I first heard of Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman when a thoughtful friend brought a meal over after I'd had #2. She mentioned it was a PW recipe and shortly after I started following her blog/website. http://thepioneerwoman.com/
She posts so much more than just (just? they are fantastic) recipes. There are lifestyle posts, home and garden posts, and lots of giveaways. Which I've never won, cough cough,
She has over a million followers on Facebook, and so I'm sure many more on her website, but she seems so friendly and down-to-earth that sometimes I forget we're not real life friends. Because I get crazy attached to bloggers, I guess.
At any rate, I dig her work and have enjoyed most of the recipes of hers I've tried, which is more than a few. Last night, even though it was Wednesday, I made her Sunday night stew with mashed potatoes and it was delightful.
The kid who hates everything hated it, the other kid graciously cleaned his plate, though I'm not sure he loved it. The baby threw it on the floor as he does every meal. And my husband raved about it! So we'll be making it again for sure.
I like that, mostly, her recipes use real food and "regular" ingredients that I actually have. She's not super fancy, because she feeds her large ranch family, and she's not afraid to use convenience food when it's appropriate. She's great and I'm so glad Crystal introduced me to her.