Mama's Cool Cranberry and Marshmallow Salad

Mama’s Cool Cranberry and Marshmallow Salad

    Break out the turkey! Hold on- I mean the one that gobbles and has feathers not the one that comes in the bottle.  There is a lot of work that goes into a Thanksgiving meal and by the time you get finished you often are just thankful that it is over, but this…

sourdough biscuits

The Secrets Of Sourdough

Sourdough has been around forever, and I mean that almost literally. The first record of sourdough was way back in 1500 B.C. in Egypt. Sourdough was a staple going down the trail because of the lack of refrigeration. Usually biscuits, beans and coffee was about all those fellers were going to have back then on…

kent rollins black beans and rice recipe

Creamy Black Beans and Rice Bake

As a lot of y’all know, many of my recipe come about while cooking on a ranch. I always make a menu and a grocery list to cover all the meals while out on the wagon, but sometimes it’s hard to stick to the schedule.When there’s no store around you whip together what you’ve got…

sparklin' taters

Sparklin’ Taters

      This is a recipe I came up with years ago while I was cooking on a ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon. We had stayed in two days longer than scheduled and I was running low on groceries. I had plenty of potatoes, but had run out of oil to fry with and…

cornbread salad

Helen’s Layered Cornbread Salad

I’ve met a lot of people in the last 25 years of cooking and shared a bunch of stories and  food. But there are two dear friends that have been there beside us through thick and thin. Good food, like good people, are necessary in life because you get nourishment from both. Chris and Helen are…

gooey pretzel brownies with salted caramel

Gooey Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

This is a little concoction that my sweet wife came up with. And I’m just giving you fair warning… you best invite folks over when you make this otherwise you’ll eat the entire pan like I did. I love a gooey brownie. Mixed with a salty crunch this is a match made in chocolate heaven! Let ‘em cool…

grilled peaches with kent rollins

Grilled Peaches with Jacked-Up Honey Glaze

Even though it doesn’t have fins, fur or feathers, these peaches grill up as good as anything. I love throwing some fruit on the grill, and when you add a sweet glaze made with Jack Daniels in the mix - it’s sure hard to beat. The glaze caramelizes a tad and blends well with the sweetness of…