‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond: 5 Interesting Facts About the Food Network Star

Ree Drummond is open about her life on the ranch. However, there are some things you might not know about The Pioneer Woman. Here are five interesting facts about the Food Network star.

Ree Drummond loves donuts

Ree Drummond smiles while doing an interview on the Today show.
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Drummond is a big fan of donuts. She says she gets excited when she sees a donut. The Pioneer Woman wrote a blog post about how much she enjoys the sweet treat. “Donuts are exciting,” writes Drummond. “They thrill me to the bone.” Drummond enjoys buying donuts from a local shop. According to her, the owner (she calls him the “the donut guy”) can be a little rough around the edges.

“They’re the best raised donuts in the world,” writes Drummond on her website. “The shop is owned by an older resident of our town whose temperament can range from kind, welcoming, and gracious to a complete mirror of a certain soup purveyor in a certain long-running series starring a certain man with the last name of Seinfeld.”

The Pioneer Woman has two barn cats

Although Drummond speaks about her dogs quite often, she also enjoys the company of cats. Now and then, she will write about her two barn cats, Kitty Kitty and Kitten Kitten. One thing she loves about Kitty Kitty is that he’s a mouser. If he sees a mouse, it has little chance of escaping his claws. Drummond told her blog readers that Kitty Kitten caught 17 mice as of that blog post. “I’ve never been happier in my life,” wrote Drummond on her blog.

Ree Drummond says her last meal would be beef tenderloin

During an interview with Taste of Home, Drummond spoke about what she likes to eat. When asked what her final meal would be, she said beef tenderloin. For the side dishes, Drummond would pick creamed spinach and mushrooms sautéed in red wine. She would also have a glass of red wine.

Another side she would include is macaroni and cheese. Drummond wouldn’t just have plain macaroni and cheese; she would make sure to add some interesting ingredients. “With bacon and caramelized onions,” says Drummond. “Kind of like my fancy mac and cheese.”

Ree Drummond made her Food Network debut on ‘Throwdown with Bobby Flay’

Drummond’s first time on Food Network wasn’t The Pioneer Woman. Before her show aired, she made an appearance on Throwdown with Bobby Flay in a 2010 episode titled “Thanksgiving Feast.” Drummond’s friend Trisha Yearwood was one of the judges. The Accidental Country Girl first appeared on The Pioneer Woman in 2011. The first episode, titled “Home on the Ranch,” aired on August 27 that year.

Ree Drummond used to be an avid gardener

During the first episode of The Pioneer Woman, Drummond spoke about her love of gardening. At the time, she planted tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs. Drummond still gardens, but she says she doesn’t do it as often as she used to. She’s much busier today than she was back then, so she doesn’t have as much time.

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