It must be so great to have The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond as a mother. Not only does Drummond seem like a loving, devoted mother, but she’s also a great cook constantly trying out new recipes on an eager audience of family members. There is no chance that her husband Ladd Drummond or their four children, Alex, Paige, Bryce and Todd, will eat limp chicken.
With so many options to consider, it’s probably hard for Drummond’s family to choose a favorite recipe. But during an interview, The Pioneer Woman has limited her family’s most requested meals to a few obvious winners.
‘The Pioneer Woman’: The Drummonds have a rotating list of favorites
During the interview, The Pioneer Woman admitted that each member of her family has a different taste and enjoys eating unique recipes. What’s more, the most popular hits are constantly changing.
When asked by Design & Living about her family’s favorite meal, Drummond said, “That changes a lot. It’s probably five favorite things. One of them is chicken parmesan, of all things, and it’s not the best, authentic Italian version. It’s very American.”
Her website contains a recipe for the classic dish, which she describes as “rich, tasty and completely satisfying”. The key to making her version work is adding red wine to the fried onions to really bring out the flavors. And she also recommends sprinkling a lot of freshly grated parmesan cheese on top. That goes without saying.
‘The Pioneer Woman’: Another family favorite is a Southern classic
One thing all the Drummond family favorites have in common is that they are all traditional classics. Another top request that The Pioneer Woman mentioned during the interview was Chicken Fried Steak.
“We don’t eat it very often, but when we do, they’re like putty in my hands,” said Drummond. On her website, she recommends serving the steak next to a large pile of mashed potatoes with everything covered in thick gravy.
‘The Pioneer Woman’: Other meals the Drummond family loves
In addition to chicken arm and steak, the Drummond family likes to add a twist to their dinner. “We like to do a lot of breakfast before dinner with cookies and gravy or that sort of thing,” Drummond told Design & Living. “They love Tex-Mex quesadillas. It would be hard for them to unite in one favorite meal. Every kid has his own favorite.”
One thing that might surprise you about The Pioneer Woman’s Biscuits and Gravy recipe? She uses canned cookies instead of homemade ones because her husband Ladd prefers them. Plus, she claims the taste is about the gravy anyway.
‘The Pioneer Woman’ said her cinnamon rolls are second to none
The Pioneer Woman has so many great recipes that fans love to make. But the recipe she’s most proud of is her popular cinnamon buns, which she boldly claims are the “best in the world”.
The icing on The Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon roll contains maple flavours and a generous dose of brewed coffee. If that’s not the best way to start a morning, we don’t know what is.