Ree Drummond is an Internet sensation who charms thousands daily with her honest humor and family-friendly recipes. We got to ride shotgun with her for the day―here’s what we learned.
Photo by Jennifer Davick / Styling: Missie Neville Crawford / Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns
You don’t really know “middle of nowhere” until you drive west from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, turn down a long dirt road and find yourself surrounded by vast stretches of dry grass and rolling hills dotted only with wild horses and roaming cattle. Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) calls this place home. Miles from the nearest grocery store, gas station, or strip mall, this place feels wild and free, with space to breathe and time to watch slow sunsets. Ree, her husband (“The Marlboro Man”), and their four children run this working cattle ranch. It’s a nonstop job of hard, dirty work from sunrise to sunset, but they love it and do it together, as a family.