The Pioneer Woman Cooking Show Party

It was one of those “complete the others sentence” moments.
The ones reserved for only the closest of friends.

Let’s have a Pioneer Woman cooking show debut party,
Nina and I said in unison–followed by excited giggles.

So that’s what we did.
Called our closest local bloggy friends with a shared love and obsession for all things P-Dub,
had each person bring their favorite PW dish to my little abode,
and we spent a kid free afternoon stuffing our faces
and rewinding the part of her new Food Network Cooking show
where the Marlboro Man throws Ree over his shoulder
and spins her around in the most flirtatious and adorable way possible.
We swooned.

We laughed, we gushed, we ate.
And we said things like, See, that’s why I love her, she is so real.
And, Wow, that’s a lot of butter. No wonder those potatoes are to die for.
And, Woah, that was a rather large “dash” of pepper–thaaaat must be what I’m doing wrong.
And, Holy smokes, Marlboro Man is even dreamier than she described in her book.

And then we coveted.
Her ranch, her lodge, her overweight basset hounds, her kids in their bucket hats, and her kitchen…oh the kitchen.
We imagined our lives on a ranch: sprawling green fields, orange sunsets, romantic horse rides, early mornings and dirt–lots of dirt.
And then we ate some more.
the end.

p.s. I love these girls.

Momma Go Round and Love Stitched

1. Momma Go Round, 2. Lee La La, 3. Β 3 Four and Under, 4. Love Stitched, 5. LMM’s Momma

Β The Pioneer Woman’s show can be viewed on the Food Network on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m.

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    Sarah E.
    August 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

    That is just plain awesome!!

    I loved the premiere and her guesting on Paula’s Best Dishes right before her show aired =]

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    August 28, 2011 at 3:40 am

    If I move out there, can I hang out with y’all too?! πŸ™‚ Pioneer Woman ROCKS!

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    Brittany Davis
    August 28, 2011 at 3:45 am

    LOVE YOU GIRLS!!! it was SUCH a fun afternoon – I ate WAY too much food and had TONS of fun! Thanks for hosting – muah!

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    August 28, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Oh how fun!
    I loved it too! So cool!

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    August 28, 2011 at 3:47 am

    SO CUTE! Love this idea!! πŸ™‚ XOXO!!

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    Rebecca ~ Raige Creations
    August 28, 2011 at 3:48 am

    awww, I missed it! wanted to see the show. but your party sounds awesome – a great idea!

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    Stephanie//Vintage Modern Bride
    August 28, 2011 at 3:53 am

    sounds like so much fun! i wish i had thought of doing that!

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    August 28, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Such a great day Ash! Thank you! Next party, I HOST! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

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    August 28, 2011 at 4:00 am

    You all look amazing, and the food, YUMMM. Girl I know you hear it all the time, but your MOM is just BEAUTIFUL, and luckily you look JUST liker her. I seriously thought that was you for a second, and was like hmmm, when did Ashley go all blonde again, AND get bangs, weird, how did I miss that, lol.

    I wanna watch the show, erghhh, great now I need to break my NON TV viewing streak, lol.

    p.s. If you get a chance I’m inviting you over to my blog, I’m kinda having a HUGE giveaway going on, and you MIGHT like it, (or LOVE it). I’d be so happy to have your support!
    Hugs, Bella πŸ™‚
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    Erica @ Acire Adventures
    August 28, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Adorable! I’m totally envious of the fact that you have bloggy friends that are ALSO face to face friends. The sweetest. πŸ™‚

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    August 28, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Sounds like a great time!! =D

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    August 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

    love pw!! i am reading her book now… i was working out when i watched this morning… your party sounds wayyy more fun. haha.

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    Salena Lee @ A Little Piece of Me
    August 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

    How Fun! You all look wonderful! Everything looks so yummy.

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    [email protected]
    August 28, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Ah so fun!! I love bloggy friends! That food looks SO good! YUM! If I lived in Cali… we’d totally hang out!

