Erica Krantz

Recipes by Erica Krantz

I've always loved to cook! Trying different meals, either from magazine clippings or friend’s family recipes, my motto is "I'll always cook it once, if you don't like it, I'm sure my dogs will!" My mother taught me the basics of cooking, the rest I've picked up from watching a million cooking shows and reading tons of cookbooks. But what I love the most is seeing the look on my friends' faces when I hand them their plate and they take that first bite!

Ever tire of coming in late after a long day of practice, drained, not wanting to run and get something or have to slave over the stove? Well, team ropers, I have found the answer! Linda Welch from Emmett, Idaho, has made this dish and has said it’s not only easy but very tasty as well! Freeze it up to 3 months or make it before a long day and stick it in the fridge. Either way it will leave a great taste in your mouth and have you wanting more.

This month’s recipe comes from states away, In Colbert Washington. Leslie Brown has made this tasteful, fresh Italian dish for her family for many years. She has passed this dish down to one of her daughters Mallory, who lives in Texas and makes this for many of those hungry college boys. “Not one complaint!” she says. So give it a try and impress your family, friends, or just make it all for yourself!

This month I didn’t have to look too far for a great recipe, I just asked the best cook I know. It comes from the woman who taught me what I know — my mom, Lynnette Krantz from Lodi, Calif. I remember her making this either for BBQ’s in the summer, or cold rainy days in the winter. So far it has a clean record, everyone goes back for seconds, sometimes even thirds and fourths! This is a must try and is one of my all time favorite recipes. I know you all will love it as much as I do!