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Ree Drummond became a household name through her blog and Food Network show, The Pioneer Woman. Since 2006, she’s offered her fan base several tips and tricks to use in the kitchen. 

Although Drummond has both cooking and baking recipes on her platforms, she revealed why she would rather spend her days baking than cooking. 

(L-R): Robin Roberts and Ree Drummond from 'The Pioneer Woman' talking to each other on 'Good Morning America'
Ree Drummond from ‘The Pioneer Woman’ and Robin Roberts | Fred Lee/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Why ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond favors baking over cooking

On her website, Drummond offers many recipes throughout the year. Some of her most popular dishes include comfort foods like chicken fried steak, cocktail recipes, and desserts like her tantalizing cinnamon rolls. Drummond also provides simple hacks for her recipes that resonate with her fans. 

In 2017, The Pioneer Woman star spoke about her life inside and outside the kitchen with Design & Living. She shared how her blog came happened and what she enjoys cooking for her family.  During the interview, Drummond explained the reason why baking interests her more than cooking. 

“I prefer cooking to baking,” she admits. “Baking, to me, is very precise, and it’s about perfection. Cooking is more about flying by the seat of your pants. Even if you don’t have something, you can sub in something else. You can’t do that a lot in baking. I think the perfect recipe, there probably is no such thing, but if it results in something that you love or your family loves, to me, that’s perfect.” 

The baking tools ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond uses

Drummond takes baking on her show and at home seriously. The Pioneer Woman uses several tools to ensure her sweet treats taste amazing. In an interview with Food & Wine, Drummond said some of her go-to baking tools include a pantry brush for egg whites and butter. She also uses a pizza cutter and “round, graduated cutters” for her cookies. 


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The Pioneer Woman said that, although she enjoys baking at any time of the year, she especially likes creating sweet treats during the Christmas season. 

“What defines Christmas, and on one hand it is the music, it is the sounds of Johnny Mathis and Bing Crosby,” Drummond says. “But number two, and probably tied for first, really, are the smells, when your home is filled with the smell of food baking and cooking. I think if I lived in New York I’d be in trouble because I’d just do takeout for every meal, I’d just be so happy, but one thing that’s missing is that the house isn’t filled with the smells of cooking.”

Ree Drummond’s tips for getting established with cooking and baking

Since the success of The Pioneer Woman, Drummond has offered advice to her fans who also want to start cooking and baking. She’s written 21 cookbooks, published recipes on her website, and shared her day-to-day life on the ranch through her blog. 

In an interview with Taste of Home, Drummond provided advice on enjoying cooking during any occasion. 

“You’ll mess up a lot, and it won’t turn out exactly right,” she says. “But then one day, you’ll just make like the best meal ever.”