It’s true…I’m at it again.

You know who you are. All of you, who have been begging and pleading, poking and prodding, whining and nagging!  YES, YES, YES, all right already.   I will cook through P-dubs next cookbook! Sheesh! Cool it will ya!

What? You never knew I cooked through her first cookbook. Oh me garshk. You’ve got some catching up to do sister frand. Me and PW we go way back.  All the way back to November, 2009 to be exact. It was a cold and dreary day in November when my girlfriend Dee and I embarked on our Cookbook signing adventure to Chicago. Little did Dee know that I would completely loose my mind, bake Ree cupcakes, buy 10….count them TEN cookbooks, make PW sign them as I held a cupcake to her head and said “sign these books or I’ll eat this in front of you”….well it really didn’t go quite like that, but it sounded funny didn’t it?

I did buy ten cookbooks and had her sign them. Why ten? I don’t know!! Sometimes I’m extremely excessive and random. I figured I would come home and say “signed cookbooks for everyone!”  “Cookbooks all around!” Well, I did give several away, but I had one left….what to do with it?  Well after suggesting on my blog that maybe I should cook through the The Pioneer Woman cooks, and three (hahaha high traffic day!) people commented to say Yes! do it!  It’s a lovely idea.  One of them being my sister, the other two being my besties.  I’m easy, reeeal EZ.

BUT I’m here to tell you, if those three friends, ONLY knew what me cooking through Ree’s first cookbook was going to get us into…I think they would have, quite literally…pooped themselves.  WHAT did it get us into, you ask!?  This is what it got us into!

Well and the rest is history.

Ree and I have bumped into each other a few times since.  We tweet, and keep in contact via email, and texting.  We are are Sweaty Sisters Ree and I.  We are cut from the same cloth.  Actually we were separated at birth…what you never heard that story?

Ok ENOUGH already…here’s what’s going on. About six months ago I asked Ree if there was any way I could have a sneak peak of her new cookbook coming out so I could start cooking through it ahead of time and give ya’ll a PREVIEW of the scrumptiousness to come….because she’s my ‘sister in sweat’, my ‘perspiration pal’ she said YES!  I would love to give you a sneak peak.

So a few months passed and one day I recieved a text:

“I have a top secret cookbook to send you IF you still want it!”

“Yeehaw! You just made my day;) Of course I still want it.  It’s not gonna make me go up a size in my stretchy pants is it?”

“Yes it is.”

Wahahahaa…little does Ree know I just lost 8 pounds!  I still have 10 to go…but 8 was a good start!  Oh Lord help me here we go again!!!!

So then a few weeks back I got me a nice little packagey wackagey, and started cookin’!

Ree’s new cookbook, like her first, is full of beautiful pictures of her family, and fun stories.  It is also jam packed with luscious, scrumptious morsels of delicious food. Oh my stretchy pants are in so much trouble!!!!  If you loved The Pioneer Woman Cooks you are going to be doing back flips for Food from my Frontier.

The first “cook through” I did was called the Sheila Ree Project, obviously since we have the same name.  I was also, obviously, copycatting the Julie and Julia Project.  The stipulations for cooking  through The Pioneer Woman Cooks was to make all the recipes in four months, and not to go up a jean size.

I need to find a new name for this “cook through”.

I was thinking:
Cooking through a New Frontier
PW Project II
Stretchy Pants Rule
Stretched out Stretchy Pants
PW vs. Stretchy Pants

I would love to hear your suggestions.

So that’s it! Now it’s out there! The world wide web has it in writing. I am officially cooking through Ree’s second cookbook.

Here’s how cooking through  Ree’s latest cookbook is going to go down:

1.) Because this book is more extensive I will take the entire year to cook through it.  I love Ree, but I got some of my own recipes, and other stuff to share with you.

2. I’m going to wear stetchy pants all day everyday in 2012.

3. Because I have fallen madly in love with the Instragram app, I will be shooting all my “cook through” pictures with my iPhone using Instagram.  So if you are a Instagrammer, Follow eat2gather on Instagram, and you will get a sneak peek of whats to come in my post. Instagram will make it easier for me to share on Twitter, and Facebook.  Which in turn you can retweet my tweets and share my facebook!

