Food Blogging Lifestyle Blogging

Pioneer Woman Is Selling Stuff At Wal-Mart


Pioneer Woman, shucks y’all, has a new cookware line that went on sale yesterday.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this collection with you, and I am over-the-moon thrilled that Walmart will be launching it. The quality of the pieces is amazing, the prices are fantastic, and every single item is a reflection of the things I love in life.

The collection seems to be a lot of enamelware style stuff, mason jar glasses, and “rustic” wood handled kitchen tools which are all very trendy on The Pinterest Machine. The flatware and dinnerware is not really all that distinctive – I’ve seen similar stuff at Dollar Tree for years – but will probably sell like crazy with her rabid fanbase.

So, not really interesting news. But she’s still a blogger and it’s really slow this week, and since Marlboro Woman seems dead I figured some of you out there might want a chance to discuss ole Ree.

  1. tootoo

    It bugs me when celebrities market something that they would never use themselves. Whatever, that's the name of the game, but it still bugs me.

    Whenever I see a picture of Ree, my first thought is that she has sold her soul. That's probably a bit over the top, though. It's probably just the crazy eyes.

    THIS! (5)NOPE! (6)

  2. morethanwords

    I really like a lot of this range! Kinda hoping we get it over here.

    THIS! (3)NOPE! (1)

  3. Cecilys Blogging for Basic Bitches

    I tried watching her show once. Ugh. She's so irritatingly faux folksy and her recipes remind me of the cookbook my mom's church would put out to raise funds. There was nothing original or even new with what she was doing except for the excessive amounts of butter she used.

    I grew up in Montana and I spent time on ranches and she was just so unlike the women I saw on those ranches. Her show makes her look like she faffs about in her ugly flowy tops doing nothing other than meal planning.

    Anyway, I don't hate her but I don't get her appeal so I don't watch, read, or purchase her stuff.

    THIS! (4)NOPE! (0)

    • Something something user name

      I was at a family gathering today and everyone else was watching this show. For four episodes in a row. I'm of the opinion that there is no way she's really eating the kind of stuff she makes, and there's no way she feeds her children that stuff regularly. She probably went through a pound of butter per episode, there's just no way. Then someone predicted her kids would make a "not my mother's pioneer cooking" show, closing the circle and making Food Network a self-referential singularity.

      Although cheaply made stuff has a funny way of becoming its own sort of style. Depression Glass is so valuable today specifically because glass made during the Great Depression was poorly made and broke often. Her dishes aren't my thing, and her food certainly isn't my thing, but I guess someone likes it.

      THIS! (3)NOPE! (1)

  4. 100PercentOrganicTrollTears

    I REALLY hate the evil empire that is Walmart but I seriously need that cookie jar. And a solid red cow creamer thingy. They would be perfect sitting on my carefully curated counter top next to my "stabby man" knife holder and faux-tique cannisters from Tuesday Morning. If you don't live in an area that has a Tuesday Morning I am so sorry.

    Ree doesn't bug me. Her show is kinda hokey and homegirl seriously needs some new adjectives, but the recipes that I have tried were awesome. (Her tequila lime chicken is my favorite.)

    THIS! (4)NOPE! (0)

    • No Wally World For Me

      Hang on to your social conscience and resist the urge to support Walfart..just Google the stuff and find the original designer of the pieces.

      THIS! (6)NOPE! (2)

  5. selfie abuse

    Honestly, I don't understand the crazy love for this stuff, it's not much different from a lot of kitchenware I've seen at Target and elsewhere?

    THIS! (6)NOPE! (1)

  6. sheila

    I'm mad all the basset rescues are buying out the cookie jars.

    THIS! (1)NOPE! (0)

  7. wizards only fools

    That Basset Hound cookie jar doh. It looks just like my basset hound, Fred. And some of the glassware is super cute. hnnnggg.

    Idk PW was the first online cooking blog I followed. Every recipe I made was a success and they were relatively inexpensive, which is impressive considering how many costly and untested recipes are out there (looking at you gluten free girl). So I guess I have a soft spot for her. She's kind of like Taylor Swift for me, I want to hate her but she wins me over with an awesome and easy side dish recipe.

    I think in the grand scheme of the BIG blogging world, she is the most tolerable because she can check herself, whether that's is due to her publicist or whatever. Props to her for maintaining at least the illusion of a professional presence. All the bloggers want to be her, but there can only be one HBIC.

    THIS! (5)NOPE! (1)

  8. funpopofcolor

    My local Walmart put the stuff out early. It is really cheap crap. From the pictures I saw, I thought many of the pieces looked cute. Up close, though, most of it is truly awful. The dishes with transfer prints in particular are really, really bad (the images are kind of faded/transparent looking). The dutch oven was surprisingly lightweight. There was one mug I kinda liked but at almost $5.00 for made in China? Nope. I'll wait until it's on clearance. I think they tried to do way too much at once and it shows in the quality. Way overpriced for stuff that won't last.

    THIS! (5)NOPE! (1)