If you have never heard of the Pioneer Woman, aka Ree Drummond, what rock have you been living under?
Most everyone knows who America's favorite Food Network sweetheart is. In fact, she is my favorite cook in the whole world (besides Julia Child) and she has been ever since she came on the scene many, many years ago.
The first time I ever heard of The Pioneer Woman was in our homeschool group. I had just started experimenting with cooking home-cooked meals in the kitchen and one of my friends suggested I check her blog out. I think this was in 2009. I immediately fell head over heels in love with her and her writing style.
The best part is that her food was real to me. It was easy to make, loved by all and had ingredients I could pronounce. One of my favorite recipes is the Pioneer Woman Lemon Bars.
Since that time, I have made many of her dishes and my family has done nothing but RAVE about how delicious everything tastes.
Pioneer Woman Cookbooks
Of course, if you really want to understand her way of cooking, just grab any one of her five cookbooks (and yes — I own them all) and get cooking just like her.
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier (newest cookbook)
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get it (My Favorite Cookbook)
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier
- The Pioneer Woman: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
Of course, her website is chocked full of delicious recipes! The best thing though, if you want to know how her food tastes, is to take a visit to Pawhuska, OK, the hometown of the Pioneer Woman. Have breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Mercantile.
But don't forget to get pizza at P-Town Pizza. I honestly think it is time for me to go back and have another visit to Pawhuska. Since I visited there last year, they have opened an ice cream shop, a steak house, and more. I need another Pioneer Woman fix!
Pioneer Woman Kitchenware
Of course, if you know anything about Ree Drummond, you know she loves her kitchenware and I own a lot of it. Every year, the family loads me up at birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more with all her cool kitchen gadgets and such.
Best Pioneer Woman Recipes
Without further ado, here are some of mine and my blogger friends' favorite Pioneer Woman recipes. Which recipe will you be making first?
The Best Pioneer Woman Recipes
Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork Turned Out To Be A Winner In My Book!
The Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes » Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Pioneer Woman Cowboy Cookies
Inspired by the delicious recipes and adventurous lifestyle of the Pioneer Woman, these Cowboy Cookies are thick, chewy, and full of rich chocolate and molasses flavor.
Pioneer Woman's Maple Bacon Scones
Maple bacon. I don’t need to say anything more. But, I’m going to add the word scones to the list. Maple bacon scones. These are a winner.
Recipe: Healthier Skillet Cornbread
There are wonderful cornbread recipes out there. This one has got you covered healthwise.
Easy Bloody Mary Chili Recipe
This easy bloody mary chili recipe is thick and packed with flavor! If you love this classic drink or just love chili you’ve got to try this hearty meal.
Mediterranean orzo salad
This Mediterranean orzo salad is a delicious side dish or a lunch recipe bursting with Mediterranean flavors.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Plenty for cinnamon roll lovers who want to enjoy them for a few days, a work or church event or even a brunch or party. This really is the best cinnamon roll (and so easy) recipe I’ve found.
Crash Hot Potatoes
Crash Hot Potatoes are like a mix of fluffy baked potato and a crispy french fry. The perfect side dish for just about any dinner!
Tender Beer Beef Stew
This tender Beer Beef Stew has it all — tender chunks of beef, soft glazed carrots, and potatoes, in a rich, amazing, robust beer and beef sauce.
The BEST Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
This is the BEST Homemade Chicken Pot Pie recipe ever with a flaky crust, chunks of chicken, and rich gravy with veggies. It’s a meal that gets requested over and over at our house, especially for Sunday dinner. Pot pie is also a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey after the holidays.
Pioneer Woman's Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
There is one solution when you are tired and need a day of television, a walk outside, and comfort food. That solution is Pioneer Woman’s Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. I have made a few scalloped potato recipes, and this one is my favorite because it is tried and tested, and it is decadently delicious.
Baked chicken spaghetti (freezer meal)
Spaghetti, finely chopped veggies, lots of cheese and…. wait for it… canned condensed cream of chicken soup (yes, really). But don’t be afraid. Baked chicken spaghetti is the perfect batch cook recipe and the ULTIMATE in tasty comfort food!
Pioneer Woman's Pie Crust Recipe
"I never made a pie crust with eggs. I'm entering this for safekeeping till I try it. This makes 2 pie crusts, but if I'm going to the trouble to make pie crust, I'll make enough for 3 or 4 pies and freeze what I don't use."
Pioneer Woman Chili (Prep Time: 15 mins!)
It’s time for the one, the only: the Pioneer Woman chili recipe! This chili recipe is the one I recommend to home cooks who are new to the wonders of the chili bean recipe. It’s simple but flavorful, hearty but zesty, and combines all the parts of chili that everyone loves most in a truly satisfying beef chili recipe.
Pioneer Woman Mac And Cheese (Comfort Food!)
Pioneer Woman mac and cheese has a thick creamy texture and enough cheesy goodness to make both young and old(er) giddy with excitement over dinner!
PW Wednesdays: Carnitas Pizza
This carnitas pizza from Pioneer Woman is topped with sticky pineapple juice slow-cooked beef and tomatillo sauce, mozzarella, peppers, and onions.
PW Wednesdays: Honey Plum Soy Chicken
Pioneer Woman’s honey plum soy chicken recipe. Tastes like a gourmet homemade version of Chinese takeout.
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This spinach dip is made with fresh spinach, canned artichokes, and a variety of cheeses that gives it a wonderful creaminess with a perfect depth of flavor.
Saturday 1st of May 2021
I saved a recipe for squash, chick peas , and cauliflower topped with escarole and tahini dressing and the week before I want to make it I lost it!! Can you post recipe?
Thursday 20th of May 2021
I will see if I can find it and make it. Thanks!
Tuesday 18th of February 2020
Wow! So many incredible recipes, I don't even know how to choose a favourite! I love the look of the cowboy cookies, the chocolate looks so gooey and delicious! xo