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For all fans of the Pioneer Woman...

goodhealthgourmet Nov 10, 2010 09:23 PM

just heard she's going to be battling Bobby Flay in a Thanksgiving Throwdown next week...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/throwdown-...

  1. alkapal Nov 11, 2010 02:34 AM

    i'll make it a point to watch. PLEASE nobody use chipotle.

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      NYCkaren Nov 11, 2010 06:01 AM

      That should be good!

    2. Gio Nov 11, 2010 06:12 AM

      Her post on the subject:

      http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

      1. dave_c Nov 11, 2010 06:40 AM

        Hmmm... Interesting.
        I thought Flay was about challenging people with restaurants who built a reputation cooking dish "X".

        Unless it's for charity, I have to hand it to PW's publicist to get a spot on Throwdown as a legitimate challenger.

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          LaLa Nov 20, 2010 05:08 AM

          She challenged him~~~~

        2. PattiCakes Nov 11, 2010 07:23 AM

          I follow her blogs & she makes me laugh every single day. Can't wait to watch!!!!

          1. xo_kizzy_xo Nov 11, 2010 04:36 PM

            Yep, that's Ree. She has her own chapter in the Marketing 101 textbook.

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              HillJ Nov 20, 2010 06:01 AM

              Every food personality has a "degree" in Marketing 101...or at the very least people around them that do. What's wrong with being smart?!

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              HillJ Nov 19, 2010 05:58 AM

              http://www.foodnetwork.com/throwdown-...
              For those following along, a link to Bobby's recipes from the Throwdown..and Ree won the challenge...complete with celeb judges.

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                HillJ Nov 20, 2010 08:27 AM

                http://www.foodnetwork.com/throwdown-...
                recipes from the episode are here.

              2. mattstolz Nov 19, 2010 06:08 PM

                i thought ree did a great job! i really wanna try that caramel sauce bobby made though!

                1. JuniorBalloon Nov 19, 2010 07:08 PM

                  I hope she posts the promised follow up about what went on behind the scenes.

                  jb

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                    HillJ Nov 20, 2010 04:36 AM

                    http://thepioneerwoman.com/confessions/
                    Back story #1. The woman can keep a secret..this was taped in Sept.

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                    HillJ Nov 21, 2010 08:00 AM

                    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...
                    According to Ree's daughter, this recipe stole the show. If anyone makes this recipe, I'd enjoy hearing your opinion.

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                      mattstolz Nov 21, 2010 12:10 PM

                      i absolutely believe that. out of all the dishes made on that episode, that was the one that had me searching foodnetwork.com for the recipe.

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                        HillJ Nov 21, 2010 12:17 PM

                        I'm going to give the recipe a try btwn Thanksgiving & Christmas. Might be enjoyable for a work brunch.

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                          goodhealthgourmet Nov 23, 2010 05:42 PM

                          can't wait to hear your report! i *love* the sound of that caramel apple sauce. i may have to try making this using my GF pumpkin bread recipe.

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                            HillJ Nov 23, 2010 05:51 PM

                            you have a GF pumpkin bread recipe? What are your subs?

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                              goodhealthgourmet Nov 23, 2010 07:34 PM

                              i use a blend of sorghum, oat (GF!), almond, & mesquite flours...with the requisite starch & a touch of guar gum.

                    2. trolley Nov 21, 2010 12:44 PM

                      all the food looked amazing and i'm not a big fan of thanksgiving food but would eat it all up. the episode was fun and cute but since the usual element of surprise was missing it was slightly anticlimactic for me. my husband says it's all a set up and the "challenged" probably knows ahead of time something is up but i still missed the awkwardness when bobby walks in. i'll still remember the donut plant episode....

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                        HillJ Nov 21, 2010 01:29 PM

                        trolley, the surprise wasn't in this episode of TD because Bobby was invited by Ree (PW) to come to their family ranch and throwdown a Thanksgiving dinner. Recognizing this is outside the typical TD script, I tend to believe someone if not the biz owner, knows something is up in order for the actual taping, required permissions and food stuffs are on hand. I think once a show like TD becomes popular, it's harder to keep the "secret" going. However, considering how many people were on hand for this particular TD show, I think PW and the family/friends/invited guests did an amazing job of keeping it quiet since Sept.'s taping.

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                          trolley Nov 21, 2010 03:02 PM

                          "the surprise wasn't in this episode of TD because Bobby was invited by Ree (PW) to come to their family ranch and throwdown a Thanksgiving dinner."- i got that from watching the episode but thanks for the clarity ;)

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                          HillJ Nov 21, 2010 04:10 PM

                          You think the donut plant episode was a surprise? I never thought so.

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                            trolley Nov 21, 2010 04:19 PM

                            my point was that at least they pretend it's a surprise and they all do an ok job at the pretend part. no of course they know! they have to.

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                              HillJ Nov 21, 2010 05:43 PM

                              A friend was one of the scouts for the show when it first aired. According to her, the earlier shows had some element of surprise from start to finish but it was difficult to maintain and believe it or not, some biz's approached declined the challenge.

                        3. phee Nov 21, 2010 05:30 PM

                          Thanks for posting this, GHG! I've been a fan of her site for quite a while. I missed the episode, so I'll have to look for reruns.

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                            HillJ Nov 21, 2010 05:44 PM

                            It reruns tonight at 11pm EST.

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                              phee Nov 21, 2010 05:50 PM

                              Thanks so much!

                          2. NYCkaren Nov 24, 2010 06:06 AM

                            Wah! I missed it and I don't have Tivo or anything like that. I'm afraid FN won't run the episode again until next Thanksgiving.

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