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Pasta for a Crowd!

SERVE UP SOME SHRIMP AND BROCCOLI PASTA Short on time? What about a healthy serving of shrimp? It’s lean and when mixed with delicious veggies, can be a downright wholesome meal that can be made in a jiffy. Try our take on Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta. Don’t like broccoli? Swap it out with other veggies…

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Stencils that will Floor You!

Look What We Found! Not too long ago, we decided to turn our attached garage into a space for a workable home business. As we started the remodel, one problem area was the floor. It was 100 years old, cracked and uneven. We knew we had 300 square feet to cover. Price, durability and looks…

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A Dream of A Kitchen

This home feature is brought to you by Cabinet Works, where we specialize in total and complete customer service, from start to finish. Claiming National Recognition along the Way A southern mansion deep in the Appalachian Mountains wasn’t exactly the first place Cabinet Works owner Chris Yochum and in-house interior designer Denise Audet imagined they’d create…

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Toad’s New Life

This home feature is brought to you by Rimrock Cabinet Co., specialists in kitchen cabinetry. Living life, leaving a legacy Catching up with Gayle ‘Toad’ Nedens takes persistence. She’s a dynamo with energy to spare even though ten grandkids, along with raising a couple thousand acres of sugar beets, malting barley, and spring and winter…

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Fire Up the Grill!

No kitchen needed for this family friendly dinner! It may seem premature to talk about grilling but with all the winter weather we’ve had, my family is sure ready to fire up the grill! We take in the warm weather to the fullest extent and are constantly on the go. When the weather turns nice,…

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DIY Herb Garden

Bottle up some windowsill fun with this “green” family project On April 22 of this year, millions from far and wide will celebrate the earth and look to sustainable ways to live each and every day with Earth Day. To pay homage to this day, we decided to cultivate green thumbs far and wide with…

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Taste of the Valley: Heralds of Spring!

Add color to your dinner table with asparagus and lush berries They are the harbingers of spring, the realization that despite what snow and cold may surround us, spring will come. Asparagus and strawberries are available just about year round, but the quality, flavor and abundance grow exponentially when they come from U.S. producers. With…

Cultivating Conversation

Talking with your kids in a “yep” and “nope” world We’ve all been there. You pick your child up from school or an after school event and as soon as she steps foot in the car, there’s nothing but the hum of the engine or light sounds coming from the radio. You try to spark…

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Preserving Nature’s Best

Drying your own herbs is sweet and simple Want to taste the goodness of homegrown herbs all year long? You can by drying a little bit of nature’s best. “Drying or freezing a year-round supply of fresh garden herbs is easier than you think,” says gardener Kate Rossetto of Kate’s Garden. Air-drying is the easiest…

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From the Ground Up

A Peek Inside Kate’s Back Yard In the warm days of early summer, fuchsia-hued radishes, ruffled lettuce and emerald green chard, fragrant tarragon and parsley dominate Kate Rossetto’s garden in Billings’ Heights.  Tangy dill, aromatic basil, carrots and mild green onions soon follow.  By July and August, Kate’s Garden is teeming with voluptuous red, yellow…

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Sowing Seeds of Friendship

Partnership sprouts at Billings’ Community Gardens Alongside the rows of sunflowers and between the squash and tomato plants at the Whitetail Community Gardens, something special grew last summer and even over the long winter, it continued to thrive. It wasn’t a vegetable nor an herb, but it was the friendship between Barbara Bear Crane and…

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Your Child’s Ages & Stages

Supporting your child’s success at every developmental turn  You’re done with diaper changes, bottle washing and rocking baby back to sleep during the wee hours. It’s evolved into helping your bundle of energy navigate the waters of childhood development. And this includes going off to school. The trauma we go through taking our firstborn to…

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Montana’s Newest Iron Woman

Sarah Graves hits her stride When Sarah Graves sets her mind to something, she not only does it, she does it well. A long distance runner since her college days, she started competing in triathlons for the first time last year. She completed six races, taking first place in her age group in the first…

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Crazy for Caffeine

How addictions are spilling out into life Ahhh, that intoxicating smell of brewing coffee first thing in the morning. For the java lover, the sound of automatic drip alone is enough to stir us awake in anticipation of that first enchanting swallow. Or maybe it’s the flip of the pop can lid, releasing exploding sparkles…

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Time to Hit the Road!

Follow these ladies’ advice and enjoy National Bike Month For Lynn Harper and Andrea Jackson, there’s nothing like being out on the open road. Many days, there’s nothing but scenery, blue skies and the swishing sounds of their feet pedaling through each and every stride on their road bikes. “When I turned 40, I got…

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The Gift of Girlfriends

Why friends are worth their weight in gold “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare Women are friends to many. They play the roles of mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend while…

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