Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ridgeline Beef

As Spring blossoms before us, we look forward to greener pastures. And we aren't the only ones! Doesn't this look like paradise?
Our cows think so! Happy Cows make Happy Beef, which makes Happy People. 

Ridgeline Beef, sold at The Red Barn, is locally owned and operated.  The Angus Hereford beefy supreme cows pasture in Fish Lake National Forest during summer and fall, and Wah Wah Valley during Winter and Spring. It's a difference you will taste!

Ridgeline Beef, A Cut Above the Rest. 

At my house we eat tacos every Tuesday. I prefer to avoid processed foods when I can, so I enjoy making my own taco seasoning, which I would like to share with you today! If you have a bulk foods store close by, like Winco, you can really save big purchasing your spices there. I was able to buy all the spices below for less than the cost of two taco seasoning packs at the store, and still had spices left over! Less money, better taste, no preservatives or artificial ingredients? I'm in! 
 My favorite taco seasoning blend can be found at You can change the serving size depending on the size of jar you would like to use (I've set it at 200 servings for the amount shown below for your convenience). Once your ingredients are in the jar, just shake, and you are ready to use!  2-3 Tablespoons in your ground beef is the equivalent of a store bought packet. This will last you for months (even eating tacos once a week!) 

Try some Ridgeline Beef seasoned with your own spice blend, it's sure to make you a dinner champion!  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cherry Pit Spit 2014

Celebrate Orchard Days with The Red Barn in Santaquin as we host our 8th Annual Cherry Pit Spit event. The pit spit will be held on August 2rd from 11-3 pm with finals beginning at 2 pm. For your chance to win 1st place and our grand prize of $100, participants must qualify before 1:45 pm.  Final rounds include the top 10 spitters from men and women participants and the top five spitters from the youth age group divisions which include: 15-13, 12-9, 8-6 and 5 & under.

This year the entry fee of $1 per spit, and all ice cream proceeds will go to Austin Lerwill to help with his extensive medical costs. If you would like to donate to Austin's cause, but can not attend the pit spit, donations can be made in his name to a fundraiser account set up at Central Bank. 

Want to know Austin's story? Continue reading here (provided by family friend Alisha Hurst):

You will never find a greater kid than Austin. I have known Austin since he was in the 3rd grade. He is my twins' best friend. He is known as my third twin. To see three boys as close as they are in a group of three for as long as they have been, is very rare. They are really good kids. 

When Austin was 10 he found a bump on his arm, the boys would call it his squishy bump. They would come home and talk about how Austin's bump changed, and it would gross us moms out. Sara took him to the doctors when he was 10 like a normal mother would. They said that it was just a bunch of blood vessels and not to worry about, but to protect it. Austin did and it didn't stop him from living, he continued playing football, riding bulls, and playing with friends and family. Six years later when he was 16 he woke up in August one night in really bad pain. Which began his really long journey. So Sara took him to Primary Childrens where they told him that there was only two options for him; one was to live with the pain or amputate his arm. Sara and family went from doctor to doctor and got the same results. Until one doctor asked to send his information to a doctor in Denver, Colorado. Who knew he had different methods. They met with him the next September and they gave him the news that they could help him. They said he could do a surgery that would help his arm, but it could be 10 or more surgerys all in Colorado. So for  the past year Sara, Kim and Austin have been going to Denver every 4 weeks for his surgery. Last month they gave him a MRI saying he might have only 4-5 surgerys left. In all this he's been strong and brave for all of us. even though he's the one going through it!! I personally know that the medical bills on this is enormous.  They have always been there for for others in so many ways and even in this they still are.  They are truly a great family!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Western Regional Cherry Pit Spit

Celebrate Orchard Days with The Red Barn in Santaquin as we host our 7th Annual Cherry Pit Spit event. The pit spit will be held on August 3rd from 10-3 pm with finals beginning at 2 pm. For your chance to win 1st place and our grand prize of $100, participants must qualify before 1:45 pm. Bring your entire family to enjoy face painting, games, pie-eating contests and a chance to win one of our other amazing prize baskets! Final rounds which begin at 2 pm, include the top 10 spitters from men and women participants and the top five spitters from the youth age group divisions which include: 15-13, 12-9, 8-6 and 5 & under.

Proceeds from our event this year will be donated to Talon Raun.  Talon is a wonderfully happy little boy despite the many challenges he has faced in his short life. He has had heart & lung complications as well as being born without bones in his right leg.  Last year his leg was amputated, and he was given a prosthetic leg to help him become more independent.  As he gets older he will be in need of new prosthetics that can match his growing body.  

The $1 entry fee and all proceeds from the ice cream sold that day will be donated to the Raun Family. Come and support Talon and our community by seeing just how far your hot air can make a pit fly!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Sale

This month Apple Juice will be 15% off. Our family slams this stuff faster than milk, so it's a perfect time to stock up! I like freezing mine in ice cube trays and then using it as needed in smoothies (that's if my boys don't drink the whole gallon before I have a chance to have any!)

We also have two new flavors of ice cream: Toasted Coconut and Caramel Apple. Try them out and let us know what you think!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Feeling Cheesy

It's been awhile since I've shared a recipe, but this one is just that good. Growing up, the hometown grocery store had the best mac and cheese. I know what you are thinking. Mac and cheese? Can't I whip that up on my stove top in ten minutes? Well, yes, you could - but after tasting this you won't want to! Since this grocery store has recently been taken over by a bigger chain store, they've released their recipe. Give it a try sometime and let me know what you think! And while we are talking about cheese, make sure to pick up some Heber Valley Artisan Cheese next time you are at the Barn. It's life changing!

Ukrop's Macaroni and Cheese
  • 5 cups cooked macaroni (2 cups, raw)
  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 8 ounce shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir in cheddar cheese. Gently add cooked macaroni. Spoon into a greased 3-quart baking dish. Top with Parmesan and paprika. Bake about 40 minutes or until set. Do not over bake. Serves 8-10.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Yeast Class

There are only two more days to take advantage of our cherry sale. We would also like to invite you to our free class for March:

Baking with Natural Yeast
Wednesday, March 6th at 11 am
Best selling author Melissa Richardson is here to share with you her knowledge and love for baking with natural yeast. Learn about the health benefits of using natural yeast, how to keep your start healthy and strong, and best of all, the delicious ways that natural yeast baking can be incorporated into your daily baking.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Drumroll please….

The winner of the Valentine’s Photo Shoot Package is Calista Read!

But we want everyone to feel like a winner today so book your Valentine photo shoot by February 14 to get $100 off your session (it can be redeemed anytime during 2013). Contact Josh or Jenna at 801-413-7477. Or email

All cherry products are also 10% off for the rest of the month – no code needed. A big thanks to everyone who entered!

We also want to remind everyone about our FREE pruning class. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. Please dress for the occasion (outdoors in the cold/snow/mud). Meet at The Red Barn.