Friday, March 18, 2011

April Celebrity Cook-Along!

Hi everyone, the Celebrity Cook-Along for April will be The Pioneer Woman! Ree Drummond, blogger done good:@) I was so happy to win a signed copy of her cookbook from A Musing Potpourri! La and fellow Ohio bloggers waited in line for hours to get books signed and said Ree was very warm and welcoming-Thanks La! If you haven't stopped by La's fun blog recently just click HERE!
I've been following PW Cooks for years, saw her on QVC and watched the Thanksgiving Throwdown.
I decided to make her Twice Baked Potatoes
Oh yea, we're talking bacon, cheese and sour cream-what's not to love!

I've also decided that cowboys are kinda cute, but maybe that's for another post:@)
You can find Ree's recipes on her blog HERE.
Link up on April 15th with this recipe or any other Pioneer Woman recipe!
There will be a little give-away:
Two chances for folks that link-up, and one for each follower that leaves a comment. 

Twice-Baked Potatoes
8 baking potatoes scrubbed clean
Canola oil (not called for on her blog, I don't think it's necessary)
8 slices of thick cut bacon, fried
2 sticks butter,cut into slices
1 C sour cream
1/2 C milk
1/4 to 1/2 tsp seasoned salt such as Lawry's
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 C grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 green onion, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. With paper towel rub potatoes with canola oil (or not). Place on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until cooked inside and skins are crisp. (I'll poke a couple holes in mine.)
  3. Turn oven down to 300 degrees (says 350 on blog, I think that's more accurate).
  4. Crumble bacon into bits.
  5. Add butter, sour cream, bacon, milk salt and pepper into a big bowl.
  6. While potatoes are still warm cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides into the bowl with the rest.
  7. Use a potato masher to mix it all together. (I'll use my KA to make mashed potatoes, they stir in the bacon.)
  8. Stir in the 1 cup of cheese and add the onions.
  9. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
  10. Fill the potato halves with mixture and place on baking sheet.
  11. Top with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and potatoes are hot.
I'm posting this for Seasonal Sunday because I think they'd be great for Easter dinner!
Sharing with Favorite Things because I admire The Pioneer Woman... and love bacon:@)
Have a happy day!

29 comments:

  1. I will join this one. Had a great time with Ina.

    Carol

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  2. Ooooh! I have a PW recipe that I have been wanting to try out and this may just be the perfect time. I swear I am going to get off my lazy arse and do this one! Them thar taters sound yummy!

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  3. I've never tried a PW recipe and not loved it. I'm going to start planning this weekend. Hmmmm....I think I may have an idea.

    Happy Friday, Lynn! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    I didn't even need a jacket this morning when I left for work.

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  4. Oh yeah!..I have Ree's cookbook..I'll try the challenge.Ain't Marlboro Man too sexy!
    Love to read "The Pioneer Woman's Blog", and see photo's.{They were in Savannah, and I did not know it, till after the fact. I would have gone to get my book signed ~sigh~!
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  5. ps... I put your button and the cook-along on my side bar!
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  6. I love twice baked potatoes and this recipe sounds delicious! This would be a nice alternative to the cheesy potatoes we always have for Easter.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Jane

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  7. Hi, I feel so terrible that I didn't get to take part in your first cook-along meme with Ina Garten! We've been traveling for the last week and things just got away from me. I just heard about The Pioneer Woman about a month ago when I went searching on Google for a recipe but will be away again during your second meme! I can't believe it - hopefully I'll be able to take part in your May meme! Take care, and thanks for stopping by my St.Patrick's Day menu post and leaving a comment - you are one of my most frequent commenters! I'm glad we've gotten to know each other! Ciao, bella!

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  8. I have her cookbook and it is how my hubby likes to eat.

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  9. I love twice baked potatoes! I am excited to join your cook along in April!

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  10. These really sound delicious and they are relatively easy to make. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. I agree...what's not to like? Does Ree even have a bad recipe? Don't think so. I am eventually going to play along, but between the lack of a kitchen and a little spring trip I won't get to join in this month.

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  12. Count me in, I enjoyed the Ina Cook along!
    Love twice baked potatoes!

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  13. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am your newest follower!! Love the Pioneer Woman!

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  14. As a cookbook collector, I think I will have to add another to my collection of many. The recipe looks so good my mouth is watering girlfreind. Thanks so much for the tip!!
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  15. Oh Yeah! The Pioneer Woman is a huge hit...and her Cowboy and Ranch Family is great. This will be a fun CookALong.

    I added a PS to my post about the white flowers. Listed the name and info about it if you want to go back and take a look. Thanks for visiting and asking!

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  16. Yummy! I love potatoes and I'll be right over! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. Potatoes are always a favorite with me! Hope to be able to join in on this one in April!

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  18. Ok, I will look for one. The last one I tried was just so so.
    Put your button up on my sidebar.

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  19. Thanks so much for posting my giveaway button!! I follow Ree on Twitter and she really cracks me up, I haven't made any of her recipes...yet.

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  20. How exciting! Congrats on winning, Lynn...Christine

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  21. Now this sounds yummy! I love potatoes...could eat them every meal! (Did I just admit that?) lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  22. I'm so jealous! No, just kidding. I'm very happy for you. I love Ree & have heard nothing but wonderful comments about how sweet & genuine she is. I have had the cookbook for a couple of years now & love it. I always have to tweak the recipes a bit, because we aren't working cattle & don't need all those calories! I also have her new book "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" but haven't read it yet. I have to say, Ree is the reason I started blogging. Not that I thought I could ever create the following she has, but for the reasons she started hers in the first place -- just an outlet for sharing creativity. I know you are going to really enjoy your new book.
    CAS

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  23. Congrats on winning! Did you watch the episode of Bobby Flay's Throwdown with Ree? It was so fun to watch knowing she was a fellow blogger.

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  24. I love Ree's cookbook too. I just pulled her jalapeño poppers out of the oven about 20 minutes ago to take to a function this evening. I think Ree...like Ina cook with simple ingredients. Although their cookbooks feature different styles of food the one constant is the simplicity.

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  25. I LOVE twice baked pots. I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it, and thank you so much for linking it to Favorite Things. laurie

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  26. This looks wonderful! I love her recipes, will have to see if I can find a 'holiday' one. :)

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  27. Hi lovely lady.
    I love twice baked potatoes also this is a great Recipe!!
    I hope you and your lovely family have a Great Week sweet lady.
    xxoo
    Diane

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