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Potato Leek Pizza and A Giveaway

Potato - Leek Pizza


When I ask my father what vegetables he wants with dinner, his response is often "potatoes" to which I reply "Dad! We already have a starch. What vegetable would you like?" He then looks me with an obvious smirk and repeats "potatoes". I am very much my father’s daughter in that regard. Love them. And noodles. I hope I never have to chose between the two. As much as I am a potato gal, I never thought of putting them on pizza, until last week that is. This Potato-Leek Pizza from The Pioneer Woman has surely changed my mind. "More!" I say!

I remember very distincly the first post I read on Ree’s site. I was on the phone with a friend back home who wanted to know how to make cinnamon rolls. We may have many a delicious pastry back home but I think we sorely miss out in the cinnamon rolls department. As a very occasional baker, she needed visuals. I searched step-by-steps online and stumbled on Ree’s site. Bingo! My friend had an official teacher, willing to take her by the hand through the whole process. I had found a treasure trove of All American classics that my husband grew up on. He never says so but it’s good to split my cooking between my French and his American. Makes for a fun relationship. Much like potatoes and pizza actually.

Ree lives on a ranch in the middle of vast great lands. I live in a house on stilts in the middle of marsh land. She has four 2-legged offsprings, I have two 4-legged companions. She married a cowboy who herds cows for a living. I married a man of the last frontier, history teaching. In her cooking, Ree makes do of what is available in her neck of the woods. I had to learn quickly what is Lowcountry cooking. Her cookbook is #1 in the New York Times Best Sellers list. Mine is still being edited (more on that later, promise) See…completely the same. Ahah!

Pizza Ingredients

Don’t these fancy baby leeks look like glorified green onions?

I don’t know Ree. Sure I have met her at BlogHer Food in San Francisco and exchanged a few words but that’s about it. Yet, and I don’t know how she does it, she is one of the most kind hearted ladies, taking time in her incredibly busy schedule and many roles to make you feel like what you say did not get lost in the big emptiness of the internet. I can guess it has got to be mind boggling for her how life has changed for her family in the last few years. It would make people feel uneasy, others would get the big head. Yet, Ree remains her natural, super nice, dorky self. I do need to say that she made me blush bright red when she put me in the same sentence a Matt Armendariz at BlogHer. Ugh!

Ree’s cookbook reads like a novel. There is food and there is life on the ranch, life with the kids, daily thoughts and aspirations. The one most excited about getting the book was my husband however. He can relate to the recipes, they were part of his mom’s stapples. He thought that whereas I fought the generation gap with his mother and the can of Ro-Tel, I would relate to Ree’s fresh approach to life and cooking as she was trying to adapt to her new territory. He was right. Copies of my mother-in-law’s Little League cookbooks are collecting dust but The Pioneer Woman Cooks is being earmarked by the both of us. He seldoms cooks so he loves the step by step pictures while I skip those for the stories. I like stories.

Ree’s book does not need another review, yet I can tell you that B. is extremely excited to eat "Pioneer Woman" this weekend while I am away. I have been invited by the great folks of The Grove Park Inn in Asheville to be a judge in their annual National Gingerbread House Competition. I am not only extremely honored but thrilled to be in a group comprising Colette Peters and Chef Lodge to name a couple. I thought that B. would be able to accompany me but he’s stuck with gigs this weekend. Instead, gal pal Tami from Running With Tweezers is coming up from Atlanta to share some of the fun and mountain air. In preparation of the trip, I made a few things that Bill loved and that he could easily reheat at night. One of them was this potato-leek pizza except it was devoured the moment it came out of the oven (well, after a few pictures).

Potato - Leek Pizza


I felt a bit pioneer-ish shopping for the ingredients when the only leeks I could find were fancy baby ones (did not have time to get to another store). Despite the double price tag, they looked a lot like green onions to me and I think I even aggravated the store clerck when I said so. I hate to aggravate them because they do order fancy stuff for me when I ask them. They are indeed green onions and they did taste like leeks however so all’s well. The combination of potatoes, leeks, bacon ang goat cheese made me think of Frenchified loaded American baked potatoes meeting their Italian cousin on a bed of mozarella and tender pizza crust. Awesome…and I am packing two slices for the road.

I hate to tell you I’m going to frolic in gingerbread goodness in a paradise like retreat while some of you have to work, play hard or are stuck sick at home. That’s why I am psyched that Ree generously offered to giveaway THREE copies of her book to three readers. If you want a chance to win, here is what to do:
– leave a comment on this post
– ONE entry per person – if you don’t see your comment right away, give me a few hours before re-posting as I have the moderator on.
– Enter until Wednesday November 18th at midnight, US eastern time.

Have a great weekend!

Potato - Leek Pizza

Potato Leek Pizza, with permission of Ree Drummond:

6 slices thick bacon, cut into 1-in pieces
3 leeks, sliced thinly
Extra virgin olive oil
5 small red or Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced paper thin
16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
4 oz crumbled goat cheese (I used twice that much:))
Parmesan cheese, grated
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Unbaked pizza crust

Preheat oven to 500 degrees
Begin by frying bacon pieces in a skillet over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove bacon from pan and pour off most of the grease. Set bacon aside.
Return skillet to stove and turn heat to medium-low.
Slice leeks very thinly. A sharp knife helps.
Add leeks to the same pan and sautΓ© over medium-low heat until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Using a sharp knife or mandoline, slice potatoes very thin.
Prepare pizza crust according to directions, and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Arrange potatoes in a single layer all over crust, slightly overlapping edges. Sprinkle potatoes lightly with salt, then lay mozzarella slices in a single layer over the top of the potatoes.
Place sautΓ©ed leeks over the top of the cheese.
Next, sprinkle the fried bacon pieces over the top, followed by a generous addition of crumbled goat cheese.
Finally, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
Bake pizza for 8 to 11 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into wedges or squares and serve immediately.

Pizza Crust
Makes two pizza crusts
1 Β½ cups warm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Extra olive oil for drizzling

Pour warm water into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over the water.
Stir together flour, olive oil, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add water/yeast mixture and stir together until just combined. Dough will be very sticky.
Drizzle a little olive oil into a clean mixing bowl. Toss the ball of dough in the bowl and turn over to coat in oil. Cover bowl and place in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours, or cover in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Comments


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 5:14 pm

That looks absolutely lovely! My picky little brother will ONLY try a new recipe if it's "a PW one". I would absolutely love a copy of her cookbook!


K C November 14, 2009 um 5:16 pm

I'd love a copy!!


emily November 14, 2009 um 5:16 pm

Wow… that pizza looks heavenly. The Pioneer Woman meets Tartelette? What a winner!!


Jean and Mandy November 14, 2009 um 5:16 pm

*Simply* divine…off to make one for myself now, methinks!


divrchk November 14, 2009 um 5:17 pm

Wow! I'd love to win this cookbook. It's been on my wishlist for months!


bridget {bake at 350} November 14, 2009 um 5:18 pm

That pizza looks like a must try! Enter me, please! πŸ™‚


Samantha November 14, 2009 um 5:18 pm

I would love to win a copy of Ree's book, thanks!

mamanotes@gmail.com


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 5:18 pm

Beautiful photography! What kind of camera and lens do you use?


Cameron November 14, 2009 um 5:18 pm

love Ree! would love a chance at her book – if that pizza tastes half as good as you've made it look, I'm hooked already!


MamΓ­β™₯Picture November 14, 2009 um 5:19 pm

WOW!
Yummylicious!
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Ryan Grace November 14, 2009 um 5:19 pm

This looks incredible! Although I'm not a fan of goat cheese, so I might replace it with boursin or something else kind of crumbly. Your photography is wonderful, as well!


jordan November 14, 2009 um 5:19 pm

that pizza looks amazing – i really might have to try it out!!! πŸ™‚ ree is also amazing & i would LOVE to win a copy of her book.


Jessica November 14, 2009 um 5:20 pm

The pizza is to die for. I have her book, but would love to win to give as Christmas gifts! πŸ™‚


~michelle pendergrass November 14, 2009 um 5:21 pm

I love potato leek soup–never had potato leek pizza though. You photos are absolutely amazing!

Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook!


Molly November 14, 2009 um 5:22 pm

Your photos are stunning. The pizza looks fabulous! How did it taste>


AmberMarie November 14, 2009 um 5:24 pm

OMG! That looks absolutely delicious! And, darling, I hope I never have to choose between potatoes and pasta either!


Liberty London Girl November 14, 2009 um 5:24 pm

Your photography is ravishing! LLGxx


Daniela November 14, 2009 um 5:25 pm

Enjoy your trip as much as we'll enjoy the pizza!


LJMH November 14, 2009 um 5:25 pm

I would love to win a copy of her cookbook – it looks fantastic!


Welcome… November 14, 2009 um 5:25 pm

What great looking food!!!


The Casual Baker November 14, 2009 um 5:26 pm

I have potatoes, leeks and chèvre in the fridge right now. Do you think it's a sign?! Beautiful photos.


.jimaie.marie. November 14, 2009 um 5:26 pm

Your photography is GORGEOUS! I was sent here by PW herself via Twitter and I must say that I hope I win! I hope I win! I am dying to get my hands on this cookbook, enough great things cannot be said about Ree!!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win! πŸ™‚


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 5:26 pm

I can't wait to try the potato- leek pizza! It combines some of my very favorite things!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Ree and her cookbook, which sounds great!
–Sonnie


MichelleSG November 14, 2009 um 5:26 pm

Hmm potato and leek pizza. I read the book, have seen the recipe, but never even considered making it. I may have to reconsider. Thanks!


Jamie November 14, 2009 um 5:26 pm

Gorgeous photos! This pizza sounds fabulous! I love Ree and her blog!


mommyloon November 14, 2009 um 5:27 pm

Yummy. I wish I had bought those leeks when I was in the store last.


MamaBear November 14, 2009 um 5:27 pm

I would love to win a copy of PW's cookbook! I think my family would love it too – My meal planning leaves (more than) a little to be desired.


leah dyrud November 14, 2009 um 5:27 pm

Ohhh, I think I just spotted a little slice of heaven!


Abigaele@yahoo.com November 14, 2009 um 5:27 pm

Thank you Ree for the link to this page. I don't know what I like better – the recipes or the photos of the recipes. They are both very impressive!! Thanks, Helen, for this offer.
Abigaele@yahoo.com


Angela November 14, 2009 um 5:27 pm

Mmmm…that pizza looks fantastic! I've been looking for an elegant pizza/ focaccia to make for a Thanksgiving appetizer- this just might be it!


Amy November 14, 2009 um 5:27 pm

Wow! That looks delicious!! I would love to win this book! πŸ™‚


MapleCottage November 14, 2009 um 5:28 pm

Oh What a great giveaway!! Enter me, please πŸ™‚


Audrey November 14, 2009 um 5:28 pm

I've never tried leaks before but oh my goodness, I am definitely gonna have to give this a try.


LizNoVeggieGirl November 14, 2009 um 5:28 pm

Beautiful pizza!! And I love the vegetable/potato story, haha.

