Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman is an award winning blogger, number one New York Times bestselling author, nationally respected home cook and a star on the Food Network.  This beautiful person, inside and out and reminds me of wonderful sister, Yvonne. They are both nothing if not authentic.  The same can be said for Ree’s recipes and blog posts.

She writes, blogs and films from her family’s working ranch outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. And while she is from Oklahoma, she moved to Los Angeles to attend college, where she graduated from the University of Southern California.

She married Ladd Drummond, a cattle rancher in 1996. They have four children, all of whom are important aspects of her inspiration and work.

On Halloween, the Drummond family launched a restaurant and retail store called The Mercantile, in a 100 year building in their home town.

Ree spoke with TheCelebrityCafe.com about her road to success, her current projects, most popular recipes, holiday traditions and tips and more.

Check out the full interview below:

For more on Ree, her blog can be found here and her yummy recipes can also be found on the Food Network.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.