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‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Admits She’s Still Reeling From Family Tragedy

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond admitted in her new cookbook that she is still reeling from a family tragedy that occurred over a year ago, exclusively learned.

In her much-anticipated The Pioneer Woman Cooks The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating, Drummond reflected on the somber passing of her mother-in-law.

“She was a grandmother, mother, mother-in-law, and good friend,” the TV chef wrote.

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In a shocking confession, the Food Network star admitted that while she loves testing new recipes, it’s just as important to keep up long-standing dishes that are “familiar and unaltered.”

She said she especially learned to honor tradition after her husband Ladd’s mother, Nan, died.

“Her death was a new territory our family wasn’t prepared for, and we have learned to cling to memories and traditions, both in and out of the kitchen,” she wrote, adding her death has been a “difficult adjustment for all of us.”

fled their Oklahoma home. Her oldest, Alex, accepted a job in Texas after graduating college. Meanwhile, Paige is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas.

“There is very little idle talk around the dinner table about the varied topics my girls and I used to fill the air with; nowadays, it’s all boy, all sports, all stats, all dirty clothes, all the time,” Drummond joked.

The TV personality’s cookbook hits shelves October 22.

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