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The Tastings Team Takes on Soups & Breads

The Food of Life Covet a bowl of warm soup in the palms of your hands, and comfort magically transfers to your soul.  Accompanied with a slice of fresh baked bread, life is good. That’s why the Tastings Team set out to savor the offerings from some of the best soup places in town from…

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Taste of the Valley: Passed Down & Around With Love

Sharing recipes with family ties With a pinch of this and a dash of that, there are recipes that will always tug on our heart strings. These little instructions are often kept on cards that show the wear and tear of time. It’s part of our food heritage, recipes passed down from grandmothers, moms, aunts…

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Melting Away the Winter Fitness Blahs!

Baby, It”s Cold Outside   When the snow started to fly at the start of 2015, did you growl like a bear in hibernation, or grab the kids and their sleds to take advantage of every inch? Instead of staying inside and watching it fall, why not enjoy the “white stuff” and burn some calories…

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Rethink Your Drink

Why your favorite refreshers are killing your waistline When you hit the local coffee shop, do you reach for a tall black coffee? Or, does your mouth water at the sight of that white chocolate mocha that comes complete with whipped cream and sprinkles? It’s a drink. It can’t be that bad for you, can…

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The Women of the Wolves

Defending the Den & Bringing Football Home In a matter of weeks, a whole new pack of football fans will sprout in Billings and stand ready to defend the den. These rabid football lovers have waited five years to see a hometown indoor team take to the field. On March 15, 2015, they’ll get their…

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Dollars & Sense

The A to Z look at your financial literacy Money. It makes the world go round and is, no doubt, always on your mind. From grocery budgets to retirement accounts to simply digging in your wallet to see just how much you have left, sometimes it is as if your money is running you and…

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Look What We Found: Let It Roll!

Creative Crate for Storage With a grandbaby on the way in the Jennings family, my latest project revolved around helping my daughter come up with storage solutions for her soon-to-be nursery. Whatever we chose had to be sturdy, moveable, safe and serve multiple purposes. While I envisioned an old crate with a vintage logo on…

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Flower Power!

Turn grocery store groupings into arrangements that WOW! You see the fresh blooms there for the picking when you hit the grocery store. Why not sharpen your floral arranging skills to creatively add a splash of color to your home as we close out winter? Here are some of the easiest ways to take everyday…

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The First Crush

Helping your kids with those big emotions You know your daughter’s heart flutters every time she sees that darling blonde-headed boy as she gets on the school bus. She runs her fingers through her hair and quickly asks her bestie Liz if her new headband is really all that cute? She shifts nervously waiting for…

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Growing Financially Savvy Kids

Creating Smart & Savvy Savers & Spenders When Michael Wall and his wife Christine started their family, Michael knew he wanted to make sure his children knew the value of every dollar earned. Raised by parents who were products of the Great Depression taught Michael a thing or two about saving and not borrowing above…

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THE DESIGN-BUILD OF AN UPSCALE FAMILY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN

A Start to Finish Look This feature is brought to you by ARCH.406, creating architect led, truly custom homes from the ground up.   Billings Architect Brian Johnson designs intriguing, sophisticated new homes. He also transforms already-constructed homes into open awe-inspiring spaces. He’s not shy about incorporating artistic nuance with practical sensibility. Nor, does he hesitate to enlist…

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Family Friendly Faves: The Perfect Pasta

Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne We eat a lot of pasta in my house. Part of the reason is, well, because I love pasta and since I do the majority of the meal planning and cooking for our family, it just ends up on our table a few times each week. Not only is pasta generally…

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Color of the Year

Delish and delightful Marsala What’s naturally robust and earthy in color? Well, it’s Marsala and it just so happens that the color expert Pantone has declared this delicious shade ‘The Color of the Year’ for 2015. This is nothing like years before when shades of fuchsia, a.k.a. Honeysuckle, scared the more mature woman in 2011…

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Uncork a unique piece of home decor

Create your own wine cork monogram Who knew uncorking one of your favorite bottles of wine could end up becoming an artsy piece of home decor? Cassie LaGreca, owner of Better To Gather, sure did and that’s why she’s sharing the details of one of her latest projects, the DIY Wine Cork Monogram. “When you…

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What is the Language of Love?

The experts chime in on how to keep the love alive  Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a blog post written by a woman who had been married for more than 20 years. She called her hubby her soul mate, her best friend. A day spent cleaning out her and her husband’s closet, however,…

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Enterprising Woman Anne Halvorson

Proving Perseverance Pays Anne Halvorson will be the first to tell you that she has ambition. She’s not one to sit on the sidelines and wait for something good to come along. She’s a poster woman for grabbing the brass ring and she recognizes, in every aspect of life, that “perseverance is key.” As we…

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Fire Up Your Metabolism!

Don’t let these mistakes zap you of the best fitness results! When you hit the gym or get fired up for a great workout at home, I’m sure your intent is to make every minute count and get the most out of your fitness time. Whether you realize it or not, there are some common…

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