recipes

Easy Peasy Mac & Cheese

So many twists to this American classic There’s baseball, apple pie and — wait for it — mac and cheese. Yes, macaroni and cheese. It’s been an American favorite for decades. Take one look in the grocery aisle where mac and cheese is stocked and you’ll see shelves upon shelves of brands and shapes and…

A Fresh Look at the Northern Hotel

Three Women Aiming to Renew the experience at TEN and the Northern Hotel A new posse has ridden into the Northern Hotel. Three women, Lisa Rembold, Samantha Dyba and Alexandra Mann, are rounding up new memories at the iconic establishment. Family ties may have beckoned them back to these parts, but is it possible the…

Some Like It Hot

Serve up this spicy appetizer, whenever the mood hits I like spicy. Not cauterize, four-alarm fire, deaden or destroy taste buds in your mouth hot, but spicy. I did that once in college, partaking in a spicy Italian sausage sandwich from which, having eaten it in all its hot-pepper glory, it took me a day…

Giving From The Kitchen

Recipes that are sure to please this holiday season This is a busy time in the kitchen for many of us. We are creating homemade goodies to give to friends and family. We are hoping to share a little from our home to each hostess who entertains us. It’s also a time we find ourselves…

The Flavors of Summer

Put some fruits & veggies on the grill If you want to showcase the flavors of summer, throw some fruits and vegetables on the barbecue and enjoy the freshly grilled flavors. I first experienced grilled fruit at the San Francisco Farmers Market. With blue skies, a light breeze and the Bay Bridge standing in the…

Ready, Set, Grill!

Make a fresh impression with these savory summer recipes Summer, for me, means outdoor cooking. It’s a time to dust off the grill and make summer taste a little more special. For all my fellow grill lovers out there, I chose three main course recipes for you to test drive on your own coals or…

Farm to Table Road Trip

Restaurants that reach into producer’s fields and serve local Tomatoes picked off the vines. Lamb provided by a local farmer. Chives clipped from the garden. Chefs in Billings and Red Lodge are honoring food at its prime, serving up locally sourced foods at their restaurant tables. An effort is being made to buy directly from…

FOODERTAINMENT

When food becomes the life of the party Foodertainment. It’s a clever way to teach and feed guests. It’s a chance to try new flavors and having a hand in creating it all together. Stella Fong, Yellowstone Valley Woman contributor, cookbook author, and host of the monthly “Flavors Under the Big Sky” on Yellowstone Public…

Doggone Good!

Give your pup some treats baked up with love I will admit it. I’m a dog person. I grew up with dogs. My husband grew up with dogs and we have always had one or two by our sides. Our dogs are family. Years ago, I started making my own dog treats after finding a…

Winter Warm-Up

Keep the chill at bay with these tasty vegan soups At home, my husband and I embrace a vegan style of cooking and eating. We call ourselves “flexitarians” or “convegans” (vegan when it’s convenient) as we cherish sharing a meal with friends and family who do eat meat and products derived from animals. We value…

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Give a little homemade goodness this holiday This holiday, spice up your gift giving with a little love from the kitchen. With all the lovely decorative tins and jars, homemade goodness can wow — not to mention tickle — the taste buds. I love homemade gifts because, with each gift, I feel as though I’m…

Feeding a Crowd with a Creative Flair

Adding a bit of spice to store-bought goodies What do you do when a crowd is headed to your house and you’ve lost your culinary mojo? Try making something ordinary the base for something creatively fancy. One trip to Costco sparked a whole slew of out-of-the-box inspiration. Spaghetti with marinara spun around a fork, and…

Raiding Grandma’s Recipe Box for Savory Flavors

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when a family depended on the produce from the summer garden and the chickens and other fowl that populated the yard to feed everyone. Money was scarce and trips to the grocery or general store were carefully planned — not something you did on your way home…

Firing Up Pie & Friendships

Throwing a Neighborhood Pizza Party Making pizza and later enjoying the fruits of your labor is one of the best ways to connect. Knowing this, I gathered some of the neighborhood women — Jane McCracken, Haven Stuart and Erica Bruen — who did not know each other. My sister, Jana Morrison, was visiting from out…

A Little Sauce on the Side

Recipes for amazingly easy and tasty condiments Let me set the scene. It was the holiday season and our daughter, Lindsay, was home for a week. As we typically do on Saturdays, I had plans of whipping up a hot breakfast with huckleberry pancakes (berries I had frozen from the fall), bacon and lots of…

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