Author Archives: okieranchwife

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.

Italian Style Potato Salad

This recipe started with my quick sale purchases, as most of my recent recipes do. I found the base recipe over at Epicurious but I made it my way. 2 ½ pounds medium size Red Potatoes 5 Tbsp Extra Virgin … Continue reading

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Tuna Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Right after I graduated from college, I made this salad quite often because it is very economical. Also I was a terrible cook then. I have redeemed myself on that score. Now I make this dish because it is something … Continue reading

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Cheesy Potato Cauliflower Soup

This soup came about, as usual, from my quick sale produce. I bought two 10 pound bags of russet potatoes for $1.00 each and a head of cauliflower for $2.00. The cauliflower was a bit more expensive than usual but … Continue reading

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Asparagus Bacon Mushroom Quiche

This recipe came about because I harvested asparagus from my neglected asparagus patch. I had a quick sale crumbled Chevre goat cheese in the fridge. I had a package of bacon in the deep freezer and today I scored a … Continue reading

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Expanding Okie RanchWife’s Garden

Wow, have you seen the headlines regarding food scarcity, food production facility accidents, lack of fertilizer? Not only have they been in the alternative media, but also they have gone mainstream. Tucker Carlson and Dan Bongino have talked about it. … Continue reading

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Foraging in My Yard for Spring Salads

Food is freedom. Control the food, control the people. Wild onion grass, violets and Dandelions! It is Spring in Oklahoma. And my hens are producing more eggs since the daylight lasts longer. I have 10 dozen in my fridge right … Continue reading

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Hrudka – Eastern European Easter Cheese

My family is from Eastern Europe. My mom always made this egg cheese for Easter. And I have been making this for more than 20 years. It is an easy cheese to make at home no special procedures or rennets. … Continue reading

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OkieRanchWife Chicken Rice Soup

So I had a lot of leftover basmati rice from a previous meal. Since I never want to waste anything, I went shopping in my deep freezer this morning. We are having a cool rainy day and I thought soup … Continue reading

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Balsamic Pork Bites with Rice

I found two quick sale family packs of boneless pork chops during one of my recent grocery runs into town. I used both packs for this meal but it will stretch over several days. I do like to cook in … Continue reading

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Pasta with Bacon Mushroom Cheese Sauce

This is such as easy dish to make on a Sunday because it will keep wonderfully in the fridge and can be used as leftovers for the rest of the week. I didn’t have fresh mushrooms but I had dehydrated … Continue reading

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