Anne Marie Drummond — famously known as Ree Drummond — was born January 6, 1969, and started her blogging journey in 2006 using just a subdomain within the Typepad blogging service that she registered as ‘The Pioneer Woman’ later on in October. Sharing about her life in the countryside, her husband, her family, and her detailed cooking recipes grew the blog’s popularity massively, citing millions of viewers every month. This went on to birth TastyKitchen.com, a manageable and free food community website. Let us celebrate this phenomenal woman together.
Anne Marie Drummond
The Pioneer Woman, Ree
January 6, 1969
Anne Marie Drummond has successfully made a name for herself in the blogging community. Her TastyKitchen.com website swiftly grew in popularity among other food bloggers due to its interactive nature. Born on January 6, 1969, Drummond grew up in the oil town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was raised together with her two brothers and a younger sister by her father, William Dale Smith, and mother, Gerre Schwert, who later divorced. Drummond went to Bartlesville High School and graduated in 1987. She then went on to study at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. She graduated in 1991 in gerontology, although journalism had been her first choice. Before she could join Law School, she met her husband, Ladd Drummond.
Drummond started blogging in May 2006 using a subdomain on Typepad that she registered as ThePioneerWoman.com in October later that same year. Her topics include life at the ranch, homeschooling, and her family. About a year later, she began posting detailed recipes on the blog, adding several photographs to elaborate on the cooking processes. Her food photography, together with her other blogs, raced up the popularity charts to win her several awards at the Weblog Awards — she won ‘Blog of the Year’ for several years.
ThePioneerWoman.com later gave birth to TastyKitchen.com in April 2008, which revolutionized the cooking blogging community. It allowed her readers to post their recipes and engage with one another through their posts and direct messages. Drummond has also gone on to write several books, including cookbooks such as “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl”(published in 2009), and children’s books like “Charlie The Ranch Dog” that went on to be illustrated by Diane deGroat, a widely recognized illustrator of more than 120 children’s books.
Drummond’s success gave her the opportunity to be featured in an episode of “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay” that aired on Food Network. The Food Network also announced that as of August 27, 2011, Drummond’s cooking show “The Pioneer Woman” would begin airing. Her film debut, however, came in the 2021 Discovery+ film, “Candy Coated Christmas.” On September 21, 1996, Drummond married her husband and they celebrated their honeymoon in Australia. They moved to a remote cattle ranch — eight miles from Pawhuska in Oklahoma — where they started a family, becoming parents to five children; Alex, Paige, Bryce, Jamar, and Todd.
She starts her blog but with a subdomain on Typepad that she later registers as The Pioneer Woman.
TastyKitchen.com is launched as an easy and free website that allows her readers to engage with one another.
Her first cookbook, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” is published.
Drummond makes her debut on an episode in “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay” that airs on the Food Network.
The Food Network announces that Drummond is to host her daytime series, “The Pioneer Woman.”
She makes her debut on Discovery+ in the film, “Candy Coated Christmas.”
Why We Love Ree Drummond
Her recipes are easy, detailed, and tasty
She always knows the easiest and tastiest ways to come up with something to make the whole family happy and want more. Her culinary skills are utter perfection as we get to see each week.
She is genuine and open
She is vulnerable and open as she lets us in on her family life. Sharing her personal life with her readers makes her relatable and very easy to connect with.
She has a sense of humor and is down to Earth
Drummond is always positive despite life’s hurdles. She finds humor and joy in simple things; this is clear in her stories. Her willingness to share her weight loss journey and make it about feeling good is extremely encouraging.
5 Surprising Facts
Drummond was raised as Episcopalian
She was raised as a member of the Episcopalian denomination that is a member of the Anglican communion.
She’s a Pi Beta Phi Alumni
She was a member and later an alumnus of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.
“Confessions of a Pioneer Woman”
Her famous “The Pioneer Woman” blog was originally titled “Confessions of a Pioneer Woman.”
She has a crush on Denzel Washington
Among Drummond’s five crushes listed on her blog, number two on that list is renowned actor Denzel Washington.
She was once a vegetarian
During her first years in college, Drummond decided to become a vegetarian as a preference.
Ree Drummond FAQs
What is Ree Drummond’s salary?
This is not in the public domain but she reportedly makes between $8 million and $25million every year.
Did Ree Drummond adopt a kid?
In 2020, Drummond revealed to the world that she and her husband took in a foster son — a teenager named Jamar.
Is Ree Drummond’s Brother Mike alive?
Drummond is mourning a huge loss in her family. She took to Facebook to share that her brother, Michael Smith, died at the age of 54.
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