Chicken Alvie ~

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Well, in my quest for better eating and cleaner foods.... I made a chicken dish that my friend Faye  would love the recipe for -- How the recipe came about was... I had started experimenting on a new chicken dinner for the ranch clinic as most folks love my "mediterranean" chicken ...but this  year I need to spice it up... as we are 15 years of ranch clinics now!! I need simple, quick, more healthy and feed around 30 folks...hmmm.... so "Chicken Alvie" was born... flattening it out makes cooking quicker... it's all fresh simple ingredient and I can put them all in one pan to fit … [Read more...]

Split Pea for Gabriele!

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  Well, a while back I had made split pea soup for the first time -- so simple and hearty! Wow!  This is a quick recipe and quick post for my friend Gabriele! One of the kindest, coolest gals I know from Ontario, Canada! Pea soup is extremely easy and I happened to have two ham hocks and  bones left over from  a dinner so.... I filled the pot to cover the bones and meat and let it boil for a couple hours, adding water if I needed to keep the bones covered... (great to do on a cold day in my log cabin, fills the rooms with a delicious smell and helps heat … [Read more...]

Failure, experiment, Success!

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So a friend of mine that has a large blog, told me to be sure to tell my stories whether they be successes or failures...                    It started in the blizzard this afternoon, when I should have been doing book work, but alas, I figured I had bought this rice flour, as I am trying to eat closer to gluten-free and cut back on sugar... I thought, I could make rice flour tortillas for my fish 'tacos" idea... but when googling "gluten-free flours" I find you need a lot of other "stuff" other than one kind of gluten-free flour! Of … [Read more...]

2015 is Here!

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So.... my inner cowgirls! I know some of you have woke up to a hang over while others are still in bed! Welcome to 2015!!! However you are entering it! I really don't have much to say except this year is the year to truly dig deep inside yourselves and find that awesome inner cowgirl I know is in there! I look forward to traveling a bit more this year and meeting new gals and seeing my "old" sisters... I can feel it's going to be a fabulous year with lots of cooking, baking, friendship, horsemanship, traveling and loving life!! If you are not a healthy cowgirl I hope 2015  you find … [Read more...]

One Nation…Under God…At The Rodeo

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I was lucky enough this year to spend 4 days with dear friends from Canada, that I hadn't seen in a few years.  Peter my husband, gets to see them yearly... Just a little back ground on them - "The Millers" and not quite like the movie "Meet the Millers" ... have been friends of ours since 1997 if I remember correctly.  Neil came to a clinic to start a colt in one of Peter's clinics near Brandon, Manitoba... I can still remember it being freezing cold and snowy... Neil brought a colt and little did we know he was one of Canada's great steer wrestlers in his day and had also competed … [Read more...]