Ree Drummond Shares Her Two Signature Holiday Dishes — And Other Holiday Traditions

Ree Drummond gives the inside scoop about holidays on the ranch and the foods you'll always see on her table during family festivities.

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I think it’s safe to say that a little part of us wishes we lived the life of Ree Drummond. The Pioneer Woman is always making yummy comfort foods to share with friends, and—let’s be honest—who wouldn’t want to cook delicious food and share it with friends on a gorgeous ranch? When December rolls around, there are two signature holiday dishes Ree always makes.

Sharing plates the Drummonds

In an interview with, Drummond shares that her signature holiday dish is a plate of ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. She even refers to herself as a “cinnamon roll evangelist.”

When it comes to dinner, however, Drummond loves prime rib.

“I hardly ever make it outside the month of December anymore,” said Drummond in her interview. “So whenever I make it, it smells like the holidays to me.”

Ree’s holiday dishes are some of our favorites, too. We can’t resist the world’s best cinnamon rolls or this mouth-watering Herb-Crusted Prime Rib.

Ree’s all about a good cocktail party

This Food Network star loves a good cocktail party—there’s even an episode of The Pioneer Woman that provides a glimpse into the Christmas cocktail festivities at her ranch. She serves beef tenderloin sandwiches, shrimp-pineapple skewers, tortellini skewers, queso, smoked sausage in barbecue sauce and, to top it all off, peppermint fudge…which sounds like the perfect array for our own cocktail parties this season.

Keeping the holidays simple

Christmas Eve at the Drummond ranch typically involves a delicious feast followed by evening church service. You’re likely to find beef with burgundy mushrooms and mashed potatoes on their table. Since Christmas is one of the two days of the year that the Drummonds aren’t working, they keep it pretty low-key. Before the big day, they draw names out of a hat so that everyone gets one special gift on Christmas morning. The family typically nibbles on biscuits and gravy while opening presents.

When it comes to decorating their Oklahoma ranch for the holidays, the Drummonds keeps it simple. They love candles, a few nutcrackers and a Christmas tree for that wistful wintry scent.

You can adopt the Drummonds’ low-key Christmas morning by having a dish of our Overnight Cinnamon Rolls in the fridge, perfect to stick in the oven while you’re opening gifts in the morning.

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