According to The Pioneer Woman website, Drummond owes her cooking prowess to her mom, Gerre, and her husband Ladd’s mother, Nan. Drummond shared that her mom was an “elegant from scratch cook” and her late mother-in-law showed her the art of “cooking in bulk.” In fact, the Food Network star told Parade in 2019, “I love to eat, and I always have. My sister and I are the same. As soon as we finish a meal, we start thinking about what the next one is going to be. My mom was a really great home cook, and my mother-in-law cooked for crowds of cowboys and visitors. They were my main cooking inspirations.”
But Drummond has always had a taste for the culinary world. She revealed to Parade that she has always loved to cook, saying, “Fortunately, I love to cook. It’s just something I’m comfortable doing. I can think when I cook. I can listen to a podcast when I cook.” And that love for cooking won’t end with The Pioneer Woman. Per her blog, Drummond is gifting the tradition to her own kids and has even taught her daughters, Paige and Alex, how to bake her famous chocolate sheet cake.