“Wee” Apple Pies

I love to quilt, cook, and create (doesn’t that sound more industrious than playing, even though it really is kind of playing?) and I REALLY love to put all three of those things together! Which is what I get to do several times a year when I cook for my friend Carrie’s quilt retreats. I…

Fajitas and Homemade Tortillas

It’s cold here in north central Montana. In fact the coldest/snowyest February on record! Which makes ranching very difficult. Most ranchers are calving now. I know that sounds crazy. However, very often January and February are nicer than March. Many ranchers have cattle and do a lot of farming of grain or other commodities. They…

Soft Pretzels

Ingredients 1 cup lukewarm water 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) melted butter, lukewarm 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active yeast 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons, dark brown sugar 3 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour* 1 large egg or (additional) 1/4 cup melted butter Steps Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper….

Chipotle Lime Ranch

I am sharing this delicious recipe from Food Passage This ranch dressing is smoky, tangy, and as spicy as you want it to be! Ingredients 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt 1/3 cup mayo 1/2 cup (lightly packed) cilantro 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce + 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (or to taste) Juice from 1/2 lime 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic…