Ree Drummond shares her enthusiasm for the simple joys in life and inspires readers with her newest creation, The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Each issue is like a day with a good friend, full of helpful advice, great recipes, fun shopping and heartfelt stories – and lots of laughs.
Happy Summer, Friends!
Making the Issue • Take a peek behind the scenes!
Talk to Me! • Ree answers your questions about her recipes, style, home life and more.
Pioneer Style • Brighten up your summer wardrobe with a pair of fun sandals like these Arissa Slides ($99; vincecamuto.com). Find options in every color of the rainbow on page 20!
Buckle Up! • A Western-style belt buckle is one of the best fashion investments you can make: It’ll never go out of style.
What’s It Worth? • Santa Fe–based cowboy Richard Beal (bealscowboybuckles.com) has been collecting and selling buckles for more than 25 years. Here are some treasures from his collection.
Buy a Buckle • Western-style buckles come in so many forms, you’re bound to find one you love. Here are three ways to shop.
My Favorite Buckle • When they win an event, rodeo champions walk away with big, ornate belt buckles—and they wear them with pride. Three stars tell us about their most prized piece.
Go WITH THE Flow • Add a dramatic duster to your wardrobe. Here are three great ways to wear one.
80s to the Max ’ • Channel Ree’s favorite decade with modern takes on 10 throwback looks.
A Rainbow of Sandals • Add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe!
Welcome Home • Designer and HGTV star Steve Ford turned this bookshelf into an entertainment center by filling it with vintage cocktail shakers and his record collection. See more of the Pittsburgh loft on page 36.
RUN With It • Go ahead and put a rug in your kitchen! These runners are up to the task.
Map It Out • Celebrate your favorite places by transforming maps into pieces of art.
Let’s Rock! • Everyone who owns a rocking chair will agree: It’s the best seat in the house.
A Chair TO Remember
Sittin’ Pretty • Find a rocking chair that fits your style.
Out in the Open • HGTV star Steve Ford turned his industrial loft into the ultimate starter home.
TOMATO TIME! • Sun-ripened tomatoes are a true taste of summer. Here’s how to grow your own.
Home Cooking • What’s more refreshing than a glass of rosé? A bowl of frozen rosé-infused grapes! Just combine 4 cups red grapes and 2½ cups rosé in a bowl; cover and refrigerate for 1 day. Drain the grapes (save the wine to drink later!) and toss with ½ cup sugar; spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 3 hours. Turn the page for more summer recipes!
Ree’s Family Meals • There’s something for everyone in this latest batch of dinners!
GAS STATION GOURMET • Mississippi’s Unique Culinary Gems
Cowboys vs. Cowgirls • What kind of kebabs should you throw on the grill? Take your pick!
STAY ON TOP OF SUMMER MESSES. • The Simple Pleasures of a Clean Home (And simple ways to get one!)
The Little Things • For your next hangout, make bite-size versions of everyone’s favorite party food.
Margar tas All Around • The start of summer means it’s unofficially margarita season. Let’s mix things up!
Dress Up Your Glass • Dip your glass rims in one of these salts or sugars.
Friends for the Fourth • Celebrate Independence Day with recipes from Ree and her fellow Food Network stars.
EASY AS PIE • Turn ripe summer berries into one of Ree’s simple, foolproof galettes.
Play It COOL • Beat the heat with ice cold paletas. These Mexican fruit pops are extra refreshing.