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    August 28, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Its so cool to see all the women that have inspired me to blog! You all are such beauties!

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    Babblin' Brooke
    August 28, 2011 at 4:33 am

    **GASP** I missed it??? DRAT! I knew the show was coming up but I didn’t know when. Guess I need to watch more TV. LOVE PW!!

    Looks like a fun party!

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    August 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

    this is the cutest idea ever. love that you all made her recipes. and let me guess… the “pinch” of pepper in the balsamic marinade right? it was more like a PUNCH of pepper! πŸ™‚

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    August 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Looks like loads of fun with yummy food. I realized I missed it right as it was going off. I have it on DVR now so I don’t miss one more episode!

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    August 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I watched it too and recorded it…….LOVED IT!!!! How fun that you all got together and watched!!!! πŸ™‚

    Take care….


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    August 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I loved the show so much! I may have informed my husband that I was leaving him to go to the Ranch & marry Cowboy Josh…

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    Caroline -- Journey of the Heart
    August 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    My dad was even more excited for her show than I was!!

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    August 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Y’all are so cute! That looks like so much fun. I missed PW’s show, and I’m super sad. I just love her!

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    Maureen Polderman
    August 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    So fun! I missed the premiere…but am looking forward to catching PW from time to time! I’m also very very jealous of your bloggy buddy party! I would love to have other blogging girls nearby for parties like yours… you continue to be such a fun and effervescent blog to be a part of Ashley. THANK YOU!!

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    August 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Seriously?? Can I pleaseeee be your friend?? That looks like so much fun πŸ™‚ Rock on mamas!!!

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    Maria-Isabel @Agape Love Designs
    August 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Sounds fabulous! You girls are gorgeous!

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    what an awesome party theme! I wish I could have attended!! πŸ™‚

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    August 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I watched that this morning! It was a LOT of butter in them tators. lol

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    August 29, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I watched this, too! Was I the only one that teared up? Seriously! It’s amazing to see someone who I admire make it:) And her family is sooo cute. Your party was such a great idea!

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    Trisha @ 3 Four and Under
    August 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    That was such a fun afternoon! Thank you so much for hosting! We have to do it again at my house!

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    August 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    How fun!! So cute to see pictures. I feel like I know all of you. ha ha. The food looks wonderful too…and is making me hungry! πŸ™‚

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    August 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I just swooned over the whole show! I love PW!

    PS: She has basset hounds, not beagles πŸ˜€

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    August 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I would have loved to have gone to this party but I would have had to decline because I am on a diet!! πŸ˜‰ looks amazing though!

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    Kristen Duke Photography
    August 30, 2011 at 5:00 am

    SOOOOO fun!!!! I don’t read her blog much, but read her book and LOVED it!!!! Seriously, I gotta see MM, because she doesn’t show him much onher blog….too bad I don’t have cable…will it be online?
    P.S. Did you get my extremely long email ?

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    Zsa Zsa
    August 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Wow, so great to see all you fabulous blogging mommies! Love your group photo! πŸ™‚

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    August 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I love PW!!

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    August 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    i just love your blog! and i love p-dub too! I wish i could afford tv ( i use the internet at work) so i could’ve seen her show! but hopefully hulu will have it! πŸ™‚ thanks for being you.

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    Jen J
    August 31, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I need to plan something like that with my friends. It sounds like so much fun!

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    danyiel Johnson
    August 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Love Stiched lives in CA?!? I thought she was in Utah, must go investigate.

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    August 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    aah! I haven’t seen it yet! Such a great idea to have everyone bring a PW dish!

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    September 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I love this idea! I have a lot of friends who love Pioneer woman as well, so I think I will steal your idea and have a PW party soon. πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

    You should totally try the onion strings, they are like the best ever. But the recipe makes a TON so it might be best if you used this recipe for another party! lol I’m new to your blog and just now saw this post. I tried the onion strings when I was preggo with my little lady because I was seriously craving anything that had to do with onions…Just thought that if you hadn’t tried them, then you should. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

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