!
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  66. I have tried a few of Ree's recipes! We love her cinnamon rolls!
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  67. I always make Sticky Buns for Christmas morning. We have many other holiday food traditions that my children have come to look forward to. I hope they will adopt some of these family loved traditions when they're grown. One that my mother passed to me was to add linguica to out turkey stuffing.

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  68. I love the Pioneer Woman's recipes. Some tried favorites are her macaroni salad, it really is the best! Cowboy Quiche, we made this last week and the Pulled Pork sandwiches with Jalapeño Slaw. Ree's recipes are easy and delicious. I would love to own her cookbook.

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  69. My and my family favorite holiday food is gingerbread cookies.

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  70. Holiday food? Home made cannoli! YUM!!!!!

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  71. Ever tried a recipe--Yup! Pie crust. Turned out GREAT!

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  72. turkey and putting up the tree and yes I make ree's stuff all the time I love her blackberry cobbler and strawberry oatmeal bars and shared them with all my girlfriends

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  73. yes I make ree's stuff all the time I love her blackberry cobbler and strawberry oatmeal bars and shared them with all my girlfriends

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  74. My favorite holiday food/tradition is my G-Mom-B's twice baked potatoes! My Uncle and I used to have a contest to see who could eat the most!

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  75. Oh yes, I've made quite a few things from Ree! Her Sesame Noodles make an appearance several times a year, her twice baked potatoes are killer and her Italian Wedding Soup was very good too! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

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  76. I love my mom's dressing and sweet potato casserole!

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  77. I've tried several of Ree's recipes. Love the way the house smells with her drip beef cooking all day!

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  78. My rolls are requested for every occasion.

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  79. I love ree's resataurant style salsa

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  80. Favorite holiday food tradition - Christmas Eve - a simple dinner of just appetizers. Just us.

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  81. Have I made any of Ree's recipes? Too many to name, both from her website and from her first book. Her pulled pork is one of my go-tos.

    Thanks Bridget!

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  82. Kim P - mexican food on christmas eve

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  83. Favorite tradition.....making my favorite cowboy coffee cake Christmas morning....my mom always made it for me and now I make it for my three girls. :)

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  84. And Ree's recipes? Yes and often! Her salsa recipe was a life changer. :)

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  85. I absolutely love making the Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing and all the side dishes. And it wouldn't be Christmas without all the traditional cookies. Love this time of year!

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  86. Ree's baked bean recipe was a big hit at one of our family picnics last summer. I love her TV show, her website and her photography.

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  87. Every year on Christmas Eve we get together and have a "finger food buffet" (bbq meatballs, veggie tray, deviled eggs, etc). Then Christmas Day we have a big dinner. It's just another way for us to spend more time together!

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  88. I make recipes from her blog and show often. I love her salsa recipe!

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  89. The kids always want Christmas Cheese Ball and peppermint meringues.
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  90. I've tried a recipe from the show.
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  91. I like making Christmas cookies and candies to share with the family and neighbors.
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  92. I like rum and eggnog at Christmas! Also, love this cake!

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  93. We like her recipe for Baked French Toast.
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  94. Favorite tradition is going from one friends house to another, taking the time to spend a few minutes with others.

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  95. I have made Ree's Perfect Poundcake and Crash Hot Potatoes....which my husband loves!!

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  96. On Christmas Eve we always have a shrimp salad with capers, and open one present!

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  97. My favorite is all the different kinds of yummy Christmas cookies.

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  98. I use Ree's recipes from her show and both of her other 2 cookbooks. I use her pot roast and chili recipes all the time.

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  99. Holy drunk cake Batman! Pass the plate darlin' :D xoxo

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  100. My moms lasagna is so special we eat it for Christmas every year. It's non traditional but it's OUR tradition and it's my favorite tradition :)

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  101. My favorite holiday tradition to bake is gingerbread men.

