Ranch Recipes

Ranch Recipes

First a saloon, and now a rotation of new columns from writers across the ranch. Carrot Ranch is gathering in the literary community as the world pauses and hunkers down. Every Monday, you can expect to have fun with Kid and Pal, creations of D. Avery, who will...
Smoking and Writing

Smoking and Writing

Smoking cigarettes or pipes are no longer vogue for writers. And, there was a time in history when writers didn’t smoke: take Homer for instance, who lived pre-tabacco. Of course, he was probably cranking pages with chisel and rock and couldn’t hold a pipe...
Celebration Yellow Cake

Celebration Yellow Cake

Maybe because it’s Easter weekend, cake postings seem popular today. They are certainly the go-to dessert for celebrations on the ranch. And my all-time favorite is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. It might sound like a crazy cowgirl idea, but I think yellow...
Celebration Yellow Cake

Idaho Tri-Tip & Fanned Potato

Meat and potatoes is a recurring theme in a ranch kitchen. When you live in Idaho, potatoes are the official state food. With so many ranches, beef is a close second. Tri-tip is a west-coast cut. When this buckaroo lived in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, few butchers...
Celebration Yellow Cake

Buffalo Chicken and Potatoes

A friend in Minnesota regularly posts anything-bacon on my Facebook wall. She knows that a buckaroo likes her bacon. One recipe looked hot–as in spicy-hot-wings-hot. The first time I fixed it, my husband insisted that it required at least two beers to finish...