The One Thing Ree Drummond Would Change About Her Cooking

According to Food Network personality Ree Drummond, cooking isn't a skill that is meant for a lucky few and can be picked up by almost anyone. She told the Taste of Home that the best way to become more efficient in the kitchen is to polish your skills over and over again, knowing that you will be able to improve as time goes by. She cautioned, "You'll mess up a lot and it won't turn out exactly right. But then one day you'll just make like the best meal ever."

For Drummond herself, her love for food is what motivated her to start cooking and experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen. She told Parade that having great role models around her helped a lot because she got to watch her mom prepare the tastiest food items at home. Another person who inspired her was her mother-in-law, a home cook who could easily feed a huge number of guests without breaking a sweat. However, even someone as experienced as Drummond thinks that her cooking style can be tweaked and that it wouldn't hurt to incorporate some changes in the kitchen (via YouTube.)

Ree Drummond wants to be tidier

Ree Drummond believes that she can be a lot cleaner when she's cooking up a storm and preparing a meal at home. She made this surprising confession at a book signing event for her cookbook, "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It," in 2017 (via YouTube.) She explained further and said, "When I cook I tend to kind of just go crazy and spread out and I don't pay too much attention to picking up as I go along. That can be a little overwhelming at the end of a lot of cooking."

She even brought this up in her blog and said that as a "messy cook," she would create chaos as an excited teenager who simply wanted to bake desserts, which prompted her sisters to protest about how messy she was. A person who has helped her mend ways is her husband, Ladd Drummond, who insists on keeping the kitchen tidy. She wrote, "This perplexed me at first, but over the years I've come to see the benefits of a tidy kitchen. I only wish I could have appreciated this lesson sooner."