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Breakfast

Three Meat Cowboy Breakfast Hash

  One of my favorite memories is going to a good breakfast diner and having a tasty hash with my family. Today, we’re going to step it up from the traditional breakfast hash and we’re going to use three different kinds of meat. This is a hearty one, folks – we got bacon, chorizo and…

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Crispy Hash Brown How-To

I get a lot of cooking questions like, “What makes a really good crispy fried hash browns?” Now there ain’t no telling how many bags of taters I fried up before I figured it out… but I did figure it out. 

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Cowboy Breakfast at a Cow Camp

I love breakfast any time of day, but I guarantee you back in Ol’ Cookie’s day going down the trail was a whole lot different to what we have today. Fellers back in the 1880’s didn’t eat very well. A typical breakfast for them consisted of: coffee, biscuits, maybe a little salt pork and even…

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Homemade Tortillas!

For a long time I thought tortillas were difficult to make. I sure loved the homemade flavor but I didn’t think it was worth all the effort. Well, Shan sure set me straight when she came up with this recipe. These tortillas are easy to make and have simple ingredients (with one secret ingredient that sure makes…

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No Stick- Cast Iron Skillet Omelette

I’ve heard a lot of folks say, “I like cast iron, but you sure can’t cook an omelette or an egg in one.” Now that sure isn’t true. Good, seasoned cast iron can cook anything in it and we’re going to tell you the trick. I like to use my 8-inch cast iron skillet for…

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Good Gravy!

Life, like gravy, just takes a little stirring to get it all smoothed out. Growing up I learned to cook from the best- Mama, aunts, uncles, old ranch cooks, etc. One thing they taught me was they never used a recipe. Cooking was all about sight, touch, smell and taste. I learned to measure with…

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AMAZON’S Top 100 Cookbooks

BIG NEWS! We’re so honored that our cookbook,A Taste of Cowboy, was just named on “Amazon’s Top 100 Cookbooks for a Lifetime of Cooking.” When Shannon and I put together this cookbook, it was a culmination (and that’s a big word for me), of over 25 years cooking whether it was with Mama in the kitchen…

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Pumpkin Pie Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup

  Shan and I are pretty excited about fall. For one, that means cooler weather and that sure makes a difference when you’re standing by our ol’ wood stove Bertha. Fall also means pumpkins. Now I sure ain’t the type to cut them up into shapes or carvings, but I do like to eat them…

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Quick Tip for Cutting Out Biscuits

I get a lot of questions about biscuit making. Do you mash them like a cathead biscuit or do you use a biscuit cutter? But I always get the question, “If you twist the cutter while cutting out the biscuit will it hurt the dough.” Well I got a tip from a guy that explains…

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Quick Set Sourdough Starter Recipe

Sourdough was always a staple on a chuck wagon, and we still use it today on our wagon. The problem I found with traditional sourdough is that it is pretty high maintenance. You have to feed it, stir it, read it a bedtime story. You can’t even go on vacation without making sure someone can…

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