It's the perfect casual meal for a hungry crew. The appetizer is a great Queso Fundido Con Tequila, and for the main course it's a Shrimp Tortilla Soup with a shot of the good stuff! Her answers include 3 Meat, 3 Bean, 3 Chili Chili, Shrimp Mango Lettuce Cups and the first thing she ever cooked for Ladd -- Linguine with Clam Sauce. There's Breakfast Bagel Burgers that are the perfect start to the day for a teenage cowboy. She makes Mississippi Mud Cake and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies to start, followed by her Easy Chocolate Tart. The Mexican-inspired menu has fabulous Blackberry Margaritas to get the party started, followed by Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread and a seriously good Tres Leches Cake. She puts a cowboy spin on her Ranch Muffuletta Sandwich with Spicy Olive Spread, and a rotisserie chicken is the secret to her Chinese Chicken Salad. There's sticky Oven Roasted Barbecue Chicken Thighs, Grilled Vegetables with Cilantro-Yogurt Dressing, Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes and Basil and for dessert, Vanilla Ice Cream with Peach Syrup.
. Next, an Escalloped Cabbage Casserole with a cheesy sauce that goes perfectly with Honey Glazed Ham. 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 they're out, Ree's whipping up three make-ahead meals: Cajun Brisket, delicious Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni, and a Sleepin' in Omelet. They're teaming up to cook a great spring menu of White Spinach Artichoke Lasagna with a Butternut and Kale Salad -- two easy dishes perfect for effortless entertaining. The girls go to Hyacinth's and the boys come to Ree's where it's a boy friendly breakfast for dinner, with Sausage Pancakes on Sticks with Tater Tots and Purple Monster Smoothies and after an early morning working with Ladd on the ranch there's dinner for breakfast, with Biscuits, Steak Bites, Perfect Fried Eggs and Frozen Fruit Cups.
Over the past five years, Drummond has chronicled her life as a big-city-gal-turned-rancher's-wife on her remarkable food and lifestyle blog. First stop is India with Easy Mulligatawny Soup for sharing with a friend. She makes a delicious, edible thank you package featuring recipes from Addie Drummond, the home's original owner. There are culinary hugs from Chicken and Dumplings; Quesadillas With Shrimp and Peppers; Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce and Cinnamon Toast. For dinner, it's Smothered Pork Chops with Smashed Red Potatoes and Sliced Tomatoes, a favorite fast supper.
First, her Basic Chicken Salad with grapes is up against a delicious Curried Chicken Salad with raisins. Ree's got to fix a super fast meal from what she's got on hand. Then, juicy Grilled Peaches and Pineapples for dessert that are perfect over ice cream. For lunch it's stick-to-your-ribs Drippy French Dip Sandwiches and for dessert, Baked Fudge. A snappy soup, 16 Min-estrone, makes a quick lunch for Ree's niece, Halle, and Ree's final whirlwind meal is Balsamic Chicken for a great solo supper. She starts with a Cheeseburger Meatloaf that's everything they love about two favorite foods in one dish.
It's a care package journey with lots of fun ideas for that special someone. She's spicing up standbys with a lunch of fragrant Chickpea Curry with Rice, then for sweet treats in a hurry, No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars save the day. Then two fast food favorites star in a spectacular Fried Chicken Pizza with Slaw and a freaktastic Funnel Cake Sundae gets piled high with the good stuff. Ree Drummond updates the classics as she makes frontier food with a twist. To get ahead, there's Strawberries and Cream Muesli and a Mango Marvel Smoothie pack. She whips up Steakhouse Pasta with grilled steak, and her Lemon Pasta Pronto is scattered with glorious flecks of pink and green.
She makes Citrus Shrimp Nachos and Zucchini Quinoa Cakes with Herbed Yogurt for dipping or topping. Ree is home alone in the snow — a perfect opportunity to eat lighter and pack in some exercise. First, the Leftover Thanksgiving Panini -- the ultimate day-after sandwich. She kicks things off with her Bodacious Burger, a stacked sandwich with tiers of Quick and Easy Mac and 3 Cheeses, Onion Strings and terrific toppings. Then, a Broccoli Cheese Mac and Cheese mash-up as ordered by Bryce the deli line entertainer and restorative Chicken Noodle Soup for the Merc's newest recruit, porter Todd. Then there's Zucchini Carbonara, with the vegetable stepping in for traditional pasta noodles, and finally, Ree sneaks beets into Hidden Secret Brownies that are chocolaty and out of this world.
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are left out for Santa, and she's shaking up her sides for the big feast with Yorkshire Pudding. On the drive from the ranch to town, she's sharing the mouthwatering dishes that's she's packed to go: All the perfect food to have on hand, plus tips and tricks. Marsala Mushroom and Goat Cheese Flatbreads make a stunning shortcut meal for her sister-in-law, and finally the kids help with super fashionable Watermelon Pizza that takes sweet pizza to a whole new level. Then she works on fast Southwest Beef Lettuce Wraps and shortcut Rye Bread Party Pizzas. With the cooking covered, Ree shares her favorite things about Ladd, from his cowboy couture to his moves on the dance floor. She's whipping up a Blueberry Crumb Cake for breakfast while they play with the new puppies.
Lastly, lunch number three is a Kale Pasta Mason Jar Salad, the perfect portable meal. Then Ree's bringing the coffee shop to the country with homemade Frozen Mochas. 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 crowd pleaser, Chicken Mozzarella Pasta, Shrimp Scampi for her and the girls, Pasta Puttanesca for a solo meal and Quick Shells and Cheese for the boys. Finally, her Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches are unbeatable handheld treats to have on standby in the freezer. She puts a cowboy spin on her Ranch Muffuletta Sandwich with Spicy Olive Spread, and a rotisserie chicken is the secret to her Chinese Chicken Salad with Ginger and Chili Dressing.