Flour, flour everywhere and a giveaway.
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Earlier this week my good friend Jennifer came over and an attempt to try to plan ahead some baked goodies for the holidays, we set about to baking. Jennifer is not just a good friend, she’s my baking friend. And while I’m learning a bunch about baking as I go, she’s sorta my security blanket – and nice company too.
Cinnamon rolls from the brand spanking new cookbook, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) were the choice for the day.
We had fun playing in the flour, mixing and all.
And the recipe was easy to follow with photos for each step along the way for guidance.
The cinnamon rolls rocked with maple icing – yum!
There will be some happy folks ’round here come December (or tomorrow).
And yes, I’m still cleaning up flour. But they’re so worth it.
The cinnamon roll recipe is just one of the treasures you can find in “The Pioneer Woman Cooks.” The cookbook is busting at the seams with fantastic photography and tasty eats.
There are cute horsey pictures…
and cute doggie pictures…
and cute cow pictures…
and other cute pictures throughout.
Oh, yeah and the food…
real good food…
If you haven’t heard of The Pioneer Woman, you should check out her site where Ree weaves her humor and genuine, no fluff stuff with her talented hand to bring delight and a more than a few chuckles to her devoted readers daily.
And Ree and I?
We go way back.
Nah, not really.
Not at all.
Other than a chance meeting a few months back, where I said something ding-dongy in my grand style, we don’t know each other at all. But if we had met long ago I’d hope we would’ve been fast friends and then I could say now we go way back and all but…nevermind…
From what I know and have heard from many that do know her so well, she’s cool. She’s kind. She’s real. She’s funny and everything else you would want to say about a friend if you could say that you go way back with.
Guess what? Today you have a chance to win one of her cookbooks. Two (2) randomly selected winners will become the proud owners of a “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” cookbooks.
Just answer this question…
What is your favorite quality in a friend that you “go way back” with? Do they make you laugh? Do they make you cry? Do they do your laundry?
Anyway, just answer the question (only one entry per person) and you’ll be entered to win. You have until Monday, November 9 at 9 p.m. EST.* Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 10 so be sure to check back to see if you’ve won and if you did to claim your prize.
Be sure to tell all of your friends too – you wouldn’t want them to miss out on all of the fun!
(*Daylight Savings Time is not being recognized at this time by my blog settings so contest has been extended until Midnight 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 11/9/09.)
I love my best friends quirky since of humor
with a real good, old friend, there is no awkward silence 🙂
My favorite quality in a friend is loyalty. I like having friends who I know will always be there, no matter what.
Me and my best friend go waaaaaaaaaay back. Like probably farther back than most. My favorite quality? Her honesty. If something doesn’t look, taste, smell, seem right… she lets me know and I fix it before someone else notices. Oh yeah, and she doesn’t judge me when something doesn’t look, taste, smell, or seem right. 🙂
Being able to sit with her, neither one of us saying a word, and still having a wonderful time.
I love being around my friend because of his great sense of humor and talking to him about anything.
My favorite thing about ‘go way back’ friends is just being known and understood.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I love her humor and her ability to make people smile. She’s also a great listener, even if she is a goofball! ^_^
my friend and i go way back even though we’re such opposites (religion and politics) but we both respect each others opinions and celebrate the differences. and she’s so laid back that it’s wonderfully calming to be around her.
What I love most is that she will eat anything I prepare, even though she’s the greatest peaky I have ever met… I know I can call her anytime, and she can the same thing. And best of it, is that she doesn’t bother if we’re bth at the coach after dinner and I fell asleep after a long day of work, that’s just how I am!
My oldest friend is not necessarily my ‘closest’ friend, but somehow she’s more like a sister – we laugh a lot and have fun together, but we can also be totally ourselves, even if ourselves are cranky or irritating. I think having someone you can be totally comfortable with is so important. I suppose she’s like a sister in that whatever goes on in our lives, or however long it is since we’ve seen each other, you sort of have this bond underneath it all.
Two of my VERY good friends from “way back” (think first grade) are the ones who “get” me –without me having to explain myself. I can be myself with them –goofy, cranky, happy, sad –and know that it’s totally okay.
The thing I love the most about the friend I go way back with is that HE is always laughing. When I start to take life too seriously – and that happens a lot – his laughter always shakes me out of it.
My best friend and I have been friends since grade school (over 30 years). One of the things that I value most about her is her honesty. She tells it like it is (in a nice way) and takes no prisoners! I know I can always count on her to tell me the truth, even if I don’t want to hear it.
Love the cinnamon rolls! I’m going to have to track down Ree’s book!
I get to spend every day at work with my best friend…she knows me better than myself. She knows when I’m upset or hurt sometimes before I do and she’ll protect me from evil powers no matter what the consequences!
I love PW! I love seeing all her gorgeous recipes and the pictures are absolutely amazing.
I like having a good laugh with a friend who knows when to keep a secret and knows how to cheer me up when I’m down.
My closest friend and I laugh… We ALWAYS think that the other one is really funny ( even if others do not ). I know that this sounds pretty simple, but to me our laughter clears out all of the stress and hurt that may be in my head at that time. She brings out the light from my dark days and for that I am truly grateful.
My favorite quality about my friend is that we can make each other laugh at any time 🙂
You website is wonderful 🙂 Love it!
No matter how long we are apart, when we finally get to see each other, it’s like no time has passed….there is such a comfort in a ‘forever, no matter what’ kind of friend!
I would say that my favorite quality in a friend I go way back with is that she knows me so well that we can just be together without even speaking and we can read each other. It is like our hearts are knit together.