Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Pioneer Woman: Book Review

By February 16, 2011Reviews/Giveaways

What you may not know about me is I don’t read…to be more exact, I don’t read books. Not that I don’t love reading, I’m just not a sit down ~ grab a good book ~ kind of gal. I’m more of a go ~ go ~ go ~ until I can’t stand up any longer ~ kind of gal.

Which most of the time works out great, because I’m so super busy with baking, cooking, taking pictures, blogging, family, cleaning, etc. etc…that I really don’t have time to sit down and read.

Last week I was asked by Collective Bias to order The Pioneer Woman’s new book…”Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.” And along with the review, they wanted me to fix one of her recipes from The Pioneer Well, what you do know, I’m sure…is that I LOVE to cook and bake, so I jumped at the chance. I have her Cookbook and have enjoyed looking at the recipes, and of course, really enjoy her blog as well.

So I ordered the new book from Walmart, and headed over to Pioneer Woman’s abundance of recipes, to try and choose what I would make. They also wanted me to use ConAgra products, which is a pretty easy fit with Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Parkay margarine, Pam Cooking Spray, and so on.

I found her Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie recipe and knew it would be a perfect fit. You can grab the recipe and see the shopping trip for the ConAgra products on my Whrrl.

Back to me not really being much of a sit down gal…

Over the last week or so, each of the boys have had the dreaded respiratory illness that is going around…stuffy nose, sore throat junk. I’ve been pretty healthy all winter, but I woke up yesterday morning with the same stuff they have. Which for today, turned out to be okay, because I had a good reason to sit down and read my new book.

I worked a few hours in the morning on the computer, then moved to the couch with my kleenex and water beside me thinking…I’ll read for maybe 30 minutes or so, then get up and decorate the Hoosier cabinet. Well…2 hours later and almost 100 pages later…I was still laying on the couch reading, so engrossed in the book that I forgot to have my oldest son, Andrew, pick up my youngest son, Casey from school.

In the first 100 {or so} pages, I cried, I laughed and most of the time, could totally relate to every word that Ree wrote about her love story with the Marlboro Man.

I’m usually not a fan of love stories…because they make me cry, nor do I enjoy watching movies about love…because they make me cry.

As I lay on the couch still when my youngest came home from school {after I remembered to have the oldest pick him up}, he walked into the Living Room and said “why aren’t you working?” See what I mean…I just don’t sit down. I didn’t have the guts to tell him, I got caught up in this amazing book and can’t put it down…so I said “I don’t feel good, so I’m resting”, which was really the truth, but not the whole truth.

My review…if you couldn’t already tell, I love the book! It’s a MUST read, even if you aren’t a grab a book ~ sit down ~ kind of gal!

And now for the Peanut Butter Pie…

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Collective Bias, but all opinions and experiences are my own.

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