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Our guests often ask for recipes from the Latigo Ranch kitchen.  We plan to post a new recipe here regularly. 

Lisa searches for recipe ideas and often finds new recipes to try, and if we like them, Randy experiments to figure out how to make them work when preparing them for 30+ guests.  Sometimes what we end up with is quite different from the original  and other times we make little change.  

Since most of you don't live at 9,000 ft. above sea level like we do, we have adjusted the recipes for baked goods for low altitude.  If you do need to correct for higher altitudes, please feel free to email us for suggestions.

Enjoy your cooking, eating, and friendship around the table.

Randy & Lisa George

Recipe of the Week

Southwestern Mac and Cheese

Sunday, February 01, 2009

3 1/3 C uncooked pasta
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
8 green onions, chopped
4 strips turkey bacon, diced
1 T olive oil
¼ C all purpose flour
1 t chili powder
1 t minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
½ t salt
½ t cumin
2 ¼ C skim milk
1 C shredded cheddar
2 T fresh cilantro, minced

Cook pasta and drain.  In a skillet, sauté pepper, onions, and bacon in the oil.  Stir in the flour and seasonings until well blended.  Gradually add milk, bring to a gentle boil, and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in half the cheese until melted.   Combine sauce, cilantro, and pasta.  Transfer to baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake for 30 min or until bubbly.   Serves 8.

This recipe is brought to you from the Latigo Guest Ranch.