3 Tips From ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond That Will Make Your Life Easier

Fans love “The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond for her simple meals and helpful hints. Here are three tips from the Food Network star that will make your life a lot easier.

1. Use lemon and soap to keep cutting boards clean

 Ree Drummond and Daphne Oz | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Ree Drummond and Daphne Oz | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

In last year’s spring issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, Drummond revealed how she keeps her cutting boards sparkling clean. In the magazine’s question and answer section, a reader said she noticed Drummond uses wooden cutting boards often, and she was wondering how the TV star manages to keep the boards clean.

Drummond says her secret weapons are items you probably have in your kitchen right now—lemon and soap. “It’s pretty simple: I just wash them in warm, soapy water. Sometimes I’ll cut a lemon in half and rub it over the surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes and rinse it off, to keep odors from setting in,” said Drummond.

2. Make 7-can soup when you’re too tired to cook

Robin Roberts and Ree Drummond | Fred Lee/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Robin Roberts and Ree Drummond | Fred Lee/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

In the holiday 2019 issue of “The Pioneer Woman,” a reader asked Drummond if she could recommend a dinner recipe that would help her prepare a meal without having to deal with a big mess afterward. “What easy dinner recipe do you recommend for a mom who is too tired to cook a big meal and clean up a big mess?” the reader asked.

Drummond gave the reader a great solution to her dilemma. Here’s what the Food Network star suggested for those nights when you’re too tired to cook and dread washing a pile of dishes:

It sounds like a cop-out, but you can’t beat my 7-Can Soup on those nights when you don’t want to make a big mess or put forth a lot of effort. All you have to do is crack open the cans and throw them into the pot. The results are magic!

3. Freeze leftover baked goods

Robin Roberts and Ree Drummond | Donna Svennevik/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Robin Roberts and Ree Drummond | Donna Svennevik/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

How does Drummond store leftover baked goods and treats? Last year, in Drummond’s holiday issue, she answered a reader question about her food-storage method. Drummond gave a humorous response, saying sweets don’t really last that long in the Drummond household:

I’m not very good at holding on to treats—they get eaten pretty quickly in our house! I don’t ever store homemade candies, because they’re just too delicious, but things like cookies, cinnamon rolls and other soft baked goods freeze well. I generally freeze them in their finished state, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in foil.

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