Ree's Best Cowboy-Ready Recipes
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Ree's Best Cowboy-Ready Recipes

From comforting chicken-fried steak to cheesy potatoes and saucy barbecue, see what Ree dishes up for Ladd and the crew.

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  • 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 Drummond is throwing a surprise birthday lunch for her son Todd, complete with his favorite food and best friends. While Todd is being occupied with the cattle, Ree makes cheesy Smashed Burgers with Beer-Battered Onion Strings and Kicked-Up Fry Sauce. For dessert, Ree makes Dark Chocolate Brownies along with fresh Strawberry Sauce and Hot Fudge Sauce, which all get turned into an amazing 6-foot sundae, the perfect way to say "happy birthday" to this cowboy.

  • It's a frontier style Tex-Mex feast for the whole Drummond crew after a big day working cattle. There's a pre-dawn start so they're going to be hungry for a rib sticking spread with delicious Chicken and Beef Fajitas packed with grilled meat and fixin's, Fiesta Beans and Cinnamon Ice Cream With Cinnamon Chips.

  • 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'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.

  • Today Ree is celebrating all the things she loves on the ranch. On the menu are Bacon Wrapped Filet, Fancy Mac and Cheese, White Wine Spritzers for the adults, and Heavenly Cream-Filled Cupcakes.

  • Ree's brother Mike is helping Ladd feed the cattle out on the prairie and Ree is making a fabulous and comforting Mexican Hot Chocolate with marshmallows for toasting over the fire. While everyone's hanging out, she makes Mike's favorite breakfast; individual Eggbert's Sunrisers with Orange Mini Muffins.

  • Ree's filling up the freezer with family favorites that are great standbys. She's making Sour Cream Noodle Bake, Chicken Pot Pies with delicious Thyme Pastry and Creamy Carrot Soup.

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  • Ree's pulling together a boxed lunch for a site meeting at an old building that the family is renovating. Everyone's getting a Colossal Club Sandwich, and individual portion of Easy Greek Salad, Homemade Black Pepper Potato Chips and Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies to chew one while they look over plans for the building.

  • 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.

  • Ladd's coaching football camp and Ree's making lunch to go for 120 hungry coaches and kids. To feed this crowd, she's whipping up a picnic of Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches, Spiced Up Potato Chips and Football Fruit. At the end of camp, a special treat of Chocolate Spreads with three delicious toppings.

  • Ree Drummond celebrates her middle children Paige and Bryce, with three snapshots of food and fun over a week while the other kids are away. She's making their favorite food starting with Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup. There's speedy, creamy Bow Tie Chicken Alfredo and build-your-own Grilled Fruit Pizzas with a cookie base, cream cheese frosting and indoor grilled glossy fruit.

  • Black Beans are the center of Ree's menu today. They're fabulous with Mango Guacamole and divine in a Taco Pizza. They bulk up Grilled Veggie Burritos and make a quick Black Bean Burger.

  • 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.

  • While the family's busy shipping cattle, Ree Drummond's whipping up a well-deserved breakfast and getting ahead with dinner. For breakfast, a pancake bar with oven-fried bacon, Sweet Strawberries, Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce, whipped cream and lots of fun toppings. Then for dinner, she's making Braised Short Ribs and Cheese Grits.

     

    Mentioned in this episode:

    How to Make Whipped Cream

    How to Make Oven-Fried Bacon

  • Ree Drummond and her daughter Paige prepare a care package full of mouthwatering dishes for Ladd's grandmother, Edna Mae. They start off by baking a Zucchini Cake topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, and then move on to crispy Seasoned Crackers. Next, an Escalloped Cabbage Casserole with a cheesy sauce that goes perfectly with Honey Glazed Ham.

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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, a band of adorable kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3,000 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, a band of adorable kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3,000 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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