recipes

Autumn’s Favorite Fruit

Ripe flavors to savor with apples Open my refrigerator any day, any season of the year and you will find a bowl of apples: Pink Lady, Jazz, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or Fuji. I Love Apples! Once I figured out you do not store apples in a fruit bowl on the counter like my grandparents did,…

Let Them Eat Cake!

Celebrate with a little baked up sweetness Grab the confetti sprinkles and get ready to bake up one way Americans love to celebrate.  There’s cake at weddings, birthdays and even retirement and graduation parties. It’s a form of celebration that has earned its place in history. From the hardened cakes that were broken over the…

Tasty Eats on Billings’ Streets

A look at the Magic City’s Mobile Dining Take a look at the streets of Billings in the summertime and you’re sure to see that food trucks have geared up and shifted the food options here in Billings. The trucks come in all colors and sizes and the aromas waft down the block inviting the…

Family Friendly Faves: Meatloaf Cupcakes

A fresh take on an old family favorite There’s no question, Mom’s meatloaf has been the butt of many jokes over the years.  Why not turn that idea around with this fresh take on that old family dinnertime standby. This clever recipe for meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potatoes as the tasty topper has just the…

Tastings Takes on Sandwiches & Wraps

Packages of Deliciousness   The sandwich, the perfect food package that’s easy to eat. Best enjoyed with both hands, you can sink your teeth into all food groups with just one bite. Named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, this tasty meal was invented simply because the Earl, fond of gambling, didn’t want…

Hitting the Dining Hot Spots with Roadfood

The good eats guide shares its Montana favorites This summer when on vacation or out on a drive, make a pledge to look for that off the beaten path venue, the one off the interstate, or the other spot on the two lane state highway. That’s exactly what Michael and Jane Stern have been doing…

The Tastings Team takes on Burgers & Shakes

Tasting a bit of Downtown Nostalgia If you’ve been looking to dig in and taste a bit of nostalgia, there’s nothing like satisfying that craving with a juicy burger and a thick, hand-crafted shake. That’s why the Tastings team cruised downtown to sample this all-American iconic fare. So when this craving hits, you’ll know exactly…

Go for the Garlic

Flavorful bites await with this little addition It was found in the tomb of King Tut, the Egyptians fed it to the laborers and slaves who were building the Pyramids, and Roman gladiators ate it before battle. And don’t forget folklore that has it repelling vampires. It is garlic, from the Old English word, garleac…

Bite-sized Tangy Delights!

Dip into flavor with Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken & Garlic Parmesan Potatoes Looking for a new way to serve up chicken on the family dinner table? Bake these bite-sized tangy delights up thanks to chicken chunks coated with a little homemade honey Dijon mustard, some panko breading and pretzel crumbs. The combo makes the outside…

Tastings: For the Love of Chocolate

Chocolate and love.  It is the ultimate Valentine’s Day pair. Chocolate elicits love while love emanates from chocolate. So how much more romantic can it get? Enter the Tastings Team, which sampled a variety of delectable chocolate treats from around town – Big Dipper Ice Cream, Good Earth Market, The Spiked Olive, and Tea City…

A Slice of Pie….

The tried and true sweet ending (or beginning) to a meal There is probably no dessert more American than pie. After all, you’ve heard the saying, it’s “as American as apple pie.” It’s a treasure that’s been around for as long as flour has been milled from grain. Mix a little flour with some water…

From Our House To Yours!

Delightful cookie packaging for the holidays Looking for a few easy and inexpensive ways to turn your holiday cookies into gorgeous giftables? We combed the aisles of the dollar store, crafting hot spots and even the hardware store to come up with these festive and pretty presentations. In The Can Who said this 1-quart empty…

Hey Cookie!

Bake up some holiday cheer with a cookie exchange Yes, it’s true. Time moves at an exceptionally faster rate when those bells start to jingle and songs of Kris Kringle start to sound in department stores far and wide. As you make your list and check it twice, there never seems enough time for shopping,…

Party Perfect Bites

Vibrant & Delicious Finger Foods for your Holiday Soiree Whatever you call them — appetizers, hors d’oeuvres or finger food — they are a necessity this time of year. Whether it’s a holiday open house, post caroling party, or a football centered cheer session, we all could use a few new creations to take center…

Taste of the Valley: Breaking Bread

Bringing this staple back to the table Our eating habits are changing. Evening meals are slimming down, with fewer side dishes on the table. One of the first side dishes to be jettisoned was bread. Some of the decline can be due to the growth of gluten-free diets, but since there are gluten free breads,…

The Tastings Team Digs Into Pie

Raise your fork for these made from scratch delights Pie is a delicious pastry package of celebration.  For family and friends, this is a slice of holiday spirit shared with cheer. Bet you didn’t know that there are plenty of places around town that pride themselves on serving up the best and most fresh desserts…

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