Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman, started off blogging to share her unconventional life with her friends and family. She now stands as one of the “most beloved moms” in the culinary world. Since marrying a cowboy, Ladd Drummond and launching her blog ten years ago, she has turned her ordinary lifestyle into an empire.
Apart from the success of her blog, The Pioneer Woman, she has an incredibly popular TV show on Food Network of the same title and has released a series of cookbooks. It's hard to believe that she has done it all while raising four children and also cooking for cowboys on her ranch. She has been inspiring women across the world through her influential lifestyle as a mom, cattle rancher, blogger and culinary artist. So, today, we are here with some amazing facts about the life of this Culinary mogul that you may not have known.
#6. How She Met her Husband
Ree was all set on the fast life in the big city, with high-heels on, high powered jobs and high stress, of course, that was before she met the love of her life. She grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and later headed to California with a dream to become an actress. She did her schooling in LA and had planned to attend the University of Southern California.
While she was meeting her friends for a drink at the local watering hole, J-Bar, she spotted Ladd, "a tall, strong, and mysterious man, sipping bottled beer and wearing jeans." Ree and her now husband, Ladd Drummond, the Marlboro Man-esque, as she refers to him, hit it off at the bar. However, they had to part ways after that magical evening.
Ladd promised to call her, but he never did, at least not for four months. She almost moved to Chicago before he scored himself another date with her. She once shared,
I was headed to Chicago. To a new city. To a new life. I had zero business getting attached to anyone around there, let alone some Wrangler–wearing cowboy with salt-and-pepper hair.
#5. How She Got the Title “Pioneer Woman”
A budding romance with a cowboy, who she met in a smoky bar, was a surprise to many more than just herself. During an interview with People magazine, she shared,
I didn’t even know any cowboys growing up. When my friends heard that I was marrying a cattle rancher and moving to the country, they literally could not believe it.
After that, her friend started calling her “the Pioneer Woman" as a joke, and the name stuck for good!
#4. Never Cooks Banana Items
We have seen Ree cooking many items. From her steak recipe, which has a lot to do with her being famous in the cooking world, to her finger licking good, Mexican Rice Casserole, she has found her way into the hearts of many via the stomach. But if you love banana and want a recipe for that, then you may be disappointed. The cooking expert never makes anything related to bananas. In fact, she wants nothing to do with them.
But, she does love any "coffee-flavored dessert." Moreover, she cannot say "no" to Tiramisu, coffee ice cream, or coffee-toffee pie.
#3. Business Ventures
After trying out her hand in many different fields including TV, books, magazine, and a homeware line at Walmart, she has also opened a hotel in Oklahoma. Ree and her husband, Ladd launched a lively restaurant, The Boarding House. The-eight room hotel, was sold out for six months in just 30 minutes.
Wondering, is there anything this woman can’t do? Hold onto that thought because there’s more. Ree also runs the Pioneer Woman Mercantile, that features a bakery, general store, eatery and more. It’s a nice place for an evening with family.
#2. The US Government Pays Millions to the Drummond Family
You might be thinking with all the success of her different ventures, she might have accumulated a huge fortune. Well, you’d be right! According to Celebrity Net worth, Ree has a net worth of whopping $50 million.
In addition to that, her husband, Ladd Drummond's family cattle ranch spread on 433,000 acres is ranked #23 on the list of the 100 largest landowners in the US. The family made $24 million in the past decade renting the land to the government for keeping wild horses and burros on their massive property. Talk about making money!
#1. Hides a Jar of Nutella in her Pantry
In an interview with The Daily Meal, she says,
I always have a jar of Nutella, and I hide it well — because if I keep it on the counter, it’s gone in 12 hours. My boys will eat it up. I have hiding spots in my own pantry. I’ll put jars of Nutella inside pickling pots.
That's right! Ree Drummond hides her Nutella just like all the other mothers out there!
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