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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


Creamy Avocado Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This addictive dip is actually on the healthy side in the appetizer category, so if you consume it with healthy chips, you can feel good about the quality of the snack.

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Sunday, July 28, 2013

This is a wonderful blend of gooey and spicy.  It’s great with chips or crackers. Read More

Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This outstanding dip came from the Jan 2011 issue of Southern Living.  We all think it is a marvelous way to eat spinach. Read More

Waffle Fry Sliders

Sunday, July 08, 2012

We made these tasty sliders for a wedding reception we catered recently, and they were quite popular.  Our staff just demolished a whole large tray of them, so we thought they deserved a place in our recipe of the week file.

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Smoked Salmon Melts

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cut crusty rolls or French bread into ¼ inch slices.  Spread each with a bit of Ranch dressing.  Top each with a very thin slice of tomato.&... Read More

Artichoke Dip

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This new dip didn’t see a second day.  With 6 hungry people, it vanished before dinner.  It’s a winner. Read More

Fiesta Crab Dip

Monday, February 01, 2010

This is an easy dip to mix up, and it’s so good! Read More

Bubbly Hot Cheesy Bread

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I found this recipe in Sunset magazine as an appetizer idea.  We thought it was wonderful with a spaghetti dinner. Read More

Light and Delicious Guacamole

Sunday, June 07, 2009

This got a thumb’s up from all of our staff taste testers. Read More

Avocado Salsa

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I found this salsa recipe in Taste of Home.  It received rave reviews from our guests as it made a nice addition to the burrito bar. Read More

Zucchini Salsa

Monday, October 06, 2008

One of the best homemade salsas ever invented according to the consumer (or perhaps devourer) reviews! Read More

Watermelon Salsa

Sunday, September 07, 2008

This is an interesting use for watermelon.  It looks red like tomatoes, so you need to provide warning to unsuspecting eaters or the first bite will be so startling that they might not enjoy it.  It really is good though. Read More

Rhubarb Punch

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A sparkling and magical drink that is easy to make! Read More

Chipotle Pepper Dip

Monday, June 16, 2008

This zippy dip will liven up any appetizer tray. Read More

Super Sausage Dip

Monday, June 02, 2008

You can adjust the "heat" depending upon how spicy the sausage is you use.  We like the Southwestern feel of this dip.  It doesn't last long, and we almost never have leftovers. Read More

Stuffed Mushrooms

Monday, May 26, 2008

These mushrooms do double duty as either an appetizer or vegetable.  For that matter they work well as a main dish for a vegetarian meal. Read More

Tangy Crab Dip

Monday, May 19, 2008

By tweaking the ingredients on this dip, you can make it as tangy or smooth as you choose. Read More

Warm and Gooey Pizza Dip

Monday, February 18, 2008

Barb and Sheryl, two of our frequent winter guests, gave this recipe a two thumbs up this past weekend.  This relatively low fat dip tastes great with crackers, ciabatta bread, or even chips. This dip is an all time favorite with our guests and staff.

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