Our friend and contributor O.L. Shepp who is a Wyoming blogger, writer, rancher, mother…all-around super woman…shared with me  another venture she works on. It’s called Cooking for Cowboys and I’m hooked!

Her latest post starts out, “My grandmother’s words were, ‘I’ll do the dishes, you kids go play. You have your entire lives to cook and clean.'” Words to live by!

I’m excited to try recipes such as Cowboy Cookies, “Pop’s Flop” and Cowboy Beans. She also posts perspectives on nutrition and health. Check her out!

 

Cowboy Cookies for Your Pockets

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped unsalted peanuts

*Cream butter, applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla and eggs one at a time.  Mix dry ingredients and add to batter.  Stir in chocolate and peanuts.  Bake 12-14 min @ 350.

*These cookies are pocket tested for low-fat and high protein to maintaining flavor and moistness.

From RealPartner Liz Lauck – Wyoming Stock Growers Association

This week we’re directing you over to RealRancher Ondi Shepperson’s blog to read her two latest posts. Ondi has a unique style and captures some great ranching moments and we’re honored she let’s us share her posts!

Good Mama Blues

Ondi Shepperson's blog post "The Good Mama Blues" at http://olshepp.wordpress.com/

Cowboy Entertainment

Ondi Shepperson's blog post "Cowboy Entertainment" at http://olshepp.wordpress.com/

On an unrelated note, if you’re ever in Ondi’s neck of the woods you have to stop at the Meeteetse Chocolatier. It’s the law.

From RealRancher Ondi Shepperson – Meeteetse, Wyo.

The saga of Bessey Stacy Badger, my great-grandmother’s mother, who homesteaded with her husband, Leland, is a story of equality. They homesteaded in eastern Wyoming in the late eighteen hundred’s. Wyoming was known as the “equality state,” a fortunate state for Bessey and Leland to choose to homestead.

RealRancher Ondi writes about Wyoming ranching history

Leland Badger's parents circa 1871

This is not a story about Leland.  Stories passed down abound of him being a ‘wonderlust’, as Robert Service would dub. I must portray lightly this character, Leland, to give you the entire fortune that equality in Wyoming brought for Bessey.

Read the full story on RealRancher Ondi Shepperson’s blog.

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