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Cooking the Perfect Bird

Making a fail proof Thanksgiving turkey dinner   You’ve invited the whole family, penned the grocery list and started to dream about pulling off the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner ever. Then, the panic starts to set in. Browning up the perfect bird can seem like a daunting task for even the most seasoned chefs. Thanks…

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Dress It Up!

Dresser turned budget-friendly buffet With the holidays fast approaching, I decided that I needed a budget-friendly buffet space for our big family dinners.  With time at a premium, I didn’t have time to be choosy.  And as my creative wheels started to spin, I remembered I had a French Provincial dresser without a place to…

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday?

Crispy Southwest Lasagna! Recipe courtesy Holly Clegg,  Albertsons INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground sirloin 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, drained 2 tsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 egg whites 2 cups reduced-fat or fat-free cottage…

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Your Child’s Brain on Stress

The side effect of a fast-paced, tech-focused life On school nights, the Henderson home goes quiet at 9:30 p.m. when all incoming calls and texts are blocked. At 10:30 p.m., Internet access goes dark. It’s one of the strategies that parents Brian and Lynann use to minimize stress for their four busy, connected children. These…

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Become an Outdoors Woman!

Grab your sense of adventure for a hands-on lesson Has the thought of learning to kayak down some of Montana’s raging waterways given you a thrill? What about learning how to fly-fish on some of the state’s most pristine rivers? Have you longed to be able to pick up a bow and develop or fine-tune…

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday?

How About Taco Pizza? Recipe courtesy Albertsons This is a personal favorite. All the delicious ingredients for Taco night on a pizza! Skip the ranch for dipping and add some salsa instead! It’s the perfect combo. We have pre-made salsa and guacamole in our fresh cuts section. It’s kids two favorite meals — all in one! INGREDIENTS…

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Serving Up Sweets!

Velvet Cravings takes a bite out of the cupcake craze Insight comes in mysterious ways. Mike and Antonia Craighill’s “aha moment” came after the newly-married couple traded working opposite shifts in retail for working side-by-side all hours of the day in their first restaurant.  Soon after:  The Famous Coffee Filter Fight. Whether he thought the…

Fall Into Fun!

6 easy, breezy ways to celebrate the season Love the changing leaves and the crisp autumn air? Why not get out and seize some of fall’s bountiful beauty? We’ve got some ways for you to kick-start a celebration of the season before it fades. GET LOST Grab the family and set out on a mission…

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Fit for Fashion!

Where function and style meet “Strong is the new skinny” has become one of my favorite phrases over the years.  It’s a motto I have seen many women of all shapes and sizes embrace. It’s not about your weight or size, it’s about your strength and the declaration to celebrate fitness. It doesn’t matter how…

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Tastings: Wine & Cheese Pairings

 Grab these chef favorites from all around town A luxurious triple-cream cheese. An alluringly pungent blue cheese. What wine will best partner with these diverse cheeses? The Tastings Team of Executive Chefs Dirk Frickel of Hilands Golf Club, Bill Jensen of the food truck La Carello, and Jeremy Engelbretson of Lilac found matches that showcased…

Fall Into A Good Book!

Cozy up with these great reads As the brisk air settles into the valley, fall is the perfect time to break open a great read — whether it be love, mystery, historical fiction or one of the most talked about best-selling novels. We’ve asked some women whose lives revolve around books to share a few…

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What’s for Dinner? Stuffed Spaghetti Bread

One easy and delish way to feed your hungry crew Now that autumn is here and temperatures are getting cooler, it’s time to start thinking about firing that oven up again for some good old fashioned comfort food. So, how does mozzarella cheese oozing over spaghetti baked inside garlic bread sound to you?  This one-dish…

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Girl Power!

Amazing kids doing amazing things Kids are changing the world. Did you know that five out of every ten children (ages 12 to 18) volunteer their time for a good cause? Each year, they give more than 1.3 billion community service hours to make a difference in the lives of others. Here in the Yellowstone…

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Be a Wild Woman of the West?

Fun-loving social group mixes friendship with charitable giving For a Monday night, Trailhead Spirits in downtown Billings is a buzz of activity. Close to two dozen women can be seen clinking glasses and sharing laughs. The celebratory noise consumes the place as bartenders carry out trays of Lemon Drops and Moscow Mules. It’s not every…

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On the Front Lines of the Breast Cancer Fight

Women Making a Difference It’s one of the worst things a woman can hear. “You have breast cancer.” But, one in every eight women in Montana will face those words. Breast cancer accounts for a third of all cancers in the state and while the survival rates continue to improve with early diagnosis, it’s no…

Breast Cancer Resource Guide

SUPPORT & SERVICES HOPE TO LEND A HAND TO BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Coming to grips with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough. Thankfully, there are multitude of programs in and around the Magic City designed to let patients and survivors know that people are there to help.   PROGRAMS TO SERVE: Billings Clinic/ACS…

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Celebrating a Century & Taking Voting Rights Seriously

League of Women Voters continues to educate “Those women suffragists had a lot of guts.  They were out there at a time when women weren’t supposed to think for themselves or have an opinion,” says Mary Jane Albrecht, a stalwart and devoted member of the League of Women Voters of Billings (LWV-Billings).  “It took a…

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Fresh Twist on Fall Scarves!

Learn how to wear 4 scarves, 4 ways! Soft silk, plus cashmere, lovely linen — all are popular picks for those posh neck warmers we call scarves. Have you caught the latest fashion trend and all the varieties of how to tie these fun and colorful accessories? We’ve given you a step-by-step “how-to” so that…

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