Why We Work at The Home Ranch- Maria

Why We love to work at The Home Ranch

Maria is one of our housekeeping staff that keeps the Ranch going. From the South Side of Chicago (which she is very proud of), this past May she graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in finance and accounting. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester…Continued

Sutcliffe Vineyards Wine Dinner at The Farm Kitchen

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A couple weeks ago we had our first wine dinner down at our new farm kitchen. We have a wine dinner each week, sometimes focusing on a region or vineyard, this time around we had owner and founder John Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Vineyards to join us….Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Grilled Cauliflower Salad

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Chef Clyde said, “This salad will turn Cauliflower haters into Cauliflower lovers.” If you love Cauliflower already, then this is another great salad to add to your recipe “box” The Grilled Cauliflower salad is a perfect fall favorite with not only fall colors but taste as well….Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Lamb Kefta Kabobs

Lamb Kefta Kabobs

For lunch today we had Lamb Kefta Kabobs, which made me want to share them with the world. If you have stayed with us at least a couple time, I’m sure you would agree with me, that they are tasty! . …Continued

Odell Beer Pairing Dinner at The Farm

The 5 beers we paired with dinner

This past week we not only had our first ever beer pairing event but also our first 5-course dinner down at our new farm kitchen. We normally have a wine pairing dinner each week, in honor of our Harvest Weeks, with Bikes and Brews we switched it up, to match our beer from Odell’s Brewery…Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Peach Jam

Cutting the peaches

Thanks to the Colorado State University Extension office of Routt Country, we had Master Food Safety Advisors that came to show guests and staff how to can peach jam…Continued

“Hey, this is Home Ranch, And this is Crazy…”

One of our families came up with this song based off “Call Me Maybe” and performed it for the staff and guests during our all Ranch campfire. Thank you- Thomas family we love it!

“Hey, this is Home Ranch; And this is crazy; We live like cowboys; With gastronomy”

Why We Work at The Home Ranch- Tiffany

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Tiffany Lappinga is a Home Ranch triple-threat employee: Horticulturalist, Arborist, and Master Trail Maker, and we feel very fortunate to have her on our team.

Originally from southern California (she graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources), she also spent a year in the Washington Conservation Corps in Seattle doing environmental work…Continued

Adele Carlson: Colorado Farm To Table Pioneer


This week’s profile in “Why We Work at The Home Ranch” is our master gardener Adele Carson. A cattle rancher and pillar of the local Clark community for over 30 years, Adele has lived, worked, and raised her family in the Elk River Valley. She and her husband Doug also operate one of the cornerstones of the Home Ranch farm to table operation: our sister company, the Sand Mountain Cattle Company. Although Adele has been associated with the Stranahan family and the Home Ranch for many years, she was hired in 2011 as our Master Gardener. Right away, she started … Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Peach Pie


Peach Pie   Pie Crust 13 oz unsalted butter soften 1/3 cup milk  & 1 tbsp. whole milk room temp 1 large egg yolk, room temp & beaten 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 3.5 cup all-purpose flour   Cream butter on low Add next 4 ingredients (Will look curdled, but that’s okay) Gradually add flour- DON’T over mix Put in fridge for at least 4 hours Before rolling out let sit at room temp for at least 30 minutes   Ingredients 10 ripe peaches 1 Lemon, juiced 1 tbsp. almond extract ½  tsp. vanilla extract ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ … Continued