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  102. I tried a recipe from her site that when it came to my e-mail the kids and I were so excited we H-A-D to try it. We had to have done something wrong as it bombed and now the kids refer to it as the "Knock you out the door brownies"... Still don't know what we messed up as we make a lot of recipes from her e-mail send outs and they always taste good but that one - we still shake our head at.

    M

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  103. My favorite holiday tradition is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. No matter how healthy we eat during the rest of the year, I tend to be a purist when it comes to Thanksgiving. Stuffing and Pumpkin pie is always a must.

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  105. Yes, I have tried many Pioneer Woman recipes and they are all winners in my book. This cake sounds to die for. Can't wait to have an excuse to make it.

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  106. My favourite holiday tradition is baking all of the Christmas cookies with my daughter, she's 3 and loves to dump and stir ingredients. We make gingerbread, sugar cookies, chocolate toffee and peanut butter blossoms plus we usually try something new, a messy good time!

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  107. christmas morning coffee cake. after the stockings but before the presents under the tree.

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  108. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, I try to make my family's favorites--cranberry sauce (my mother's), meatloaf (my husband's), and fill in with some of our other favorites or something special that I don't usually prepare because of cost or time.

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  109. Every Christmas time, I make pierogi with my son.

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  110. My favourite is to make cut out cookies and decorate them.

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  111. I've made things that I've seen on her TV show and her blog.

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  112. So far, I have not tried any of Ree's recipes. It's about time I did, though. I really like watching her show. It's so family oriented and wholesome.

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  113. My favorite holiday tradition food is the homemade Ravioli that we make for Christmas (it is my husband's grandmother's recipe)!

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  114. My favorite holiday recipe is my aunt's Honey Bows for Christmas. Love making them each year!

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  115. I have tried and LOVED Ree's Meat Sauce recipe!

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  116. A friend of mine just recently made Ree's roasted squash and kale recipe and said it was fantastic! That's the one I will try next!

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  117. I enjoy all the yummy things that, for health, cost and/or time reasons, we only have on Christmas Eve.
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  118. I love mymother's liver dressing for Thanksgiving = jpeterson76@yahoo.com

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  119. So many of Ree's recipes that I thank her dearly for, but I really love her chicken parmesean = jpeterson76@yahoo.com

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  120. We cook our Turkey all night long , so for Breakfast my Kids and I always have stuffing. By 12:00 PM we are having
    our Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks, Dale

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  121. Typically every major holiday we have both turkey & ham! It's always a good idea to have both!

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  122. I've made several PW's recipes and all have been hits!

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  123. I make rice pudding for christmas every year in memory of my father in law. it was his fav. :0)

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  124. I love decorating our house for Christmas on the day after Thanksgiving every year.

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  125. and yes, I've made several of her recipes from her blog!

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  126. Hi It is me again. I have tried several of Rees' Recipes. Right off hand Chicken Fried Steak, it was wonderful!
    Also French Bread Pizza from her show. What a hit! I have never been successful at making it in the past, til I
    saw her use Steak Rolls instead. I Love Rees' Recipes. Thanks, Dale

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  127. I have made many of Ree's recipes, and lots of them have become staples in our house. My kids especially love her Chicken and Noodles.

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  128. My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating cut out sugar cookies for Christmas.

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  129. I made Ree's drip beef from her blog, just this past weekend. DEEEElicious!

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  130. I have never tried one of her recipes before. I do have the library waiting for me to pick up from the library!

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  131. My favorite holiday tradition is the stockings! No matter how old we get, we all have a stocking on Christmas morning. Including the pets.

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  132. Hmm, Christmas Cookies or Eggs Benedict for Christmas breakfast. It's a toss-up!

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  133. Our holiday food tradition is to stand around the kitchen waiting to see how many times my uncle catches the marshmallows on the sweet potato casserole on fire.

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  134. Pioneer Woman "The Bread" is TO DIE FOR!

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  135. For decades my whole family has had a Christmas morning tradition of gathering at a family member's home and having a breakfast feast of buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup. This is the only time of the year we eat them and we pig out. If there is a new family member (i.e. new husband or wife) present we initiate them by slapping piles of buckwheats on their plate when they aren't looking and then count to see how many they can eat!

