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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  • With the boys away, it's quality time for the cowgirls! There's a beautiful veggie-packed Pasta Primavera for dinner, before it's time to get back to the real world; the guys are coming home, so dinner is a Drummond crowd-pleaser that's loved by cowboys and cowgirls alike, Perfect Bacon Cheeseburgers and Perfect French Fries.

  • Ree and her best friend are throwing a poolside girls' get-together. Hyacinth's hosting and Ree's taking on all the cookout favorites, but making them inside! There's sticky Oven Roasted Barbecue Chicken Thighs, Grilled Vegetables with Cilantro-Yogurt Dressing, Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes and Basil and for dessert, Vanilla Ice Cream with Peach Syrup.

  • To welcome Ree's father and stepmom to the ranch for dinner, Ladd's grilling the Fillet, while Ree whips up all the fixings; Peppercorn Sauce, Caesar Salad, Buttered Rosemary Rolls and a family favorite -- Cherry Almond Crisp -- for dessert. Then everyone's wrapping up warm to sip Delicious Hot Chocolate on the terrace by the glow of the fire pit.

  • It's fires on the ranch and flames in the kitchen as Ree grills up a rib-sticking dinner for the family after an afternoon burning grass on the prairie. They enjoy a Grilled Chicken Slider Bar, Grilled Potato Bundles, Grilled Corn and Bell Pepper Butter and Blackberry Pot Pies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

  • It's Todd's 7th birthday and the family is planning his first-ever surprise party. First the baby cowboy gets treated to his favorite Lemon Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast, then it's a day of keeping mum as Ree conjures up a county birthday feast of Macaroni and Cheese and juicy Sliders with a toppings bar and a Chocolate Sheet Cake for dessert. Then, stand by for the moment when Todd gets the surprise of his life.

  • 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's mom and sister are staying on the ranch for the weekend and the women are conjuring up family recipes and food they love. For dinner, a fabulous Seafood Pasta in a Foil Package with Creme Brulee for dessert, and a casual Perfect Spinach Salad and Olive Cheese Bread for lunch the next day.

  • The family that plays together stays together. Ree, Ladd and the extended family get together for some good ol' friendly ranch style sporting competition. Afterwards, there's Tangy Tomato Brisket, Onion Strings, Blanched Broccoli and Cheese Dipping Sauce for lunch, plus Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches to celebrate the ranch games!

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  • 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 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.

  • Ree is home alone in the snow — a perfect opportunity to eat lighter and pack in some exercise. For a pre-hike dinner, she's making a delicious Low Carb Lettuce Burger. To kick-start the next day, it's a Carb Buster Breakfast, complete with poached eggs, followed by a Butternut Squash and Kale Stir-Fry lunch, all rounded off with a fabulous Orange Resolution Smoothie.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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 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.

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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.

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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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