Rustic Recipes and Ranch Life
Meet Mary Heffernan. Rancher. Entrepreneur. Restaurateur. Wife. Mother. Together with her husband, Brian, they own Five Marys Farms and are raising their four daughters—all named Mary—while pasture-raising cattle, pigs, and heritage lambs. Their work ethic is as strong as their commitment to family, and Mary believes in nourishing meals shared together—in their cozy cabin in winter and around the outdoor camp kitchen in summer.
In these 75 satisfying, homespun recipes you’ll find something for every meal and mood, including Mary’s favorite beef, pork, and lamb dishes, as well as the secret to her famous sidecars! Evocative photos capture the breathtaking beauty of the ranch, the carefree joy of the girls with their horses, the majestic Great Pyrenees who roam the land, and so much more. Get ready to fall in love with ranch life, hearty recipes, and the Five Marys.
Some of Mary’s favorite recipes include:
Homemade English Muffins
Loaded Carne Asada Nachos
Wood-Fired Porterhouse Steak with Mushroom- Shallot Sauce
Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Charred-Corn Salsa
Grilled Lamb Sliders with Tomato Chutney and Havarti
Crispy Brussels Sprout Salad with Citrus-Maple Vinaigrette
Cast-Iron Hasselback Potatoes
Mary’s Lemon-Bourbon Sidecars
Sweet Drop Biscuits with Grilled Peaches and Cream
MARY HEFFERNAN and her husband, Brian, left behind the busy life they’d built in Silicon Valley to become cattle ranchers with their four young daughters—all named Mary.
Together they own and operate Five Marys Farms, an 1,800-acre ranch in the mountains of Northern California where they live, work, and raise all-natural beef, pork, and lamb. Mary and Brian sell and ship directly from the farm to families all over the US.
They share their meats with local customers and visitors from far and wide at their popular restaurant and bar, Five Marys Burgerhouse. Five Marys was awarded Best Farm in America by Paleo magazine and has been featured in Oprah magazine, Real Simple, Sunset, and other national publications.
Mary has a fiercely loyal following on social media and hosts popular summer farm dinners and weekend retreats at the ranch. She and Brian believe in raising meat naturally and that great cooking starts with well-raised ingredients.