If you’ve ever watched celebrity chef Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman cooking show (who hasn’t?), then you know everything that comes out of her kitchen is mouth-watering. Whether she’s whipping up buttermilk fried chicken or pizza rolls (yum), the 51-year-old mom of four can’t make a bad meal. As it turns out, her children and husband Ladd aren’t the only ones who benefit from her finesse in the kitchen. Her dogs, Duke, Fred and Rusty have also been known to get a table scrap or two. Talk about a cool mom.
We recently chatted with the Pioneer Woman while she hung out with puppies from the North Shore Animal League America rescue and launched the three newest flavors of her Purina dog treats. Seeing as her human recipes are so delectable, we couldn’t help but wonder what her table scraps policy is with her pups.
Drummond admitted, “I absolutely give my dogs little tastes of what I’m cooking and that’s actually what inspired the Purina treat line. I did want the treats to mimic little bits of foods that I’d be cooking.” Not surprisingly, Duke, Fred and Rusty are huge fans of their fur mom’s treats line.
Ultimately, their refined pallets turned out to be really helpful as Drummond prepared to release her new flavors—chicken tots, beef and veggies jerky and chicken cranapple jerky. “My dogs on the ranch were the taste-testing panel,” she said. “The bar was set pretty high. I know that each treat I released had to be great because my dogs are pretty picky and if they loved it then most other dogs would, too.”