White bubbly fermenting liquid commonly known as sourdough starter

Sourdough Starter (Traditional)

Sourdough Bread, YUM, right?! A good sourdough bread starts with a good starter. I have had my sourdough starters (this traditional Sourdough Starter, and Sweet Sourdough Starter) going for many years. The biggest reason people don't make sourdough starter is because they feel it's too much work to keep going. However, sourdough starter is actually pretty easy to keep going, and very forgiving if you forget about it. There are ways to "bring it back…... view full recipe

Log of white butter with flecks of herbs in the butter with fresh rosemary, sage leaves, and thyme

Herb Butter

I make this herb butter for a number of things. I'll put it under the skin in my turkey or chicken before I roast them. I spread it on bread for sandwiches, especially turkey sandwiches. It's also great on toast with eggs. And you can melt it and brush it on your pizza dough, especially the edges, before you bake pizza. If at all possible, use fresh herbs, their flavor is more robust than dried…... view full recipe

Chunku Pears, Bright red cranberries, in a red cranberry and pear sauce

Pear and Cranberry Chutney

This chutney is delicious on so many things, and so easy to make! Pour it over a block of softened cream cheese or ice cream, and serve it with crackers, spread it on toast, add it to yogurt, on top of of pancakes and waffles, or on Brie in Brie en Croute. This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE Favorites Recipes" which can be purchased…... view full recipe

Golden Yellow Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Corn

I have been making this Caramel Corn since my children were little. We didn't celebrate Halloween when they were growing up (I know, horrors! yes, that was a pun, and I don't do them that often! haha!), but didn't want them to think it was a punishment, so we always had yummy snacks that I would make, including this Caramel Popcorn, and we would have movie night (no scary movies though, I still don't like…... view full recipe

Golden brown buttery sauce with chopped pecans

Pecan Praline Sauce

This Pecan Praline Sauce is SOOOO good., and really easy to make! I have to be careful to not eat the whole .thing by myself! I often double or triple the recipe and put them in jars and give them away as gifts during the holidays. I put it on brie in Brie en Croute, and pour it over softened cream cheese and serve with cinnamon graham crackers. Warm it up and pour it over…... view full recipe

Pumpkin Spice Seasonings

Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

It seems everyone loves a good Pumpkin Spice anything come fall. You can buy pumpkin spice seasoning to put in your pies, cakes, and coffee, but you can make it yourself for a fraction of the cost and keep it in a spice jar to use year round. Here is a quick and easy recipe to make your own pumpkin spice seasoning. You're welcome! More recipes like this can be found in our cookbook “Rocky…... view full recipe

Crepes with berries, a butter flower, and garnished with mint.


Who doesn't love crepes?! These thin, light French pancakes are so versatile. They can be made into a savory dish by filling them with eggs or veggies and topped with a sauce; or they can be sweet and topped with berries or filled with jam or cream; and can made plain or with chocolate. I will share other crepe recipes in other blog posts in the future, so check back here for links to those…... view full recipe

red sauce with specs of pepper and other spices on ribs, chicken and in a blue and white bowl

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce

I have tried SO many different ways and spices and tweaking and have finally come up with this BBQ Sauce recipe, which we have found to be our favorite. It can also be adjusted to make it sweeter or spicier, whichever your taste buds direct you. It's easy and you can store it in the fridge for many weeks. I put mine in a squeeze bottle and the rest in a jar to have on…... view full recipe

Light and Fluffy Cream with fresh red strawberries with green leaves

Devonshire Cream

This is really a "Mock" Devonsire Cream since the cream itself doesn't come from Devon, England. But it's just as delicious, and much easier and quicker to make than Clotted Cream. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to make. I serve it with scones, and I'll use it just as I do whipped cream sometimes, try it with apple pie, you'll be hooked! The tang from the sour cream gives it a special flavor…... view full recipe

Jar with lemon curd next to whole and cut lemons on a blue and white tea towel

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a wonderfully delicious, sweet and tart treat that has a myriad of uses. I use it primarily to go with Scones. But I also use it fill in tart shells, as a layer in between layers of cake, on top of Strawberry Shortcake, in mini puff pastry shells topped with a dollop of Devonshire Cream, and so much more. Just be creative. Whatever might sound good with a sweet and sour lemon…... view full recipe