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The Pioneer Woman is a newly created cooking show airing exclusively on The Food Network on Saturday mornings (local times vary). Ree Drummond is a long-time blogger and newly-turned TV star. Her blog features life on her family's cattle ranch in Oklahoma where she cooks "cowboy approved" meals and hones her photography skills.

The TV show is filmed at Ree's family home so viewers get to experience exactly where she lives and they get to meet her four children, her husband "Marlboro Man", and various friends, family, and ranch staff. Down to earth and always smiling, Ree loves to play practical jokes on her teenage children before she scoots back to the kitchen to make hearty lunches and smorgasbord dinners.

While Ree lives on a cattle ranch, her food isn't focused around beef. She produces a good balance of meals that are suitable for every palate so long as they all have on thing in common: viewers must like butter. She prepares meats in various ways, from grilling to frying to broiling. She whips up anything from delectable sauces, colorful salads, and adult drinks (with a version for kids on the side).

If she isn't preparing meals for her immediate family, Ree is spreading the love through her small ranching town with candy and baked goods. The show follows her out on her errands where she hands out baskets of cinnamon rolls at Christmastime and collections of homemade candy on Valentine's Day. The weekly church potluck brings out more of Ree's "feed the crowd" cooking, where she's always ready to serve a steaming casserole.

If viewers are craving the feel-good comfort food of their childhood, The Pioneer Woman is the show for them. Ree can put together a meal fit for a dusty field hand while maintaining her former city-girl roots by creating an elegant dinner party for a group of her best girlfriends.

Saturday 11:30 AM et/pt on Food Network
17 Seasons, 226 Episodes
August 27, 2011
Reality, How To, Family
6.3/10
Cast: Ree Drummond, Ladd Drummond, Bryce Drummond, Paige Drummond
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The Pioneer Woman Full Episode Guide

  • Ree Drummond is stocking up the freezer with breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. To start the day, there are outrageous Crunchy French Toast Sticks, a Drummond kid favorite. Next, she makes Tex Mex Butternut Squash Soup for ranch ladies that lunch. For dinner, it's casserole royalty, King Ranch Chicken -- a make-ahead marvel. Then, quick and easy Confetti Cups are the fourth and final frozen gem.

  • Ree Drummond is sneaking a few store-bought shortcuts into her make-ahead Thanksgiving feast. First up is her epic Make Ahead Thanksgiving Turkey, which is cooked and portioned out in advance. She makes Delicious Doctored Up Dressing and Gussied Up Gravy to go alongside it. A freezer treasure becomes a stunning seasonal side dish, Roasted Sprouts and Onions, and Spiked Cranberry Sauce and Herby Butter Dinner Rolls round out the meal. For a showstopping dessert, Ree transforms a store-bought pie into her Chocolate Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie.

  • The whole family is gathering for Sunday lunch at Ree Drummond's in-laws in town. Ladd's Dad is grilling his famous Chicken a la Chuck while the family is at church, and Ree's bringing some incredible portable dishes:Deviled Bacon and Eggs, a big pot of Pork Lovers' Baked Beans and a country-style Peach Slab Pie, perfect for feeding a crowd.

  • Ree Drummond has a line-up of the best bits of food, starting with an awesome Stuffed Pizza Crust with Arrabiata Sauce. Then, there's divine Orange Blueberry Muffin Tops and a double layer of the good stuff in A Little Fruit With My Crisp. Finally, Ree whips up a culinary revelation, Crispy Chicken Skins, and an incredible CLT Salad with Simple Ranch Dressing.

  • Ree cooks mini cauliflower pizzas for lunch with her daughter. Then, a mash-up of two favorites in an herbed chicken Caesar salad pizza creates a meal kit. Marsala mushroom and goat cheese flatbreads make a unique shortcut meal for her sister-in-law. Finally, the kids help with a watermelon pizza that takes the sweet pizza in a new direction.

  • Ree Drummond is sharing the fundamentals of care packages and putting one together for her college kid, Alex, along the way. She's packing up an utterly delicious Lemon and Raspberry Pound Cake, wrapping up Snickerdoodles in the best DIY way, including something healthy with Brown Butter Granola Clusters, stuffing in Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups that always travel well and throwing in custom-made Hot Chocolate Mixes. It's a care package journey with lots of fun ideas for that special someone.

  • The family is hauling hay in high summer, so Ree Drummond is taking them cool refreshing Strawberry Cherry Lemon Limeade and awesome Orange Bars. Then, she's got a great make-ahead dinner on the go with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Missy's Marinated Tomatoes, ready to eat when the family's done stacking hay.

  • Ree Drummond grills a well-deserved tailgate lunch after a busy day with the ranch calves. The menu includes Cheesy Steakburgers, spicy Street Corn and sweet Blueberry Hand Pies.

  • Alex is home from college and the cousins get together for a street taco feast; Texas braised beef; ranch chicken to pile into tacos; avocado lime crema; salsa diablo; mango de gallo; brown beans; grilled mini peppers; purple paletas.

  • The Drummond family tackles a big fence post project on the ranch; strip steak sandwiches with grilled onions and over easy eggs; cowboy dippers with a delicious buttermilk dip; shortcut mini pecan pies and frozen summer coolers.

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