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These low carb Philly cheesesteaks are so easy to make you wouldn’t believe it. Everything, including the cheese, cooks together in this slow cooker recipe. Since the beef is sliced thin, it won’t need to cook as long as most slow cooker red meat recipes call for. Just a couple of hours on high or

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  For their 10th Wedding Anniversary in 1979, Dennis and Donna McLaughlin chose Rankin Ranch to have a quiet getaway just the two of them. After spending a few days at the ranch, they could not help but notice that not only was this the perfect getaway f0r them as a couple, but for their

Enter to win a FREE one night stay at Rankin Ranch! $500 value! Everything is included in the American Plan Rate: lodging, three full meals, horseback riding and all ranch activities. Come experience and witness a working cattle ranch in action! Get a glimpse of a way of life that continues the warm hospitality and

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Meatballs by Mona Ingredients: 3 lbs of ground beef (order here) 12 ounces of evaporated milk 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup cracker crumbs 2 eggs 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons chili pepper Sauce Ingredients: 2 cups catsup 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon of

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Ready for the big game this weekend? We have the perfect Chili recipe for all of your friends and family to enjoy! Here’s the scoop! The Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red onion, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, diced 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pound lean

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UPDATE…THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED!  WE RAISED OVER $13,000 TO SHARE WITH THOSE WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN THE RECENT FIRES.  YOUR GENEROSITY IS OVERWHELMING.  DUE TO THE INCREDIBLE RESPONSE, WE DREW OUT TWO LUCKY WINNERS FOR A FREE RANCH STAY.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDREW BARLEBEN AND C.W. GRUENIG! Our hearts break for those families that

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Gimlet Lynx Phantom – Our Canadian Horse Phantom is new to the ranch and has already enjoyed gathering the cattle and a few trail rides.  Phantom is a registered Canadian Horse, a breed known for their versatility.  Phantom was born June 30, 2004 and is now 15.3 hands tall and weighs about 1400 lbs.  Both

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Family Bonds

October 25th, 2018 by Amanda Rankin

We recently enjoyed this blog post on TravelMyHeart.org and felt that it embodied everything about a ranch vacation. What Research Tells Us About the Most Successful Family Bonds Strong family bonds reduce anxiety, raise self-esteem, and build resilience among children. Research suggests five actions to take for strengthening family bonds: Family Time: Family time is a

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Guests often ask what is the “best” time to visit the ranch and this is a very difficult question to answer because every season brings its own beauty and a different atmosphere.  The spring and fall are great for adult getaways, while spring break and the summer months bring family fun.  It all depends on

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Our community is small but mighty and we want to support local education!  The Caliente Union School District has provided elementary education in our community for decades.  The district now consists of one elementary school, Piute Mountain School, which serves the Walker Basin and Twin Oaks communities.  In 1983 the Caliente Educational Foundation was established

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