Seasoned pitmaster shares meat mastery with RFD customers

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Chris Webb has already dazzled Ranch Foods Direct customers with his barbecue prowess, introducing them to marvels like the sausage-stuffed “bacon bomb.” Starting today, he’s offering hands-on meat prep classes on the first and third Thursday of each month. Chris has many years of experience cooking with fire and smoke, including a stint competing on the professional circuit while he … Read More

Beef Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

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1 pound Ground Beef 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups sliced leeks (or use chopped onions) 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes 2 1/2 cups beef broth 2 cups diced tart apples … Read More

Meet customer Barbara Gross

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I’m originally from Germany but we’ve been living here in Colorado Springs for many years now. HOW OFTEN DO YOU SHOP THE STORE? I typically come in on a weekly basis, but I’m just now getting by to see the new store. I’m just thrilled! It’s beautiful; it’s nice, airy and fresh-looking. I buy a lot … Read More

Meet customer Sandra Buffington

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FILL IN THE BLANK: WHEN I THINK OF FALL, I THINK OF… Pumpkin pie. I like to get a fresh pumpkin and cook it. That’s the best. To make it into pie filling, you just cut it in half and roast it for 30 or 40 minutes, until it’s nice and tender, and then you mash it up and add … Read More

New vendor to offer banquet of basil

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Nothing conveys summer like the sweet, bright fragrance of basil! Today’s Farm Stand Friday will feature King Basil’s, a local company that grows beautiful organic basil. They sell 12 varieties of live basil plants, handmade basil salt and packaged fresh basil. CLICK HERE for recipe suggestions that include traditional basil pesto and an amazing sounding Italian-style ragu meat sauce! Today’s … Read More

Judy’s favorite summer recipes…

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Grilled steaks, burgers and tacos… those are some of Judy Purcell’s summer favorites. “I like to get a bone-in rib-eye and have it cut an inch and a half thick… you want a nice crust on the outside when you grill it, and an inch and a half to me is the perfect thickness for getting a good crust on … Read More

Where do you go for fresh ideas?

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Local urban homesteader shares favorite recipes and cooking resources and says keeping chickens makes her feel grounded. Bonnie Simon is an intrepid urban homesteader, teaches food preservation classes, promotes local businesses on her Hungry Chicken Homestead blog, and served as marketing manager for the Colorado Farm and Art Market. She is famously enamored of her backyard chickens, which give her … Read More