March 25, 2019,

Personal food menus for those of us who live in metropolis and her surrounding suburban areas can tend to get predictable.

There is cereal and milk. A major standby, especially if you desire a quick breakfast before rushing off to work.

Other options are readily found at the super market in the frozen section which range from pancakes to eggs, bacon or sausage.

All frozen.

Which is fine.

If you do find the time to be more expansive in your breakfast, lunch or dinner we have a strong suggestion for you.

You should watch Ree Drummond and her incredible show, Pioneer Woman., pioneer woman photo credit

The Pioneer Woman is a US cooking show that airs on Food Network.

The series features Ms. Drummond cooking for her family and friends, primarily at her working ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

The title of the series is taken from Drummond’s blog of the same name.

Ann MarieReeDrummond is also an author, food writer, photographer and television personality.

In February 2010, she was listed as No. 22 on Forbes‘ Top 25 Web Celebrities.

Her blog, The Pioneer Woman, which documents Drummond’s daily life as a ranch wife and mother, was named Weblog of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the Annual Weblog Awards (The Bloggies).

Her wonderful, informative and delicious show began in 2011.

She has also appeared on Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, The Chew and The Bonnie Hunt Show.

She has been featured in Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, People and Southern Living.

Her first cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, was published in October of 2009.

Her second cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, was published in March 2012.

Ms. Drummond has a strong motivation for evolving into a very special cook who is talented in making dishes from scratch since she feeds a beautiful family that actually does work that cattle ranch and yes, even the teenagers have gotten involved.

Hard work creates a strong appetite.

Maybe if we knock on her door we might get some of her delicious Breakfast Paninis and Very Berry Croissants. When you eat her mouth watering dishes you’ll know that is pure living.

Het team is very welcoming at where they open the door and announce they are “Plowing through Life in the Country…One Calf Nut at a Time.”

Good to know.

Ree professes to be a desperate ranch wife. She lives in the country, loves Ethel Merman and Basset Hounds.

Yes she loves our little furry friends.

Check it out.

While you’re doing that we’re going to salivate over her Roasted Cauliflower Salad.

Ree thinks this dish is so tasty that something really delicious happens to cauliflower when it comes out of a 450 degree oven to roast. She is going to add some pine nuts. It will join some potatoes with gravy and sizzling steak.

Please can we have just a little bit?

It looks so good.

What we would love for dessert is some of her Blueberry Italian Cream Cake.

Just look how her friends at the Food Network describe one of her days. “Ree Drummond is hosting a cooking and eating get-together with her Oklahoma City Thunder gal friends. They’re teaming up to cook a great spring menu of White Spinach Artichoke Lasagna with a Butternut and Kale Salad — two easy dishes perfect for effortless entertaining. Afterward, they’re sipping Thunder Margaritas in the team colors and wrapping up the party with self-assembly Boozy Berries and Cream.”

This is turning into culinary torture., pioneer woman photo credit

I wish Scotty could beam me right through that screen.

We begin to scroll through her previous shows, now airing into the 20th season, is an incredible accomplishment, which means her children who are ready to go off to college have literally grown up eating right before a nation’s loving and hungry eyes.

Wait just a second. The Food Network has another announcement. “It’s a tale of three lunches, all ready to go! For lunch number one, Ree Drummond makes Beef Noodle Salad Bowls with peanut sauce. Lunch two is a Cowboy Bento Box, packed with Chicken Wings in Homemade BBQ Sauce, Creamy Lemon Basil Potato Salad, and Apple and Celery Slaw. Lastly, lunch number three is a Kale Pasta Mason Jar Salad, the perfect portable meal.”

It does look so perfect.

What Ree has accomplished at Pioneer Woman only speaks to a small amount of her creativity.

In April 2008, she held a giveaway contest in the cooking section of her blog in which she asked readers to share one of their favorite recipes.

The response was an unexpected 5000+ recipes in less than 24 hours.

Ree realized that she had not only grown a community of loyal readers but a community of food lovers as well. She immediately sought a way to catalog the recipes and make them searchable for all.

A little over a year later, on July 14, 2009, Drummond announced the launch of, a simple and free online community website with the tagline Favorite Recipes from Real Kitchens Everywhere!, pioneer woman photo credit

The site was built for her food-loving readers as a place where they could easily contribute, search for and print recipes. In addition to sharing recipes, users can create personal membership profiles and communicate with one another via posts and direct messages. Users also have the ability to rate and review recipes.

Tasty Kitchen quickly rose to become a favorite among food bloggers who could link their recipes back to posts on their own websites, thus exposing themselves to a wider readership.

We will close with Chocolate Appreciation Day. “Ree Drummond is saying thanks with chocolate, appreciating people on her very own chocolate appreciation day. She makes Mississippi Mud Cake and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies to start, followed by her Easy Chocolate Tart. She whips up an old-fashioned Chocolate Fridge Roll and drives around delivering the good stuff to some special people, including her best friend, her pastor and the football coach.”

Okay, we are full, for now. Just for now.

You know what?

If you haven’t watched Pioneer Woman, you really should.

We really, really mean that., pioneer woman photo credit

We have viewed a lot of cooking shows over the years and truthfully, they mostly seem fairly similar.

Not this show.

You will absolutely love the authentic cook from scratch approach, her delicious and fun creative themes, the beautiful scenic country setting and her wonderful interactions with her beautiful family.

The aroma of the show can make you very hungry. Perhaps sample it after a full meal.

Be advised.

After watching Ree Drummond’s mouth-watering show, you may never eat packaged food from a super market freezer again.

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Opening photo credit Pioneer Woman Food Network