‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond Reveals the Highlight of Her Career So Far
24th October 2021

Ree Drummond has an exciting career. She’s a frequent guest on the Today show, she’s a cookbook author, and she has a clothing line with Walmart. These are all great accomplishments, but they aren’t the highlight of The Pioneer Woman’s career. Here’s what Drummond says is the highlight of her career so far.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ almost didn’t air on Food Network

During a 2017 interview with Delish, Drummond spoke about her hesitation when she was asked to host a Food Network cooking show. She says she was unsure of hosting a cooking show because she was more comfortable behind the scenes. As a food blogger, she’s accustomed to being out of the spotlight. Drummond shared her reaction after Food Network made the request.

“When I first talked to Food Network about doing a TV show, I was a food blogger,” Drummond tells Delish. “I was very much behind the camera. I’m definitely not someone who ever thought about being a TV personality or anything like that, so when we first started discussing the possibility of my having a cooking show, I did balk a little bit.”

Drummond decided to give the show a try after the producers said they would send a crew to the Drummond ranch. This way, she wouldn’t have to leave her home.

“You know, I just didn’t really see how, but decided to give it a try when they offered to come out to the ranch,” continues Drummond. “When I realized it wouldn’t be me traveling and going to a studio somewhere, I thought, I’m never more comfortable than I am at home in my home kitchen, so I’ll give it a try.”

The highlight of Ree Drummond’s career

Drummond revealed the highlight of her career. She says the best moment of her career so far was when she taped an HGTV special with the cast of The Brady Bunch.

“As far as a really memorable highlight, I would say film an HGTV Christmas special with the cast of The Brady Bunch a couple of years ago was a major high point!” says Drummond in her Pioneer Woman column. Getting to spend two days with Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby, and Cindy was something I never, ever could have pictured for myself!”

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s Food Network Christmas movie

Drummond announced she will appear in a Christmas movie. She shared her excitement with her fans on The Pioneer Woman blog. “To say this has been a highlight of my year (my life?) is a huge understatement,” wrote Drummond. “Lots of smiles!”

Drummond’s upcoming movie is titled Candy Coated Christmas. She says the movie is expected to air on Discovery+ in November. This is reportedly the network’s first scripted movie. Drummond says she is excited and “wildly nervous” about appearing in the holiday special. “I’m amazed I didn’t faint, like you see happen in occasional wedding videos where a bridesmaid goes down,” joked Drummond.

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