Congratulations to Mandy, BreAnn, Grace, Amber, and Tammy, the winners of this competition!
If I had just checked the mailbox earlier on Lent Eve I would have seen Ree’s new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, sooner. It arrived the night we’re supposed to empty our flour and sugar bins and use up all the excess butter to make (and overdose) on pancakes.
It was well past dinner when I gathered the mail and spied Ree’s book. Thankfully the dishes were done because once I started paging through the book that was it for the night.
The first picture that caught my eye was an incredibly well behaved bejeweled cat:
How did she get her so poised? Our Chloe would never stand for being decked out like that.
But it was her four-page Homemade Glazed Donut tutorial that made me stop. Why hadn’t I checked the mail sooner? Instead of pancakes I could have made doughnuts for dinner! It had all the same ingredients as pancakes– sugar, milk, eggs, butter, flour. Plus they’re fried, making them even more decadent for the day!
There’s another reason I should have fried up a batch of doughnuts last Tuesday night. As I later confessed on twitter, I have three weakness: potato chips, doughnuts, and a good stiff gin and tonic, and I believe we’re meant to enjoy our vices that night.
Gail of One Tough Cookie tweeted back asking if I planned to give up all three for Lent. At the time I didn’t commit, but I’m ready. Yes, I’ll give up potato chips. A reluctant yes to gin and tonics. But since I missed my shot at making doughnuts last Tuesday, I’ve allowed myself–at least today–a couple of Ree’s.
And having experienced Ree’s Homemade Glazed Doughnuts first hand, I think they’re pretty much the ultimate–pure featherlight delights, like warm Krispy Kremes rolling off the conveyer freshly showered with glaze.
Besides the perfect doughnut recipe, Ree’s new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, consolidates all of your favorites from the site along with some brand new ones. (Photos too!)
There’s another reason to celebrate. Ree has generously offered Three Many Cooks five copies of her new book for a giveaway. And here’s the added incentive. Since the book isn’t officially available until March 12, five lucky winners will receive their copies a wee bit early.
To win one of the five copies of Ree’s new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, simply tells us your food weakness(es). Giveaway ends Sunday March 4th at 9 PM ET and winners will be announced the next morning.
Enough! I’ve bared my soul now let’s hear from you.
Carrie W says
My food weakness is anything chocolate!
Any type of cake!!!!
Kim H in GA says
Cookies, especially any kind of sugar cookie. Yum!
Judy Morgan says
My weakness is coke and sweets.
Deanna F says
I love sweets of any kind!
Darla Ragland says
My greatest food weaknesses are chocolate pie and peach cobler, but I can’t leave out a good bar-b-que
That’s hard…….potato chips & ice cream. That covers the salty & sweet category!
My food weakness is hands-down the sweet sticky goodness of a chocolate covered creme filled Krispy Kreme doughnut! I am certain they will be available in heaven….and probably calorie free, too! 🙂
Beth C says
My weakness is any and all sweets.
My weakness is anything homemade… Bread, brownies, waffles…even my triple threat granola bars. Yum, okay I’m hungry now 😉
I have a wonderful old recipe for blue cheese spread (I usually double the blue cheese!) which I never make anymore because if I do I will literally eat nothing else for days…well, except for the crackers I spread it on!
I love so MANY foods, but for today, I’ll claim chips & homemade salsa & my daughter-in-love’s buffalo dip!
Liz B says
Bacon. If I was stuck on an island and I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, it would be bacon. My husband bought me 15 lbs. of bacon for my birthday. Best present ever.
Pizza and French fries
So hard to choose…popcorn or potatoes? Popcorn or potatoes? Hmmmmm, can’t decide…..
Emily McMaster says
I love chips and dip!
Toffee is my weakness, especially the homemade variety – on a plate with no sense of portion control. I could eat by itself or on ice cream or in cookies…
Whit McKenna says
Mashed potatoes and gravy! Or rather, anything potato for that matter. It’s the Irish in me 🙂
Homemade guacamole and thin tortilla chips
LAURIE T says
Oh, how I have a weekness for bread (of any kind) cupcakes & donuts. I am so glad to see a recipe here for the glazed donuts! Can’t wait to try.
Mary Prillaman says
I would have to say peanut butter with chocolate as a close second.
Lee Ann says
My food weakness is pizza!
Natalie Paret says
I love Mexican food!
It would be anything chocolate!!
I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like!
Any kind of Chocolate!! And pastas….
Faith Knapp says
So many options so little time, I would have to say chocolate.
caren horn says
Hands down, my favorite thing in the entire world is CHEESE! I love it in all of its glorious forms and have never met a cheese I didn’t adore! I think I ever have cheese dreams!!!!
Paula Costion says
My food weakness is desserts, I love reading cookbooks especially with dessert or any cooking or entertainment websites, I love to cook for my family and my friends!
Many…but I will say, Persian Buns (solid doughnut with swirled cinnamon inside and a layer of milk chocolate frosting on top) :O
Potato chips. Most definitely potato chips!
Mexican food…I could eat it all day, every day!
Anything chocolate or with butter, ugh too many to count!
Brownies with walnuts, gotta have nuts.
Three Many cook’s asian lettuce wraps
French fries and gravy.
Andrea Rayna says
Do we have a winner yet? Still have all my fingers and toes crossed…..Did anyone else see Ree on QVD yesterday?????
veronica mackinnon; I says
Good cupcakes! Love them.