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My new “baby”

I have been so inspired by Pioneer Woman lately (thank you to Gabi and the girls for hooking me up!). I stalk her blog and download her recipes and Photoshop Actions. But I also recently got her cookbook. The recipes are not exactly heart-healthy (most of them involve some kind of red meat and butter!) but man are they delicious! This woman knows how to cook! She uses fresh ingredients and lots of herbs….

The thing I love about "PW" (as Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond is known as) is that she loves to eat as well as cook so I can totally relate to her. The other great thing about her is she shows step-by-step photos for each recipe. Her Parmesan Chicken, from her blog, is absolutely the best I've ever tasted. And unlike most of my other cookbook purchases, I've already made about a dozen recipes from the PW cookbook and most importantly, John and Ellie love them!

PW uses mostly cast iron cookware in her kitchen and specifically Le Creuset. I have a few pieces already but the one that I've wanted for a while now is the oval Dutch Oven.

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Today, thanks to my sweet husband, I was able to pick this baby up at Williams Sonoma… it is going to be great for soups, chili and even a roast chicken.

Thank you Ree for re-igniting my cooking passion! (And thanks John for the belated-VDay gift!)

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I am so proud to be a part of this incredible kit, which was the brainchild of Jan Crowley and Meredith Fenwick, the co-founders of Songbird Avenue. They have been working
the past few weeks to pull together an amazing
collaborative project, "Port au Prince", a digital scrapbooking kit for the benefit of relief in Haiti.

All proceeds from this kit will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Created by 56 past Songbird Ave. sponsors, Port au Prince is over 1.2 GB and was inspired by the colors and textures of
the Haitian people.

Take a peek and then hop over to Songbird for a great cause!

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here's a list of the contributors, along with links to their blogs or shops:

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