Friday, January 22, 2016

Cookbook Crush: January 2016

I meant to tell you all about these cookbooks in October. And then in November. And then again in early December so you'd have time to order them for Christmas.

So, yeah.

This might be perfect timing, though, right? If you did not get these books for Christmas, well...it's time to treat yourself. (Or, ask for them for Valentine's Day.)

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
1. The Cookie Companion by Georganne Bell.

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Georganne is the mastermind behind LilaLoa. Georganne is an artist with a fabulous eye for color and design. Her cookies are whimsical, beautiful and fun, and her book is just the same.

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Packed with great cookie decorating info, the book contains recipes, tutorials, and tips. The book is organized alphabetically, so you'll find "eyeballs" under E and "Piping bags" and "Pumpkins" under P. Every letter is an adventure. :)

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Wait until you see Georganne's vintage technique! So cool!

So, here's where I almost passed out upon seeing the book...the color charts:
Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Georganne walks through how to make stunning custom colors mixing gel paste food colorings.

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Oh, and then there are the color palettes. *faints* I love this part. It makes my heart go pitter-patter.

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Love cookie decorating? Interested in cookie decorating? You'll want The Cookie Companion.

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime by Ree Drummond

Just to start, I always love the covers of Ree's books, but this one is particularly beautiful, I think.
Hey, Ree!

Ree's latest book is all about DINNER! (I bet you guessed that!)

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
The cookbook is filled with Ree's signature...and super helpful...step-by-step photography.

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
You'll find 16-minute meals, freezer meals, breakfast for dinner...AND dessert. Ree wouldn't forget dessert!
Cookbook Crush: January 2016

I love how Ree's cookbooks are just a good read in addition to the recipes. And those ranch photos? *sigh*
Cookbook Crush: January 2016
Cookbook Crush: January 2016
I've made several recipes from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime so far. Do I even need to tell you they were delicious? (They were.)

Cookbook Crush: January 2016
I'd like to send one of these lovely cookbooks to one of you! :)

Leave a comment on this post telling me which one you'd like. US addresses only, please.

Comments accepted through 11:59pm CST January 27th. Good luck!

*this post contains amazon affiliate links. thank you!


137 comments:

  1. The Cookie Companion looks awesome!

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  2. Would love the Pioneer Woman Dinertime cookbook

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  3. I ordered Ree's book for all my kids and forgot to order one for me, so that's the one I would love to have. Dinnertime!

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  4. Would love Ree's new book! Thanks for the contest!

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  5. I would love the Pioneer Woman Dinnertime cookbook - thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I would love a Dinnertime cookbook!

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  8. The Cookie Companion would be great!

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  9. I would love The Cookie Companion! Georganne is my idol!!

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  10. I would love the Cookie Companion. The color palette help looks amazing.

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  11. I would love to have the cookie companion cookbook. My daughter, niece and I really enjoy making and decorating cookies together.

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  12. Would love the pioneer woman book :)

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  13. I'd love to win the Pioneer Woman cookbook!

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  14. Awesome give away, thanks! Problem is that it is soooo difficult to choose. Since I'm still working on my cookie decorating skills I would have to say...Cookie Companion

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  15. What a difficult choice! They both look great. I think I'd pick the cookie book if I had to choose!

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  16. I already have the Pioneer Woman cookbook! Would love to win Cookie Companion!

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  17. The Cookie Companion by Georgeanne Bell! (I already have pioneer woman!)

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  18. I would absolutely adore the Cookie Companion. Those color palettes!

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  19. I would love the cookie book!! Just started to decorate and would love the tips. Thanks. Fran

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  20. I would love, love, love The Cookie Companion!

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  21. Be my Valentine! Love The Cookie Companion! Great choices! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. I have been dreaming of owning The Cookie Companion ever since I took Georganne's Craftsy class. I am new to cookie art. I am now armed with an airbrush but I am not dangerous yet. Hopefully this book will help!

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  23. Leslie:
    I'm trying to cut back on sweets, so the Pioneer Woman book would be best for me. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  24. The Cookie Companion! Now that I have more time would love to bake cookies as beautiful as yours!

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  25. I would love the pioneer woman's cookbook.
    Adairdet@gmail.com Happy New Year! Denise

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  26. The cookie companion! It's the perfect partner to my Ree Drummond cookbook!!

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  27. Wow! What a tough choice! They both look awesome! I think I would pick The Cookie Companion if I really have to pick! Thanks so much!

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  28. Cookie Companion is awesome but my days of using cookie cutters are over, I would love the Dinners one from Ree....thanks!

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  29. The Cookie Companion could be my third favorite cookie book behind the first two from this really cool cookie book author named Briget Edwards!

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  30. Hard choice, but I am leaning toward Cookie Companion!

