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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

Gluten Free

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
Crispy Skillet Pork Chops

Crispy Skillet Pork Chops

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This crispy, flavorful pork chop dinner takes 30 minutes to prepare – start to finish.  I had a package of 8 pork chops, so while we were eating, I cooked the remaining 4 pieces.  I’ve enjoyed them as leftovers very much.  Double win! Read More
Crock Pot Maple Glazed Nuts

Crock Pot Maple Glazed Nuts

Sunday, September 27, 2015

What an easy, delightfully delicious snack!  It’s Paleo, vegan, and wonderful.  Not often you see those words together in a sentence! Read More
Gluten Free White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Gluten Free White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Saturday, August 08, 2015

You know you’ve found a great gluten free cookie recipe when everyone wants to eat them!  This makes a big batch, and because I only needed a few for lunch, I scooped the remaining dough, froze the balls, and repackaged them in a bag.  I pulled a few out for lunch again today, and the good news is they are still as good being baked from frozen as they are right out of the mixing bowl.  You need to plan ahead a bit as the browning of the butter takes some time, but I have a feeling that step is what makes the end result so tasty. Read More
Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I love this time of year when I can actively hunt for recipes that call for fresh rhubarb, and this delicious cake has the potential to please even those not wishing to go gluten free.  I thought it was a fitting dessert for our 28th anniversary dinner.  Thanks to my wonderful husband for the beautiful roses featured in the background! Read More
Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten Free

Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten Free

Friday, March 13, 2015

This recipe began as a delicious chocolate cookie and was appreciated as such.  In searching my files for a suitable GF convert, I noticed that this recipe only called for ½ C of flour.  An easy substitution with white rice flour, and BAM:  GF goodness! Read More

Blueberry Upside Down Skillet Cake - GF or Regular

Monday, January 27, 2014

Blueberry Upsidedown Skille Cake

I found this delightful dessert recipe in the March 2014 issue of Taste of Home magazine. In substituting the rice and tapioca flour for the all-purpose flour initially listed in the recipe, I converted it to gluten free. Not only was it a great dinner dessert, but I’m thinking the left overs will make a great mid-morning snack.

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GF Belgian Waffles

Thursday, January 23, 2014

GF Belgian Waffles 

One of my favorite sources for gluten free recipes is the website, www.glutenfreegigi.com  She provides wonderful, healthy, tasty recipes for those suffering from food allergies.  I’m a big fan of these waffles!  Not only were they delicious with vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit for lunch, but they’ll be a great breakfast crisped in the toaster and spread with peanut butter and strawberry jam.

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Wild Rice and Walnut Stuffing (GF)

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I modified a recipe to make a gluten free stuffing for Thanksgiving, and we all thought it was delicious.  I don’t stuff the bird but bake my stuffing in a separate pan.  This would work inside the bird, though, as the rice is cooked before mixing.

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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

Chocolate Crackle Cookies - Gluten Free

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I was asked to write a review for a new gluten free cookbook entitled, The Warm Kitchen:  Gluten Free Recipes Anyone Can Make and Everyone Will Love by Amy Fothergill.  My assessment was very positive for many reasons, only one of them being these cookies.  If you are new to the GF cooking world, I would highly recommend purchasing this book.
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GF Pumpkin Spice Cake

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I had some left over baked sweet potatoes and thought I’d give them a try in this cake recipe.  To avoid a lumpy cake, I blended the peeled, baked potatoes with the other liquids, and it turned out beautifully.  I don’t know how well it will keep because it was all gone within 24 hours!

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Lentil Veggie Salad

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I made this salad for our Friday night cookout, and it received very positive reviews.  This recipe is mostly just a guideline.  The dressing is a good proportion to the amount of lentils, but you can adjust the added veggies to suit your family’s taste buds.  It’s gluten free, dairy free, and full of great nutrition!

