‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Gives Tips on Quarantine Cooking

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond has been spending her time on lockdown making recipes for her show and spending time with her family. Here’s some advice the Food Network star gave on how to prepare tasty meals while quarantined at home.

What inspired Ree Drummond to cook?

Savannah Guthrie and Ree Drummond | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Savannah Guthrie and Ree Drummond | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Drummond didn’t go to culinary school, but her kitchen creations are a big hit with her fans. What was it that inspired her to cook? Drummond told Parade magazine she loves to eat. However, this wasn’t the main reason she decided to make cooking her career. The home chef told the publication it was her mother and mother-in-law who really inspired her to take cooking seriously:

I love to eat, and I always have. My sister and I are the same. As soon as we finish a meal, we start thinking about what the next one is going to be. My mom was a really great home cook, and my mother-in-law cooked for crowds of cowboys and visitors. They were my main cooking inspirations.

What Ree Drummond says about cooking during quarantine

During an interview with Bobby Bones, Drummond gave her best cooking tips. The host asked her for her tip on how to prepare meals during quarantine if you’re new to cooking. Here’s what Drummond had to say:

[It’s best to] get everything out before you start cooking. Because if you aren’t quite comfortable whipping up something on the stove and you heat up the pan and you’ve gotta go, if you don’t have everything out of the fridge, or out of the spice cabinet, or out of the pantry, you’re gonna wind up cussing to yourself, quietly. It will be frustrating. Just lay everything out.

I’ve been doing some cooking, I’ve just kind of been documenting my cooking on Instagram, and I’m cooking pretty simple stuff. I made hamburger soup the other day. It’s kind of a good time to experiment, but right now is not the time to get really adventurous with flavors and ingredients. Cook what you’re comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to use canned biscuits; don’t put pressure on yourself. Just have fun.

Ree Drummond is filming a series of cooking shows at home

Drummond decided to film her cooking shows at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her children and her nephew are helping her by stepping behind the camera and shooting each episode. Drummond told her fans on Instagram she’s happy to have her kids at home and to be working with them on the show.

During the fourth episode of her “at home” series, she cooked a chicken casserole along with steak and potatoes. She finished off the meal with a Caesar salad and tres leche cake.

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