I love Ree's recipes and I would love to own a copy of her cookbook!


Natalie November 14, 2009 um 5:30 pm

I just stumbled on your blog while searching for a dessert recipe, and cannot believe I've been missing out on it! Your photos are absolutely breathtaking – I cannot wait to try out some of your recipes.

The Pioneer Woman looks great as well – so I guess I'll put myself in the running for the giveaway.

Enjoy the gingerbread competition!


Patricia in Texas November 14, 2009 um 5:30 pm

I too enjoy Ree's blog, as much for her photo essays as for her fantastic cooking!

Our local, (small,) bookstore keeps running out of her cookbook, so I have not yet been able to get a copy…


Erica November 14, 2009 um 5:33 pm

Oh, I've heard so many wonderful things about Ree's cookbook…I'd love to win it! (And I'm a potato fan, too! Love 'em fried, steamed, mashed…)


Sparks Photography November 14, 2009 um 5:34 pm

That looks so yummy!


Julia November 14, 2009 um 5:35 pm

Yum! That looks so yummy. I would love a copy of the cookbook, I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚


abb November 14, 2009 um 5:35 pm

Over from Pioneer Woman's comment on twitter.
I'm blown away by your photography skills! Your pictures are simply stunning (they also make me drool!). Incredible!


Myrnie November 14, 2009 um 5:39 pm

That pizza looks amazing, and what a great giveaway!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 5:41 pm

Yum! Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks! πŸ™‚


Jody November 14, 2009 um 5:42 pm

I would LOVE a PW cookbook!!! What a wonderful giveaway!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 5:43 pm

Yum! Love everything on this pizza except the goat cheese. I'm wondering if the bacon might win me over though. I would think that strong smoky flavor might mask the goat cheese a little or can you recommend a cow's cheese alternative?
Can't wait to try it!


Zoey (Vegedible) November 14, 2009 um 5:43 pm

oh yum! I tried a roasted potato about a year ago and it was a disaster. Now though I have a mandolin on my side…could be potato leek pizza in my future!


The Purple Foodie November 14, 2009 um 5:44 pm

STUNNING! I would have never ever thought of making a leek and potato pizza – now I know I just have to put leeks on my shopping list for tomorrow.


Avital November 14, 2009 um 5:45 pm

This pizza looks so scrumptious. Good thing I have a nose, so it bumped into the screen while trying to give it a bite πŸ˜‰

I love your blog! I've been following for a while…


Kelly November 14, 2009 um 5:46 pm

looks delicious! and the photography is gorgeous. i'd love to start taking photos of my cooking, in hopes that the pictures will be just as enjoyable as the food, but less fattening. πŸ™‚


junia November 14, 2009 um 5:47 pm

WOw it's strange for me to think that you read Pioneer Woman as well!

I read both of your blogs (voraciously) but you guys are both so different! (it seems)

Anywhoo, I'd love a copy. πŸ˜€


Sarah November 14, 2009 um 5:47 pm

Yum! I'd love to win her cookbook. I have gotten a little more adventurous in my cooking lately (read: I've been making more than frozen pizza).


Sewfordough November 14, 2009 um 5:47 pm

This pizza looks amazing. I hope I can get the crust to turn out as good as this!


kynomi November 14, 2009 um 5:48 pm

How cool that you get to judge the gingerbread contest. I have seen it on television before, and it is awesome. Would love to have the cookbook.


Chris November 14, 2009 um 5:48 pm

That looks so good! Leeks are great!!!


Gretta November 14, 2009 um 5:48 pm

LOVE your blog & your food photos are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality November 14, 2009 um 5:49 pm

Sign me up for the giveaway! If I don't win, I may have to just buy one. Love Ree's blog and her recipes, have cooked a few of them myself and been reading her over 2 years now. Yep, hooked! And you're review is great, just what we all think of her too. She gives blogging a good name!


test it comm November 14, 2009 um 5:49 pm

Great looking pizza!!


Rebecca D. Martin November 14, 2009 um 5:49 pm

I am definitely going to make this pizza in the next couple weeks . . . and I would love a Pioneer Woman cookbook!


Half Assed Kitchen November 14, 2009 um 5:50 pm

That looks amazing. And like something I could actually pull off.


Candace November 14, 2009 um 5:50 pm

Just found your site and I am in love!


Miss M.J. Ma'am November 14, 2009 um 5:51 pm

This pizza is sooo good. I made it last week for a girls get together. The only bad thing about it? There were no left overs for the cook to eat while relaxing after the get together!! Next time I will make sure there are!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 5:53 pm

I came across your because of the beautiful photos. I have always been fearful of cooking but your site is so personable that I feel like you coaching through each meal. Great blog. Colleen www.flickr/colleencataniaphotography


Lauralee November 14, 2009 um 5:54 pm

I'm glad that The Pioneer Woman referred me to your blog. Your dialogue was fun and the links spread me in all kinds of new directions. Thanks for the prize offering of Ree's coobook and the introduction to your site, you can be sure I'll be back again to see what's going on in the marsh.


koohiiteasheri November 14, 2009 um 5:55 pm

I would LOVE to have one of Ree's cookbooks! I am obsessed with foodblogs (ask the hubby), but still like the feel of turning the pages of a good ol' cookbook! And Ree is one of the best! πŸ™‚


JenB November 14, 2009 um 5:55 pm

Oh wow that's awesome! I saw that contest on FoodTV once and it looks like heaven!
Take lots of pictures to share with us!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 5:56 pm

Woo hoo! Thanks for the chance to win Pioneer Woman's book!


CJ November 14, 2009 um 5:56 pm

I would love to have a PW cookbook. I look at her blog everyday. Now I will be following your blog. It looks great.


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 5:58 pm

No matter what Ree cooks it seems to always come out great!
This is another great recipe from her and gorgeous picture from you.
Can't wait to try it out!


Bri November 14, 2009 um 6:00 pm

I don't know if I can handle this post! The two of you together – divine. All of the foodniness I could ever need. Thanks for doing the giveaway – and I can't wait to hear about your book!


Sarah November 14, 2009 um 6:00 pm

Oh, that pizza looks amazing! I love potatoes on pizza, it's something my dad made for me growing up. Thanks for the chance to win Ree's book!

I hope you'll get a chance to stop by my store this weekend! If not, have a wonderful time in Asheville, what fun you'll have judging the competition! We go to look at the houses every year, and some of them are really incredible.


Lacey November 14, 2009 um 6:01 pm

Sounds like a fabulous book


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 6:02 pm

I found your site via Twitter and PW. Looks like another lovely place along the internet highway :o)


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 6:03 pm

Yum! That pizza looks delicious! I love the Pioneer Woman.


Rik November 14, 2009 um 6:03 pm

I would love this!


Mariana November 14, 2009 um 6:03 pm

this pizza looks fantastic. i'd love to win the cookbook and see what else is in there!


sprite November 14, 2009 um 6:04 pm

I'm not convinced about the pizza, but a gingerbread house competition sounds very exciting!


Sarah November 14, 2009 um 6:04 pm

That pizza looks amazing!!! And I love the Pioneer Woman and would LOVE to win her cookbook!


Amy November 14, 2009 um 6:06 pm

Looks delicious! Love Ree!


Katherine November 14, 2009 um 6:06 pm

That pizza does look great. I have never cooked with leeks before so I am a little scared to try.


Danielle November 14, 2009 um 6:09 pm

I made a potato leek tart a couple months ago that was fantastic. I'll have to try this pizza! My husband and I love trying new homemade pizzas.


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 6:09 pm

Not a huge fan of leeks but looks like it could be modified with something else and still be delicious.


Meredith November 14, 2009 um 6:11 pm

Ooooh oooooh me me me me me! I want one please!


Monika November 14, 2009 um 6:13 pm

This is so exciting! I would love this cookbook!


Growing Up the Second Time November 14, 2009 um 6:16 pm

I am the spud queen can't wait to make this.


Princess of Everything (and then some) November 14, 2009 um 6:17 pm

Oh my goodness! That looks so very good!


. November 14, 2009 um 6:17 pm

I have never heard of potatoes on pizza but it sounds and looks great. I would love to have The Pioneer Woman's cookbook.


Katie November 14, 2009 um 6:18 pm

I'd love a copy of Ree's book.


Shirley Brock November 14, 2009 um 6:19 pm

I love the Pioneer Women and am looking forward to trying more of her recipes. This one looks so yummy!!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 6:20 pm

Oh My! I know what Im making for supper! That looks SO tasty! Thanks for sharing ~Lindsay ….vangenne@gmail.com


Adi November 14, 2009 um 6:21 pm

This pizza looks so good! I hope to win the book and try more of Ree's recipes!

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com


JJ November 14, 2009 um 6:22 pm

Wow – this looks delicious! I just found Ree's website yesterday and spent 5 hours looking through it and reading the story of how she met Marlboro Man… now I'm addicted to these food blogs, yours included. My husband will love this pizza!


Sharon Nik November 14, 2009 um 6:22 pm

Hope to win!!

sharon_nik [at] yahoo [dot] com


Lizzybells November 14, 2009 um 6:23 pm

That pizza looks AMAZING. I love just about everything the pioneer woman makes though.


barefootrooster November 14, 2009 um 6:23 pm

hi there! i'd love to win a copy of Ree's cookbook! thanks!


Sarah Tolson November 14, 2009 um 6:23 pm

Oooo.. that looks divine!! πŸ™‚

I am so going to have to adapt that into a gluten free version for my fam. πŸ™‚

Yum!!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 6:23 pm

Generous, indeed! This cookbook looks sooo beautiful. I hope I am fortunate/lucky enough to get picked!


silverseascape November 14, 2009 um 6:24 pm

I absolutely love Ree, she makes me want to pick up my life on the beach and move to the wild west.


May November 14, 2009 um 6:25 pm

Fuuny. Right now at this moment my bf is making us pizza. Every satuday night is pizza night for us.

This recipe look so good! I'm always looking for new pizza recipes to try, so I'm definitely going to give this a try hopefully next week.


Cardboard Hour November 14, 2009 um 6:27 pm

The pizza looks fantastic! I haven't got a copy of the book yet…


yourstrulydear November 14, 2009 um 6:27 pm

that pizza looks delish. and those leeks do look like green onions haha. :] i would LOVE a copy of her cookbook, pioneer woman is awesome! (therefore, please pick me random generator!!!)


Patsyk November 14, 2009 um 6:29 pm

I've heard such wonderful things about Ree's cookbook and her site always has my mouth-watering! I would love to win a copy of her coobkook so I could "try" to be like her! πŸ˜‰


Becky November 14, 2009 um 6:30 pm

I'd love a copy of Ree's book!

raspell at verizon dot net


Hana Grace November 14, 2009 um 6:30 pm

I love Pioneer Woman, and all her pictures, but I want a copy of the picture of your ingredients to hang on my kitchen wall! So beautiful! Thanks for blogging, I always enjoy the perspective of one blogger on another one πŸ˜€


Luce November 14, 2009 um 6:31 pm

Wow. Delicious photos! I'm new here and I'm enjoying reading what I've missed.


zarpandit November 14, 2009 um 6:31 pm

pizza looks delicious! and great giveaway :)) pick me:)))!


