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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

Soups, Stews, & Chili

Creamy Cauliflower Soup - Low Fat

Creamy Cauliflower Soup - Low Fat

Friday, March 11, 2016

This was a popular lunch soup for a guest who was avoiding gluten as well as cow dairy.  I substituted goat milk for the skim and half and half.  I believe you could also sub almond milk or coconut milk if desired. Read More
Easy Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

Easy Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

Sunday, September 06, 2015

It was windy and rainy this morning, so a soup was perfect for lunch.  I had everything I needed to make this either in the freezer or the pantry, and it was ready to eat in just about 30 minutes.  The whole family loved it! Read More
Paleo Cream of Carrot Soup

Paleo Cream of Carrot Soup

Monday, May 18, 2015

I’ve been reviewing many Paleo recipes lately, and this is one of my favorite soups in this genre.  Of course, bacon makes most things taste better. Read More
Lemon and Sesame Shrimp Soup

Lemon and Sesame Shrimp Soup

Monday, January 19, 2015

This light and tasty soup has a unique and bright flavor.  It was a hit at our dinner table, so we may prepare it for the skiing guests who come later this month.

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Sausage & Cabbage Soup

Sausage & Cabbage Soup

Thursday, November 27, 2014

This is such a healthy, tasty soup. We love to have it for a light dinner. The caraway adds a unique taste. Read More
Potato Chili Chowder

Potato Chili Chowder

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I’ve had this recipe for so long that I don’t remember where I found it.  It’s very flexible and is a grand vehicle for using up various potato dish leftovers.  Filling and tasty, it’s a great dinner option.

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White Bean and Vegetable Soup (GF & Vegan)

Saturday, December 07, 2013

This is a healthy, tasty winter dish that is sure to please even those on gluten free diets. Read More

Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto

Sunday, April 28, 2013

We had our doubts at the lunch table about a soup with no meat, but we were all pleasantly surprised.  It’s really, really good! Read More

Creamy Spinach, Potato, and Ham Soup

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

If you have over-estimated your ability to use up a bag of fresh spinach, and you find it looking too beleaguered to put on a salad plate, this is the perfect recipe.  With vegetables, meat, calcium, and carbs all in one bowl, it makes an ideal supper.  Our whole family loved it and is eager for leftovers. 

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Turkey Vegetable Soup

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Here is a great way to use up extra turkey.  We loved this soup for a light dinner or a substantial lunch.  Some crusty garlic bread rounds out the meal delightfully. Read More

Fresh Zucchini Chowder

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Although my garden didn’t produce a single zucchini this summer, I did pick my own mint and cilantro to put in this soup.  Maybe next year.  In the mean time, I love this hearty and healthy soup for lunch and/or dinner. Read More

White Chicken Chili

Thursday, June 16, 2011

This made a great staff dinner on a chilly spring evening, and I can picture making it often for the family during the winter.  It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. Read More

Carrot and Walnut Soup

Sunday, March 27, 2011

While visiting my parents in Michigan, I was leafing through my mother’s cookbooks and found this soup recipe.  We had all the ingredients on hand, whipped it up for lunch, and all enjoyed it very much.  I even used skim milk and was pleased, but it would be even better with richer milk.  Just not better for you! Read More

Potato Chili Cheese Soup

Sunday, January 02, 2011

This hearty soup was a big hit with some of our holiday skiers.  Not only does it warm up your insides, but it also freezes well.  We like to make a big batch and enjoy it often. Serves 6. Read More

Zucchini Garden Chowder

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A truly light and tasty soup! Read More

French Cream of Pea Soup

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This recipe came from my Grandmother Anderson, and I’ve been making it for nearly 20 years.  It continues to be a favorite for my family even though it’s bright green and healthy! Read More

Chicken Orzo Soup

Sunday, November 08, 2009

I found this recipe in Cooking Light (10-09) and tried it for lunch on a snowy fall day.  Everyone thought it was delicious.  It’s very low fat and full of healthy vegetables.  I had some fresh spinach that wasn’t going to be good enough for a salad, but it was perfect in this soup. Read More

Southwest Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I love serving soups for family dinners, and on this one I often double it so that there will be some left for lunch the next day. Read More

Creamy Chicken Potato Soup

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This is a comforting soup that is healthy as well as filling. Read More

Forgotten Jambalaya

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I am a big fan of my crock pot.  When I’m making lunch, if I can prepare dinner as well and put it in the crock pot, I can almost take a vacation in the afternoon.  This stew requires no fancy ingredients but produces a wonderful aroma and lots of thumbs up around the dinner table. Read More

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Sunday, April 05, 2009

This is Hannah’s current favorite soup, and none of the rest of the family complains when she requests it. Sometimes we have it for dinner with warm bread, but it’s really filling for lunch, too. I use smoked Italian turkey sausage when I can find it at the store, and that makes the meal quite low fat and healthy. Read More

Broccoli and Chicken Noodle Soup

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It’s not uncommon for me to serve the family soup for dinner a few times a week in the winter or in the summer for that matter.  This new recipe I found in the March 09 issue of Cooking Light got nods of approval all around the table.  It’s a perfect vehicle for left over poultry, pasta, and broccoli. Read More

Smoky Roasted Chicken and Corn Chowder

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I found this in the March issue of Healthy Cooking, and I lightened it even more by using turkey bacon.  SO good! Read More

Tomato & Carrot Soup

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This soup is especially loved by our vegetarian staff and guests. Read More

Italian Dinner Soup

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Soup is always a welcome meal at our house.  This one delivers wonderful aromas to the house as it simmers. Read More

Santa Fe Chicken and Rice Soup

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Here's the soup that goes so well with the tasty Cheese Bread with Spinach Pesto from Julie Andersen’s cooking instructor's book.  This soup and the bread make for a great dinner. Read More

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Each day we serve soup to our guests who have been out Cross Country Skiing on some of our 50+ Km of groomed trails.  On a cold winter's day, this soup warms you all the way to your toes . Read More