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  31. I would Love the Cookie Companion
    lputm@hotmail.com

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  32. The Cookie Companion would be my choice

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  33. My choice would be the Cookie Companion.

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  34. I love cookie decorating! I've spoiled my friends to expect lovely cookies for every holiday! But the color guide? wAaaaaay cool!

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  35. I'd love to have the Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime! I love watching her and I'd love to have her cookbook!!

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  36. I am interested in receiving the Pioneer Woman's newest cookbook, please. I want both cookbooks, but for now, I must be practical!! *smile* Thanks for the contest! Good Luck to all!!!

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  37. The Cookie Companion would be great! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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    1. The Cookie Companion has been in my Amazon cart forever. Would love to finally have it in my collection. Received Ree's latest book for Christmas. :)

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  38. Definitely The Cookie Companion. I am constantly amazed at the cookies she produces - the artistry is fantastic and the patience she shows in making them perfect blows my mind.

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  39. I have neither of these. They would be fun to read. I like dinner and cookies for dessert. Yum

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  40. I would love the cookie companion! It looks so fun!

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  41. They both look amazing, but cookies are my favorite thing to bake so I'd love to win The Cookie Companion cookbook!!

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  43. Would LOVE the Cookie Companion.

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  44. I'd love to have a copy of the Cookie Companion! I already own Dinnertime, you're right, it's wonderful!

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  45. I would love to win the Pioneer Women's Dinnertime cookbook.

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  46. I would like to check out Ree's cookbook

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  47. I'd most like The Cookie Companion!
    wrightmommy6 (at) gmail.com

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  48. The cookie book looks awesome, but I'd really love a copy of Ree's book!

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  49. Ree's book!!!!! Currently snowed in and watching her show as we speak :)

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  50. I would so love to win Ree The Pioneer Woman Dinnertime cookbook.

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  51. I would choose Ree Drummonds cookbook. I love cooking and its my hobby.I started cooking few years ago in college, learning everything I could on food network, to supplies I would need. Since, then I started a small cookbook collection and foodnetwork, gourmet magazines collection, three cookbooks one italian, America's Test Kitchen and The Food Processor Bible. Cooking helped my life, I stopped eating frozen food dinners and started cooking homemade. I forced to as college student with no insurance to start eating healthy. I would watch food network every night from Ree Drummond, to bobby flay grilling, Giada de Laurentis, barefoot contessa, chopped,top chef etc. It became a hobby, once I realized how much, I enjoyed being in the kitchen and making food for other people. I started coming up with my own recipes, I would write them down and then get inspiration of food network for some ideas. I hope one day to work at restaurant and prepare food. But until then, I will be going through my cookbooks to come up with another spark of a recipe.

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  52. I do enjoy cookies, but eat dinner far more frequently than I decorate fancy cookies. So I would like Ree's book as it would get more use here! They both look gorgeous, though!

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  53. Oh the choices!! Already owning every Pioneer Woman Cookbook, I would love The Cookie Companion!

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  54. I'd would like The Cookie Companion.

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  55. I would love to have the cookie companion since I plan to make Valentines Cookies for some of my friends. I ordered the Pioneer Woman Cookbook in November and have already tried some of her delicious recipes.

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  56. I would love to have the cookie companion since I plan to make Valentines Cookies for some of my friends. I ordered the Pioneer Woman Cookbook in November and have already tried some of her delicious recipes.

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  57. The Cookie Companion is the top book on my must have list for 2016.

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  58. I would love to have a copy of The Cookie Companion.

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  59. I have (and love) Ree's cookbook but would love to dip my toes into cookie decorating so I'd love the Cookie Companion book.

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  60. Georgeanne is a hoot! I'd love to have a copy of her book [and hope it won't be her last]!

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  61. I would love a copy of The Cookie Companion! Her cookies are fun and gorgeous!

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  62. Both books are so colorful and look amazing! I would love to have Ree's cookbook. I am ready to dig into some of her dinner recipes, and so is my hubby! Thanks!

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  63. I'd like The Pioneer Woman cookbook :)

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  64. I'd love the Cookie Companion cookbook.

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  65. Cookie companion...one day I'll make some cool cookies

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  66. Oh, such a difficult decision! I think the Dinnertime cookbook would get more use right now. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

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  67. I would love either of these cookbooks! They both look fantastic. If I win, surprise me. Thanks for the chance to win either of them.

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  68. Either is nice but the pioneer woman

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  69. I can not decide. I love cookie decorating and the color chart would be worth alot not to mention the rest of the book. I love her cookie design. at the same time I always need help in the dinner dept. So I guess my first choice would be the cookie one.

    Kim B. in Az

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  70. I would like to try the pioneer women cookbook. It look like it would be amazing .

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  71. The Pioneer Woman cookbook - I borrowed it from the library and read so many recipes I wanted to try.

