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The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook Giveaway x 3!


A flaky and tender pie crust recipe that uses both Crisco and Butter from The Pioneer Woman and a signed cookbook giveaway!

The Pioneer Woman Perfect Pie Crust and Cookbook Giveaway

I’d like to tell you a little story about two bloggers. Two bloggers who sat down at their respective computers 7 years ago and started their blogs. Two bloggers who love their dogs very much and both happen to have four kids.

One blogger lives in the country. She has a little ranch in the middle of Oklahoma and likes to take pictures of her horses and cows. Over the past 7 years she has worked so hard and has built an entire empire out of her little blog. She has written something like 300 books (ok slight exaggeration), has her own awesome tv show on The Food Network, has an enormous fan base, and pretty much has become the Oprah of the blogging world. She somehow manages to be a great mom to 4 kids, work on the ranch, homeschool her children and keep up with 5 different and very entertaining sections of her blog. Many of you know and love her as The Pioneer Woman.

The other blogger would be me. And, well. Hmmmm. Let’s move on.

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Truly though, if Ree wasn’t so nice it would be pretty easy to dislike her. Good thing she’s about as nice and real as they come. And she has more talent in her pinkie toe than most people have in their entire body. Talented nice people are the best kind.


So, you may have heard that Ree has a new cookbook out? Her newest book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays is a book you will totally want in your cookbook collection! Broken out by holiday, this cookbook is as much a resource as it is an entertaining book to read and look through and enjoy.

Step by Step Instructions The Pioneer Woman Cooks new Cookbook

In true Pioneer Woman fashion, each recipe (140 in all!) features step by step photo instructions. Beginner cooks and experienced cooks alike will appreciate all the detail and thought that has gone into Ree’s newest book!

As much as I love how solid all of the recipes are in this book, my favorite part may just be…

Charlie Ranch Dog Pioneer Woman


…all the wonderful photos and stories scattered throughout of life on the ranch, Ree’s family and of course, her dogs!

Ree has kindly offered to give away THREE signed copies of her newest cookbook to 3 lucky Dine & Dish readers! How sweet is that? To enter the giveaway, see below the recipe of Ree’s Perfect Pie Crust to enter. If you know someone who LOVES The Pioneer Woman, think of how cool it would be to show up with a signed copy as a gift for them this holiday season!

And heck, if you want to go ahead and buy the book, you can do so on Amazon today!

First, the recipe… as you know, I’m pie crust challenged. I followed the instructions in Ree’s book exactly and came out with the most flaky, tender, easy to work with pie crust, ever! Wait until I share the gorgeous pie I made in this baked shell… I’ll share it next week! Enjoy the recipe and good luck on the giveaway!

The Pioneer Woman Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 pie crusts

The Pioneer Woman Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

A recipe for the most perfect pie crust from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Holiday Cookbook.


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 5 Tablespoons cold water


  1. Combine the flour, salt, shortening and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, gradually work it all together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Beat the egg with a fork and add it to the mixture along with the vinegar.
  4. Add the cold water.
  5. Stir it all together until it comes together, adding another tablespoon or two of water if it needs the moisture.
  6. Form the mixture into 2 balls and wrap them in individual plastic bags. Seal them and place them in the freezer. Remove them from the freezer 30 minutes before you are ready to use them.
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Disclosure: I received a signed copy of this cookbook to preform my review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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  1. Oh, don’t be so humble. :-) Your blog is amazing! YOU are amazing! :-)

  2. Ree’s life and experiences are what makes her blog so interesting, just as your life and experiences make your blog interesting! You, too, are an incredible, wife, mother & friend.

  3. Agree with all of the above comments, Kristen! Your blog is amazing! So glad to have found it months ago! Nicole and I are so thankful for your support & encouragement! You’re amazing… an inspiration to so many! xoxo

  4. Your awesome also, and have a wonderful blog. In all honesty I read yours more then Pioneer Womans :) and I’m not just saying that because we are practically neighbors and still need to go to the awesome park sometime!

  5. The Oprah of the foodblogging world, indeed – in the same way that I don’t feel like I could hang out with Oprah (not that I’d be trying to) if I found myself in her neck of the woods. So that’s one place where you’ve got her beat.

  6. Leslie Kiley says:

    I love all of her recipes. Every one I have tried has come out perfectly. I have added lots to our family favorites! I would really love having her book with her signature on it!

  7. I love her chicken spaghetti! Its a go-to recipe at my house!

  8. Your blog is amazing! =)
    Thanks for the chance to win this great cookbook!

  9. Starla Bates says:

    I agree with the first comment, YOU are awesome and so is your blog. Remember that ! ;)


  10. Very sweet blog post, Kristen. I still remember when you told me that you were friends with Ree. I was kind of awe-struck. Then, I realized that I am friends with YOU, and that made me a little awe-struck, too. :)

  11. Love, love, love!!!!

  12. Just found your blog and I’m lovin’ it. I’ll be back ! ! !

  13. Im a huge pioneer woman fan, but I cannot wait to explore your site!

  14. Ree is right! Your FB page is amazing. I’m so making the Chipotle Burritos!!!!

  15. Tammy Poole says:

    Love the Pioneer Woman because she is very real. And her sense of humor cracks me up!

  16. I love your cooking show on The Food Network and can’t wait to check out the blog and the cookbook!

  17. I can’t wait to get this cookbook! Love. Love,Love your cookbooks!

  18. My boys love everything I’ve ever made from her cookbooks and blog. I’m so excited to have them try some of yours. So happy I found your blog.

  19. My boys love anything and everything I make from Pioneer Woman. To the point that they ask for her food. I’m so excited to try some of your recipes. I love cooking blogs and your is great and you are an amazing writer.

  20. Linda McFall says:

    Hw fun is this!! Such a great blog and now a chance to receive Miss Ree’s book. With the holi. days upon us, we cn all use some inspiration to bring some new recipes in to mix with tradition.


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