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Beyond working on the cookbook, Drummond recently launched her new line of ranch dressings, pasta sauces, and barbecue sauces, inspired by her life with a house full of teenagers (Drummond and her husband Ladd are parents to Alex, 21, Paige, 19, Bryce, 16, and Todd, 15).
“The teenage life and the college student life has informed not only the recipes in my cookbook but also the voice behind everything I’m doing,” she says. “You’ve got to be realistic about cooking, and you can’t make every single thing from scratch every single day, so that’s part of why I wanted to launch this line because I feel like I have so much to say in that realm. You can have so much fun in the kitchen and still use the products that make it a little bit easier.”