Checking In With the Sisters – Pioneer Woman

When I started blogging, becoming famous or making money sharing my family’s stories was, literally, the furthest thing from my mind. In fact, when I discovered Ree Drummond (aka the Pioneer Woman) I still didn’t realize that there was a career hidden in my hobby.

As I was checking in with our sister sites this week, this review on 5 Minutes for Books of the Ree Drummond’s book, The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – a Love Story really resonated with me. As a fellow blogger who has actually met Ree, I have to agree with Jennifer’s statement: If she wasn’t so charming and talented, I think we’d just have to hate her.


The Pioneer Woman

Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond took any sort of idea of recognition that a little blogger could hope to get, and shattered it. Cookbook author (with a second coming out next month), Food Network show host, and now her love story/memoir The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels–a Love Storyis being released in paperback.

If she wasn’t so charming and talented, I think we’d just have to hate her.

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels tells about how she met the man of her dreams for whom she changed all of her plans. It’s a delightful story, and one that will hopefully help you remember your own heart-pounding days of first-love (or encourage you to keep hanging on and waiting for Mr. Right to come into your life). Yes, it’s sweet, but it’s a little spicy as well, with make-out sessions and fairly chaste burning and yearning to rival any YA literature out there. It makes it read a bit like a romance novel/fairy tale, and maybe that’s what it is.

Intrigued like me? Finish reading this post….


Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.


  1. says

    Yes, Ree was definitely my first food blogger obsession. I started my food/nutrition blog about a year ago and am enjoying it so far. SO much to learn still. I found your blog via Blog Frog’s list of people doing the Quaker Challenge. Just thought I’d visit a few. :)

  2. Ashley says

    For a brief period, I read PW, but then I found The Marlboro Woman site. I had long suspected Ree wasn’t on the up and up, but this site really opened my eyes about the sources of her recipes. Seems she “lifts” most of them from church and community cookbooks and rarely credits them.

    Now the PW is embroiled in a plagiarism scandal stemming from material she posted in her homeschooling section on Valentine’s Day. The PW has never apologized to her readers for posting material stolen from an Etsy artist. When readers left negative comments about the incident, Ree deleted them. That’s not what I call integrity.

  3. says

    I also heard about that “scandal” and I feel a bit disappointed. I cannot say that I’ve been the biggest fan ever, and also, I don’t know the whole story, but I hate that that name is now having a negative echo.

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