Staff Feature: Patti LaChance

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Day to day, Recipes | No Comments
Staff Feature: Patti LaChance

“I grew up on a ranch in Wishek, North Dakota, the sauerkraut capital of the US. I lived in SLC, Utah for 1 year, moved to New England and lived in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for 14 years before moving to Colorado where I lived for another 14 years. I relocated to Sonoma County in 2005. I now work […]

Sausage stuffed mushrooms!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Recipes | No Comments

This is one of John’s all time favorite appetizers. We make it for almost every holiday and special occasion. You can choose to use any bulk sausage; we have just found that the flavors of the Jimmy Dean Sausage really compliment this recipe. It’s easy (and fun) to make and I’m sure the whole family […]

Spring Shrimp Salad

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Day to day, Recipes | No Comments

Lighten up your family’s dinner table with a fun twist on the traditional salad. Ingredients: 1 head of romaine lettuce washed and pat dry 2 green onions, sliced 3 celery stalks, sliced 1/4 lb shrimp (if using frozen try to find ones with no salt added) 1 cup dried Chinese noodles 1 package frozen petite […]

Grandma Helen’s Blackberry Pie

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Recipes | No Comments

With the holidays approaching our featured recipe is a staple at all of our family gatherings. “My mother died when I was a small child, so my father’s mother (Granny) was our substitute mother. She was a wonderful cook and taught me from an early age to make pies, among other things. She said the […]

Mom’s Apple Galette

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Recipes | No Comments

Summer is THE season for BBQ. But with all sorts of fresh fruit available it is also a great season for baking! So we wanted to share one of our favorite dessert dishes from our family kitchen. On the ranch we have several Gravenstein apple trees. The Gravenstein apple is considered by many to be […]

Dijon and Soy Oven Baked Steelhead

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Recipes | No Comments

Growing up and living so close to the Russian River, fishing was always something I enjoyed doing as a child. Now married to a fisherman, winter time also means steelhead fishing. Steelhead are a species of salmon native to the Pacific region and they are the most common fish caught in the Russian River. We enjoy […]