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  136. I LOVE Ree! I have tried several of her yummy recipes!

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  137. I love finding recipes from her website, but now I am going to start following her blog too!!

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  138. I always do a cookie exchange and I love finding new recipes!!!

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  139. My mother-in-law tends to run around like crazy at the last minute trying to keep certain things warm, making sure the meat's cooked all the way, and trying not to burn the stuffing. Seems like, after 15+ years of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, she'd have it down pat but it's always fun to see what will and won't work out. It's never bad enough to ruin dinner, but we always have to laugh a little and give her a hard time.

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  140. I use Tasty Kitchen all the time and have made Ree's macaroni and cheese from her cookbook. I think her peanut butter pie was the first thing I made from her PW web site.

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  141. My favorite tradition is a Slavic Christmas Eve dinner of cabbage/potatoes, pierogis (home made) and creamed mushrooms. It's simple but satisfying and it goes back a long way in my ex-husband's family but is carried on by me and now my children.

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  142. I love baking poppy seed and nut rolls for the holidays. It's been a family tradition for decades.

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  143. My favorite holiday food tradition is hiding out with my cousin while gossiping and eating pie directly out of the pan.
    (When we were six we both got in trouble for playing with our food at the table. We were told that we couldn't have dessert, so when no one was paying attention we took a pie and two forks and went to hide in the outside utility closet. We had a great time making ourselves sick on pie. It was totally worth the punishment! Now my grandmother makes a special pie just for us each year and we still sneak it out!)

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  144. I haven't used any of Ree's recipes, but would love to make something from the new book!!

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  145. Making the cheeseball for my family's holiday get-togethers is my favorite tradition! :0)

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  146. I've made several things from Ree's cookbooks/website, but the best two things are her country fried steak and those doggone cinnamon rolls!

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  147. Yes, I have tried many of Ree's recipes. I make her Chicken Spaghetti often. It's the perfect dish to take to someone who just had a baby or is recovering from an illness.

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  148. Oh my, I definitely have to try this cake. It looks wonderful, but your description really sold me!

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  149. I don't remember which blog introduced me to Pioneer Woman (maybe yours!), but I love her blog. Just last night, I once again made her Restaurant Style Salsa and her Pico de Gallo--both are wonderful! I have her first two cookbooks and can hardly wait to get her third; if I can't win it, it will be my Christmas present to myself!

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  150. That cake looks awesome sauce AND has to be decorating home made sugar cookies with the kids on Christmas Eve before midnight mass. Oh, never mind the "kids" are 22, 22 and 18 :-) We still have loads of fun!

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  151. Baking and decorating the sugar cookies!
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  152. My favorite holiday tradition is is making Christmas cookies with my mom - every year we do the old favorites but then also try at least one new recipe. It's great fun and a great way to spend time together. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to help!

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  153. I love Christmas Eve at my parents house, a table full of deliciousness - french onion soup, steamed shrimp, bacon wrapped scallops, etc.

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  154. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to make Ree's cinnamon rolls! I would love this cookbook - I drooled over it in the store just the other day. Has some wonderful sounding recipes... and what a great idea to separate them by holiday :)

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  155. I have not tried on of Ree's recipes, but I read her blog and sometimes what she makes influences what I make. And I've pinned a lot of her recipes.

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  156. Making christmas cookies with my mom and 2 yound nieces!

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  157. My daughter and I make an awesome cheesy hashbrown dish. Haven't tried any of Ree's recipes but they look great.

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  158. I love her pasta dish with atrichokes and a crunchy topping!

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  159. My favorite holiday tradition is spending the night at my sister's house with all of the cousins. Not my husband's favorite. :) I have 5 sisters and with all of our kids, there are 16 cousins (ages 1-19) that all sleep in the same room and wake up together on Christmas morning. So much fun and so many great memories.

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  160. I know it is totally stereotypical, but I adore pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Heck, pumpkin pie anytime! It's the best!

