13 Appetizer Dishes to Deck the Halls
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13 Appetizer Dishes to Deck the Halls

No matter if you're throwing a family-friendly cookie party or an adults-only holiday open house, Ree's collection of seasonal hors d'oeuvres, like these red-and-green skewers, will wow the crowd.

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  • Ree Drummond is throwing a cocktail bash for the crew helping to open her store in town. There's a delicious line up of make-ahead portable canapes on the menu: juicy Asian Beef Skewers, retro Ham Salad in Endive Cups, simple Salami Roll Ups, a no-cook Crudite platter and divine Tiny Tomato Tarts. There are sweet treats too -- decadent Black and White Brownies and chewy Caramel Nut Truffles -- plus a Pawhuska Prohibition Punch to toast the team.

  • Everyone's invited to the ranch for three fabulous seasonal snapshots as the Drummonds count down to Christmas. Ree's whipping up cozy and casual Rigatoni and Meatballs to eat while they trim the tree, then delicious munchies -- her mom's Holiday Bacon Appetizers -- so she's stocked up for whoever drops by the ranch over the festive season. Then it's a magical Christmas Eve and time to bake Santa's treats. He's asked for chocolate this year when he comes down the chimney, so he's getting incredible Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites. Christmas is coming on the ranch and everyone's in the festive spirit.

  • Ladd and Cowboy Tim are out fixin' fences, so Ree Drummond is fixin' them their favorite Tex-Mex lunch! There's grilled steak packed into hearty Rib Eye Quesadillas, spicy Perfect Pinto Beans and a Taco Ranch Side Salad. Then, to keep it sweet, a Skillet Apple Crisp.

  • It's all about frontier style food to go and Ree has got two special deliveries to make. First she's taking ravenous kids and cowboys a well-deserved breakfast in the pens -- delicious Sweet Orange Rolls and Peppered Bacon. Then she's making a big hearty dinner of Root Vegetable Beef Stew and Creamy Cheddar Grits, and sharing it with her best friend Hyacinth as a delicious thank you gift.

  • Ree's fixing a delicious Tex-Mex tailgate lunch for the cowboys and family members busy fixing the fence. Ree prepares a Beef Taco Bar with Green Chile Queso, Chipotle Salsa and Chili Beans. Plus, Angel Sugar Cookies and chilled Blueberry Lemonade.

  • Everyone's invited to the ranch for three fabulous seasonal snapshots as the Drummonds count down to Christmas. Ree's whipping up cozy and casual Rigatoni and Meatballs to eat while they trim the tree, then delicious munchies -- her mom's Holiday Bacon Appetizers -- so she's stocked up for whoever drops by the ranch over the festive season. Then it's a magical Christmas Eve and time to bake Santa's treats. He's asked for chocolate this year when he comes down the chimney, so he's getting incredible Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites. Christmas is coming on the ranch and everyone's in the festive spirit.

  • School's in at the lodge where it's homeschool Co-Op day. The night before Ree gets ahead with Strawberry Oatmeal Bars. The next day, up at the lodge, they're joined by the other moms and kids where Strawberry Jam is the first period in a cool lesson mixing science and cooking, followed by a nature trail around the ranch while Ree makes lunch for the hungry kids -- Broccoli Cheese Soup on hollowed out bread bowls.

  • Ree Drummond is stocking the fridge with some make-ahead dishes for a cocktail party, including Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and a classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Salted Pita Wedges. For an elegant platter, she puts together Caprese Skewers with a balsamic drizzle, and finally mixes up fresh and fizzy Honeydew Spritzers.

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  • Everyone's invited to the ranch for three fabulous seasonal snapshots as the Drummonds count down to Christmas. Ree's whipping up cozy and casual Rigatoni and Meatballs to eat while they trim the tree, then delicious munchies -- her mom's Holiday Bacon Appetizers -- so she's stocked up for whoever drops by the ranch over the festive season. Then it's a magical Christmas Eve and time to bake Santa's treats. He's asked for chocolate this year when he comes down the chimney, so he's getting incredible Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites. Christmas is coming on the ranch and everyone's in the festive spirit.

  • Ree Drummond is throwing a cocktail bash for the crew helping to open her store in town. There's a delicious line up of make-ahead portable canapes on the menu: juicy Asian Beef Skewers, retro Ham Salad in Endive Cups, simple Salami Roll Ups, a no-cook Crudite platter and divine Tiny Tomato Tarts. There are sweet treats too -- decadent Black and White Brownies and chewy Caramel Nut Truffles -- plus a Pawhuska Prohibition Punch to toast the team.

  • Ree Drummond is sharing delicious new ideas for Christmas cooking. She has a trio of fast, fabulous bites; Grilled Chicken Skewers, Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta and no-cook Cheesy Mini Peppers. Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are left out for Santa, and she's shaking up her sides for the big feast with Yorkshire Pudding. Plus, a warm, fragrant Mulled Apple Cider that's perfect for friends and family.

  • It's just a few days before Christmas, and Ree Drummond is making a slew of Christmas goodies as gifts. They come in all flavors, shapes and sizes, from savory to sweet. On the sweet side, there are Christmas Cherries cookies and festive Christmas Cake Cookies, Homemade Gumdrops and Pretzel Turtles. Then, for savory bites, Ree’s making Cayenne Cheese Straws and Sweet Spicy Smokey Roasted Almonds.

  • It's all about school days and Sundays on the ranch -- and more slices of frontier family life. Ree is making incredible Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies for a field trip to a local museum and wildlife reserve with her home-schooled kids. Then it's the day of rest and that means church, shopping and comfort classics: Perfect Pot Roast, Blackberry Cobbler and a family nap.

  • Ree Drummond is spilling the cocoa beans on her love for all things chocolate with Ladd's Chocolate Pie, fun and delicious Chocolate Message Cookies, and a totally retro Chocolate Fondue. Ree's even admitting her passion for Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips. All her chocolate secrets are out!

  • Ree hasn't been to the store in weeks and she's still got another day to go before she can hit town. Over the next 24 hours she dips into her trusty staples to whip up some fabulous food from what she can find in her pantry and freezer. There's Pantry Pasta for mom-daughter dinner, French Toast With Blackberry Butter for breakfast for the kids and Simple Perfect Chili with Apple Brown Betty for lunch for the whole family.

  • Ree Drummond is hitting the road on a major bulk buy trip. On the grocery list are Chicken Thighs to turn into fabulous Peach Whiskey Chicken and on the side ideas for great casseroled and fried chicken thigh dishes. She's getting Apples for home made Applesauce, delicious in Apple Pancakes, with Pork Chops, in Healthy Breakfast Muffins and over ice cream and Briskets to braise, as perfect as they are marvelous in Tostadas, on Pizza or piled on Nachos.

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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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