4.) I will not actually be posting recipes.  Only pictures, and links to PW’s website if there is a link to the recipe.  I will be giving you my honest opinion as well as my families opinions on each and every recipe.
(Critiquing could get sticky this time around because I know Ree now. Last time I didn’t know her.  I didn’t thing she was reading.  Turns out she was.  Ree’s a good sport through, and honestly besides the Corn Bread and Beans there twernt nuttin’ this family didn’t devour.)

5.) On March 13 I will be giving away at least one signed copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks ~ Food from my Frontier, compliments of Ree Drummond  aka PW,  P-dub, P-diddity, Sweat Sister, Perspiration Pal. Then at the end of my “cook through” there will be another fantastical giveaway!

I sincerely hope you follow along in this crazyness we are calling, oops don’t have a name yet, it’s going to be a wild ride!

With love and appreciation,
Sheila~ from the Sisterhood of the Stretchy Pants

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Food from my Frontier is available March 13.

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  1. 1
    Tracy Steffes :

    How about…”Frontier Recipes 2 share” or “Cooking Frontier Recipes 4 y’all” or “Cooking from City 2 Frontier”…Just a few random things off the top of my head. Have fun cooking through another cookbook Sheila! I look forward to reading the reviews…

    • 1.1
      Sheila :

      OOh great ideas Tracy! I like how you added the 2 and 4 in there you are on to me aren’t your girlfrand!

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    Lori H :

    Obviously I will need to be doing some catch-up with the last cook-through. Looking forward to following you on this adventure!

  3. 3
    Tootie :

    You seriously have the best ideas! I can’t wait to see what you make. I love PW’s first cookbook, and I can’t wait to get the 2nd! 🙂

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      Tootie, where you been? I’ve missed hearing from you! My stretchy pants can’t wait to see what I make either! You are going to love her 2nd book. EGads! XOXO

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    Kristen VanLaecke :

    Oh, I am soooo happy right now! Look forward to some yummy blogs! And I like…Cooking through a new frontier, part 2!

    • 4.1
      Sheila :

      Kristen, I’m so happy you’re happy. The Johnsons might have to have the VanLaeckes over to help us eat some of this food!

  5. 5

    What a super fun idea GirlFriend! Can’t wait to follow this adventure with you!!!! And good luck with that not going up a jean size thing…. I just got on the scale today and nearly died! I had to volunteer at my kiddos’ school in my elastic waist yoga pants bc it was all I could get into! 🙂 Can’t wait for this adventure to begin…. only wish I lived close enough to sample your dishes.
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    dee :

    oooh I love stretchy pants rule or PW vs Stretchy Pants the best!!

    you are awesome!! –

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    Demetria L Friberg :

    I don’t care what you call it as long as you call me over to sample a taste or two!!! So excited for this.

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    Karen Melinn :

    So glad to hear you are doin’ it again. I met you after you were done cooking last time, this time I’ll follow it closely. How about, Sweat Pants or Bust 🙂

    • 8.1
      Sheila :

      I like that! I’m sure my sweat pants are going to bust come 2013!!! Hope you are well. Miss you! xoxox

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    Melissa :

    Loved the last cook through! Can’t wait for this one!

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    Mary :

    Oh Sheila!

    I did not know about any of this. Where have I been? LOL!!! I am looking forward to reading your old posts about all of this.

    I am so impressed that you cooked through an entire cookbook! You’re amazing. I would have surely cracked.

    Good luck with this new endeavor. I can’t wait to read about each recipe and your adventures with it! 🙂

    Hmmm…a name for all of this? Your suggestions were all terrific…especially the ones about the pants!

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    Krista F :

    All I can say is I am crazy excited about this project! Love ya miss shelia!!

  12. 12

    How about Cooking Through Ree’s Frontier?

    I can’t wait to watch you cook through it! I just can’t believe I didn’t come over to the ranch when you were here. 🙁
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      Sheila :

      No Kidding! Maybe next time 😉 I really like your suggestion…my son just told me I had to leave stretchy pants out of it….”people are going to think you’re a freak mom…no offense” No offense taken ;D hee hee.