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Bring a taste of the Old West into your kitchen!

You don’t need a fire pit. You don’t need a chuck wagon.

These dishes are ranch tested and cowboy approved. From authentic cow camp recipes of yesterday to today’s ranch kitchens, this collection of recipes is unique and deeee-lish!

KEEP ‘EM FULL AND KEEP ‘EM ROLLIN’ contains more than recipes. It’s about the cattle trailing industry and the men who accomplished the greatest controlled livestock migration the world has ever known. My research began with the question, why did Texas have so many cows? After a year and a half of digging, I ended with interviewing the President of the American Chuck Wagon Association. The Association is dedicated to keeping the art of fire pit cooking and authentic chuck wagon history alive and relevant for today.

There’s no doubt the magic lore of cowboys, cattle drives and the great American West drives our imaginations.

Archival photographs included in the book date close to 100 years ago and are from the archives of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas and the Cattle Trailing Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. As a contrast, the modern photos of cowboy work were taken by me at our ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

Over 100 recipes, history of the cattle trail, and ranch photography, KEEP ‘EM FULL AND KEEP ‘EM ROLLIN’ also makes this book a unique gift.

Find it online where ever find books are sold. Also book stores and gift shops in my area are beginning to stock the book. Others coming soon.

An Amazon No. 1 New Release!

Amazon | Target | Books A Million | Wal-mart | Barnes and Noble

  • Burrowing Owl Books, Canyon and Amarillo
  • The Gallery and Visitor’s Center, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Amarillo
  • National Ranching Heritage Center Giftshop, Lubbock
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Lubbock
  • The Heritage Museum Giftshop, Pueblo, Colorado

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.

Charles Goodnight — Ranger, Plainsman, Cattle Man

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.

Natalie Bright is a blogger, speaker and author of books for kids and adults. Her fun, historical westerns 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, she has TWO Christian western series written with co-author Denise F. McAllister. The Wild Cow Ranch Series and the Rafter O Ranch Series, stories with heart and small-town antics set against the backdrop of the Texas cattle ranching industry. The first three books in the Wild Cow Ranch series made the Top 20 Hot New Releases list on Amazon. She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Texas High Plains Writers, Caprock Writers & Illustrators, and the Oklahoma Federation of Writers. 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.