Welcome to the Ranch Kitchen

We are a three-square-meals-a-day kind of family, plus snacks. And we make virtually everything from scratch, so needless to say we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Well, two kitchens actually, because in the summer we open up the house in the hills.  Tyler and I both come from families with robust prairie food cultures.  Food is not only the thread that ties our family together, but it shapes our days and our seasons. We are either growing food, preparing food, selling food, reading and dreaming about food, or eating food together, around the table that anchors us to this place.  We hope that you and your family will get pleasure from the recipes that have come out of our ranch kitchen.

The heart of our home.

Trail’s End Burgers

The perfect solution for making the best-ever burgers, other than using Trail's End Grassfed Beef, of course, is to get Tyler to make them. Tyler, along with being highly competent in virtually every task known to man (welding, carpentry, mechanics, ranching, parenting), also has been blessed with extreme burger making talent.  Grandpa, prone to hyperbole already, extols these burgers as [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|Categories: Beef, Recipes|0 Comments

Classic Beef Stew

This is a classic in our kitchen. And when I say 'classic," I mean that I cook it often, but it is never the same twice. This is the best way to have a hearty, nourishing one-pot meal, while using up anything that is in the fridge. Most recently, our stew was based on sprouting garden potatoes, homegrown onions, and [...]

By |March 12th, 2016|Categories: Beef, Recipes|0 Comments