Have I Told You About My Day with Ree? {Giveaway}

Arkansas, Salt and Pepper | November 23, 2013 | By

Have I told you about the day I spent with Ree?  You know.  Ree.  THE Pioneer Woman.    That lady who’s married to Marlboro Man, has four kids, homeschools, is a writer and photographer,  has a show on The Food Network and lives out in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma?  THAT Ree.

I did.  Really, I did.  Almost. Kinda’ sorta. 

thepioneerwoman and me

It’s the reason that there’s a little GIVEAWAY going on. 

It was a friendly little visit with just me, Marlboro Man and a few hundred other souls who met up at Wal Mart in northwest Arkansas and stood in line for just a little bit in order to get our copies of her new cookbook signed. 

marlboro man

 Marlboro Man (AKA Ladd Drummond)
Photo Courtesy of The Park Wife

I wasn’t good about taking pictures like some of my blogger buds were.  I mean I had a CART LOAD of books – mine, the man’s behind me (Wal Mart, you can thank me for convincing him that he needed to buy a couple more of the books for Christmas gifts.), and the sweet young mother’s in front of me.  (I am now Nana to her 2 year old Cutest Little Boy Ever – except for Perfect Boy, that is.)  I made tons of new friends. 

And even though she probably doesn’t realize it since the Wal Mart at Pleasant Grove sold out of their 800 copies of her new book and had to gather up bunches more from other stores in the area, The Pioneer Woman (my BFF) probably sold a bunch of her cookbooks because I stood in line over four hours hawking them for her.  Thank you very much!

You can go visit some of my Arkansas Women Blogger buddies and check out their experiences at the event.  They are all pretty cool ladies; I think you’ll enjoy getting to know them. 

arwb with ree from keisha

Arkansas Women Bloggers
Photo Courtesy of Big Pitt Stop

And after you’re finished visiting their blogs, reading all about their adventures,  tell them “hi,” then come on back here and enter this little giveaway for a SIGNED (by PW and MM) copy of A Year of Holidays Cookbook. 

The giveaway ends at midnight, November, 30.  One winner will be randomly selected on Sunday, December 1 (yikes!).

Now, wouldn’t that make a nice present for someone — perhaps yourself? And then you could make this yummy PW peach cobbler just like I did.

peach cobbler the pioneer woman

Here’s how to enter:

Follow DiningWithDebbie in Facebook.
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Follow DiningWithDebbie on Twitter
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Follow DiningWithDebbie on Foursquare

Be sure to leave me a comment on each one when you can and on the blog to increase your opportunities.  If you’re already a follower, THANKS, and let me know that as well.  If you aren’t on any of these, just tell me in the blog comments which Pioneer Woman recipe or dish you think you like best.  I know; it’s a tough choice.

Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll.

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    Talya
    November 23, 2013

    Okay you know I already follow you around everywhere:)) Great post – lucky you spending time with Ree and her hot Marlboro Man!

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    Brandi
    November 23, 2013

    Enjoyed reading all the adventures with Ree! And especially enjoyed meeting you! 2 year old cutest boy ever says hi! 😉 Maybe we will be able to handle a few more hours in line next time Ree visits NWA!

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      Debbie
      November 23, 2013

      I’ve told so many people about his “gifted” merchandising talent;)

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    Kaylin
    November 23, 2013

    I follow Dining with Debbie on Pinterest

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    Brandi
    November 23, 2013

    Thank you so much for this blog post! I loved reading everyone’s “adventures” with Ree here in NWA! It was so nice to meet you! I’m sure that Wal-Mart owes you not only for cookbook sales, but also for the reorganization of the sock department! Looking forward to following all these new blogs and maybe we will meet again someday! By the way, “2 year old Cutest Little Boy Ever” says “HI!”

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      Debbie
      November 23, 2013

      Tell him his adopted Nana says hi as well. He and I probably need to schedule a playdate:)

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    Diane
    November 23, 2013

    Debbie,
    It looks like you all had lots of fun. I hate I missed Ree. Pleasant Grove is only 2 hours away but I am not sure I could have waited in line 4 hours. That is a long time.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up this great adventure.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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      Debbie
      November 24, 2013

      It was actually! Everyone remained in a good and friendly mood. Ree and Ladd were very gracious and made time for everyone and made us all feel welcome.

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    Jamie
    November 24, 2013

    Glad you have fun! Ree should hire you to go to all her book signings so she sells more books.

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      Debbie
      November 24, 2013

      Thanks Sweet Pea! You missed a party. You would have loved it:)

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    Jodi
    November 24, 2013

    Ok…so now I’m following you everywhere except on “Foursquare” – sorry, not familiar with that one. A little confused with Pinterest, but most of your categories said “unfollow” below (so, I assumed I was following. and the ones that said “follow” I clicked on. is that good? I need a personal tutorial/coach with that though). Wish I could have joined you all, but winning a book would be the next best thing! 😉 Thanks for the opportunity, Debbie!

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      We need to have another girls’ getaway and have a tutorial session:) What’s smoking? I absolutely love turkey breast done in the smoker—of course what’s not to love about something smeared with butter????? Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Anita
    November 24, 2013

    That’s a great pic of you and Ree! I definitely think the long wait is well worth it, wish I could have been there! I am a FB, Twitter, and Pinterest follower.

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    Genell {Nel's Nook}
    November 24, 2013

    This sounds like so much fun and what a great giveaway! I think I must have been living under a rock because I just discovered The Pioneer Woman a few months ago but I love her!

    I am following you on Facebook

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      I’m an on again, off again Pinterest fanatic! It can be so addictive.

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      Good luck on the giveaway. I’m going to have to get over to Nel’s Nook and check it out. Thanks!

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    Kimberlee
    November 24, 2013

    I would love to meet her – I really like her books and her photography in them. I have not watched her show but I am sure it is good. Glad you all had a good time!

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      Her show is just as you might imagine — down to earth and full of family and fun. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway.

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    Karen
    November 24, 2013

    I already follow you on all of those. And follow your blog!

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks for stopping by Karen! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hope its a warm one:)

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    Kimberly
    November 25, 2013

    Hi Debbie, So nice to meet you. Stopping by from TWB to say Hey and I just have to say I’m so envious of you. Second only to Ms. Paula Deen, Ree is someone I would love to meet. I’m hoping she’ll get somewhere close to Lubbock so that I’ll be able to go to one of her cookbook signings. My favorite recipe of her’s that I’ve tried is the Bowtie Pasta Alfredo. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog. always, Kim

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks for coming by and good luck on the giveaway. I’m loving the new cookbook. I know what you mean about Paula and The Pioneer Woman!

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      Debbie
      November 25, 2013

      It was definitely something I would do all over again:) Thanks for stopping by.

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    Ferrell boys mom
    November 25, 2013

    I’m following you on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest although I didn’t leave a comment on any of them except facebook. Also I’m not on foursquare 🙂 but would follow you on there if I did belong to it! Love the article and I follow several of those Arkansas bloggers already! My current favorite Ree recipe is her cinnamon rolls . . . but that favorite recipe changes depending on which of her recipes I made last! Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win! I soooooo want that cookbook!

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      Debbie
      November 26, 2013

      Good luck:) I’m enjoying working my way though her cookbooks. She was so gracious and friendly. I hope you get to meet her someday soon.

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      Debbie
      December 1, 2013

      ♥️Thanks a bunch. Hope you have a fabulous holiday season. Xoxo

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    November 30, 2013

    I like you on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson

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    November 30, 2013

    I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9

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    November 30, 2013

    I follow you on Twitter as @MsCarolsueA

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    November 30, 2013

    I follow you on Instagram as cezovski9

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    November 30, 2013

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