Book Signing – The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond

My friend, Laura, and I love to cook and bake and have become fans of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.  She has two award winning blogs, The Pioneer Woman and Tasty Kitchen.  The Pioneer Woman site generates over 13 million hits a month and highlights her life as an Oklahoman ranch wife.  Tasty Kitchen (Favorite Recipes from Real Kitchens Everywhere!) is a recipe website where you can see not only many of Ree’s recipes but also recipes posted by subscribers.

Ree’s first book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl, came out in 2009, and she came to St. Louis last year for her first book signing.  Her second book, The Pioneer Woman, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, A Love Story, came out this month, and Ree came back to The Lou for her second book signing.

Ree’s opening remarks and Q&A session.  She is as warm and charming in person as she comes across on her blog, in her TV appearances, and in her books.

And Ree’s husband, Ladd, whom Ree refers to as Marlboro Man or MM wore his Wranglers and cowboy hat.

MM took up a spot in the middle of the library and a line formed almost immediately for him to sign books.  He was a really good sport.

My friend, Laura, asked if he would turn around for a picture.  Can you say Groupie?

Honestly, Ree goes on and on about Marlboro Man and his Wranglers and features prominent shots of his posterior in her books and on her blog.   MM said that this was the first time anyone had asked for a picture of him from the backside.

MM also has white hair.  I love white hair.

MM’s signature in the love story book.

Of course, Laura and most of the women in line had him sign the last page of her cookbook which features a picture of his Wrangler wearing, Chaps clad posterior.

And we, along with 500 of our closest friends, did finally get to meet Ree.

Thanks Ree and MM for coming to St. Louis!

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