Being an amazing property owner isn’t Drummond’s biggest claim to fame, however. She’s the well-known face of Food Network’s “The Pioneer Woman,” which she started in 2011 to feature her popular recipes.
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A sort of modern day Laura Ingalls Wilder, Drummond began blogging about life as a rancher's wife in 2006. After a year, she posted her first food tutorial on the best way to cook a steak, which was a hit with readers. By 2011, Drummond's food and lifestyle blog was seeing 23.3 million page views a month, reported the New Yorker. With the success of her blog, she created Tasty Kitchen to create a community for other home cooks to trade recipes and tips.
A blog and hit television show aren't the only things Drummond's had her hands in creating. She's also the author who's written several cookbooks, a love story chronicling how her relationship led her from almost becoming a Chicago lawyer to working on a ranch and a children's book series based on the family's late Basset Hound, Charlie. On top of that, she recently launched a magazine, which sold out its first issue.
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"I think people are drawn to 'The Pioneer Woman,' not because I am some fascinating person, but because I present things that a lot of people can relate to," said Drummond said in an interview with The Associated Press at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, the restaurant and store she and her husband opened last October. "I'm not a chef, and I'm not an expert at anything. I'm just a mom and a wife," she said.
It's no wonder Drummond's life story may potentially be turned into a film — although she's a multimillionaire, Drummond remains homegrown and down to earth, and better still, her success isn't forced.
“If I had sat down and tried to plan an empire there’s no way, no way any of this would have happened,” she said.