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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

Chocolate Mint Cake

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1 ¼ C flour
½ t salt
1 C sugar
1 C egg beaters or 4 eggs
¼ C canola oil
2 T water
1 t vanilla    
2 C chocolate syrup 
Stir all until well mixed. 
Pour into sprayed 9x13 pan or 2 9 inch cake pans lined with parchment. 
Bake at 350 for ~35 min or until it passes a toothpick test.  Cool.

Mint layer:
2 C powdered sugar
¼ C melted butter
2 T skim milk
½ t peppermint extract  
2 drops green food coloring 
beat together until smooth.  Spread over cooled cake

¾ C chocolate chips
3 T butter 
Melt in microwave, spread over cooled mint layer.

Modified from Cooking Light March of 2008

Another recipe brought to you from the kitchen at the Latigo Dude Ranch in Colorado.