Summer Party Must-Haves

Summer Party Must-Haves

Follow Ree's lead and make her top recipes for easy starters, juicy burgers, sweet treats and more go-to favorites all summer long.

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  • The cowboys and kids have a long day hauling cattle so a hearty tailgate lunch is the way to go. There's got to be beef on the menu for these cowboys, so Ree's serving up warming and substantial Lasagna, Garlic Cheese Bread, and for dessert, individual Fried Pies perfect for eating on the hoof!

  • Ree's making a rib-sticking breakfast delivery to hungry cattle workers. It's all the cowboy favorites; Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever, Spicy Scrambled Eggs, warm Black Pepper and Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, all served tailgate-style off the back of Ree's pick up.

  • Ree prepares a cowboys and cowgirls lunch at the lodge after a big morning working calves on the ranch. Spicy Pop Pulled Pork goes into the oven, and while the family's out on the range, she makes Cilantro Slaw and Perfect Potatoes Au Gratin. For dessert, she pours her Easy Caramel Sauce over slices of the Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust she prepared the night before.

  • Ree and her daughters are going on a college tour, so she's stocking up the fridge and freezer for the guys. She's leaving them with a Breakfast Burrito Kit, Pasta Alla Ladd, Chipotle Ranch Dressing for raw veggies and Cookies and Cream Cups for a treat.

  • Ree's making a rib-sticking breakfast delivery to hungry cattle workers. It's all the cowboy favorites; Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever, Spicy Scrambled Eggs, warm Black Pepper and Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, all served tailgate-style off the back of Ree's pick up.

  • It's dinner for two for Ree and her son, Bryce, so she's treating him to all of his favorite meals. First up is Italian Meatloaf, then a no-bake Mac and Four Cheeses served with a simple B-Man Salad of leaves with a great, punchy dressing. And finally, they're having some mom and son quality time with Yummy Slice-and-Bake Cookies and Ice Cream Sundaes.

  • The cowboys and kids have a long day hauling cattle so a hearty tailgate lunch is the way to go. There's got to be beef on the menu for these cowboys, so Ree's serving up warming and substantial Lasagna, Garlic Cheese Bread, and for dessert, individual Fried Pies perfect for eating on the hoof!

  • Ladd's grandmother Edna Mae is turning 89 so Ree and the kids are surprising her with a beautiful birthday care pack with all her favorite foods; Roast Chicken, Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Crackers and a stunning Blueberry Italian Cream Cake.

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  • Ree holds a slumber party for Paige and her four very best friends. They kick off their day of fun with Cinnamon Baked French Toast before they go horse riding on the ranch. Ree delivers them a picnic by the creek with Prairie Sushi and Kid Friendly Pasta Salad. Then there's some soccer to play and a seriously fun treat up at the lodge, decorating Hand Cookies, the perfect end to their day of prairie adventures.

  • It's chocolate day at the lodge and Ree has challenged herself to shake up three great knock-it-out-of-the-park easy but impressive chocolate recipes for the blog. The kids can't wait to turn into taste testers – it's a cook's kid's best perk. Their dinner is an incredible corn and cheese chowder, and their mom's got a real surprise: dessert, then soup as a treat. Let the choc fest begin.

  • Ladd's grandmother Edna Mae is turning 89 so Ree and the kids are surprising her with a beautiful birthday care pack with all her favorite foods; Roast Chicken, Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Crackers and a stunning Blueberry Italian Cream Cake.

  • While the kids and Ladd are outside working the bulls, Ree is making them a rib-sticking meal for when the school bell rings. There's Strawberry Lemonade to refresh them when they get to the lodge, and then Scalloped Potatoes and Ham with a side of Lemony Green Beans. To keep things sweet, Chocolate Pecan Crispy Treats before the kids get down to their studies.

  • It's dinner for two for Ree and her son, Bryce, so she's treating him to all of his favorite meals. First up is Italian Meatloaf, then a no-bake Mac and Four Cheeses served with a simple B-Man Salad of leaves with a great, punchy dressing. And finally, they're having some mom and son quality time with Yummy Slice-and-Bake Cookies and Ice Cream Sundaes.

  • Ree's spreading out a pickup picnic for the family and cowboys working on a bunch of spring calves. The hearty tailgate has Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs, the classic Cowboy Bacon Beans, Deviled Eggs and Mocha Brownies with a thick, delicious frosting for dessert.

  • Ree and her daughters are going on a college tour, so she's stocking up the fridge and freezer for the guys. She's leaving them with a Breakfast Burrito Kit, Pasta Alla Ladd, Chipotle Ranch Dressing for raw veggies and Cookies and Cream Cups for a treat.

  • Ree's spilling the beans on her favorite comfort food. There are culinary hugs from Chicken and Dumplings; Quesadillas With Shrimp and Peppers; Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce and Cinnamon Toast.

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About the Host

Ree is a writer, photographer, ranch wife and mother of four. She is now host of Food Network's hit show The Pioneer Woman.

About the Show

Take one sassy former city girl, her hunky rancher husband and a band of adorable kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3000 wild mustangs, a herd of cattle and one placid basset hound and you have The Pioneer Woman. The Pioneer Woman is an open invitation into Ree Drummond's life: The award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author comes to Food Network and shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations. The series, set against the incredible story of life at home on the range, is the next best thing to actually sitting on a stool in Ree's kitchen.

More About The Pioneer Woman

Take one sassy former city girl, her hunky rancher husband and a band of adorable kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3000 wild mustangs, a herd of cattle and one placid basset hound and you have The Pioneer Woman. The Pioneer Woman is an open invitation into Ree Drummond's life: The award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author comes to Food Network and shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations. The series, set against the incredible story of life at home on the range, is the next best thing to actually sitting on a stool in Ree's kitchen.

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