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KEEP ‘EM FULL Arrives June 15!

Plainsman and Texas Panhandle rancher, Charles Goodnight, is credited with inventing the chuck wagon, an iconic part of the great cattle drives of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and a critical part of keeping cattle moving up the trail. The fire-pit cooking techniques used to keep the hard-working cowhands fed are still popular today. And many experienced chuck wagon cooks are still hard at work—cook-offs are a popular competitive arena for their skills.

Keep ‘em Full and Keep ‘em Rollin’: The All-American Chuck Wagon Cookbook is full of more than 100 recipes and history of the cattle trailing outfits. This is not like your usual cookbook. It also includes first-hand accounts of life on the range from the men and women who call the vast plains home along with stunning archival, working ranch, and food photography. The authentic recipes from the trail can easily be made in your kitchen.

This labor of love took me over a year and a half of research. Digging through museum archives for photos, reading journals from the trail days, interviewing ranch cooks, watching today’s chuck wagon cooks at work, and utilizing my own ranch photography of modern day cowboys and cowgirls; I think you’ll love this one-of-a-kind book. Bring a taste of the cattle trail to your home.

Thanks much to those who have pre-ordered so long ago, pre-pandemic. The wait is almost over. Find it everywhere your favorite books are sold!

A unique and perfect gift for cookbook collectors.

Natalie Bright is a blogger, speaker and author of books for kids and adults. Her fun, historical western TROUBLE IN TEXAS series for middle grades, is a wild west adventure for the entire family, and the RESCUE ANIMAL series features true stories about rescue horses.  If you love women’s fiction, her new Christian western series follows the story of a Georgia girl who inherits a Texas ranch. Written with co-author Denise F. McAllister, the first three books in the Wild Cow Ranch series made the Top 20 Hot New Releases list on Amazon. Her novella is a dark, drama set in Texas 1930’s titled MAGGIE’S BETRAYAL, selected for the anthology, OUR TIME ON ROUTE 66.  Click on the BOOKS tab at the top of the page for more information about Natalie’s work and please connect on social media. She loves hearing from readers.