Trip to the Pioneer Woman’s Ranch

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My trip to The Pioneer Woman’s Ranch in Oklahoma! 

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Last week I went to The Pioneer Woman’s Ranch in Oklahoma for a blogging event with Land O’ Lakes. Ree and I have been friends for over five years and it is always a treat to spend time with her. Plus, I got to see all of my Kitchen Conversations butter blogging buddies!

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Ree’s ranch is in the middle of nowhere. Literally. All you can see is open fields for miles and miles. We woke up to a peaceful sunrise. The only sounds we heard were cows mooing:)


We stayed at The Lodge, where Ree films her Food Network cooking show.


It was gorgeous inside and out!


This kitchen probably looks familiar:)

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Ree’s famous KitchenAid Stand Mixer:) Love it!

photo 1 (8)My dream pantry!

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During the day, we were served recipes from all of our blogs. They made my Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries for breakfast.


Of course, all of the recipes included Land O Lakes butter! We also learned about the history of Land O’ Lakes and did some butter taste testing. Mmmm butter!

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We also had a friendly kitchen competition. Joanne and I were on a team and were given two surprise ingredients to cook with. We drew cauliflower and bitters. Luckily, Joanne saved the day by making killer chicken thighs while I roasted the cauliflower in butter, garlic, and chives. The recipe turned out better than we thought, but we didn’t win the grand prize:)


After the cooking competition, Ree took us on a tour of the ranch. She is a true cow whisperer:)


Ree also gave us a tour of her new building! The space is amazing and I am so excited for Ree and her new adventure.


On our way back to the ranch we found some wild horses! I had to snap a picture for Caleb. He loves horses!

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Jenny and I were roomies at the ranch and had so much fun together!

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Jenny and I were also Tieks Twins! We wore our Tieks on the ranch. Who needs cowboy boots when you have super cute and colorful flats? 🙂

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Ree made cashew crackle for us to munch on during happy hour. It is soooo addicting. She will be sharing the recipe this year, so stay tuned! You will want this one!

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The butter babes! Ree, Brenda, Sommer, Jessica, Me, Jenny, Joanne, Julie, and Bridget

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Charlie made an appearance! I just love him!

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When we were leaving the ranch to head back to the airport we got stopped by a group of cows. They didn’t want us to leave:)

Thanks to Ree and Land O’ Lakes for such an amazing trip! I really enjoyed my time on the ranch!

Disclosure-Land O’ Lakes sponsored my trip to the ranch, but all my opinions are my own.

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  1. What an amazing trip!!! Wow, trip of a lifetime actually 🙂 From cows, Tieks, bitters, to cauliflower…what a motley crew of stuff…and I love how you just rolled with everything! And what a great group of ladies to share the event with!

  2. Oh my gosh! You are so lucky! I LOVE Ree. I watch her everyday and have her cookbooks. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself!

  3. This looks like so much fun! You deserve a nice getaway Maria!
    I am insane jealous of that pantry and that mixer! And so fun that they served recipes from all your blogs…love the super personal touch!

  4. OMG!! That is the coolest thing ever!! It’s so cool getting to see her place from an outsider’s perspective. She is my absolute favorite and I am just so jealous!! Looks like you had a blast!!

  5. Looks like a great trip Maria! I love that that you guys are called the “butter babes”! best name ever…

  6. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I loved following along on Instagram. What a fun trip. I can’t wait to take a trip to “the Building” someday!!

  7. I’m SO jealous! lol.I LOVE Ree, her blog, her cookbooks/show, etc! Looks like y’all had a blast!!

    That pantry is MY dream pantry too! WOW!


  8. Be proud you were not in our part of Texas. We keep having sand storms. Have read PW’s blog for years. Hope to win something one day. Proud you had such a good time and seem to be feeling better.

  9. What an incredible experience! Looks like you had a delicious, super fun time at Ree’s ranch!

  10. I lurk but don’t usually comment.

    As a huge Ree fan, I just have to say how jealous I am. 🙂

    Also, I love Charlie – so jealous you got to meet him too!!

  11. My mouth dropped open when I saw your shot of Ree’s pantry. So jealous!

    It sounds like you had an amazing time! What could be bad about an event hosted by Land O Lakes butter?!

  12. Oh my gosh, how fun! I would have been tempted to stuff my suitcase full of crackle and Charlie!

  13. This looked like an amazing experience. I am sure you had a wonderful time. I love Ree so this would be a dream of mine. I bet it was peaceful and a great time. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. What a fun trip! That’s so fun to be able to hang out with Ree and all of those other wonderful bloggers!!

  15. I am in love with her ranch! The sunrise looks amazing and I love the quite of the country! Oh my goodness don’t even get me started on the kitchen, I’m just going to head to bed and dream about cooking in it! So glad you ladies all had fun!

    P.S. Love the tieks!

