Enter to win one of three signed copies of Ree Drummond’s newest book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier.
Three years ago I finally bit the bullet and published my very first blog post, not knowing and only dreaming of the changes it would hold in turning a passion into a career and leaving behind the world of typing others’ words in order to have the opportunity to get my own down and out there.
Along the way, I’ve held tightly to friends I know and trust, been introduced to wonderful, caring people who I am lucky enough to call friends, and I’ve laughed and cried and thanked God repeatedly for the opportunity to do what I do from publishing that first post and daring to dream, all the way to sending my own cookbook off to the printer and sitting on my hands to keep from biting my nails over the anticipation of its arrival.
In the process of writing my book I was forced to go blurb hunting. Far more painful and difficult than any other task in the entire process of writing a cookbook filled with sweet treats was asking someone else to read it and comment on it, even though I knew this was the eventual result of writing a book in the first place.
One of the people I asked happened to be someone I’d met shortly after my first year of blogging and who had some experience writing a cookbook of her own. (Plus, I knew she was in love with mason jars.) Rather than roll her eyes at my request, she was over the moon with excitement for me and my book, even in the midst of publishing her own.
It’s today that Ree publishes her newest book, and I am so excited that I get to share it with you! In lieu of everything I said above, it seemed only right that I’d talk about a recipe in her book that uses mason jars, right?
In addition to pizzas (carnitas pizza, anyone?), pastas, plenty of delectable sweet breakfast foods for dessert, salads, and and entire section dedicated to “supper” that made my husband smile (dinner is reserved for Sunday dinner, you see), Ree included a bit of canning how-to in her book, encouraging readers to get back to basics and make a few put-ups for the shelf.
If you’re just dipping your toe into the canning world, a simple strawberry jam is the perfect place to start. Whether you intend to spread it liberally on biscuits in the morning, scrape it onto perfectly toasted bread or heat it up and drizzle it over ice cream, homemade strawberry jam is just the thing for keeping a few of those spring strawberries at hand after the season has changed.
Ree, bless her heart, has graciously offered up three copies of The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier that she will personally sign and mail off to you herself!
Just leave a comment on this post to enter for a chance to win, and then head on over to my friends below for additional chances to win!
Two Peas and Their Pod – Restaurant Style Salsa
Picky Palate – Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
What’s Gaby Cooking – Knock you Naked Brownies
Kevin and Amanda – Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce
I am Baker – Coffee Cream Cake
Bev Cooks – Chicken Tortilla Soup
She Wears Many Hats – Iced Coffee
This giveaway will run until Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT and is open to all U.S. residents. Three winners will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. Chosen winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!
This giveaway is sponsored by Ree, of course. Tips, opinions and random thoughts are 100% mine.