Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Bars

You might recognize this dessert from ranch. Another one of Lauren's recipes. Enjoy! Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Bars Makes one 9”x13” pan. Melt over the stove or in the microwave: 2.5 oz Milk chocolate ¼ cup + 2 Tbs Peanut butter Stir in: 1 ½ cups Graham cracker crumbs Press this mixture into a 9”x13” pan lined with parchment or waxed paper. Place in the freezer while making the filling. Melt over the stove or in the microwave: 10 oz Milk chocolate ½ cup Peanut butter Pour into the bowl of an electric mixer. In a sauce pan, heat, just to the point of scalding: ¾ cup Milk ¼ tsp Salt Pour half of the milk over the chocolate mixture. Beat until the milk is full incorporated. Add the remaining milk and whip on high for about 5 minutes, until the mixture cools to room temperature. In a separate bowl, whip to soft peaks: 1 cup Heavy cream Fold into the chocolate mixture. Spread over the cookie base and return to the freezer. Freeze until « Continue »

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

I know many of you have taken part in Lauren's scones and she graciously gave this up. We would have added a photo but they never last long enough. We hope you enjoy! Makes 6, I’ve included variations to make these dairy-free as well. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. In a bowl, combine: 1 ½ c Rice flour ½ c Tapioca flour 1 Tbsp Baking powder ½ tsp Salt 1 tsp Xanthan gum ½ tsp Cinnamon ¼ tsp Nutmeg ¼ tsp Cloves 4 Tbsp Brown sugar Rub in: 7 Tbsp Butter (vegetable shortening) The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs. Separately, mix together: ½ c Pumpkin puree 1 Egg (egg replacer) 3 Tbsp Maple syrup 3 Tbsp Buttermilk (rice milk + ¼ tsp vinegar) Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry mixture until the dough is evenly moistened and mixed. On the table, shape the dough into a flattened disk and cut into 6 wedges. Place on a baking sheet and brush with milk (rice milk). Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack and « Continue »

Top 10 Questions (and Answers) About our Dude Ranch Vacations.

Dude Ranch Vacations at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Here are some typical questions and answers to help you decide if Red Horse Mountain Ranch fits the ranch vacation you're looking for. You can also get more information from our FAQ page, or just hop on the phone and give the ranch a ring at (888) 689-9680.#1. Is there a place we can do some laundry? Better yet, a laundry service is provided. We'd much rather you spent your time with your family or out on an adventure! During your laundry day, it will be picked up at your cabin and delivered back to your cabin by the end of the day. #2. What percentage of your guests bring kids? During the summer season (Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend), you can expect to have between 10-15 kids on the ranch ranging from 3-11 years of age. Earlier in June we don't have as many children because many of the school districts are still in session. As the ranch enters the fall, we'll have no children on the ranch since school is back in session and also because of our adult weeks (such « Continue »

Fly Fishing trips during a Dude Ranch Vacation


Idaho is blessed with trout waters and one of the best rivers are not far from Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Trout Unlimited called it, "the best cutthroat trout fishery on the west side of the Rockies, " and we share the same opinion. the St. Joe River winds 130 miles from the Idaho-Montana border  to Lake Coeur d'Alene. The upper river stretches are considered blue ribbon and anglers spread out along the 30-40 miles of this Wild and Scenic corridor enjoying catch and release wade fishing. On its lower stretches which resemble a typical western freestone river, anglers have their chance at fishing from drift boats and wading large cobblestone riffles well known by locals searching for the last rise during twilight hours. From June through October the St. Joe is an exceptional catch & release fishery for cutthroat trout ranging in size up to 22 inches.  For the most part, the trout readily come to a well casted dry fly presentation. When bright summer days persist, anglers will find « Continue »