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Author: Tanya Engel

red, yellow, and green bell peppers on a wood table

Tips on cultivating peppers in Wyoming

Originally from Central America, pepper plants (Capsicum annuum) have made their way into garden beds all over the world, including in Wyoming. 

Peppers can be grown for fresh eating and cooking, or dried as a spice. Available in

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Stack of chocolate chip cookies on a blue plate.

High-Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of chocolate chip cookies on a blue plate

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Baking time: 13 minutes per pan
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 36


  • 3¾ cups (450 g) all-purpose flour (spoon and level to measure)
  • ¼ cup (28 g) corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin cheesecake on white plate

We tested this at 3,500 and 7,200 feet. And it worked without cracking! 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Bake time: 2 hours

Cooling: 8 hours 30 minutes


Slow cooker liner bag, heavy-duty wide foil, or 11–12-inch round cake pan (Something …

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3 pecan bar cookies on wood plank

Southern Pecan Pie Bars

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 50 minutes + 1 hour cooling

Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 9-12

Ingredients & Supplies

  • Parchment paper
  • 9 x 9-inch baking pan


  • ½ cup (113 g) salted butter (or ½ cup
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Bread rolls in a cloth-lined basket.

Two variations of dinner rolls in 40 minutes

Bread rolls in a cloth-lined basket.

40-Minute Honey Dinner Rolls

Prep time: 10 minutes

Resting time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 15 minutes + 5 minutes cooling

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients & Supplies

  • Nonstick baking spray
  • Plastic wrap
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) butter, cold
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Bagels topped with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced garlic, and minced onion.

Homemade High-Altitude Bagels

Bagels topped with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced garlic, and minced onion.

Servings: 10-12


  • 2 cups warm water (105°F – 115°F)
  • 3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar, packed brown sugar, or barley malt syrup
  • 6 1/4 cups bread flour or high gluten flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons
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shaggy bison grazing in green grass and dandelion field

Moving toward improved brucellosis vaccines

Efforts at University of Wyoming since 2005 evolve to combine basic gene discovery approaches with novel vaccine platforms

Brucellosis can cause elk, bison, and cattle to abort their fetuses, associated with a high risk of transmission after an animal has …

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