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African Peanut Stew - Vegan

Sunday, April 07, 2013

This is a tasty and filling vegan stew that appeals to even non-vegans! Read More

Vegetable and Rice Summer Salad

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I tried this salad recipe, modified to accommodate a gluten free diet as well as a vegan visitor, and we were delighted with the results.  I just so happen to have basil growing in an indoor container, so that added to the fun and tastiness of the salad. Read More

Irish Soda Bread - Gluten Free

Thursday, March 21, 2013

We made this in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and enjoyed it very much.  It was wonderful the next morning, toasted and sporting peanut butter and strawberry jam.
You could substitute buckwheat flour for the flax flour.  The original recipe called for ½ C raisins, but I read that the Irish have a disdain for raisins in their soda bread, so I was happy to leave them out. Read More

Peach Upside Down Cake - Gluten Free

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This last summer I sliced and froze a couple of cases worth of fresh peaches in recloseable plastic bags, and this was a wonderful use for that summer-y treat.  I’m sure you could successfully substitute canned peaches or even pears.  This is a phenomenal dessert! Read More

GF Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Do you remember Cookie Monster?  Even he would gobble up these gluten free mega-morsels. Read More

Skillet Fried Corn

Friday, February 01, 2013

I found this recipe in an issue of the magazine Cook’s Country.  It called for using fresh corn on the cob, but since I tried it in January, I substituted frozen corn.  I also made it gluten free by using tapioca flour instead of all purpose.  It was a big hit! Read More

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

GF Rocky Road Brownies

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This in an excellent adaptation of a normal dessert into a gluten free one.  Everyone in my family thought they were awesome served warm with some ice cream. Read More

GF Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cake

Thursday, November 22, 2012

This is a delightful cake; it tastes like Thanksgiving! Read More

Easy Peach Cobbler - Gluten Free

Saturday, August 25, 2012

This cobbler recipe came from Southern Living in 1997, but I adapted it to be gluten free to great success.  Not only was it outstanding served warm with ice cream for dessert, but it was also just as tasty cold for breakfast the next day. 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

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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Gluten Free Hazelnut Brownies

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Only calling for ¾ C of flour, these brownies were perfect for a gluten free transformation.  I used a general GF all purpose blend, and they worked wonderfully.  The original recipe called for hazelnut flavored instant coffee, but I was able to substitute plain granules.  The toasted hazelnuts infused the brownies with great flavor. Read More

Lemon Cake - Gluten Free

Friday, May 11, 2012

The texture and taste of this wonderful lemon cake made me very surprised that it is gluten free.  The original recipe called for making it in two loaf pans, but a cake suited our purposes better.  There was less risk of it falling that way.   It takes us three days to go through it, and it’s still good on the third day. Read More

Peanut Meringues with Chocolate Peanut Sauce

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I love finding recipes that are naturally gluten free and delicious to boot.  You could make these meringues in tiny, bite sized cookies, or swirl them on a baking sheet so that they are a ‘dish’ for ice cream. Read More

Gluten Free Fudge Almond Tart

Monday, March 05, 2012

Decadent, rich, intensely chocolaty, and gluten free!  Those words aren’t often found together in the same sentence.  Trust me, though.  You will savor every bite! Read More

GF Molasses Cake

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Not only is this a tasty gluten free treat, but it also can be a very healthy dessert option.  If you use a healthy butter substitute and a cholesterol-free  egg substitute, it’s practically harmless! Read More

GF Cowboy Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I’ve been enjoying learning about gluten free baking with the cookbook from the Culinary Institute of America.  It has 5 different blends that create different textures in the product, so as I discover new successes from the book, I’ll include the composition of the blend that’s called for. Read More

Gluten Free Waffles

Monday, November 21, 2011

These are quite tasty for being gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.  Who would have thought you could do that?  The recipe came from the helpful magazine, Living Without. Read More

Quinoa Wonder Bread

Sunday, November 13, 2011

After experimenting with gluten free bread most of the summer, this was determined to be the favorite recipe.  It’s soft but sturdy, makes great sandwiches or French toast, and isn’t gritty.  The recipe came from the helpful magazine, Living Without. Read More