One thing, among many, that we hope you take away from your vacation at the ranch is a full belly! But why leave all the goodness in Colorado? We couldn’t give you all of our secrets, but wanted to share a few of our favorite dude ranch recipes for you to share with your friends and family at home. Dig in!

Corn Pudding

Buttermilk Pie

Spider Cider

Everything Garlic Marinade

Yield: 1 Cup (This marinade is good on just about everything – flank steak, pork tenderloin or chops, chicken.)
1/2 Cup Oil 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Soy 1/4 Cup Chopped Green Onions
1 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Pepper
2 tsp Celery Salt

Cover meat and marinate for 3 hours or more.

Pear & Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Yield: 8-10 Servings
Dressing Salad
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1/3 Cup Pecan Halves
2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar 8 Cups Mixed Salad Greens
1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard 3 Medium Pears, cut into wedges
1/4 tsp Salt 1/3 Cup Sweetened, Dried Cranberries
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 Cup Canola or Vegetable Oil

Mix all dressing ingredients together except oil.

Slowly pour in oil while stirring mixture.

Toss with salad and serve.

Poppy Seed Bread

Yield: 2 Loaves
1/4 Cup Softened Butter 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 Cups Sugar 3 Cups Flour
Peel of 1/2 Lemon 1 1/2 tsp Salt
3 Eggs 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Cups Milk 1 TBSP Poppy Seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream softened butter, sugar and lemon peel.

Add eggs, beat 2 minutes then add milk and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients and mix.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Tennessee Derby Pie

Yield: 1 Pie, 8-10 Servings
1 Pie Shell 1 Cup + 1 TBSP Flour
1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs, Beaten
1/2 Cup Melted Butter 1 tsp Vanilla
10 oz (1 1/14 Cups) Bag of Chocolate Chips 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
Whipped cream for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (slightly lower heat may work better).

Bake pie shell for 10 minutes.

Mix sugar and flour together.

Stir in eggs, butter, chocolate chips, vanilla and pecans.

Pour mixture into pie shell.

Bake about 45 minutes or until pie is firm.

Top with whipped cream for serving.

Cowboy Cookies


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