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  72. This is a hard decision! They both look great but since I have to choose then I pick Dinnertime by Ree. I love cooking and baking so I am sure that you can't go wrong with either. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  73. The Pioneer Woman cookbook. It's beautiful!!

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  74. I'd love The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime - The Pioneer Woman is my favorite!

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  75. Oh I would love the cookie companion!
    Brknopf(at)yahoo.com

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  76. The PW dinner cookbook please!

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  77. I would love The Pioneer Woman's cookbook. I have GeorgeAnn's already. Love Both of these gals!!

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  78. "Decorating Cookies" has been my cookie bible! My go to! My referral to friends when they ask how do I make my cookies. I follow LiaLoa and absolutely love her style but I have yet to master all the tips I am learning in your book! The Pioneer Woman is my foodie crush for sure! I gave her book away to my sister in law for Christmas and waited for mine to show up Christmas morning. But alas...it did not. Would love my own copy:) And in about a year..the new cookie decorating book!:)

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  79. Both books look great but since I have one already from the Pioneer Woman, I'd like a copy of The Cookie Companion!

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  80. The cookie companion to go with yours of course! I have The Pioneer Woman book and love it!!

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  81. I would love the cookie book!

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  82. The Cookie Companion looks awesome! Pick me please!!!!! :)

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  83. In the last few months, I've started a small cookie business...thanks in large part to your fantastic cookie recipe, and extremely useful tips & tricks. The Cookie Companion book would be so valuable as I continue to figure out colors & the tricks of the trade. Even if I don't win, I WILL be asking for that book for my birthday later this year!

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  84. What fun books! I got the dinner cookbook for Christmas and love it. If I win, I'd give that book to my mother in law. She loves Ree as much as I do. Just today we were at a bookstore and she flipped through the pages.

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  85. I would love either one! But maybe the Pioneer Woman's book just a tad bit more because I'm obsessed with her show and cooking style and her beautiful house! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  86. I'd like Ree's Dinnertime.

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  87. The Cookie Companion cookbook looks awesome. I love to bake but have never tried my hand at decorated cookies.

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  88. I would love the Pioneer Woman's Dinner Time Cookbook!

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  89. I would love the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook:) She is great! Also, I am not skilled enough for the Cookie Companion!!

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  90. Would love Ree's dinnertime cookbook - I'm not surprised that it looks amazing!

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  91. I'd love either one... but if I have to choose Ree's cookbook please.

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  92. Since I already have Ree's cookbook(I got it for Christmas!), I would love to have "The Cookie Companion". Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. I've been dying to get the new Pioneer Woman cookbook!! Maybe if I don't win it I'll get it for Valentine's Day :)

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  94. Oh my gosh, the Cookie Companion looks amazing...even if just for the color charts!

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  95. I'd love to win the Pioneer Woman cookbook!!

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  96. Ree's cookbook Dinnertime would be my choice. While I love to look at your gorgeous cookies and I'm sure the Cookie Companion would be a feast for the eyes - dinner is something I have to make every day and sometimes I really struggle with getting burnt out on ideas. I love Ree's approach to cooking and I'm sure she has some fabulous recipes in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Though I love the Pioneer Woman, I recently took a cookie decorating class and would love The Cookie Companion so that I can learn and practice new things!

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  98. Unfortunately, Santa did not bring Ree's newest cookbook for Christmas (husband did not get my hints), so I would love to win one!

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  99. I would love to win this cookbook. I also love the cat that wants the leftover shrimp. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  100. would love to have Dinnertime cookbook....Ree's always smiling!!!!!

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  101. Either of these would be great! I'd probably get more daily use from Ree's though. l-parnell AT earthlink DOT net. Thank you so much!

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  102. I would love to win Georgeanne's book!

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  103. So that's the feeling I get when I see a cookbook that I must have! A cookbook crush! I would love them both, but the baker in me says The Cookie Companion. You can never have enough color charts, or cookie cutter ideas. I never would have thought a paw into a monkey. Genius!

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  104. I'd love to win a copy of The Cookie Companion!

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  105. I would love to have the cookie companion!

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  106. I'd love them both, but since I have to choose, I'll take The Cookie Companion.
    garynonnemacher @ comcast. net

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  107. I have to choose?!? Ummm...ummm... The Cookie Companion? Yeah, those color charts.

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  108. I think both ladies are amazing but if I had to choose....I'd choose ree Drummond.

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  109. Have wanted a Cookie Companion since it came out!

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  110. My daughter and I have been trying our hand at decorating cookies, so it would have to be the Cookie Companion for me :)

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  111. Very hard to choose but I think I'd go with the Cookie Companion!

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  112. I would love Ree's!!
    Margie
    mrlamersatyahoodotcom

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  113. I LOVE both, but I already have the cookie companion, so I'd love to have a copy of the Pioneer Woman's latest!

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  114. Just curious...Did you pick winners yet?

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