UPDATE. Thank you all for your beautiful and heartfelt answers. You have reminded me even more what a magical time Spring is, full of rebirth and hope. The winners are:

#316: Sarah: “My favorite thing about Spring is remembering life and beauty. My daughter Abbot was (still)born at 38 weeks last Spring. She was beauty.”

#383: Cristina: “I love the fact that my son and I can go out for a walk with a light jacket! Love it<3”

#153: Matt: “The melting snow makes me want to start practicing my casting for fishing season, and grab my shotgun for spring gobblers here in Pennsylvania.”


Hello Friends,
A few weeks ago, on my birthday to be exact, I took a stop off at my mailbox in downtown Austin and had the most wonderful birthday present awaiting me.

Today I’m sharing one of my latest favorite things — it’s my friend Ree’s new cooking book, chalk full ‘o juicy recipes and photography that will make you smile. It’s a wonderful companion to her beloved website and new cooking show on the Food Network.

Here are some of the treasures you will find inside:

Yes! The coolest picture of all time.

This is the table of contents to give you a sense of all of the categories. Lots of good grub here.

Sweet lime pickles, these look divine. I love pickled everything and there’s nothing like a shelf full of pickled things in various shades.

Whiskey Mustard Meatballs = yes.

Homemade Doughnuts = yes x 2.

It’s full of family photos too. Life on the ranch. Chaps.

Sunsets like these.


It’ll make ya laugh.

It’ll make ya smile.

It’ll make ya burp.

It’ll make ya want to go back for seconds.


So in honor of her new book, I’m giving away THREE copies of Ree’s new book, personally signed by her. I think you’ll love it as much as I do, it really has something for everyone and also makes a wonderful gift. Ree truly makes people pleasing food.


To enter the giveaway for The Pioneer Woman Cookbook, just answer the following question in the Comments section of this post:

“What’s your favorite thing about Spring?”

Is it the fact that you can turn your house upside down and do some Spring cleaning? Is is that you can transition from coats to light sweaters and maybe even a skirt? Is it the daffodils that begin to peer their heads above the grass? Just shout it out in the comments and you’re automatically entered to win.

The Rules

One entry per person, please.

Winners will be selected at random and announced Wednesday.

Good luck!

Giveaway sponsored by Pioneer Woman.