Hi, ya’ll! We are Arturo and Wrenn Pacheco… the husband and wife team behind “Cooking with the Cowboy”! Arturo does the cooking and I do the dishes! I also am in charge of the tasting, writing and photography! We have two little cowboys that are rowdy and love to help us in the kitchen.
Arturo introduced me to good food years ago when we were first dating! Don’t get me wrong…I have always loved good food, but I had no idea what fresh, homemade pasta tasted like or that lamb could be so good! So, needless to say, Arturo has taught me a lot about great food and real cooking!
Arturo, a genuine cowboy, has his PhD in ruminant nutrition and through his nutrition consultant business, he helps farmers and ranchers practice efficient feeding practices. He has clients all over the country and his goal is to help ranchers and cattlemen provide an excellent product for the consumer.
I have my own photography business called Wrenn Bird Photography. I specialize in wedding photography because they are so much fun and I just love to capture the emotion that is seen on such a special day!
Together, we also ranch and manage our custom grazing operation. This operation consists of caring for steers (a castrated male calf) for a rancher in Iowa and developing heifers (a female calf that has not had a calf) for a rancher in Texas. We do all of this and more here in the Flint Hills of Kansas. We both grew up on a ranch and are excited about raising our children in the country, surrounded by cattle, cow dogs and horses.
“Cooking with the Cowboy” is a place for us to share yummy recipes that we enjoy creating in our kitchen, as well as recipes from our childhood! Most of the recipes will be Arturo’s; however, I do jump in the kitchen and throw a little flour around once in a while myself. We will also talk a little about our lifestyle on the ranch and the antics of our little cowboys!
Please follow us on Instagram for more food and ranching photos. Our handle is cookingwiththecowboy.
All of these beautiful photos where done by Bethany Meysenburg of Meysenburg Photography.