Stacey November 14, 2009 um 6:31 pm

Love your website! Just came over from a link from Ree's!


annalise + andrew November 14, 2009 um 6:32 pm

love love love PW!! :o)


Melany November 14, 2009 um 6:34 pm

I am making this on Sunday and I am so excited! I know it will be amazing!


christina November 14, 2009 um 6:35 pm

Count me in!

We'd love one of PW's cookbooks!


carmencooks November 14, 2009 um 6:36 pm

I'm going to make this potato leek pizza soon! Looks delicious.


kristacular November 14, 2009 um 6:37 pm

ohmy! this pizza looks DELICIOUS!! And I love the pic of the ingredients. Just found your blog and I love it!

krista1127 at hotmail dot com


Lauren November 14, 2009 um 6:37 pm

Hey!! This pizza looks amazing. I love the return to simple easy rustic foods.


Lauren November 14, 2009 um 6:37 pm

This pizza looks amazing. I love the return to rustic foods.


Lauren November 14, 2009 um 6:37 pm

This pizza looks amazing. I love the return to rustic foods.


joojierose November 14, 2009 um 6:38 pm

oh i'd love love one! i've moved so much in the last years that i've had to leave all my precious books locked up away, far from my current apartment. i'm in desperate need of new books… πŸ™‚


Ali November 14, 2009 um 6:38 pm

That looks SO good!


Lindsay Gage Natale November 14, 2009 um 6:39 pm

I first experienced potato pizza when my Italian husband made it for me ten years ago. I thought it was the craziest thing, until I tasted it! This recipe is really taking that idea to the next level – I love the addition of leeks and mozzerella…yum! I can't wait to try this recipe and now I have added the Ree Drummond to my blogs list. Thanks so much!

Oh and on a separate note, the apple cake recipe from your previous blog entry was AMAZING. Thank you so much for sharing all you do. You are inspirational to me!!!


Angela S November 14, 2009 um 6:41 pm

Mercy this looks wicked good! I saw this post in Ree's tweet. My mother in law once used shredded hashbrowns to cheese a pizza. The hashbrowns and the cheese looked just alike and were next to each other in my freezer. We had an excellent laugh and ate the cheeseless potato topped pizzas anyway. This recipe sounds awesome and we may have to try it. By the way, I like your writing style and have added you to my reader. I'm looking forward to reading more from your blog.


Melita November 14, 2009 um 6:43 pm

This pizza looks so delicious! I love her recipes…I made her Mexican rice and Chiles Rellenos last night πŸ™‚ mmmm


MadeInCanarias November 14, 2009 um 6:44 pm

That pizza looks so delicious! Count me in to your giveaway πŸ™‚


Mrs. S November 14, 2009 um 6:45 pm

That pizza looks AMAZING!
And I would love to win a copy of Ree's book!


Robin November 14, 2009 um 6:45 pm

YUM! This looks scrumptious!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 6:45 pm

Oh this looks heavenly. Now I am torn! Do I make this, or my deep dish pizza I developed so that I could find some legitimate excuse for buying a springform pan?

What the hey, I will make both. It will be pizza weekend around here!


Jennie November 14, 2009 um 6:50 pm

That pizza sounds delish! Yum, saving this recipe in my to-try pile.

And I love Ree, too!


Sarah November 14, 2009 um 6:50 pm

Looks delicious! Trying to go veg though, so might try it without the bacon.


Dave November 14, 2009 um 6:52 pm

OK, so now I'm hungry for Pizza!


articia November 14, 2009 um 6:52 pm

your blog is so inspiring and your photos are so fantastic. You and Ree are two of my absolute favorite bloggers!


Quirky Mama November 14, 2009 um 6:53 pm

That pizza looks so tasty! I would love to have the book and try all of Ree's recipes πŸ™‚


Shawna November 14, 2009 um 6:54 pm

That pizza does look amazing! I would love a copy of Ree's book. πŸ™‚


edina November 14, 2009 um 6:55 pm

Yum that pizza looks delicious – thanks for sharing the recipe!


gaelle@whatareyoufeedingyourkidsthesedays.com November 14, 2009 um 6:57 pm

Oh, I can relate to the no "double starch" in our daily cooking… until I met my husband and his South American roots where they eat Lentils WITH Rice! I just loved it!
I also follow Ree's blog and love discovering new recipes from part of the US I have never been… and since this recipe calls for leeks, I'll make it for my family soon. I am sure we'll all love it. But why do leeks cost so much in the US?


Cheri November 14, 2009 um 6:59 pm

Oh my! You get to judge with Colette Peters? So jealous! The whole event sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to see the pics (if there are some). πŸ™‚ Hope you have a blast!

I must admit that potatoes on pizza sounds a little odd, but I won't judge until I taste it for myself. πŸ™‚


Karen November 14, 2009 um 7:02 pm

I had to do a double-take when this came up in my reader, I'm so used to seeing pastry! The pizza looks fabulous, and I'm sure it tastes fabulous, too.


Christina Hendrick November 14, 2009 um 7:02 pm

mmm – can't get much better than this – I'm making it tonight!!


Miss K November 14, 2009 um 7:04 pm

Oh wow, I would really love to win a Pioneer Woman cookbook. I also discovered her through her cinnamon rolls recipe and find the photos of the process so helpful!
Fingers crossed!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 7:06 pm

i've been dying to try a potato pizza and this looks like the winner. thanks for posting!

cheers,

*heather*


amylouwhosews November 14, 2009 um 7:07 pm

Yum! One of my favorite pastries in France (Alsace) was la tarte a l'oignon. mmmm. I think I'd like this too.

I just flipped through her cookbook at the bookstore today. I LOVE all the step-by-step pictures! awesome!

Thanks!


Egle November 14, 2009 um 7:09 pm

My husband is totally like your dad. I call him "potato man". Probably he would live all his life eating only potatoes. And meat. Yeah.

And I'm sure that we will defineteley try this potato pizza. Wonderful photos. As always, I mean πŸ™‚


pamela November 14, 2009 um 7:09 pm

Perfect timing..I bought a leek this week with no idea what to do with it..thank you so much for finding this great idea! Will try it tomorrow and will let you know how it came out πŸ™‚


Mari November 14, 2009 um 7:10 pm

Love your site and recipes!!!

adair.mb828@gmail.com


Toni McDonald November 14, 2009 um 7:13 pm

Mmm…pizza looks really yummy! I've been checking Ree's blog out the last couple of days and her cookbook looks awesome!


lisa bocook November 14, 2009 um 7:13 pm

you photography is excellent!


Hannah November 14, 2009 um 7:15 pm

The pizza looks delish, thanks for the opportunity to win the book!


Nicole November 14, 2009 um 7:16 pm

Ah, this pizza looks amazing. I have a question about it: the crust recipe says it makes 2 pizza crusts. Are the topping amounts to make one pizza or two?
I hope I win one of Ree's cookbooks, I am a great fan of hers!
Merci.


Katie (The Life of a Firefigher's Wife) November 14, 2009 um 7:18 pm

That does look good!! πŸ™‚ It's amazing how much the internet has made cooking so accessible, even for non-fancy cooks like myself.


Susie November 14, 2009 um 7:20 pm

Love that pizza. Great photo and looks so yummy.
Would love to win one of Ree's books. πŸ™‚
Susie


janeannechovy November 14, 2009 um 7:21 pm

Ooh, pick me! Veuillez me choisir!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 7:22 pm

I'm addicted to following the Pioneer Woman and anything she writes! I just love the combination of leek and potato in anything. I tend to make my pizza bases with a basic white soda bread recipe, it makes it fairly instant with no rising involved. I would really really love to win a copy of Ree's book.
Kate Fortune


Cece November 14, 2009 um 7:22 pm

Hi !!

I am glad Ree had a link to your site so I can enter. Also, I will bookmark your site, as I find it wonderful. The weather couldn't be more beautiful for you to be in the mountains. We went last weekend from Atlanta, and it was glorious. Thanks for this give-away !! mawcee


Jen November 14, 2009 um 7:23 pm

This looks delicious! I've never made pizza before, but this might be reason enough to give it a try!


Post Grad Hair Cut November 14, 2009 um 7:26 pm

That looks incredible! I would love a copy of the book!


linda powers November 14, 2009 um 7:26 pm

Wow!! I'm first! That NEVER happens!
Thanks for the chance!
I'm east coast so looking forward to a december meeting of the lady pioneer! thanks!


ellen kauffman November 14, 2009 um 7:26 pm

The pizza looks pretty good! And I would love LOVE to have that cookbook!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 7:29 pm

I would love to win this cookbook!
amandarwest@gmail.com


Naomi November 14, 2009 um 7:29 pm

Love Ree! And that pizza looks fantastic!


nikki November 14, 2009 um 7:29 pm

I found your site thru Pioneer Woman's twitter. I love your photos!


meg8898 November 14, 2009 um 7:30 pm

looks delicious!


Cyndi November 14, 2009 um 7:30 pm

Yum! This looks great, and I would love to win a copy of Ree's cookbook!


DianasaurDishes November 14, 2009 um 7:32 pm

Leeks are on my list of ingredients I want to cook with but haven't yet. Maybe I'll try this for my first recipe. Oh, and I totally relate with trying not to aggravate the store employees! Sometimes I have to just contain my food nerdyness when I shop.


Maria November 14, 2009 um 7:33 pm

Oh my goodness. Your photos are beyond stunning. I love Ree and her new book. You did her proud:) I can't wait to make this now!


julΔ— November 14, 2009 um 7:35 pm

I love Ree's blog and the way she cooks, so I'm definitely excited about the book!


Heather November 14, 2009 um 7:36 pm

This looks delicious! πŸ™‚ I love her site too but don't remember this recipe!


alice November 14, 2009 um 7:37 pm

Have a great weekend! I am so jealous you're meeting Collette Peters!! I used to read her books all the time when needing inspiration for wedding cakes. Love your post about Ree, couldn't agree more!


Calantha November 14, 2009 um 7:38 pm

First off, this pizza looks absolutely delicious! If I wasn't so sure I'd devour the whole thing myself I would make it right now!

Second, I just made Ree's skillet cornbread the other day and it was great, so I greatly appreciate her willingness to give away three copies of her book! Fingers crossed πŸ˜‰


judyliebo@hotmail.com November 14, 2009 um 7:38 pm

Potatoes make any dish better.


Adrienne W November 14, 2009 um 7:38 pm

I love Ree and all she shares with us….I found you through her so I'll definately bookmark your page now and check daily along with hers!


Minti November 14, 2009 um 7:38 pm

You and Ree are two of my favorite food bloggers, so fun to see you reviewing her book! It's on my Christmas wishlist.


