If I had a horse… (The Pioneer Woman Cookbook Winners!)
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The entries for The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook giveaway elicited quite a range of emotions. I laughed. I cried. I laughed some more. I dreamed of having my own horse and naming it Maverick and riding along the hillsides of St. Lucia in search of the perfect pineapple. If you have the time, read through the entries yourself. It’s so fun to share even something as silly as naming an imaginary horse.
I wish everyone could win one of these cookbooks – they really are fun! But there can only be 10 winners. With only 99 entrants, the odds were good. Here they are*…
“If I had a horse I think her name would be Belle; I would ride her at a full trot through a field of daises in Texas that stretches for miles and miles. Then I would need an air conditioned four wheel drive vehicle to come pick me up because I’ve never ridden a horse and I’m sure I would be too sore to ride Belle back to the barn. Somebody else would have to take the saddle back to the stall.” ~Martha
“We always named our horses based on their personalities and color…..always wished that we had one that the name Pumpkin would have fit! My favorite place to ride has always been my great-grandparents ranch in Texas….where the sky and land goes on forever!”
Melissa McDonald mymcdonaldmeal.blogspot.com
“My horse would be sweet caramel color with a dark brown mane. His name would be Soul and I would ride him everyday on the warm beaches of South Carolina. Specifically Folly and Edisto Beaches. Ahhh…”
“I would name it Mr. Ed (just because I think it would be funny) and ride it to school. I live in Texas, so that would fit the stereotype that everyone has.”
“If I had a horse I would name it HELP LET ME OFF and I would ride it Nowhere! Seriously… I’ve only been on a horse once and that was on a field trip in the 3rd grade. My best friend and I wanted to ride next to each other on the trail and our teacher so kindly worked it out for us. The only problem? Our horses HATED each other and we were smack dab in the middle of the long line of classmates on a winding trail. SCARED me half to death and I’ve never been on a horse since. My daughter on the other hand absolutely adores horses and still dreams of owning one.”
“My horse would be named Blaze and we would blaze a path down the beach.”
“If I had a horse, I would name it Misty because Misty of Chincoteague was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I wanted a horse so badly after reading that book. So of course, if I had one I would ride it on the beach in Chincoteague VA.”
“I would name my horse Sierra and would like to ride along ocean shorelines without any other people, quiet and tranquil in the warm sun, unlike here, snowy, noisy and cold!”
“I would name a horse Sherman because that’s the name of the horse I learned to ride on when I was little. He was a nice guy kind of horse, unlike the bucking bronco type my older brother preferred. I would like to ride in Montana or Wyoming, somewhere out west where the vistas are truly incredible. We are going out there this summer for a family vacation and I can’t wait. National Parks here we come! Sherman, I’ll always remember how you stood in the creek and splashed me until I was soaked!”
“If I had a horse, I would have a palomino. I would name him Aureus or if it was a girl, I’d name her Havilah. I would take him into the redwood forests. It seems like a place to ride a horse.”
*(All winners, please email me your mailing address. If you don’t receive your fantastic prize in a few weeks, please let me know.)
Happy cooking and I hope y’all have a Merry Christmas!
Congrats to the winners!
Hoo-ray! I’m so excited! Thank you so much for hosting this GREAT give-away. I love the Pioneer Woman and can’t wait to get the book. Those cinnamon rolls look like the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Thanks again and I’m e-mailing you right now. ~Martha
I am so gald Denise told me about your blog!
So excited I misspelled glad. Ha
Congrats to Cindy & my cousin, Debbie…both cooks extraordinaire!!
Hope all the winners enjoy their beautiful books!
Thank you so very much!!! I have been excited all day about winning Ree’s book….I do not usually win things! I just remembered to go and take it off my Christmas wish list and to write a heart-felt thank you (emailed address quickly this morning without a proper thank you) I really enjoy your blog…it has a wonderful voice! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I am so excited to win the cookbook. I never expect to win so this is a sweet surprise. I enjoy reading your blog and keep up the good work.
Awww what a sweet thing to say Denise! This has been such fun and what a surprise to win PW’s book! I saw it at Barnes and Noble and wanted to pick up a copy then but needed to wait until after Christmas. So you can imagine my excitement at winning a copy! What a great give away! Love She Wears Many Hats and always look forward to the latest post. Merry Christmas to you Many Hats Lady and to all the Many Hats friends!