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Water Bath Canning Barbecue Sauce

I loved doing this Magnolia Workshop: Savoring the Season, because we are always barbecuing at the ranch, whether it is to feed a crew of helpers or to celebrate a birthday. The sweet, tangy flavor...

Water Bath Canning Peach Jam

I love making peach jam, and I love sharing it with friends. In our community, it has become a tradition for neighbors to give jam to one another at the end of the year. These...

Chicken Pot Pie

  This chicken pot pie is hearty yet nourishing. It highlights the vegetables, which stay bright and colorful. The chicken is poached not roasted, so the broth from the poaching adds depth to the flavor....

Grilled Corn with Chile-Lime Salt

It’s grilling season and grilled corn on the cob is a classic! But I love to spice this up by making a Chile-Lime Salt to sprinkle over the corn. Yes please! This easy extra step...

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Butter-Sage Cream Sauce

 Making ravioli is one of my favorite kitchen projects when I have a little extra time. Of course it is more time consuming than cooking pre-made pasta, but once you have made your own, you...

Molasses Lace Cookies with White Chocolate Filling Recipe

This is a cookie that has just the right amount of chewiness while also having a satisfying bit of crunch. It is perfect with tea in the afternoon or a delicious dessert. I love lace...

Apple Empanadas with Bourbon Whipped Cream

  My mother and I love making these empanadas together! We make a lot of different kinds of empanadas, but this sweet dessert is the perfect way to celebrate the apple season. The pastry is...

Ranch Meatloaf

Growing up, I did not like meatloaf at all.  Looking back, I realize my dislike stemmed from the dominant flavor of ketchup in most meatloaf recipes. Years later, I revisited the idea of meatloaf, and...

Pistachio Cinnamon Rolls

There is a lot of early morning work to do on the ranch, and neighbors often come to lend a hand with cattle work. One way I show gratitude is by making sure everyone who...