TS of eatingclub vancouver November 14, 2009 um 7:39 pm

A savory post this time! Simply great. =)


LBDDiaries November 14, 2009 um 7:40 pm

I just discovered your site thru Ree's twitter – so glad I have! I am going to go lose myself in your postings now!


kickpleat November 14, 2009 um 7:40 pm

Your photos are so stunning! And I never say no to potato & leek pizza nor to a chance to win a cookbook!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 7:46 pm

I found your site thanks to Ms. Ree, or as I refer to her: the Goddess known as The Pioneer Woman. She "tweeted" about this post & I agree, your photos are fab!
I also use Ree to please my husband. Career Army, raised on a farm in Alabama, he finds such joy in dinner when I make anything "Ree".
I'll be trying this recipe this week thanks to you & I've added your blog to my bookmarks! Great to "meet" you!

Dona F.


marmee November 14, 2009 um 7:46 pm

I would love this cookbook! Thanks for sharing the potato leek pizza recipe! Sounds scrumptious!
yogagarden@atlantic.net


Mary Kay November 14, 2009 um 7:47 pm

Have fun at the Gingerbread House Competition!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 7:48 pm

This looks amazing… great choice of recipe and nice photos πŸ™‚ I'm dying to have a copy of Ree's book!


Mireya November 14, 2009 um 7:50 pm

This pizza looks divine! Now to convince my husband that vegetables are good for him….

Thanks for the giveaway!


Sade November 14, 2009 um 7:51 pm

I've never thought of putting potato in pizza either. I'll have to try it sometime. I wouldn't mind a cookbook either!


Jo Ann November 14, 2009 um 7:53 pm

Yum, that looks good. Now running to the store for leeks and cheese. Perfect day for it too.


Kathleen November 14, 2009 um 7:53 pm

Thanks for giving away Ree's book!


Jnet November 14, 2009 um 7:55 pm

The pizza looks delicious! I'm definitely going to give this a try.


Huskerbabe November 14, 2009 um 7:57 pm

I would love to have this cookbook, I'm a big fan of Ree's and have made many of her recipes.


MsOktober November 14, 2009 um 7:57 pm

That pizza looks divine! You can't go wrong with bacon, potatoes, and cheese! I can imagine leftovers at work the next day for lunch would be great….if there were leftovers!


Vanessa November 14, 2009 um 7:58 pm

I so want this book for my grandma and me! for Christmas. And that pizza looks phenomenal!


Lynette November 14, 2009 um 7:59 pm

I'd love to win a cookbook! I have tried MANY recipes and have liked everyone.


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 8:02 pm

that pizza looks fantastic, now I am craving a good slice of pizza!


Clabby November 14, 2009 um 8:04 pm

Oh I'd so love a copy of this cookbook and I'd love to try the pizza but I can't have goat's cheese at the minute which is the best bit!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 8:04 pm

the pizza looks delicious! thanks for doing the giveaway, would love to win!


Simply Mel {Reverie} November 14, 2009 um 8:07 pm

okay, my mouth is watering! Leeks are my ultimate favorite, and the Irish love of my life, adores potatoes, so again, this will be the perfect marriage!

And I cross my fingers and toes in hopes of winning one of the coveted cookbooks!

Merci!


Nancy November 14, 2009 um 8:07 pm

Your site is really interesting. I would love one of the cookbooks!


Megan November 14, 2009 um 8:09 pm

Love this recipes, tried something like this in the spring but looks like it's worth the effort!


elle November 14, 2009 um 8:09 pm

This looks good. I will have to try it sometime!
Thanks for the giveaway!


Cbell November 14, 2009 um 8:10 pm

I am new to Ree's website too, but I love the simplicity of it. I am now looking forward to reading over your blog as well. Have fun in the Carolinas!


Marlyss November 14, 2009 um 8:12 pm

Mouth watering photos! YUM!


Runningamuck November 14, 2009 um 8:13 pm

Oh my goodness does that pizza EVER look delish! Love your photos. Love your site. I'm off to browse some more… I have my menu plan and grocery list handy so I can plan as work my way through your site. Thanks!! And thanks for the opportunity to win PW's cookbook. =0)


Lindsey November 14, 2009 um 8:14 pm

Mmm that looks wonderful!


Daniel November 14, 2009 um 8:14 pm

Ooh, I would be so excited to win it. Poor college kid and all πŸ˜‰
PS. That pizza looks deliciousd!


KK November 14, 2009 um 8:15 pm

Sure do want this cookbook!


Blue November 14, 2009 um 8:16 pm

i waited in line all night to meet Ree at the SLC signing, but they ran out of books…in all of utah. so i'll toss my hat in the ring and try for one of yours. you're welcome to send me the dog-ear'd copy you've already worked your way through…that'd be a nice touch actually!
β™₯


Alexandra November 14, 2009 um 8:18 pm

What a cool invitation! To capture the scent in that room!

the enticing rustic feel of your photos really highlights the beauty of the pizza!


glasslass November 14, 2009 um 8:20 pm

This has been a recipe I've wanted to try for a long time. But small town equals no leeks to be had so I grew some. Harvested them this weekend so this pizza is on the menu for the coming week.

Am going to Nashville in Dec. for PW's book signing. Looking forward to it.


Connie November 14, 2009 um 8:22 pm

First time here and I am blown away by your photography! Amazing! Didn't know I was hungry for potato pizza until I saw the photo.

I too am a big fan of Ree's and am one of the few people that don't have a copy of her book yet. I'm so glad I found your site and look forward to reading more of it!


Helen November 14, 2009 um 8:22 pm

Yes please πŸ™‚
That pizza looks delicious!


JaBLes Mommy November 14, 2009 um 8:22 pm

That pizza looks great! Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway!

leblancaz@aol.com


katie November 14, 2009 um 8:22 pm

Pizza looks delicious! I'm excited to have discovered your blog through Ree's tweet!


Woodsie November 14, 2009 um 8:23 pm

Please fax a piece of that pizza to me. I am waiting!


Connie November 14, 2009 um 8:24 pm

Wow, great post. I think I will have to try this recipe! Your photos make it look scrumptious!

I am also intrigued by the Gingerbread House contest…I have made them over the years, and I am hoping that you will be posting about your judging experience!

Connie
conquat@gmail.com


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 8:24 pm

I would love a copy of ree's book!! thanks!


NKP November 14, 2009 um 8:24 pm

What a great looking pizza! I agree, carbs are the perfect complement to carbs!
So wonderful of you to help promote Ree's book – it sounds like a real treasure!


Liz November 14, 2009 um 8:25 pm

I've never thought of potatoes and pizza – it sounds good!

Ree was right, your pictures are beautiful. Will you be posting some of your weekend? It sounds like it will be a great time! We used to make gingerbread houses every year, but it's been awhile…


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 8:25 pm

Looks delicious! I have potatoes and leeks fresh from the garden, and some goat cheese sitting in the fridge… maybe I can find another substitute for the bacon, so I won't have to go to the store! (chicken? chicken sausage?)


Aubrey November 14, 2009 um 8:27 pm

Pick me!


Deb Pullen November 14, 2009 um 8:27 pm

Ree will be impressed with your photographs. Love your site & recipes


Cocoa Mango November 14, 2009 um 8:29 pm

You've reinvigorated my love of cooking! I just wish I had a more elaborately stocked kitchen than my current college situation allows. πŸ™‚

– Sabrina


Tricia November 14, 2009 um 8:30 pm

Mmm, that pizza looks like perfect winter comfort food.


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 8:30 pm

mmmm, what a yummy looking (fancy!) pizza. i totally need to try things other than cheese and peppers on my pizza!
love your site and your photography – amazing stuff!
krista

pielady_81(at)hotmail(dot)com


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 8:30 pm

Pizza and I are great friends..I would be with this one too!


Karen November 14, 2009 um 8:31 pm

The pizza is gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I adore Ree.

karenreichmann@hotmail.com


Deena November 14, 2009 um 8:32 pm

I love your pictures on this post. They are fabulous.


Gayla November 14, 2009 um 8:34 pm

Looks like something great to try!


wendycothompson@aol.com November 14, 2009 um 8:35 pm

What a great site — your's and Ree Drummond's! I discovered her last Sunday and have been busy following her all week. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better as well!

I'm a former northerner turned southerner and now mountain-mama (I hate that name) I lived in the Carolinas for many years and know the Grove Park Inn, Biltmore House and Asheville well. I miss the beach (okay, I really really miss fresh fish and don't even go on about shrimp!) and ocean but love living at 8500 feet above sea level in the beautiful rocky mountains of Colorado. Cooking and baking at this altitude can be a challenge but as my passion is cooking (and eating it too) I vow to never give up trying!

I hope you have a fabulous time this weekend. Ginger break — yum!


Beth Wise November 14, 2009 um 8:36 pm

YUMMY!!! sure wish I wasn't trying to lose weight!


Annie November 14, 2009 um 8:39 pm

Hello Helen,
I enjoy your blog so so much! In fact, I made the chocolate cake from your Chocolate Espresso Mouse cakes this past week. I don't have espresso powder, so I made some fresh espresso and substituted it for most of the water. Don't know if it's the same as your result, but it tasted wonderful and my family and guests love it! Thank you for the recipe. πŸ™‚

This pizza looks wonderful too. I make a lot of Ree's recipes and am stuck in the same quandary of having limited access to some ingredients, as I live on a very small ranch in the middle of an island that caters mostly to tourists, so our grocer doesn't care a wide array of ingredients. You're very right about Ree's recipes being straightforward and delicious!


lilmissfoodie November 14, 2009 um 8:39 pm

i love it when people we respect and admire are humble, funny, and dorky — just like their fans. πŸ™‚ btw, the colors on your pizza shots are incredible!


Jean Badgley November 14, 2009 um 8:40 pm

Can't wait until your book is out too! thanks for the giveaway…


rhonda November 14, 2009 um 8:43 pm

The pizza looks awesome! I also love to cook and write. Life brings us changes constantly but it is up to us to make the most of every moment. Thanks for sharing.


lisa November 14, 2009 um 8:44 pm

I found your blog through the pioneer woman…i love your pictures!


Angie November 14, 2009 um 8:46 pm

I love the Pioneer Woman! Everything she cooks looks delicious!

angelilee91@gmail dot com


momgateway November 14, 2009 um 8:47 pm

Tried Ree's recipes and they're pretty good! Hope to win a copy of her cookbook!


Kayvie November 14, 2009 um 8:48 pm

This looks like a wonderful book! I am writing from Oxford in England so I fear that I may not be considered for the competition. Nevertheless, this is a good opportunity to tell you that I am a great fan of your blog and find your food and photography very inspiring! It's wonderful to know that there are so many readers with equally great taste (couldn't resist the pun). Anyways, would love the book! Take care.


Rochelle November 14, 2009 um 8:49 pm

Can't wait to try to Potato Leek Pizza tomorrow – it looks fabulous!

I discovered The Pioneer Woman through the cinnamon rolls too. I'd lost my mom's recipe and it did the job perfectly!


