This is Not a Post. This is an Epic Fail.

I think I have to go cut myself now.  Or like shove tiny bamboo shivs under my fingernails for 16 days.


This is so bad.

I can’t even type the words.


Here goes…

Many months ago I shared an email exchange with The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.  I know, right?! I emailed her to ask a question AND THEN SHE ANSWERED and we emailed back and forth a few times.  The end result was that she asked me for my Peach Cobbler recipe.


I sent it to her and never heard back.  I figured it was because my recipe was so overwhelmingly amazeballs that she was temporarily blinded by its awesomeness and by the time she’d regained her bearings, Marlboro Man needed something so she got distracted.


Until about five minutes ago.

Until about five minutes ago when I opened the document I sent her and saw that I had not sent my final recipe.  What I sent her was The Big Hot Mess of a draft wherein I was (unsuccessfully) trying to convert the base ingredients from a chocolate and black cherry cobbler into a peach one.

Half way through The Big Hot Mess I just gave up and it’s just this random list with repeated ingredients and instructions that don’t make sense.  And chocolate with peaches.  Oh. Em. Gee.

I sent The Pioneer Woman The Big Hot Mess.

It’s like I sent Jesus the outtakes from The Exorcist.


  1. This BEF gives you the perfect opportunity to send her a high-lar-eeous follow-up email explaining sending the BHM. She presents herself as sorta dorky-in-an-adorable-way and I am sure you will both have a big 'ol hoot-a-nanny laugh.

  2. Yeah, Meg, except bunny MEANT to say ..."so I am sure she will understand and you will both have a big 'ol hoot-a-nanny laugh." Duh. I started cocktail hour early! :)

  3. 1) I am glad to know I'm not the only one who uses bamboo under the fingernails. I'm not sure if I want to laugh, cry, or bake you a pie. Bless your heart! So did you EMAIL HER BACK with the CORRECT recipe???? You can always tell her you sent her the big mess to see if she was really reading her email ;)



Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy