We were surprised to learn what Drummond prepared for her cowboy.

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On the Drummond Ranch you may imagine endless dinners of chicken parm, steak and potatoes, and cheesy everything casseroles. But the first meal Ree Drummond ever served for her now-hubby, Ladd Drummond, was quite the curveball: linguini with clam sauce.

As Drummond shared on her Food Network show, The Pioneer Woman, she prepared the meal not long after the two had begun dating. "Talk about the perfect food for a cattle rancher,” Drummond joked on the show, as recapped in an article on FoodNetwork.com.  “Knowing what I now know about Ladd Drummond, this cracks me up...He’s kind of a meat and potatoes type.” 

Happily, Drummond has now had many wonderful years with her husband to cook up as many meat and potato dishes as his heart desires. 

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Drummond's latest cookbookThe Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating  goes on sale on October 22nd.

We wonder if that fabled linguini with clam sauce made the cut.

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