Trissa November 14, 2009 um 8:49 pm

The pizza looks fantastic. I have been told that I have a serious cookbook addiction and need to go into rehab but before I do I sure would love to win that one!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 8:49 pm

I love The Pioneer Woman blog… hope I win!


RoRoma in SC November 14, 2009 um 8:50 pm

Looks delicious. Will have to give it a try, and I love anything with leeks in it.


Jen Spilker November 14, 2009 um 8:50 pm

Wow, love your site! I will be back. I'd love a cookbook…
Thanks!


Erin November 14, 2009 um 8:55 pm

That pizza looks amazing! I'm always looking for new recipes to try–hopefully quick and easy and not the same old, same old. And I'm so extremely visual (not a very good cook yet) that I'm just going to have to check Ree's blog from now on…but I sure would like a book too! Hope I win! Thanks for offering this give a way!


Steph November 14, 2009 um 8:55 pm

I would love to win this cookbook, thanks for the opportunity!!!!
Steph


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 8:59 pm

Potatoes and pasta, delish! Better two starches than none at all!


SoontobeMrsC November 14, 2009 um 9:00 pm

I love Ree Drummond! This cookbook would make my fiance very happy as he loves her recipes πŸ™‚


Laurie A. November 14, 2009 um 9:00 pm

Oh my – I don't like leeks or bacon or goat cheese, and I can't imagine potatoes on pizza, but those pictures made that combination of ingredients look yummy!


Liz November 14, 2009 um 9:03 pm

As always, gorgeous photography, and please pick me! I love P-Dub!


lauren November 14, 2009 um 9:04 pm

I'd leave off the bacon since I'm a vegetarian but it looks delicious!!


Truc November 14, 2009 um 9:05 pm

Looks delicious!


deb November 14, 2009 um 9:06 pm

Oh My Gosh! Such beautiful photography!!
Glad I was directed here by Pioneer Woman!
Deborah


Lauren November 14, 2009 um 9:07 pm

I adore reading Ree's blog, and can only imagine the quality of her cookbook!

This pizza looks dreamy! Love the flavours and everything =D.


Bridget November 14, 2009 um 9:09 pm

You food photos are gorgeous, and I can't wait to try the pizza recipe!


Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets November 14, 2009 um 9:10 pm

What a wonderful-sounding pizza! I don't eat meat, but my boyfriend would love it if I made him more All American dishes. Please enter me in this giveaway.


Michelle {lovely little things} November 14, 2009 um 9:10 pm

Delicious recipe! Love the giveaway.


patricia November 14, 2009 um 9:10 pm

Pizza looks delicious. Bacon, leeks, cheese and potatoes . . . what more can you ask for?


Mama Cissy November 14, 2009 um 9:12 pm

Ree is awesome – the best cookbook I have! I need another for my daughter!

Love


Kerri November 14, 2009 um 9:12 pm

I just found your blog and really love it. πŸ™‚ I think I will be trying the potato leak pizza very soon.


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 9:14 pm

How absolutely gorgeous!


Happily Knit November 14, 2009 um 9:17 pm

That sounds absolutely phenomenal. Stunning photography, too!


Sue Sykes November 14, 2009 um 9:19 pm

Found your blog via Ree's twitter post – she was right! Your photography is incredible!! Definitely adding you to my bloglist! πŸ™‚


kelli ann & lorie November 14, 2009 um 9:21 pm

… to forgive, divine!
I can't begin to say how delicious that leek-potato-bacon confection looks. *salivate.* Bet the kitchen smells just HEAVENLY while it's baking up, too. mmmmmmmmmm…… (have just made a Tupp cake, it's still warm, so, so, so delicious!)


Ninu November 14, 2009 um 9:23 pm

me want!!!


Bianca November 14, 2009 um 9:25 pm

This looks soooo yum! Will try very soon, I looove potatoes πŸ™‚


Beth November 14, 2009 um 9:26 pm

Awesome blog and post…I love the Pioneer Woman! Just discovered her about a month ago…would love one of her cook books…working on one myself right now too! ;o)


aandara November 14, 2009 um 9:28 pm

Uhmmmm potatoes,leeks and cheese,the perfect combination and on top of a pizza what more can i ask for, thanks for the give away, i hope this time i get it
Amalia


Laura B. November 14, 2009 um 9:30 pm

Um, going to cook this right now! Love Ree and all her recipes! Would love to win a copy of her book!


wcwp November 14, 2009 um 9:32 pm

What a great site! I've saved it in my favs and will visit it often. Ree's recipes are great, aren't they? I'd love to win a copy of her book.


Jessica November 14, 2009 um 9:34 pm

I didn't realize she had a book. I've stopped by her blog a few times and have always been enamored!


FreshAdriaticFish November 14, 2009 um 9:36 pm

I really liked this sentence form your post: "Ree remains her natural, super nice, dorky self." I think that is the best recommendation for the cookbook author! Loved to get the book!


Anastasia November 14, 2009 um 9:36 pm

Mmmmmmmm. I wish there were such thing as a scratch and sniff computer monitor!


Danielle November 14, 2009 um 9:36 pm

Yum! I want a copy to read.


The McAfee Fam November 14, 2009 um 9:40 pm

Just found your blog for the first time! Can't wait to delve into it deeper.
Love the deep richness of your photo's!!


rhiannon November 14, 2009 um 9:43 pm

I love the gingerbread competition in Asheville! And I love the Grove Park Inn. I even got to stay there one time when my mom was in town for a business trip- AND she took me to the spa.

The only thing almost as good as the spa is a copy of Ree's book πŸ™‚


Dafna November 14, 2009 um 9:45 pm

I <3 pioneer woman. Also that pizza looks amazing.


dawt November 14, 2009 um 9:47 pm

I have never considered using some of these ingredients in this way, but mmmm…it looks like it would taste absolutely deee-luscious!


Kati W November 14, 2009 um 9:50 pm

I love thin-crust potato pizza with rosemary so I will give this recipe a try.
It's interesting that you are such a gifted visual artist yet prefer the stories. But the personal stories, insights, and anecdotes are what make cooking blogs so much more compelling than recipe and photo collections. I'm guessing that food blog writers, as a result, make the most engaging cookbook authors. I imagine (hope) that your cookbook will also include stories!
By the way, I read your post on Jaden Hair's cookbook. You must try the refreshing Vietnamese Summer Rolls!


Mary Beth November 14, 2009 um 9:51 pm

I try and make this pizza all the time. Your photos are so beautiful. Really. I use a black background for some of my pictures and they are too dark. I will keep trying! Thanks for the book giveaway!


Mama Bear November 14, 2009 um 9:54 pm

Pizza looks amazing. I wish I had "smell-o-vision" on my computer! Thanks for sharing!


sherrypg November 14, 2009 um 9:55 pm

Pick me! I want, no, need her cookbook.


kristy November 14, 2009 um 9:56 pm

Looks delicious – am definitely going to try it. And I LOVE Ree too πŸ™‚


Luna November 14, 2009 um 9:57 pm

I don't know how I missed this recipe on Ree's page! Maybe it's just your photography – truly mouth watering!!! I MUST make this pizza. Tonight!


robyn November 14, 2009 um 10:02 pm

Thank you for the contest! Your site is lovely.


pam November 14, 2009 um 10:03 pm

I would love to receive a copy of Ree's cookbook!
thanks,
Pam


Niecey November 14, 2009 um 10:03 pm

Everybody loves Ree! She rocks. I am drooling over this pizza.


linda November 14, 2009 um 10:05 pm

enjoy your w/e…i am going to try & make ree's cin rolls tomorrow.
thanks for including me in this great book giveaway!


sandramm1 November 14, 2009 um 10:06 pm

Wow that pizza looks like carb heaven!!! I love potato on pizza and with those other ingredients it certainly looks like a winner.
Good luck with judging the gingerbread houses sounds like a fun competition.


Andrea November 14, 2009 um 10:06 pm

Dying for that pizza!


doctorpaula November 14, 2009 um 10:07 pm

looks like a great start for a Saturday night.


Janice November 14, 2009 um 10:10 pm

Lovely recipe – we Tarheels love us some pizza! Enjoy our Grove Park Inn, the festivities and the beautiful mountain scenery…


Kari November 14, 2009 um 10:17 pm

Yum! I adore leeks…and now on pizza..? Heaven. I've heard a lot of buzz about Pioneer Woman. Thanks for the giveaway chance, and as always, you're A-MAZING pics and posts. Can't get enough!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 10:17 pm

I love PW for her down home food and I also love coming to your site for foods I would never think of here in the boonies of Iowa.

Nichole B


ssomerville November 14, 2009 um 10:17 pm

You're pizza looks wonderful! Love Ree. Winning a copy of her book would be awesome. Thanks!


Meghan November 14, 2009 um 10:19 pm

I love your version of this pizza; it's just beautiful! I've heard so many wonderful things about this cookbook!


BEVIE November 14, 2009 um 10:20 pm

I hadn't seen this recipe, looks fantastic. I'm trying it for sure, I love potatoes in any shape or form. Of course, I too grew up that way. My kids, not so much.


Anne November 14, 2009 um 10:22 pm

Oh – I would love that book indeed, it seems lovely!


lfabiano November 14, 2009 um 10:22 pm

Hello Tartelette,
Your artful food is such a pleasure for the eyes! Great inspiration to see someone produce such consistently beautiful work. Best of luck with your cookbook-to-come.


Eric November 14, 2009 um 10:22 pm

Woot… … I like books & pizza.


Laura Staum November 14, 2009 um 10:23 pm

I love PW's recipes! Would love to win a copy of the book.


JenniferB November 14, 2009 um 10:24 pm

This is such a lovely review of Ree — and I am super excited that you are giving away her cookbook! πŸ˜‰ Here's hoping I can call it an early Christmas present.

squirrelsmom@hotmail.com


Ashley Hales November 14, 2009 um 10:28 pm

Gorgeous photos and great entry. I'd LOVE a copy of Ree's cookbook. Yum!
Ashley (from Salt Lake City)


Kara November 14, 2009 um 10:30 pm

Wow, the PW is right – your photos of her recipe are just amazing. Thanks for the chance to win her amazing book!


steve November 14, 2009 um 10:33 pm

Great recipe thanks for posting.


Veggie Belly November 14, 2009 um 10:40 pm

What a fabulous giveaway! I'd love to win Ree's book! Thanks!


miranda November 14, 2009 um 10:41 pm

Great pictures! I love PW's cookbook too! We have a hard time deciding which recipe to make because they all are amazing!


clumsyraine November 14, 2009 um 10:43 pm

I love reading about how PW clicks in different ways with different people! πŸ™‚


Sakim November 14, 2009 um 10:44 pm

Hiii! This looks absolutely delicious! I love your blog! =)


Romy November 14, 2009 um 10:46 pm

Oh pick me, because I really need another cookbook!! πŸ˜‰


Megan November 14, 2009 um 10:46 pm

Love the pioneer woman & tasty kitchen – and know I will love this book!


Sarah Lenhart November 14, 2009 um 10:47 pm

I totally just stumbled across your site. I love the photos you've taken – they're so pretty!

