Author Archive: The Jolly Rancher

Spring Storm

Spring Lambing Storm, April 2016

When lambing in Montana in April, it’s pretty much a given that we’ll deal with at least one spring storm–and here’s the first one. So, come with me on my barnyard rounds and see what’s going on and how our…
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Box o’ chocolate

Dark Chocolate Caramel with sea salt

Beware of chocolatiers bearing gifts…?  Not!  When a box containing artisan chocolate lands on your doorstep, what do you do?   Be happy.  Be very, very happy! We have a friend who’s a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef.  He’s done…
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Simply Amazing Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Simply Amazing Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup that’s simple and amazing?  Yes!  Amazingly simple to prepare (The Maid does it) and simply delicious to enjoy! Split Pea Soup is one of those things that you either love or hate.  I’m not sure there’s an…
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Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies– (gluten-free)

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies…and gluten free?!  Yes! Can a gluten free cookie really be that good?  Amazing enough that you would even prefer it over its wheaty brother?  In another life and time, I would have said, “You’re nuts!”  But,…
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Sheep Shearing 2016

Come with me on a fun journey of our sheep shearing day!  Finally, folks, the time has come.  I am ready to share and show the sheep shearing.  Okay, now say that ten times, really fast!  Not ba-a-a-a-a-a-d!  (Sorry, I…
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Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

What’s better than a lemony cheesecake, swirling with velvety rivers of luxurious blueberry filling?  Well, nothing, except maybe two of them!  I must confess— I posted this photo of this cheesecake pie on my Facebook page, with no recipe trail…
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Breakfast Casserole fit for a King!

The Jolly Rancher's Breakfast Casserole

Start the morning with The Jolly Rancher’s Breakfast Casserole and you will conquer any Monday.  If your day still turns out to be one of “those”, you can be sure it had nothing to do with your breakfast! In fact,…
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Stud Muffin Coffee

My funny find:  Stud Muffin Coffee in pumpkin spice.  Hmmmm…coffee for the Real Man in your life?  Well, my personal stud muffin doesn’t even drink coffee…which most definitely does not make him less of a man!  But when I came…
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