My FIL now hates Ree Drummond

My Mother-in-Law and my Father-in-Law are living saints. They are people who never have a bad word to say about anyone; they’re the first ones to go running to help someone in need, and usually, they’ll bring food when they do it. They’re Italian that way.

They don’t hate anyone. Dad, especially, is incapable of hating anyone. He receives everyone with gentle (and gentlemanly) good grace and acceptance. He never raises his voice. He smiles sweetly and allows a person to be who he or she is.

But now, my Father-in-Law hates Ree Drummond.

My Mother-in-Law admires good cooks. She is a splendid cook, herself, the sort of cook whose recipes you can never duplicate because everything she cooks tastes like love.

She hates Ree Drummond, too.

This is why.

They’re going to hate her even more, after this weekend, when I make this for Dad’s birthday.

Dastardly Ree has a cookbook coming out in October. Mom will not be getting a copy, or she’ll end up paying me back by cooking all this stuff for me!

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  • pianogirl88

    Dang…those look so good and I didnt’ really have time to properly pack food for my long day at school by the time I got home last night (concert went well, thank goodness!) & I’m hungry! I do believe I’m going to have to make some of those tomorrow. I’ll write down the ingredients and stop at the store on my way home tonight. Thanks for posting these recipes, Elizabeth! I’m almost being inspired to go into the kitchen and cook!

  • Sue from Buffalo

    I’m making my Thanksgiving list from your website and that “dastardly” woman. lol

    Thanks for the link. :)

  • saveliberty


    My Mystic Monk arrived and we are enjoying the Cowboy blend first. I did give you credit.

    [Thanks! Hope you love it as much as I do! -admin]

  • saveliberty

    Heh. I had my two cups this morning and Mom kindly just made some more.

    I am allowing myself an extra half cup now and am making a toast to you.

  • Gina

    Wow, I don’t even like blue cheese much and those rolls look good. Drat it all!

  • Andy

    I suspect many men have an quiet internet crush on Ree Drummond.

  • Kate

    I don’t get it. Blue cheese biscuits and canned-milk-soaked cake both sound utterly disgusting and horrible. Thank goodness I’m warned and won’t buy the cookbook.

  • David B

    Saturday I went to visit 2 of my boys and a nephew at their college (and my alma mater), to go to the football game and to grill/tailgate. I made grilled ribeyes and Ree’s onion-blue cheese sauce — and nothing else (admittedly, we did go through some bread sopping up the leftover sauce). Andy, I am no longer able to keep my internet crush on Ree Drummond quiet.

  • Peregrine John

    Y’know, Andy, I hadn’t heard of Ree before our Anchoress mentioned her, but I am, at this moment, completely smitten.

  • Chumasmom

    Go get her recipe for beef brisket (“Brisket, Baby”). Bar none, the best I’ve ever tasted.

  • Piano Girl88

    Oh, Kate…many of us buy cookbooks and just read them for the pure enjoyment of it, and never, ever plan to cook from them! So don’t let that dissuade you from buying the cookbook just because you don’t like the looks of 2 recipes! :~)

  • cathyf

    There are only two kinds of men: the ones with quiet crushes on Ree and the ones with loud crushes on Ree.

    Women, too!

  • Mel

    Thanks for introducing us to her site. Two nights ago, I made marinated flank steak, turnip gratin, and whiskey-glazed carrots – all from her site. Wow. We were speechless (and stuffed) at the end of the meal.

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  • Shannan

    The other day you provided a link to to that dastardly Ree’s recipes. That same night I made her Grandma Iny’s cake. My husband devoured nearly half the cake before bedtime and then could not sleep because his heart was beating so fast from the sugar. Glutton. We are going camping on Monday and I am going to spring Ree’s Onion Blue Cheese sauced Steak on him. He is going to FLIP!

    I cannot hate Ree. She makes my boy so happy.