Anyhow, I would be delighted to win a copy of PW's cookbook. I was going to go to her Denver book signing but ended up spending the weekend with my in-laws.


Barb T. November 14, 2009 um 10:48 pm

That looks so.freaking.good….the PW cookbook is on my Xmas list but it'd sure be fantastic to win it!


Rebecca November 14, 2009 um 10:48 pm

When I was 12, I stayed for a few days at the home of family friends. On the evening of the 2nd day, the mother called my mother and said, "Please tell me what I can cook that she'll eat. So far, all that she's eaten since she's been here is potatoes."

Also, the first time I moved away from home, I proudly called my mother and told her of the bargain I'd gotten on a 20 pound bag of potatoes. She was appalled. TWENTY pounds? She laughed. "You'll never be able to eat 20 lbs of potatoes before they go bad." Well, there were 2 of us, although my roomie wasn't a real big eater either. But we did it.

And yet…I never thought of them on pizza.

And if I had, I'd never have pictured such a dish looking so gorgeous.

Wow. Great job, both the cooking and the camera work.


annie November 14, 2009 um 10:51 pm

Helene,
I just want to let you know how much I am in awe of your masterpieces and creations. I may never aspire to put out finished products like you do, but I learn through your blog, and absolutely love your stories and photos. Merci beaucoup pour vos inspirations. D'une admiratrice de Montreal, Quebec.


Sarah November 14, 2009 um 10:54 pm

Delicious…would love to win a copy of her book. And excited to hear that you are writing one! =) Sarah in New Zealand


Mary Martha November 14, 2009 um 10:56 pm

I'm a fairly new follower. Love reading and looking at your recipes. I'd love a chance at a cookbook!

Thanks!
Mary Martha


Quinn November 14, 2009 um 11:00 pm

I've made The Pioneer Woman's chocolate sheet cake and lasagna (both best ever!) from her website and they're all devoured in no time. I really would like to have her cookbook so pick me, pick me, please random human generator, Mr. B, please pick me!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 11:02 pm

i am very interested in her cookbook!! and your pizza looks delish. i will have to try this…never had a potato pizza before!


Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet November 14, 2009 um 11:05 pm

That tart looks amazing! A must try!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 11:05 pm

Ree is right. Your photography is beautiful.


Jamie November 14, 2009 um 11:05 pm

Potatoes don't sound like they are a pizza topping. However, this looks delish!


SaraLe November 14, 2009 um 11:11 pm

Hi,
The pizza lookes great.
I like to win Ree's book.

f117f4(at)comcast(dot)net


jlanier November 14, 2009 um 11:13 pm

This post has some of my favorite things….potatoes, pizza and Ree!!! Potatoes were the only cravings I had both times I was pregnant!


Anonymous November 14, 2009 um 11:17 pm

Surfing the internet and can't remember how I got here! Cool site though! I would love to win a PW cookbook too!


Wendy November 14, 2009 um 11:24 pm

Did I really get first??? I'd love to have a copy of Ree's book!!! Thanks πŸ™‚


Madeleine November 14, 2009 um 11:30 pm

Oh yes please!!! bisous


two red heads and two brunettes November 14, 2009 um 11:31 pm

Enter me to win a Pioneer cookbook!


Kendall November 14, 2009 um 11:34 pm

I'm anxious to try this sometime. Never had potatoes on a pizza but I love both potato AND pizza so I bet it's amazing. πŸ™‚


Tama November 14, 2009 um 11:36 pm

The pizza looks incredible,,,I never would have thought of a potato on pizza. I also love following Ree's wanderings thru the kitchen,,,she sometimes makes me laugh so hard…


Lisa November 14, 2009 um 11:37 pm

As a recent Charleston transplant from Wyoming, this sounds like a cookbook I have to check out. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes!


Cheryl R November 14, 2009 um 11:43 pm

The
Potato Leek Pizza looks great. I'd love to win a copy of Ree's book.


beyond November 14, 2009 um 11:45 pm

mmmh, this looks delectable. these potato leek pizzas have been popping up everywhere. i might have to make one sooner rather than later.


Nicole November 14, 2009 um 11:47 pm

I'm new to your blog and it brightens my day…
This pizza looks too good to be true. And your photographs are beautiful. Thanks for all the lovely posts.


Linda November 14, 2009 um 11:51 pm

Dear God there is a Santa she lives in OK and cooks.
Linda


madelineas November 14, 2009 um 11:53 pm

I want to try this too, trying to make my way through PW's book, I will oprobably weigh a ton after that πŸ™ but it will be worth it


Stacey November 14, 2009 um 11:56 pm

Your photos are amazing. I definitely want to try this pizza!


Unknown November 14, 2009 um 11:57 pm

love ree, canΒ΄t wait to get my hands on her cookbook, either through this giveaway or at the BN (barnes & noble)!


Shannon Roberts November 14, 2009 um 11:58 pm

YAY!! Isn't Ree the best?? And your Dad is Hilarious; wish I would have been there yummy!!!


Scrapamum November 14, 2009 um 11:59 pm

I love Pioneer Women! She always gives me a giggle when I read her blog.
That pizza looks delicious.


Sara November 14, 2009 um 11:59 pm

Wow, this looks amazing! πŸ™‚ Gorgeous pizza. Love the giveaway! πŸ™‚


Donna November 15, 2009 um 12:01 am

This potato leek pizza looks so good, I think it will be our supper tomorrow night. I would love to be included in your draw, I have been looking at this book, in my local bookshop, and have been hoping Santa might leave under the tree.


Brad D. November 15, 2009 um 12:03 am

Oooh, sounds good!


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 12:04 am

Lovely blog!


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 12:05 am

I tried this pizza, too. YUMMM!
—Catrina


Marisa November 15, 2009 um 12:07 am

Goat cheese and bacon works on anything!


CarrieZ November 15, 2009 um 12:08 am

I am drooling over that pizza! I wish I hadn't already bought ingredients for dinner or I'd make it tonight. I love your blog. Thanks for all the awesome recipes and pictures!


melissa November 15, 2009 um 12:09 am

That pizza looks soooo good. I love the Pioneer Woman!


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 12:10 am

I can't wait to make this pizza! *slurp*


Suzanne November 15, 2009 um 12:12 am

Wow – that pizza looks good. I hope that its in the book!


Kate November 15, 2009 um 12:16 am

Wow!! That looks fantastic!! I'd love to see what else the Pioneer Woman has in that cookbook! Crossing my fingers!


stefina November 15, 2009 um 12:18 am

I would LOVE a chance to win!
My mom is visiting for the holidays and I want to blow her away w some new gourmet yet homemade eats πŸ™‚


Shoshana November 15, 2009 um 12:25 am

That pizza looks great! I would love to cookbook!


Jackie Blue November 15, 2009 um 12:31 am

This pizza looks great …..and I found your site…through Ree's you have great content and wonderful pictures….I have added you to my favorites!


Lauren November 15, 2009 um 12:31 am

Lovely pictures! I'd love a copy of the cookbook.


Marilyn Miller November 15, 2009 um 12:33 am

I would love to win that book, the pizza looks wonderful.


amna November 15, 2009 um 12:40 am

I'd have never thought of putting potatoes on pizza either! Wow!


Ciao Chow Linda November 15, 2009 um 12:41 am

I am a big fan of pizza with potatoes and am glad to see it finally becoming more available here in the states.


Toby November 15, 2009 um 12:45 am

Great Giveaway!!! How generous of Ree.


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 12:46 am

My family gets so excited when I make Ree's recipes as they are true family and crowd pleasers. I make her cinnamon rolls now every New Years Day and many of her other recipes throughout the year. This potato leek pizza looks fantastic, thanks for sharing! and thanks for all of your lovely recipes as well–looking forward to news about your cookbook!


AJ November 15, 2009 um 12:48 am

i would LOVE a copy of her book and your pizza looks amazing! bookmarking your blog! back for more!


Blessed November 15, 2009 um 12:49 am

I would love to win one of Ree's cookbooks – it's on my Christmas wish list, but Hubby is notorious for ignoring my Christmas wish list and buying me a gun or a kitchen appliance – whatever suits his fancy that day πŸ™‚ It's ok though – he always buys me MUCH nicer stuff than I would ever buy myself! (or ask for on my Christmas list…)


Stacy Trimble November 15, 2009 um 12:51 am

Pick me! Pick me! I'm dying to get a copy of this book.


β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ November 15, 2009 um 12:51 am

The pizza looks really good.I love the photo of the ingredients


Gretchen November 15, 2009 um 12:52 am

Wow- first! I've used a lot of Ree's recipes since I discovered her blog. Yours is next on the list. Winning a book would be a nice win/win!


Shawna November 15, 2009 um 12:54 am

I'd love to win a copy of this cookbook! Love the blog name! Now that I've found you I'll have to have a look around…


NF November 15, 2009 um 12:59 am

This pizza looks delicious! Can't wait to make it.


Tory November 15, 2009 um 1:01 am

This pizza looks delicious! I will hopefully attempt it this week!


sam.neil@verizon.net November 15, 2009 um 1:02 am

This looks absolutely delicious….I'm so glad I stumbled onto your site. I love it.


ugottalovecarmen November 15, 2009 um 1:04 am

This pizza looks delicious. I can practically smell it just by looking at the delicious photography of yours!


wildchildwu November 15, 2009 um 1:05 am

oOohHhhHh, potato on a pizza! Smart! I want πŸ˜€


Shalva November 15, 2009 um 1:06 am

As a home baker, I love your beautiful blog! I would love to get Ree's cookbook-it looks amazing!!!


texcinlulu November 15, 2009 um 1:07 am

The pizza looks so yummy!
Can't wait to see PW's book.
Thanks for the give away.
Cindy


Susie C. November 15, 2009 um 1:07 am

This is the first time I have visited your blog…absolutely beautiful photography and such a wonderful recipe…I'll be back for "seconds"!!!


Carolyn G November 15, 2009 um 1:08 am

Oh that pizza looks delicious. I never thought about making a potato pizza but I can imagine it is fantastic!! Thanks.


oneordinaryday November 15, 2009 um 1:09 am

It's funny, but when I was looking at your photos I was thinking… "Huh, maybe I don't know what a leek looks like after all, since I've never actually cooked with them." : ) Glad to hear you thought they steered you towards green onions too. LOL
This looks positively delicious. Wish I had a couple slices right now.


Victoria November 15, 2009 um 1:11 am

I <3 Ree.


Janet November 15, 2009 um 1:15 am

Your photography is beautiful as are you!


paddlemama November 15, 2009 um 1:16 am

I'm excited about a chance to win one of PW's cookbooks, but I am just as excited to hear that you have a cookbook in the works, too! How exciting. Keep us posted!


Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo November 15, 2009 um 1:20 am

That pizza is making me drool. Potatoes and leeks in any way shape or form are my comfort food…

Must. Make. Tonight.


