A view of Mt. Evans from Highlands Ranch, CO.
Hello, My name is Lea Ann and welcome to Cooking On The Ranch. Join me in cooking Western Style. If you’re looking for recipes that echo the spirit of the Wild West, you’ll find lots of our favorites here.
I live in Highlands Ranch, which is South of Denver and at the base of our majestic Rocky Mountains, even though officially not a “Ranch”, the land our town sits on was in fact once a large working cattle ranch …before Denver urban sprawl claimed the land. We live in the spirit of those who settled here over a century ago.
Cooking matters! I feel very strongly about that, and my mission has been accomplished if I inspire you to get out of that fast food drive through lane more often and back in the kitchen. Cooking is about creating memories. Sharing home cooked meals with your family and friends is about sharing love.
Reasons to Cook?
Because you say Pot-a-to: Old Fashioned Scalloped Potato Recipe
To get Away: Lamb Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives
To Eat Better: Bean and Vegetable Soup
To explore your roots: Potato and Celery Root Puree
To Steal the Show: Fall River Prime Rib Roast
To make Mom’s Recipe your way: Kansas Old Fashioned Green Beans
Because it always cooking weather: Ultimate Grilled Shrimp
To Stir Things Up: Cashew and Chicken Stir Fry
Please join me in my adventures in my kitchen in the Wild West. I’m a student of all things Western, Southwestern and Mexican Cuisine.