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Birthday Party!

This is me with my girlfriends at the restaurant they took me to for my birthday lunch with the girls. Asha was there but she is taking the picture, and in the middle is my great friend Catherine and on the right is my long time friend Lori. We had so much fun....

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Tomato Harvest!

Harvest time is later on the ranch than the flatlanders harvest time. The valley folks have already harvested their tomatoes as we have a different growing zone here on Destiny Ranch at 2700 ft. We usually have tomatoes well into November keeping us in fresh tomatoes longer that the valley keeps its farmers...

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Honey Harvest!

You have seen the wild flowers that make up the honey on Destiny Ranch. The neighboring gardens provide much pollen for the bees as well as fruit trees growing next to the hive. Cherries, and peaches provide early blossoms for the bees. The harvest of honey was so bountiful this year! With only...

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Destiny Ranch has a new family member!

Two weeks ago we got a new puppy! He is so cute and wonderful, and of course, he is an Irish Setter! My friend Jeannette asked me to babysit for her last litter (which is where the puppy is from) and I fell in love with this boy! He will not go in...

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Fruit Clafouti

Hi all! We had to take a break from our web site this last week but we are back now, hope you enjoy this new recipe which is an old classic. When Summer gifts us with her lovely fruit, we make all kinds of fruit dishes. This is a French fruit cake made...

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Well Loved Dogs

Time to feed the dogs. We feed our dogs two times a day. Dogs get hungry through the day just like people do if they only eat once a day. Cut your dogs daily intake of dog food in half and give them a breakfast and a dinner. Dogs that eat twice a...

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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries 1 dozen large ripe strawberries 1 package dark chocolate chips 1 package white chocolate chips 1 tablespoon Grand Mariner 1 tablespoon Disaronno Italian Liqueur In separate sauce pans melt the chocolate chips. Add the Grand Mariner to the dark chocolate slowly when melting. Then the Amaretto slowly to the...

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Perfect Pork Chops

These are the most tender pork chops you will ever cook. The technique is the secret in this recipe. Pork chops need to be finessed, even coaxed if you will. The are not a tender cut of meat unless you know this secret! Perfect Pork Chops 4 large bone-in pork chops Thick cut....

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Scallops Gratin

Hi all! Lately I have been remembering all the reasons I love to cook. When I was really learning to cook dishes other than the ones my Mom taught me, it was during the 70’s craze to make different dishes.  Julia Childs had made her splash with French cooking and the Galloping Gourmet made us...

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American Plum Pudding

I looked up a recipe for Plum Pudding in the Joy of Cooking and the recipe there did not call for plums! That’s right, there are no plums in there, only dried fruits and nuts. Well, I had some fresh plums and wondered what to make out of them and came up with...