The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, Ree sent me an advance copy of her new cookbook, Food From My Frontier. She must’ve heard my husband’s plaintive cries for more substantial winter meals and red meat. My family, they tire of soup and grilled cheese.

Daily Bread

I made bread today. I haven’t made any in a long time and I used to make it every single Friday – two big, hearty loaves to last a week’s worth of sandwiches, French toast, and slices thick with butter just for a snack. I started making bread a couple of years ago. I was […]

Down on the Farm

We live in the city. Not like a really big city or anything, but a neighborhood, where the kids are walking distance from school and I could ride my bike to the store if I wanted to. (I don’t.) As a kid, I grew up in the country, ten miles out of our small town. […]

She’s So Shy

I am SO shy. I am shy and socially awkward. In fact, it would be better for everyone if the only place I ever was, was where people are not. That said, The Pioneer Woman came to town today and I was not about to miss it. So I packed up myself and my crippling insecurity, […]


Yesterday, for about five seconds, so fast you’d miss it if you blinked, I was on the Rachael Ray Show. It came about after I sent a proposal into the show after the success of Julia & Julia (my new favorite movie), suggesting that someone (me) could cook through a Rachael Ray cookbook for a […]