And when the work is done for the day she's whipping up a light delicious dinner of Easy Calzones With Homemade Marinara Sauce followed by a beautiful frozen Cherry and Pomegranate Sherbet, just the thing for the hungry hay haulers. She includes her friend Beth's Brisket, as well as Funeral Potatoes, where the name is part of the charm! For lunch there are Simple Perfect Enchiladas that he's crazy for, with delicious Garlic Cilantro Lime Rice and Root Beer Floats doing double duty as dessert and drink. Next, she shows how to use a Zipper Bag to make a great Caesar Salad and Fruit Salad. There's Strawberry Pretzel Pie for a birthday bash and Mini Blueberry Galettes for when time is tight. There's a fun pasta bar with Spaghetti Sauce, Pesto, Alfredo Sauce, Grilled Chicken and all the fixin's and a cute take on a birthday cake, an incredible Chocolate Chip Caramel Ice Cream Sundae! The next day, up at the lodge, they're joined by the other moms and kids where Strawberry Jam is the first period in a cool lesson mixing science and cooking, followed by a nature trail around the ranch while Ree makes lunch for the hungry kids -- Broccoli Cheese Soup on hollowed out bread bowls. Even dessert's part of the experiment with Berries with Tequila Cream, and she wraps things up with a Spicy Tequila Sunrise cocktail. She's making their favorite food starting with Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.
For a pre-hike dinner, she's making a delicious Low Carb Lettuce Burger. First up is her Chicken with Pesto Cream -- the perfect food fix for a quick working dinner. Finally, her Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches are unbeatable handheld treats to have on standby in the freezer. She makes a Red Wine Pot Roast for the icy winter months, then Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad for the spring. Then, to keep it sweet, a Skillet Apple Crisp. There's speedy, creamy Bow Tie Chicken Alfredo and build-your-own Grilled Fruit Pizzas with a cookie base, cream cheese frosting and indoor grilled glossy fruit. While she's out for an afternoon of pampering and errands, the boys are in the kitchen rustling up Filet Steaks with Shrimp Peppercorn Sauce, along with ranch-style Oven Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus.
First, the Leftover Thanksgiving Panini -- the ultimate day-after sandwich. First, C is for casserole -- Tuna Noodle Casserole, that is. First, there's Easy Queso to go with Pork Carnitas that have a shortened cooking time thanks to a multicooker. Then for dinner, she's making Braised Short Ribs and Cheese Grits. On the side is Ladd's grandmother's legendary Broccoli Salad, then Ree's Ice Cream Layer Cake for dessert. It's a care package journey with lots of fun ideas for that special someone. Then, she's got a great make-ahead dinner on the go with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Missy's Marinated Tomatoes, ready to eat when the family's done stacking hay.
Finally, T is for toast, starring in cheesy Welsh Rarebit! It's one birthday Chuck will never forget. Ree's whipping up cozy and casual Rigatoni and Meatballs to eat while they trim the tree, then delicious munchies -- her mom's Holiday Bacon Appetizers -- so she's stocked up for whoever drops by the ranch over the festive season. Finally, it's Plain and Perfect Bread Pudding versus a Fancy Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce. On the menu for their evening of cooking, eating and having fun are Frittata, Kale Citrus Salad, Mystery Rolls and Lemon-Lime Pound Cake. She's taking them Poppin' Pork Chop Sandwiches and Homemade Pickles along with Roasted Corn With Four-Chili Butter. She's whipping up a Blueberry Crumb Cake for breakfast while they play with the new puppies. There's Lemon-Rosemary Scones, French Onion Soup with fresh thyme, a gorgeous Panzanella Salad packed with basil and a minty Raita With Salted Naan Wedges.
While he's busy across the state line, she's cooking up delicious Braised Brisket and Vegetables, Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes and decadent Chocolate Slab Ice Cream Sandwiches for a family dinner later in the day. Then, Ree and Ladd cook up frontier-style Steak Frites and Oven Fries with Ladd's own Lemon and Pepper Seasoning and Easy Hollandaise. There's Strawberry Lemonade to refresh them when they get to the lodge, and then Scalloped Potatoes and Ham with a side of Lemony Green Beans. She's spicing up standbys with a lunch of fragrant Chickpea Curry with Rice, then for sweet treats in a hurry, No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars save the day. All her chocolate secrets are out! Ree's making Fresh Herb Pizza, a fabulous Summer Chicken Salad, adorable Cherry Cheesecake Shooters and Bellini Cocktails.
There's sticky Oven Roasted Barbecue Chicken Thighs, Grilled Vegetables with Cilantro-Yogurt Dressing, Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes and Basil and for dessert, Vanilla Ice Cream with Peach Syrup. There are culinary hugs from Chicken and Dumplings; Quesadillas With Shrimp and Peppers; Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce and Cinnamon Toast. There are Chicken Bacon Ranch Paninis for lunch, then Steak Fingers With Gravy alongside a Mini Chopped Salad and Crazy Brownies for dinner. They kick off their day of fun with Cinnamon Baked French Toast before they go horse riding on the ranch. There's Pepperoni Chicken, unbeatable for dinner in a dash, and for a snappy solo supper, Crispy Grilled Cheese takes her to sandwich heaven.
Her Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers are beer-battered and served with Cilantro Lime Cream and her Grilled French Toast is finished with Grilled Strawberries and a fabulous range of epic toppings. The girls go to Hyacinth's and the boys come to Ree's where it's a boy friendly breakfast for dinner, with Sausage Pancakes on Sticks with Tater Tots and Purple Monster Smoothies and after an early morning working with Ladd on the ranch there's dinner for breakfast, with Biscuits, Steak Bites, Perfect Fried Eggs and Frozen Fruit Cups. She's turning milk and cream into a wonderful Lemon Rice Pudding with left over lemons, while the produce drawer is transformed into a cool, delicious Fridge Gazpacho. First the baby cowboy gets treated to his favorite Lemon Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast, then it's a day of keeping mum as Ree conjures up a county birthday feast of Macaroni and Cheese and juicy Sliders with a toppings bar and a Chocolate Sheet Cake for dessert. First, Cheese Straws and Sausage Parmesan Palmiers are a duo of divine quick and easy canapes, then individual Beef Pot Pies are perfect for company.
They're teaming up to cook a great spring menu of White Spinach Artichoke Lasagna with a Butternut and Kale Salad -- two easy dishes perfect for effortless entertaining. Then, juicy Grilled Peaches and Pineapples for dessert that are perfect over ice cream. Then there's off-roading, ranch work, fishing and a take-home care package complete with marshmallow crispy treats. She starts with a crowd-pleasing Caramel Apple Pie and makes a totally retro Frozen Grasshopper Pie. She also shares a great idea for canapes with her Melon Feta Bites.