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Author: Tanya Engel

Muffins with cheese and bacon.

High-Altitude Caramelized Bacon and Cheese Muffins

  • Muffins with cheese and bacon.Prep: 30 minutes
  • Bake: 38–45 minutes 
  • Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Servings: 12–16 muffins

Ingredients – Caramelized Bacon

  • 8 ounces bacon, thick-cut
  • ½ cup (107 g) light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • Optional: ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, fresh cracked


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calves on green grass

Cover Crop Challenges: Prussic Acid Poisoning

calves on green grassThe use of cover crops to maintain soil cover, sustain soil microbes and build organic matter content is becoming an increasingly common practice.

An additional benefit of cover crops is the potential to supplement existing range, pasture and hay forage …

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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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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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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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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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