This is the First Meal ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Cooked for Ladd

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond isn’t shy about expressing her love for her husband, Ladd. The Food Network star affectionately refers to the rancher as “Marlboro Man,” and often shares moments between her and Ladd with her Instagram fans. During their early days of dating, Ree decided to show how much she cared for him by making a home-cooked meal. Here’s the first meal The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond ever made for Ladd.

How did Ree Drummond learn to cook?

Ree Drummond|Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images
Ree Drummond|Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images

If you think Ree went to a fancy culinary school, you’re wrong. Ree shared on The Pioneer Woman blog that she is a self-taught cook. Her blog featured her first post about food in a 2007 guide on how to cook a steak. She even included an introduction reassuring those who were new to cooking steak that they had nothing to worry about. “Don’t be intimidated; it’s one of the easiest things in the world to cook, and it’ll make your soul sing,” wrote Ree. Fans of her blog liked the step-by-step instructions so much that they began requesting more food posts.

This the first meal Ree Drummond ever made for Ladd

So, what did the Food Network star make for Ladd during the early years of dating? During an episode of The Pioneer Woman, Ree says her first home-cooked meal for Ladd was linguini with clam sauce, according to The Food Network.

Ree’s linguini dish turned out not to be the type of food Ladd is used to eating. She learned later he likes to eat heartier meals. “Talk about the perfect food for a cattle rancher,” Ree joked. “Knowing what I now know about Ladd Drummond, this cracks me up … He’s kind of a meat and potatoes type.” Now, Ree makes meals that are catered to Ladd’s lifestyle. She even has a section on her blog named “cowboy food,” which features recipes for hearty dishes such as smothered pork chops, meatball casserole, and grilled tenderloin. 

Fans of The Pioneer Woman are annoyed by the way Ladd eats

Some fans of The Pioneer Woman have expressed annoyance at the way Ladd eats. One fan said Ladd doesn’t eat like an adult and he should try to eat other things besides meat and potatoes. One Reddit user was extremely annoyed by Ladd’s food choices. Ladd isn’t a fan of vegetables, so Ree sometimes pokes fun at him. The viewer complained that Ladd eats “like a 3-year-old,” and should “grow up.”

Read more: What Food Network Fans Really Think About ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond

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