Bacon & Cheese Beer Bread

    Mr. Stacy loves a good beer bread, especially when it’s soft, warm, and full of all the little things that he enjoys like good beer, cheese, and bacon.  Can’t say I blame him.  I think I am right there with him.  It wasn’t until I moved to Germany where I found out what…

Prepping For the Market

Last summer I started kicking around the notion of selling baked goods at the farmer’s markets here in town, but was otherwise distracted by life, Mr. Stacy, and travel. This morning I decided that I really should do that this year. I can get out. Meet people. Share my food. Plus, make a little money…

Beer Cheese Dip with Sausage

I really don’t like crowding my blog posts with more than one recipe.  So, think of this as Part 2 with Game Day posts. For my dish during the broadcast, I used Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from KettleHouse Brewing Co. in Missoula.  If you want a lighter flavored try a light lager or IPA.  I…

The Dreaded Cold and Flu Season

As lovely as Montana is, it is not isolated from the rest of the world and cold and flu season has settled in horrifically.  The number of sick people at work seems to grow exponentially and even I have succumb to the horrors of the cold.  I spent a week marinating in cold and flu…

Lemon Rosemary Loaf

Hello to all the readers! If you caught today’s Home on My Range broadcast, thanks for watching.  If  not, that’s okay too.  Just click here to check out today’s and previous live shows. I have had a life where I have moved around quite a bit and got to know all different climates, experienced different…

Looking for a Few Good Cooks

Good morning everyone! It did nothing but snow yesterday and it gave me the most perfect excuse to stay at home and start a rather ambitious project that I have been wanting to do for some time, write a cookbook. I spent the day categorizing, sorting, and determining which recipes would go into the book…

Taco Salad

One of my readers recently asked about some food ideas that were tasty, filling, and fit into their dietary restrictions. No problem. Mr. Stacy and I have been making taco salad since we have been together.  It’s really one of his specialties.  Because it’s very tasty, fairly simple, and quite an ingredient flexible dish it’s…

Rolled Sugar Cookies

I am going to be completely honest, I hate sugar cookies.  I enjoy eating good sugar cookies, but I hate making the damn things.  These things were just a mystery to me with the mixing, chilling, rolling, getting them cut without sticking to the counter.  Let’s not even get into the baking with the spreading…

Crushed Garlic Paste

Is there anything better than garlic in cooking?  Well, I guess butter.  So…. next to butter is there anything better?  Did someone say alcohol?  Oh my gawd, making this hard tonight. Okay, okay. Next to those other two things, is there really anything better than garlic?  You better be thinking “No!” just this once.  Now…

Once in a Blue Moon Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes don’t have to be basic. Creamy pale classic is good.  However, sometimes different is good. The first time I saw blue potatoes, I had a real “What the hell?”  I bought a few out of curiosity and cooked them up for dinner like any other potato.  I found, other than the coloring, they tasted…