Cassi November 15, 2009 um 1:20 am

That pizza looks so delicious!! I would love to own a copy of PW's cook book πŸ™‚ Ive been reading about her tour on her website but sadly shes not coming to the great state of NC. πŸ™


Simply Mother November 15, 2009 um 1:25 am

That pizza looks YUMMY.


geogirl November 15, 2009 um 1:26 am

i love the images with this post! your images are always lovely, and always bring joy to my eyes. but there is something deep and thoughtful about these photos, with the dark background, beautiful contrasts, and savory ingredients. a perfect combination for this time of year.

thank you!!


Danger Kitten November 15, 2009 um 1:28 am

Looks like a homemade pizza and beer night! My husband and I have started doing this every Friday, and it's a great tradition. I also love potatoes on pizza. I first had potatoes on pizza in Italy and thought it was going to be so strange, but it's actually remarkably good! Hoping to get a chance at one of those Pioneer Woman books…


Silvia November 15, 2009 um 1:29 am

Ree rocks! She is right up there with you and Jen πŸ™‚ I swear I can smell the bacon..sigh…Fab pictures!


Sallie November 15, 2009 um 1:32 am

I really, really want to win this cookbook. I read The Pioneer Woman Cooks often and I am ALWAYS amazed by her! She is an incredible cook, mother, wife and at home school teacher. How does she do it?


Stephany November 15, 2009 um 1:32 am

Love your blog….and would really enjoy a copy of PWs cookbook! πŸ™‚


Deana November 15, 2009 um 1:38 am

I just came upon your blog…all of your photos are amazing…and now I am so hungry!!


Esme November 15, 2009 um 1:38 am

Thank you for this giveaway-I would love to have this book in my kitchen.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com


LadyWild November 15, 2009 um 1:40 am

I love the Pioneer Woman! I can't wait to try this pizza. Looks incredible.


Denise November 15, 2009 um 1:40 am

I would LOVE to win this! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!
Denise


Raecheal November 15, 2009 um 1:42 am

Those baby leeks DO look like green onions! Maybe they were still in costume from Halloween. lol

Your photography is simply amazing. So beautiful. And, the Pioneer Woman's cookbook looks awesome. πŸ™‚


Suburban prep November 15, 2009 um 1:43 am

That pizza looks so delicious. I like potato leek other things so I never thought of it on pizza. I will have to give it a try.
Thanks

msgb245 at gmail dot com


BlondeJustice November 15, 2009 um 1:47 am

YUM! That looks mouth watering. πŸ™‚ I have her book on my amazon wish list for Christmas but would love to have it sooner. πŸ˜‰


noΓ«lle {simmer down!} November 15, 2009 um 1:52 am

I wouldn't think to double up on starches either, but this looks delish!


Messy Kitchen, Frazzled Cook November 15, 2009 um 1:57 am

I too love all things starchy; pasta, bread, potatoes…num num. This looks like a real winner, and yet satisfying.


gaga November 15, 2009 um 1:58 am

great post, would love a copy of Ree's cookbook!


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 2:00 am

Oh! I wish I knew about the gingerbread house competition earlier- I don't live too far from Asheville but I promised my hubby we could hang out at the house tomorrow since we went to Charlotte today….And gosh do I love gingerbread houses! I hope you post some beautiful pics of them!


Erin November 15, 2009 um 2:03 am

I just tried her cinnamon roll recipe yesterday, and they are amazing!


Slacker Mom November 15, 2009 um 2:07 am

I have never had potato's on pizza. Gonna hafta look into THAT one!


Kim November 15, 2009 um 2:07 am

That looks like a very interesting pizza. I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks, hope to try it out in the future =D.


Rachael, Pistachio Press November 15, 2009 um 2:08 am

Yum, yum, yum! I've been making lots of pizza lately and this looks delicious. I'll skip the bacon since we don't eat meat, but I'm most certainly going to be making this recipe for dinner this week.

And the step-by-step photos are genius! Thank you.


Yudith November 15, 2009 um 2:12 am

Great recipe… I love leeks, and love pizza! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win it!


Becky November 15, 2009 um 2:12 am

It really shocks me that I would be the first to post a comment on this post. Lucky day! I love reading your posts and looking at the pictures of your creations. I also love Ree's blog and would be sooooo excited to win a copy of her cookbook from you.

Thanks for inspiring with your cooking!


Hanna November 15, 2009 um 2:14 am

Mmm this looks really good!


Jing November 15, 2009 um 2:16 am

I am so curious about this cookbook, so count me in! I love the ingredients photo with the dough plopped in among the other ingredients.


Marketing Mama November 15, 2009 um 2:20 am

Your photography is amazing! I would love to win a copy of this book – I've had my eye on it but haven't ordered it yet. πŸ™‚


Beth November 15, 2009 um 2:21 am

So glad I found your site through PW twitter. Looking forward to readin much more of what you have to say & cook.


TY MARLO MIA BO November 15, 2009 um 2:22 am

Awesome photography!


Holly November 15, 2009 um 2:25 am

This pizza looks absoutely awesome! I'll definetly be making this, as pizza is one of our favortie meals!!


All That's Left Are The Crumbs November 15, 2009 um 2:25 am

That pizza looks amazing. I am always looking for toppings that are a little our of the ordinary. Your giveaway sounds pretty good too!


Cheryl November 15, 2009 um 2:29 am

First I have to say you "Lucky Duck", enjoy the retreat. Secondly that pizza looks heavenly and perfectly cooked. Thirdly Pioneer Woman, Ree, Rocks! I am dying to get my hands on this cookbook. Lastly, thanks for the chance to win a copy:)


Teressa November 15, 2009 um 2:31 am

That pizza looks great. Would love to win her cookbook.


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 2:33 am

Oh my goodness that pizza looks delicious! Beautiful photos…..


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 2:36 am

That's mighty awesome of Pioneer Woman and you for holding the contest!


Yumi Payne November 15, 2009 um 2:37 am

Bonjour Helene! Your creations are exquisite. I recently made the Double Chocolate & Pear Cakes. They were fantastic! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents and palate with us. Merci!! – Yumi


Hanna November 15, 2009 um 2:38 am

Mmmm, that pizza looks yummy! I'd love a chance to win the book!


Tracy R November 15, 2009 um 2:40 am

Oh man that pizza looks good. And I'd be a very proud owner of the cookbook, too!


Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife November 15, 2009 um 2:40 am

great review..this pizza looks fabulous!


RobynBeazley November 15, 2009 um 2:41 am

Mmmm…I haven't tried this recipe of Ree's yet – gorgeous photos to motivate me! Have a blast judging Gingerbread Houses Helen – trust you'll take pictures to share with us.


The Park Wife November 15, 2009 um 2:41 am

I just wanted to concur with you about Ree's down to earth, kind heartedness. She is an amazing woman and her cookbook is fantastic. Have a great time, don't eat too many raisens, jelly beans, or peppermint sticks.


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 2:45 am

Ooh,The Pioneer Woman! Love her!


Amanda November 15, 2009 um 2:47 am

I discovered your gorgeous blog via Ree's tweet. I have just subscribed and cannot wait to read more!


Summerlight Photography November 15, 2009 um 2:53 am

Just looking at those photos made my mouth water! Yet another inspiring & edible work-of-art. Great work – I can’t wait for the next post!

~Noelle


Caitlin November 15, 2009 um 2:53 am

Ooooh- potatoes on pizza!! I would never have thought of it, but now it sounds delicious, and I'm doing to have to try it the next time we make pizza. The same thing happened to me with onion preserves on pizza- which, by the way, are really amazing!!!
And I can see why Ree's cookbook is #1- what a lovely recipe!


Linda November 15, 2009 um 2:55 am

Enter to win a free Pioneer Woman cookbook? I'm in!!!!


Bluestem November 15, 2009 um 2:55 am

Sounds and looks big-time tasty!


Amy November 15, 2009 um 2:58 am

I'd love to have a chance to win this book. Thanks so much!


Kayla November 15, 2009 um 2:58 am

I love your site and I love Ree's too! Your photos are always amazing, and this pizza is no exception. I would love to win a copy of her awesome cookbook. Good luck with yours!


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 3:01 am

Thanks for the great pizza recipe. Can't wait till my fast is over this weekend…Love your blog Helen and that of Pioneer Woman too!
Nancy
nancylee14@hotmail.com


Corey November 15, 2009 um 3:01 am

Sadly, I'm one of the many workers who are…well, not working, so buying myself the Pioneer Woman cookbook isn't happening! I would love to own it though. πŸ™‚


Andi November 15, 2009 um 3:01 am

MEMEME! Pick me! The pizza looks delicious! Andi


Karen November 15, 2009 um 3:05 am

I really need a copy of Ree's book!


judy in tulsa November 15, 2009 um 3:06 am

I love Ree and her blog! You do have great photography!


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 3:07 am

Hi and thanks for the opportunity to win! I just recently found The Pioneer Woman's site and followed links to this one. The potato leek pizza looks amazing. And the Grove Park Inn is one amazing place! I hope you have a great time there.

πŸ™‚
Patrice


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 3:07 am

p.s. from nancy…a typo in pp starting with "I felt a bit pioneerish…" ang instead of and in the sentence "…potatoes, leeks, bacon ang goat cheese.

I'm going to use some of your recipes as I'm having 4 French citizens over for Thanksgiving… they are bringing the wine, of course! Wish me luck!!


Jess November 15, 2009 um 3:10 am

I love the Pioneer Woman! Hope I win!


dizzylizzy November 15, 2009 um 3:10 am

Thanks for sharing the potato-leek pizza. Can't wait to make it. thanks for sharing your musings on your family life and your beautiful photography and great recipes that entice one to want to cook and have fun doing so!


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 3:11 am

Oh my, this looks Tre bien!


Emily November 15, 2009 um 3:12 am

ooh, i would love one of her cookbooks. thanks for the giveaway!


dizzylizzy November 15, 2009 um 3:12 am

Thanks for sharing the potato-leek pizza. Can't wait to make it. thanks for sharing your musings on your family life and your beautiful photography and great recipes that entice one to want to cook and have fun doing so!


Cyndi November 15, 2009 um 3:13 am

I am ADDICTED to The Pioneer Woman! Thank you for the great giveaway!


Donna Steinhorn November 15, 2009 um 3:16 am

It's 10 PM as I read this, and I am seriously contemplating heading to the supermarket to pick up some leeks in order to make this! Ok..so perhaps it's a wee bit late…it will have to wait until the morning. I have a feeling I'll be dreaming in pizza tonight.


Baked Alaska November 15, 2009 um 3:16 am

ooh, I'd love to win a copy of that cookbook. I just made pizza for dinner last night and lunch today-leeks, zucchini and goat cheese. Last time I made it I put potatoes on it. The addition of bacon would be wonderful.


Tracey November 15, 2009 um 3:19 am

Sounds like a great book- I would love to win a copy!

Have a great time in Asheville!


Raquel November 15, 2009 um 3:29 am

I love Pizza, I love you, and I love Pioneer Woman! I actually found Pioneer Woman through you and your Blogher post..and I love her stories too, she's so hilarious! Please, I need cookbooks!


