Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today I was a Pioneering Woman

So I have a new obsession. Her name is Ree Drummond and she's the Pioneer Woman and if you don't know who that is go here-Pioneer Woman- right NOW! She is fantastic. She's jack of all trades-photography, cooking, life and she's just plain hysterical. I recently sent a recipe M's way while he was at work back in August and he is now also obsessed with the cooking section. Of course I found her through scrapbooking websites but she's truly the ubber-blogger making/living her life through blogging. She's been a guest speaker at multiple blogger conferences and she just plains rocks my socks!

So in all hero worship I decided to cook like a Pioneer Woman today. I've been a little down lately because my M. Ed courses are more work than I originally thought they would be this term. I spent 10+ hours this weekend working on papers and discussion postings and needed a little cooking therapy. So I made some delicious dinner and subsequent desert for M and I today. So I hauled out the new food processor and Black Betty (my beautiful Kitchenaid Mixer and got down to business.

I made this recipe for dinner: Penne A La Betsy and I made Blackberry cheesecake for desert. We have yet to dive into it so I thought I would showcase the deliciousness before it disappears which won't take long. We've been salivating since early this afternoon when it was baking in the oven. The smells were tantalizing.


Bottom line is: check out The Pioneer Woman. If you ever have the chance and want some humorous romance find her story of how she met her Marlboro man-or husband. It's hysterically funny and heartfelt. She's a wonderful writer and I often find myself laughing out loud at her stories. Check her out! She's really that great!