Trip to the Pioneer Woman’s Ranch

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

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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:)

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

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It was gorgeous inside and out!

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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.

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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:)

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

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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.

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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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. What an amazing trip!!! Wow, trip of a lifetime actually ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. 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!!

  4. 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!

    Joey

  5. 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.

  6. I lurk but don’t usually comment.

    As a huge Ree fan, I just have to say how jealous I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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