Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Ree Drummond

Age: 43
Occupation: Author, fearless frontierswoman

City slicker meets real cowboy and settles into life in the middle of nowhere. (No offense, Oklahoma; that's how Drummond, a.k.a. the Pioneer Woman, describes you.) Drummond blogs award-winningly about her adventures homeschooling her four kids and prepares tasty victuals in her new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier. For those eager to see pioneer life unfold in Technicolor, she and her 10-gallon-hat-clad brood have a Food Network show. Breakfast for dinner, dinner for breakfast — and lots of butter.