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  161. I've never tried one of Ree's recipes... but now I'll have to give them a try! That cake looks delicious.

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  162. I like making tree cookies on the day we put up the actual tree :)

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  163. I love spritz cookies! They are one of the most fun to make I think.

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  164. I've made Ree's cinnamon rolls from her blog (yum), her best ever frosting made w/flour (so weird, but SO good), her chocolate cake, not sure what else. Everything I've ever tried of hers is super good.

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  165. And nope, I don't think I've made any of Ree's recipes! Though I have her glazed doughnuts bookmarked ;)

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  166. I love the mashed potatoes and rolls...I'm a fan of carbs :)

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  167. I made Ree's pumpkin pancakes for breakfast last weekend - yum! Toasted pecans and maple syrup and whipped cream are my new favorite combination

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  168. We've had my Grandma's amazing pumpkin bread every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember and even though she's no longer with us, I've carried on the tradition!

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  169. I've tried some of Ree's recipes.
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  170. Our family looks forward to the traditional nut shortbread cookie rolled in powdered sugar. It is a southern cookie usually served at bridal and baby showers. There are never any left over, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, yum!

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  171. My favorite holiday tradition is hosting our annual Christmas morning brunch. I think we're going on 25 years now.
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  172. I print out and use many of Ree's recipes. They never fail to please. I like how you can tweak them to make them your own.

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  173. My favorite holiday food tradition is making cut out sugar cookies at Christmas.

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  174. As a second comment...Yes!! I've tried many of Ree's recipes and I like taking them when some of my friends have babies, etc...

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  175. We made decorated sugar cookies and ginger bread houses as kids and I'm proudly doing the same with my kids!

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  176. My family tradition is just to have WAY too much food. Too many varieties, too much of everything. Except for the year that there weren't enough mashed potatoes at Christmas. The year that my Aunt Mary will never be able to live down.

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  177. My favorite holiday food tradition is dark fruit cake :)

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  178. I made Ree's chocolate cake into cupcakes for a friends wedding and they were a big hit :)

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  179. I love making gingersnaps around Christmas!

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  180. My favorite holiday food tradition is still my mom's cheeseball recipe. I'm not sure why, but she only ever made it for Christmas, and to this day, the taste of it takes me right to happy holiday feelings!

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  181. Christmas cookies, tons of them!

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  182. Christmas Eve dinner is our favorite tradition.

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  183. PW is my go to source--I've made recipes from the blog, TV show and her books.

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  184. I've made so many things from Ree's blog. Love her recipes. Probably the one I make the most is her restaurant-style salsa. I always have that in my fridge...it's the best. I also love her cheesy Mexican rice and French onion soup. Yum!

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  185. I just made Ree's peanut butter cake yesterday... amazing as usual!

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  186. We don't have a lot of holiday food traditions, but making krumkake and/or Russian tea cakes has to be on the list!

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  187. My favorite is our family's Thanksgiving dressing recipe that has been passed down for ages, simply the best!

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  188. YES! I've made her lemon pasta dish several times; YUM.

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  189. Yes I have tried many of Ree's recipes all are amazing but last year I wanted to spice up our sweet potatoes for the holidays and you can not go wrong with her holiday recipe for sweet potatoes!

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  190. Yes I have her first book, and I have try some of them with great results and my little ones love to see the pictures of the farm when they read the recipe to me. Enjoy your hollydays

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  191. My favorite holiday food tradition is baking cookies! Sometimes I will have up to 10 different varieties for the Christmas spread!
    cookienurse

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  192. I bake lots of Christmas cookies and pies during the season. I'm definitely going to make this rum cake for the Holidays!

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  193. I love making peppermint bark every year - it also makes the house smell like the holidays!

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  194. Christmas cookie day. My whole family gets together for a whole day and all we do is bake!

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  195. I have tried Ree's recipes and actually made her lasagna this weekend. It's a staple in our household!

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  196. I love making cookies as part of my holiday tradition.

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