• Prairie Moon Ranch Chops ‘n’ Taters

    Posted on May 1, 2010 by in Recipes

    My Aunt Ruby used to make a dish sorta like this, but I adapted it so that My Cowboy (sometimes known as The World’s Pickiest Eater) would eat it. This is the version he likes, so it’s the one we make around here. 6-8 pork chops (I use the ones without bone that have been […]

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  • Easy Carrot Cake

    Posted on April 1, 2010 by in Recipes

    My grandmother found this recipe somewhere, and after trying it for myself, I’ll never again go to the trouble of grating carrots for a cake! There’s nothing easier than this, and the frosting is extra yummy. 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2  4.5-oz. containers of baby food carrots 1 tsp. vanilla […]

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  • Porcupine Meatball Supper

    Posted on March 1, 2010 by in Recipes

    This recipe is from my mother’s recipe box. A good old standby main dish. 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup uncooked white rice 1 tsp. salt 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 beaten egg 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. black pepper 3 tbsps. butter 2 cups tomato juice 4-5 small potatoes, […]

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  • Valentine’s Cookies

    Posted on February 11, 2010 by in Recipes

    At every holiday, my Great Aunt Ruby would make lots and lots of these and decorate them, and give some to everyone in the family. She always made special ones for all the littler kids, and every year, at Valentine’s Day, she made special Valentine cookies for my daughters as well. They came to expect […]

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  • Banana Oat Bread

    Posted on February 1, 2010 by in Recipes

    I know there are lots of different recipes for banana bread out there, but for some reason, this one is my favorite. My entire family likes it, too, so you just gotta stick with a good thing! 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 […]

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  • Prairie Berries

    Posted on January 6, 2010 by in Recipes

    Today I thought I’d share with you a dish My Cowboy loves for breakfast. Actually, we like it any time, but My Cowboy eats this for breakfast with a slice of fresh-baked cornbread that I bake in my iron skillet. Keeps his belly full and warm while he’s outside doing what cowboys do. Prairie Berries […]

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  • Coconut Shortbread

    Posted on January 1, 2010 by in Recipes

    I got this recipe from my brother’s ex-wife a long time ago. I’m sure glad she gave me the recipe before she left! The good thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to bake it all at once if you don’t want to. You can keep the dough in the freezer and just […]

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  • Peanut Butter Cookies

    Posted on December 3, 2009 by in Recipes

    My best friend has a granddaughter that we call Miss Miranda. When she was little and liked something yummy she would say: Dee-rishus! So now, we all still use the term . . . and it definitely comes to mind when these little gems come out of the oven. It’s a miracle My Cowboy doesn’t […]

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  • Southern Pralines

    Posted on December 1, 2009 by in Recipes

    This is my sister’s recipe. She makes these for me at least once a year, usually around Christmas. I just let her, because it saves me the trouble! 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 1 1/2 cups half and half 3 Tbsp. butter 2 cups pecan halves In a heavy 2-quart […]

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  • Apple Crisp

    Posted on November 1, 2009 by in Recipes

    I got this recipe from a young girl that My Cowboy and I used to work with. I discovered it when she brought it to a department potluck dinner one time. In September, when I buy apples by the box, I make this a lot. I supposed you could serve it with whipped topping or […]

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