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The Native Cowgirl

The Native Cowgirl
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Living In: Oelrichs, South Dakota, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  3 posts
Dec. 21, 2009 7:19 am 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2014 10:30 am
Hi All! Well, today I am going to embark on making my great-grandma's Almond Roca recipe. I made her caramels 2 days ago and they turned out just like they are supposed to. I'm not sure why it has taken me so many years to try making all of these heavenly goodies. I guess I thought it was going… MORE
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From The Blog:  Cowgirl Swank
About this Cook
I am happily married and have a son, named Stone. He was born in August 2008. He definitely keeps me busy at home. We live on a large cattle ranch in southwestern South Dakota. We raise black angus cross cows/calves and breed/raise quarter horses. I spend most of my days running my business "Cowgirl Swank" from home, taking care of my son, being the ranch cook, and helping outside as much as possible. We are involved in rodeo, but I haven't found much time to spend with my horses (or in the arena) since Stone was born. I am looking forward to that changing this as my son gets older. He has his own horse now so he will be able to go along when we go riding. My business has taken off and I am extremely busy with that. Other than that, I love being a mom and I love the fact that Stone will grow up the same way that I did (on the ranch with both parents present). I also love to cook and am always looking for new things to make. is my favorite site of all time!!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cookies, pies, banana bread, zucchini bread, deserts, etc. We eat a lot of beef so I am constantly searching for new recipes to try to spice things up a bit. I love to cook for my family (so I love to cook just about everything).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma and mom are both incredible cooks. I am trying to follow in their footsteps. I love to make things that I remember from my childhood (just like grandma did). We always try to get together for the major holidays. There's nothing like enjoying the company of family and friends over a homemade meal.
My cooking triumphs
I mastered my grandma's Lemon Meringue pie recipe. It is incredible! I have gotten to be a very good baker. Now I'd like to master making bread and rolls (something that I am a novice at). I know that it takes a lot of practice to be a good bread baker. I'm up for the task!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had a lot of tragedies (thankfully). I did try to make my grandma's bread (just once so far) and I didn't check the expiration on the yeast. Needless to say, it never raised and ended up getting thrown out. I will master bread making.....if it's the last thing I do! :)
Recipe Reviews 57 reviews
The Best Lemon Bars
These are really good. I added more lemon extract and lemon zest. Felt they weren't quite "lemony" enough. Good crust on these though!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2014
Unstuffed Pepper Soup
This is one of my favorites. I follow the recipe, but I also add a lot of my own seasonings to it to make it the way we like it. I am giving it 4 Stars because I feel it needs more seasonings.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2014
Lemon Pie Bars
LOVE good!! The crust is crisp as is the edge. I add a little bit of lemon extract too....can't have too much lemon in my opinion! :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2012
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