Maddie November 15, 2009 um 3:39 am

Thanks for the recipe! It looks delicious. Your pictures make me want to lick the computer, as usual. You have a wonderful blog.


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 3:42 am

Hi Helen, your blog rocks ! You and Ree are adorable, I am sure your book will be a great success too !
Have fun at the National Gingerbread House Competition !
Eliane


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 3:46 am

Mmm…that pizza sounds and looks fantastic! I'd make it but no one else at my house would eat it – they are boring old cheese pizza eaters. πŸ™


looseleaves November 15, 2009 um 3:54 am

MMMMMM that pizza loooks just amazing.


Madhuli November 15, 2009 um 3:57 am

Hmm..delicious looking pizza..and me too potato girl. never thought potatoes could sit on pizzas!great clicks!


Megan A. @ Megan Homemade November 15, 2009 um 3:57 am

Yum! Hope I win!


Naomi November 15, 2009 um 3:58 am

I'm a brand new reader to your site.. Can't wait to see more!


Letitsnow November 15, 2009 um 4:00 am

Please tell us about your book soon!


Annie November 15, 2009 um 4:01 am

Pick me! Pick me!

C'est mon annie-versaire πŸ˜‰

And I love stories too.

PS. Ton blog m'enchante


llhh November 15, 2009 um 4:02 am

the pizza looks fabulous! came here from pioneer woman's site. will sit awhile and read through your blog.


Lei November 15, 2009 um 4:03 am

Awesome prize!! Thanks so much for the chance to win πŸ™‚


Jade d'Alpoim Guedes November 15, 2009 um 4:05 am

Great recipe! it's wonderful with just potatoes and rosemary and lots of olive oil and no cheese as well.


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 4:06 am

I would love to win this book! If I dont it is going on my christmas list for sure!


Elizabeth November 15, 2009 um 4:16 am

WOW! I would have never thought to put potatoes on pizza! As much as my crew likes pizza (and all the ingredients listed here)I am excited to put it all together and make it for them.
Would love to try more of the Pioneer Woman's recipes too!
Have been hearing so much about her! Thanks to all for offering a great give-away like this!


A daydreamer in an overachiever's world. November 15, 2009 um 4:16 am

There's not a single ingredient in that pizza that I don't love! I'll be making this one for sure…


Heather (The Momshell Diet) November 15, 2009 um 4:29 am

What an exciting giveaway! I love potato pizza. My favourite version is whole spelt flour crust topped with steamed, sliced potatoes, a little rosemary oil and a smattering of sea salt. Simple but delicious.


Jessica November 15, 2009 um 4:33 am

This looks amazing! Mmm maybe add some fresh basil and spinach…


Liz November 15, 2009 um 4:35 am

Yum! I was thinking I wanted pizza, and I have some leeks that I need to use up too! Perfect πŸ™‚


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 4:53 am

i love the pioneer woman! wish i had her book!


Liz Johnston November 15, 2009 um 4:53 am

That does look tasty and very pretty too! thanks. for the chance to win.


Megan November 15, 2009 um 4:57 am

I've got leeks galore from my CSA box and I've been trying to find out what to do with them. This will be perfect! Yum!


Leanne November 15, 2009 um 4:59 am

All I can think of to say is YUM!! (O:


Di November 15, 2009 um 4:59 am

Mmm. I'm going to have to try this one. I've never met a potato I didn't like, and I love leeks as well. But I wouldn't have thought to put them on pizza. Cool. I'm going to have to take a look at the cookbook, too.


Anna November 15, 2009 um 5:02 am

I love both your blogs and I love contests. Hope I win πŸ˜€


Christy November 15, 2009 um 5:04 am

OH. MY. GOODNESS! This looks amazing. I am drooling! Must try this soon!


Jo November 15, 2009 um 5:06 am

What a great pizza recipe and I'm drooling already. Also I had just wanted to order Ree's book through Amazon last week. Looks as if I'll hold back on it for a while .. keeping my fingers (plus toes) crossed.


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 5:07 am

First the chocolate sheet cake on Bakerella and now the pizza! The Pioneer Woman Cookbook sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win one for the holidays!

Kim
cinnamonskyes@yahoo.com


Zillah November 15, 2009 um 5:09 am

I'd love a copy!


Janice November 15, 2009 um 5:10 am

We love potatoes but have never had them on pizza. I can't wait to try this recipe…I am feeling hungry again just looking at the photos!


Dani H November 15, 2009 um 5:17 am

When I saw the title of this post, my first thought was "but that's starch on starch" so I had to laugh to myself when you described your conversations with your father. It looks soooo good that I think I'll have to try it very soon. I would absolutely LOVE a copy of Ree's cookbook. I am more excited about the prospect of a cookbook from you! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. Have a great trip.


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 5:26 am

Ree's blog is always fun, but so is yours!


Bombay Foodie November 15, 2009 um 5:30 am

The pizza looks great. I would love to win a book filled with such lovely recipes.


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 5:31 am

Oh that pizza looks so good!!! It's midnight and now because of this post I'm craving pizza big time… however i don't think the local pizza place have anything remote that good!!


EllensCreativePassage November 15, 2009 um 5:32 am

I just love Ree and her blog! That pizza looks scrumptious!! Must try that recipe soon.


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 5:36 am

Your photos have me salivating. I love your blog!


mara November 15, 2009 um 5:40 am

Looks so good, love the dark tones in the photos too.


doughmesstic November 15, 2009 um 5:42 am

Hi Helen! Hope you are having a great time in Asheville. (as I feel sure you are!)
So, I just wanted to say that this post may have converted me. You may recall our tweets…about other bloggers…and now? Well, I can see that I may just have to put this one particualr issue aside. Such a warm post – so kind – and so, well, YOU!
As for potatoes on pizza, i have been doing that for YEARS. We had them on a pizza in DC over 15 years ago, and it's possibly my favorite topping now. Have you tried putting cooked rotini pasta on a pizza? Equally good.
Have fun gingerbreading!! – Susan aka DoughMessTic


Triss November 15, 2009 um 5:49 am

Actually I found your blog through the Pioneer Women site. Great job, to the both of you.

P.S.
Stop. It. Your pictures are making me hungry πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚


Randi November 15, 2009 um 5:50 am

that pizza looks AMAZING. i keep thinking – must make pizza at home, and then chickening out for some reason. with my new kitchen aid mixer, maybe i can get up the courage. πŸ™‚


Angela November 15, 2009 um 5:54 am

two of my favourite blogs linked by a great give-away. I'm in. Thanks girls.


Mary J November 15, 2009 um 6:04 am

Wow! That looks so good. I need to make that pizza for dinner tomorrow night!


Mary J November 15, 2009 um 6:04 am

Wow! That looks so good. I need to make that pizza for dinner tomorrow night!


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 6:10 am

holy warm, melty, delicious goodness! i am SO making this pizza pronto. from your brief "bio" for Ree…i think i'd like to be like her when i grow up – haha. have a great time in the gingerbread wonderland – pretty on the eyes AND the nose :o)


Irene November 15, 2009 um 6:11 am

And I thought you only ate dessert, Helen! πŸ˜‰ Gorgeous photography on this post, even more gorgeous than usual (how is that possible…). I would love a copy of Ree's book. She's an inspiration.


Louise November 15, 2009 um 6:12 am

I have been baking sweeties all afternoon. Successful lemon bars (a tweeked bakerella recipe) and a cinnamon walnut mudcake waiting to cool enough to slice. The raspberry red velvet cupcakes are 2nd rate though, but, on on! Time for savouries and this looks perfect for Sunday night dinner. Thanks!


Malia November 15, 2009 um 6:21 am

Oh, I got leeks and potatoes at the farmers' market today, so will pick up some goat cheese tomorrow, and make this for friends coming over. Thanks, as always!


coriander November 15, 2009 um 6:27 am

Looks delicious! I love potato on pizza, but hadn't thought of leeks. Leave it to PW, I guess!


Gretchen Noelle November 15, 2009 um 6:30 am

Lovely photos and I enjoyed reading your post.


emilyadi November 15, 2009 um 6:37 am

Wow, beautiful photography!


The Purple Foodie November 15, 2009 um 6:37 am

I would have never thought of putting leeks and potato on a pizza. Your photos are amazing and I am off to buy some leeks in next few hours.


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 6:42 am

That is a very interesting pizza for sure! I have never had goat cheese so will have to try it soon.

I do not have Ree's cookbook yet and hopefully I can win one!


Alexandra November 15, 2009 um 6:50 am

H.,

What a cool invitation–to capture and bottle the scent in that room!

I am enamored with the contrast of dark and light…it really brings out the rustic qualities of your pizza!

*ps I left a comment earlier today, and as i was printing out the recipe for the dough just now, i noticed my comment wasn't published. If this is a second comment, please do not disqualify me from your drawing. It may be an oversight on my part


Deborah Mele November 15, 2009 um 7:04 am

I am thoroughly enjoying Ree's Tasty Kitchen site and would love a copy of her new cookbook. Was planning on buying it anyway once I returned to the US but winning a copy would be even better!

That pizza looks amazing. We will certainly give it a try in our pizza oven!


D. @ Outside Oslo November 15, 2009 um 7:23 am

Your pizza photos are gorgeous. As I recently started a blog on Scandinavian food and culture, I recently discovered how tricky food photography really is. I wish my high school and college photography classes would have dealt with this very specialized form of photography!


Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home November 15, 2009 um 7:30 am

Lovely photos – especially the flower sprinkled dough.

ps: those baby leeks do look a lot like scallions.


Sophie J November 15, 2009 um 7:34 am

Leeks, cheese, and bacon? Ree? I'm in!


Anonymous November 15, 2009 um 7:49 am

Amazing! Your photos are beautiful and the pizza looks absolutely delicious! I've yet to try potatoes on a pizza.
I'm a PW fan too and would LOVE her book! Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ˜€


Christina November 15, 2009 um 7:56 am

Yum! I have never thought to do the leek + potato combination on pizza (I make soup all the time) and I have a bunch of leeks to use right now from our weekly produce box. Thank you so much for sharing!


Vicki November 15, 2009 um 8:06 am

Potatoes on pizza, who knew it could look so good?


Unknown November 15, 2009 um 8:08 am

I'm hungry now.
If the selection is random, I suppose I have just as much chance as anyone else…there are many posts…..it would be most lovely if I did win…oh joy!


Dami November 15, 2009 um 8:09 am

i am so hungry right now. and i love the pioneer woman!


alvina November 15, 2009 um 8:23 am

OMG! definitely don't want to miss out on this chance! i've already missed out over at bakerella!
i would love a copy for sure! =)


Megan Gordon November 15, 2009 um 8:25 am

Beautiful photos, Helen. This looks like the perfect fall meal. Thank you!


Paragon2Pieces November 15, 2009 um 8:28 am

I would love a copy!

Between your blog, smitten kitchen, and PW I am FINALLY learning how to cook. My mother (who hates nothing more than cooking) doesn't understand what has come over me. Thank you for the inspiration πŸ™‚


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