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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 a home schooling day on the ranch and Ree is running both the classroom and the cafeteria! For breakfast, there are Muffins With Vanilla Butter, then Ree turns lunch lady to serve up Chicken and Noodles. Plus there are delicious Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter S'mores for spelling bee prizes.

  • The family is pitching in at Ladd's brother's farm, and Ree is packing a cowboy-approved tailgate lunch. There's Spicy Baby Back Ribs, Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Slow Cooked Jalapeno Corn, Roasted Green Beans and two delicious Dump Cakes; Pineapple and Peach and Cherry.

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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.

  • 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 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.

  • Ree's stocking up the freezer for Ladd's grandmother, Edna Mae. On the drive from the ranch to town, she's sharing the mouthwatering dishes that's she's packed to go: All the perfect food to have on hand, plus tips and tricks. With recipes for Waffles, Lasagna Roll Ups, Potato Soup and Cheese Toast.

  • It's a big calf working day on the Drummond Ranch and that means hungry kids and cowboys at lunch time so Ree's whipping up a hearty feast of cowboy comfort food with Pan Fried Pork Chops with Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and The Best Green Beans Ever followed by her fabulous Peach Cobbler.

  • It's fiesta time on the ranch, where Ree's creating a truly classic Mexican feast with Tequila Lime Chicken, Refried Black Beans, Mexican Rice Casserole and all the yummy fixings. Ladd's manning the grill and it's time to get the party started, with Mango and Virgin Margaritas, a gorgeous dinner on the porch, good friends to share the celebration with, and lots and lots of laughter.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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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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