  16. Yes, you were all living our dream. 🙂 But honestly, being the hugest Land O Lakes butter user, I don’t know which I loved more – the butter recipes or the ranch. 🙂

  17. Ree’s ranch is in the middle of nowhere. Literally. All you can see is open fields for miles and miles. We woke up to a peaceful sunrise. The only sounds we heard were cows mooing

  18. it was so fun to watch your trip through instagram – the only reason I was jealous is because I have so much love for so many of you on that trip, I wanted to reach through the phone and give you all hugs!

    also, I”ve already made one of the recipes you guys cooked up. butter mmmmmm….


  19. This was just too much fun! I loved how casual it was. Was awesome to see you, Maria!

  20. Me gusta mucho vuestra tierra, además me gustan los caballos y los toros soy de Spanish os veo muy felices en esa tierra, pero es preciosa.

    Soy cocinero y deseo que visiteis mi web.


    I really like your land, plus I love horses and bulls of Spanish I am very happy to see that land, but it is beautiful.

    I’m a cook and I want you to visit my website.

  21. Wow! What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us! That pantry is seriously dreamy!!!

  22. Ree I love your show I try alot of your recipes my hubby says that he loves it when I try new things.  I record your shows all the time.  My hubby loves Ladds grill he would love to make us one.  Ree your my inspiration.  I love the photos of the ranch I would love that kinda space and peace and quiet it would make a wonderful place to have my whole family 3 grown kids and 6 grandchildren just imagine that much freedom and the teaching a true quality of life and responsibility .

  23. I want to visit the city in Oklahoma outside the ranch where Ree lives, I want to see the store the restored.

  24. What a wonderful family oriented and informative cooking recipes. The Drummond’s are such an inspiration as a close family. Ree Drummond is down to earth and not phony and trying to influence with her obvious good fortune. It is now the only show I watch and sometimes twice. Please continue with her programs and family lifestyles.

  25. How lucky ya’ll were to go to see Ree Drummond. I have become a fan , her food her sweet kids and husband. Her style is wonderful. I have tryed to find out how to get her refrigerator thats wood. If you know where you can find that i would be very grateful.

  26. i have been a true pioneer woman fan since she started!! my husband passed away. im truely thankful i found her shows they helped me get thru alot of rough times. i would love come see the new building ans see it ALL!1

  27. My wife is a big fan together we watch the show and she gets on the computer and downloads recipes of televised shows. I love the recipes she tries ad the result is amazing. I would like for her to experience a trip out to the ranch and work with Ree. Sue my wife has gone through being a survivor of breast cancer to our son being a homeless person surviving in North Carolina. Her Mother and Father recently passed away. her part time job does not give her satisfaction of her work ethics and the non workers within her work group. Her outlet is watching the food channels and together the Pioneer woman we both enjoy watching what goes on the ranch. This is my first attempt to try and give something she is not expecting this is our 33rd wedding anniversary and I cant think of anything more than for Sue to experience her passion for cooking.

  28. Ree I just love u your a lovely lady I watch u every day i love how your children help out on the farm I wish u did boot camp for my 10 year old granddaughter she is lazy it is hard for her to get up we have a mini shettland it was mine and my daughters but she past away so I get up every morning and walk ther to do the pony plus I’m not well but my granddaughter won’t always come she just wonts to lay in bed your children are good I’m hoping for a miracle take care sorry I can’t spell

  29. I was out in pawhhuska last sept.  Came out just to see your store and had lunch.  Drove by your ranch sign but we could not get in on a tour to your lodge.  Was so disappointed.and we  didn’t get to see blue eyes.  Reading your book now.  About half way through it and doing a lot of out loud laughing all alone.    My son has a summer home on Grand Lake so plan on coming by again.  I need to get busy but your book is keeping me from it.  

    Thanks for the good read.

  30. I love the show. I am a teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana and read
    Charlie the Ranch Dog every year. My classes always love the
    Story and we have discussion . I wish she could visit my school
     and read to our school and discuss her wonderful show and her book. You’re Great Ree! Deirdre Edwards Weston Newton 
    Elementary. Love your recipes too!

  31. I have been praying for you & your family during the lost if you sweet mother-in-law. I feel like I know each of your family personally. I’m a 71 year old lady from Alabama.

  32. I love watching pioneer woman shows on the food Network channel.i would also love to visit her farm.

  33. Ranch Vacation with family is a real fun. Here we spent quality time with each other. Truly said, we eat a lot and on-time as well. Riding is also a fun in ranch vacation, Created a perfect picture.

  34. Loved it all. My hubby and I have been watching Pioneer Woman on TV for several weeks now – and we can’t get enough of Ree, her lovely family and her recipes.

    We live in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England – very hilly (hence “High” Wycombe) and green – trees and fields everywhere, so no resemblance to Ree’s home. I don’t cook, but my husband does and, despite both of us being on “life diets”, we still adore Ree’s fab. meals and speedy lunches. All we would do is drop some of the sugars, add honey if we must have sweet in it, and go for Ree’s healthy options every time. That Mason Jar lunch for one of Ree’s lovely daughters, just a shake and it’s all done. Absolutely great. Thanks Ree. Chrissy XX