I’m Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman. I’m a middle child who grew up on the seventh fairway of a golf course. After high school, I thought my horizons needed broadening. I attended college in California, then got a job and wore black pumps to work every day. I ate sushi and treated myself to pedicures on a semi-regular basis. I even kissed James Garner in an elevator once. I loved him deeply, despite the fact that our relationship only lasted 47 seconds. Unexpectedly, during a brief stay in my hometown, I met and fell in love with a rugged cowboy. Now I live in the middle of nowhere on a working cattle ranch. My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and making gravy. I have no idea how I got here…but you know what? I love it. Don’t tell anyone. I hope you enjoy my website, ThePioneerWoman.com. Here, I write daily about my long transition from city girl to domestic country wife. In Confessions, I post photos of cows, horses, and my four weird children…as well as frequent shots of my husband wearing chaps. It’s a bad habit I have. I can’t be trusted with a camera. In my Cooking section, I post step-by-step photos of all the cowboy-friendly dishes I’ve taught myself to cook through the years. There’s butter involved. I have a Basset Hound named Charlie. He’s extremely weird. You can read all about his misadventures here. I love blogging. I love waking up, taking photos, and writing about what pops into my head as I continue chronicle this bizarre, beautiful, and often very weird journey I’m on. Get your kitchen stuffed with The Pioneer Woman for essence of love in your food.