In my quest last week for the perfect Thanksgiving side dish recipe, I stumbled across the blog of The Pioneer Woman. I'm a little late joining the PW party -- but I'm now a fan and follower (despite the fact that she's an 'SC alum). If you think blogs are just sweet, little online journals for stay-at-home moms, you're wrong and The Pioneer Woman blows that theory out of the water, big time. A recent LA Times article on Ree Drummond states that 2 million people view her blog each month. Yes, you read that right. Her blog helped her publish a cookbook that is currently on the New York Times bestseller list. She frequently has giveaways of really nice merchandise that she often pays for herself out of the revenue generated by the advertising on her site. For instance, today she gave away 3 Kitchenaid mixers. When I entered my name in the drawing this morning it was two hours after she first posted about it and my entry was #400 and something on the 10th page of entries. Tonight, there are over 98 pages of entries -- my computer froze when I tried to see how many people that was. Crazy!! Needless to say, she's one popular lady. I'd recommend you taking a few moments to look over her blog. She is super funny -- you will laugh out loud at some of the things she writes. Her website contains recipes, stories about her family, and beautiful photography. You'll get hooked, trust me.