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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

Potatoes, Rice, & Other Starch Dishes

Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes

Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

When you begin with Latigo’s wonderful mashed potatoes, this side dish is tasty for any meal of the day.  I heated them on an electric griddle for dinner, and they were a perfect accompaniment. Read More

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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Roasted Sweet Potato and Onion Tart

Friday, January 04, 2013

This would make a lovely entrée for a vegetarian if you omitted the bacon.  Actually, I forgot to add it when I made it, and we all enjoyed it.  I think the bacon would have made it even tastier, but we love bacon here at Latigo.  It was a great side dish with some grilled steak. Read More

Cheese Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Yummy, healthy, low fat...and I might add…comforting.

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Spinach Rice Casserole

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

If you’ve ever over-estimated your family’s salad capacity and have ended up with a bag of fresh spinach that’s going a bit weak, this is a terrific way to recycle the greens before you have to pitch them.  Low in fat – high in flavor – leaves you feeling better for having eaten it.  Could you ask for anything more? Read More

Quinoa with Peas and Onions

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quinoa (pronounced: keen wa) is a high protein grain that can be found in most large grocery stores near the rice.  Rinsing is said to be important because it removes the bitter tasting hull.  However, I didn’t have a sieve with small enough holes to do a good job of rinsing, so I just skipped that step.  We all thought the dish was very good.  I may have gotten lucky on that short cut, or it may be an unnecessary step.  Either way, this is a tasty, quick, starch and vegetable combination. Read More

Pasta Risotto

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This is a quick and yummy all-in-one dinner or lunch dish that has many options.  I honestly began preparations at 5:30 and easily had it on the table by 6.  I substituted corn for peas and used more like ½ pound of turkey kielbasa for 4 dinner servings. Read More

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary

Sunday, May 31, 2009

There weren’t any leftovers when I made this potato recipe for staff dinner the other evening. Read More

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I didn’t grow up on macaroni and cheese, so my taste buds as well as my family’s don’t clamber for mac and cheese from a box.  This is a relatively healthy version that’s pretty easy to make.  I sometimes will prepare it at lunch and put it in a crock pot on low until dinner.  If you don’t give yourself that much time, you can also bake it uncovered for 30 minutes at 350. Read More

Southwestern Mac and Cheese

Sunday, February 01, 2009

This is a popular dinner entrée with my family.  It’s a great way to redistribute leftovers after a holiday dinner.  I like to make my own substitute for canned cream of chicken soup so that I can be sure of its ingredients. Read More

Individual Shepherd's Pie

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This is a popular dinner entrée with my family.  It’s a great way to redistribute leftovers after a holiday dinner.  I like to make my own substitute for canned cream of chicken soup so that I can be sure of its ingredients. Read More

Savory Herb Rice

Sunday, November 09, 2008

This combination of herbs turns a regular pot of rice into something remarkable. Read More

Cranberry Orzo Pilaf

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Since Orzo cooks rapidly, this dish is both quick and delicious.  It has become one of our family favorites. Read More

Southwestern Rice Bake

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

With a big salad, this can be a great vegetarian entree, or it provides a tasty side dish when you want a bit of southwestern flare. Read More