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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


Brazilian Cheese Puffs - Gluten Free

Brazilian Cheese Puffs - Gluten Free

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Over the years, this easy gluten free bread recipe has been one of our most popular.  It’s not for people who are avoiding dairy, though.  It makes 24 little muffins, can be prepared start to finish in 30 minutes, and heats up beautifully the next day.  Rarely do they last beyond day 2. Read More
Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I’ve tried a number of Paleo breads and have found most of them unappealing and unremarkable.  This new recipe caught my eye, and I gave it a go.  The texture is good; it feels more like bread than baked eggs.  The sweet potato adds nutrients and a bit of color, but I doubt you could identify it as an ingredient in a blind taste test.  I baked an orange sweet potato instead of boiling it because I wanted to minimize the moisture content.  I’ll certainly make this one again! Read More
Coffee Date Nut Muffins

Coffee Date Nut Muffins

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

These are such a tasty breakfast treat.  I’ve adjusted the recipe to be ready for sea level altitude. Read More

Magic Biscuits

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Although these are not the "healthiest" biscuits I make, they are a real crowd pleaser indeed. Those around the table seem to want them passed around "just one more time."

Magic Biscuits

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Cottage Biscuits

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This quick bread is a delicious and easy addition to dinner.  It’s also a great way to utilize a partial tub of cottage cheese that’s a bit past its prime. Read More

Rustic Spanish Bread (Ban Rustico Espanol)

Thursday, December 05, 2013

We found this recipe on the internet when we were looking for items to prepare for our Spanish feast during our foreign foods week for staff dinners.  It was very popular with the staff, and I’ve had numerous requests for the recipe.  It’s quite easy to make and even easier to devour.

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Gluten Free Soft Dinner Rolls

Friday, December 21, 2012

Having one of these fresh out of the oven is so amazing.  It makes my mouth water just remembering it! Read More

Gluten Free Skillet Corn Bread

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I found this cornbread recipe on the internet, gave it a try, and am still enjoying it three days later.  Warm with honey…Yum! Read More

Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls

Monday, May 21, 2012

I made these rolls for staff dinner tonight, and there were many happy eaters.  One sweet potato was all I needed; I peeled it, sliced it thinly, and boiled it until tender.  Then it mixed well with the sugar and eggs.  You could use this dough for sweet rolls as well as dinner rolls, and since it keeps in the refrigerator, you could spread it out over a few days.  Double yum! Read More

Banana Bread

Monday, September 12, 2011

This old family recipe is a favorite of ours.  I like it because it’s a great vehicle for brown bananas; plus it’s relatively healthy when I use egg beaters and oil.  Sometimes I even use a bit of whole wheat flour and stir in some ground flax seed.  I blend the first three ingredients until smooth before adding to the dry ingredients.  I like my banana bread smooth and void of chunks of bananas.  The leavening is adjusted to sea level. Read More

Sweet Potato Yeast Breakfast Bread

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This was a tasty combination of two of our favorite recipes that made one fantastic breakfast bread. 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

Apple Sticky Buns

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We’ve discovered this summer that our guests have returned to eating breakfast breads that we make for the buffet.  For a number of years, our efforts at producing delicious carbohydrates were somewhat ignored at breakfast.  This has been one of the more popular items of ’09. Read More

Orange Date Muffins

Sunday, March 29, 2009

These simple muffins make a delicious breakfast or a light dessert Read More

Nutty Whole Wheat Bread

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This has been a popular dinner bread with our winter guests! Read More

Peppery Cheese Muffins

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This is another tasty recipe from Taste of Home.  It would be a terrific accompaniment with a luncheon soup or a chili dinner.  Hearty and tasty! Read More

Buttermilk Pecan Waffles

Monday, November 24, 2008

There is enough different about these waffles to make them really remarkable.  Our kids love them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Read More

Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This recipe came from the November 2008 issue of Taste of Home.  It won rave reviews with our staff.  I even served them as dinner dessert one night for them, and they loved it. This recipe has not been adjusted to high altitude, so it should be good at sea level. Read More

Ezekiel Bread

Sunday, October 19, 2008

This is from Taste of Home November 2008.  Based upon Ezekiel 4:9. Read More

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

Sunday, October 12, 2008

This recipe came from November 2008 Taste of Home.  It makes a bunch, so it would be a great recipe for a house full of holiday guests. Read More

Cheese Bread with Spinach Pesto

Sunday, March 30, 2008

We love it when guests send us their favorite recipes to try after they’ve been to Latigo.  Last fall, Sheryl from Washington sent us a cookbook produced by a cooking instructor of hers.  She knew I’d love lots of the dishes, and she was right.  This tasty bread is my latest discovery from Julie Andersen’s book.  See the soup section for another recipe from this cookbook:  Santa Fe Chicken and Rice Soup.  The soup and this bread made for a great dinner. Read More

Pinto Bean Bread

Friday, March 14, 2008

Each summer we learn new things from our staff.  Our first summer at Latigo, 1987, Randy and Lydia were our only two cooks.  This remarkable young woman brought along energy and enthusiasm as well as her trusty More With Less cookbook.   Now dog-eared with use and age, over the years it has yielded many healthy and winning items.  Thank you Lydia.  Only recently, however, did we discover this unique and delicious bread recipe.

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Hannah’s Favorite Soft Loaves

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Our daughter, Hannah, finds loaves of this light bread to be particularly scrumptious. Read More