'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond's Foster Son Jamar Pens Tribute to 'Best Father Figure' Ladd Drummond

In a touching tribute, "Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond's foster son Jamar has penned a birthday message to his "best father figure," Ladd Drummond. In the post, which Jamar shared in Instagram, the teen included a football photo of himself and his family. Alongside the image, Jamar wrote a heartfelt caption to his loving foster dad.

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"I've been blessed with the best father figure I could possibly ask for," Jamar wrote. "The smartest, strongest, most dedicated, and devoted man I know. You've taught me more things than you know and you're still teaching me. Thank you for everything you've done and everything you're doing, I couldn't be more grateful for the man I get to call 'dad.' Happy Birthday!! Don't work too hard." The post has received numerous comments from friends and fans, with one person writing, "Happy Birthday, Ladd! The world could use a lot more men like you!"

Fans of "Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond recently got a special message from the TV star, as new episodes of her show have begun to air on Food Network. In a post on her official Instagram account, Drummond shared some photos of dishes she'd been working on, including a soup and sandwich that look absolutely delicious. The beloved TV chef also wrote a lengthy caption about the new episodes of her show that just launched.

"My new, I mean old, I mean new episodes of the old style, I mean original style not old style, show has been airing on Food Network for a few weeks now," she exclaimed. "Have you caught an episode yet? I really miss filming with my kids, but am also enjoying remembering to add (as an anecdotal example) pork shoulder to 'braised pork shoulder.' I was getting pretty scatterbrained there for awhile. It's also fun not having to worry about whether the cameras are all turned on and whether I remembered to take a still photo of each dish! (Fortunately my friend [Matt Ball] has to do that now...he took all of these pics!)"

Drummond then quipped, "Wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah!! A new episode of PW airs on Food Network tomorrow morning at 10 ET/9 CT! Ladd makes an appearance. If I used the literal description to tell you what kind of ranch work he and the cowboys are doing on the show, I would open myself up to wisecracks because the phrase has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years, so I will stop there and you can just tune in tomorrow to see. Happy weekend, friends!!"

Shop The Pioneer Woman kitchen sale at Walmart

Give fresh energy to your home and create the cottagecore kitchen of your dreams with The Pioneer Woman sale at Walmart. With these markdowns on gadgets, appliances, and tools, you can do it with a reasonable budget. Get these deals before they're sold out.

The Pioneer Woman two-slice toaster

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It's not for nothing that this toaster with a Fiona Floral pattern from The Pioneer Woman perfectly matches the coffee maker above. The toaster, in partnership with Hamilton Beach, features two extra-wide slots so it can fit thick bagels and Texas toast with ease. The high-lift boost will make it easier to grab your crisp, hot food item without fear of burning yourself. 

The Pioneer Woman Fiona Floral extra-wide slot two-slice toaster, $20 (down from $30)

$20 at Walmart

The Pioneer Woman programmable slow cooker

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With a vintage floral pattern like this, you're ready for your favorite homemade recipes to cook slowly in this seven-quart slow cooker all day, filling your home with the scent of the tasty food you'll consume. But just because it's vintage-inspired doesn't mean it can't have modern features: You can program your cooking time to last from two to ten hours, from warm to low to high temperatures. 

The Pioneer Woman Vintage Floral programmable seven-quart slow cooker, $40 (down from $45)

$40 at Walmart

The Pioneer Woman slow cooker pair

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What goes perfectly with one large slow cooker? A pair of small slow cookers. Perfect for entertaining, taking to work or potlucks, you can make multiple dishes at once in this pair of 1.5-quart slow cookers. The patterns come in Fiona Floral and Vintage Floral, but both will make their surroundings feel cozy and old-fashioned.

The Pioneer Woman floral 1.5-quart slow cookers, set of two, $24 (down from $30)

$24 at Walmart

The Pioneer Woman single-shelf kitchen storage bin

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If you need more storage in your kitchen, you can do it in style with this open-top bin made from acacia wood and painted with a vintage floral pattern. The front panel is made with chicken wire, which definitely gives that farmhouse vibe.

The Pioneer Woman single-shelf open-top kitchen storage bin, $15 (down from $18)

$15 at Walmart

The Pioneer Woman two-piece plastic colander set

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If you need new colanders, these two have a great vintage look -- they basically look like real antiques. The set comes with a three-quart colander and a one-quart colander for all your straining needs.

The Pioneer Woman Garden Party two-piece plastic colander set, $8 (down from $12)

$8 at Walmart

The Pioneer Woman FlexBrew single-serve coffee maker

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How about that blue floral pattern? For those of us who love our Keurigs but wish they added a bit of a homier ambiance to our kitchens, The Pioneer Woman is to the rescue. Nothing sterile-looking or clunky here. Plus, with FlexBrew, you can use ground coffee or coffee pods -- whichever you prefer. Make up to 10 ounces with a single-cup pod or 14 ounces with ground coffee.

The Pioneer Woman Fiona Floral FlexBrew single-serve coffee maker, $50

$50 at Walmart

Other items from The Pioneer Woman to upgrade your kitchen

Want to keep shopping? Your country-inspired kitchen upgrade doesn't have to end here. Check out these other top-rated kitchen essentials from The Pioneer Woman at Walmart.