‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Best Comfort Food Recipes

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If you’re forced to stay indoors, cooking is a great way to
spend your time. The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond shared
a list of her favorite comfort foods in a handy video. Here’s a list of some of
the yummy recipes on Drummond’s
list.

Slow Cooker Sunday Stew

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For this slow cooker beef stew recipe, Drummond uses a generous
helping of onions, carrots, fresh parsley, and red potatoes. She also likes to
add chunks of fried bacon. “It can’t hurt, can it?” she asks during The
Pioneer Woman show. If bacon isn’t enough excitement for you, Drummond also
uses half a bottle of beer as her cooking liquid. She tops it off with tomato
paste, a jalapeño, garlic, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Drummond then pairs
the beef stew with fettucine.

Lasagna

Most would agree Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food.
Drummond inserts flavor into her lasagna by adding three pounds of ground beef
and two pounds of pork sausage. She also adds minced garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato
paste, salt and pepper, and fresh herbs. Instead of ricotta, Drummond uses a parmesan
and cottage cheese mixture.

Creamy mashed potatoes

If you like creamy mashed potatoes, this recipe is for you. Drummond starts her recipe by boiling five pounds of potatoes. She mixes 1 ½ sticks of butter, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and a cup of heavy cream. For seasoning, she adds seasoned salt, regular salt, and black pepper. Drummond also places additional slices of butter on top of the potatoes.

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Chicken and noodles

Another go-to comfort food on Drummond’s list is chicken and
noodles. She starts off the recipe by adding chopped onions, carrots, and celery.
She then mixes in sliced pieces of chicken, salt, black pepper, ground thyme, half
and half, and turmeric. She uses a flour paste to make the mixture thicker,
saying this is what differentiates chicken noodle soup from chicken and noodle.
Drummond cuts down on cooking time by using frozen homestyle noodles. She says
these are the noodles her grandmother used to use.

Stuffed shells

Drummond stuffs her shells with a container of ricotta
cheese, in addition to grated parmesan cheese and grated Romano cheese. Other
ingredients include two eggs, basil, salt, pepper, parsley, and marinara sauce.

“This is a really great meatless meal. I love it because you
can serve the shells with a salad, and that’s a great meal in itself,” says
Drummond during The Pioneer Woman show. After making the mixture,
Drummond stuffs jumbo shells and places them cheese-side down in

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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