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A Montana Christmas with Prime Rib

Here in the land of beef, at the center of many Christmas feasts sits one tasty delight where the name truly says it all — Prime Rib. In all corners of Montana, a prime rib roast will be the crown jewel of many a holiday table. This cut of meat is the rib eye. It…

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Hidden Treasures

Billings Woman loves those of a vintage variety Jeri Grendahl’s eyes twinkle like stars through black-frame cat-eye glasses. Short spiked hair lends some edginess to her slender shape, as does a pinch of red lipstick. A large vintage brooch attached to a fine chain about her neck shimmers with bright blue stones. This woman has…

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The Naked Cake Trend

Let your layers show with this holiday confection When it comes to the latest trend in the world of baking, you could say it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Introducing the naked cake. While this type of cake first marched on the scene for weddings and bridal showers a couple of years ago, it’s…

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The Gift that Keeps Giving

DIY etched glassware with a personal touch Sweets, treats and friends are some of my favorite things. That’s why when the holiday season rolls around, I know I am not alone in sharing sweet confections baked straight from my own kitchen. This year, you can join me in treating friends, neighbors or even your child’s…

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Portraits of Adoption

Heart Gallery shines the light on kids in need of forever families The camera flashes as Clark Marten, a Master Craftsman Photographer speaks warmly to his subject. “You’re a handsome guy!” he says as he tries to spark a smile from 10-year-old Isaiah. The curly-haired, brown-eyed spunky kid is posing for something that he hopes…

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Family Friendly Faves: Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Overnight sensation is perfect for family get-togethers For days when the average, everyday version of French toast just won’t do, why not add a few extra ingredients and bake up some goodness for breakfast? This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and because you create a whole pan of French toast in one fell swoop,…

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Homespun Holiday

DIY stitched clay ornaments Crafter Ashley Michel is no stranger to making her own holiday ornaments. In fact, each year she chooses a new way to make an entire line that she will sell at craft fairs or in private sales. Each one has its own flair and this year’s creations are no exception. To…

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Diane Fossen built a life around music

When Diane Fossen first heard the violin as a child, she knew she wanted to play one. To her, the sound was like singing, clear and sweet. The first time she played, she knew it was what she wanted to do her whole life, and when she began teaching violin as a teenager, she found…

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Helping Cancer Patients & Families

P.E.A.K.S. means People Everywhere are Kind and Sharing This group lends its hands and hearts to help cancer patients that are struggling financially while they are in treament.  They raise and donate about $70,000 annually to patients in cancer treatment at St Vincent Hospital, Billings Clinic, Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center and St Vincent’s Frontier Cancer…

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Tastings: Fermented & Flavorful

Grab a Growler (or two) of these dark brews In the heart of downtown Billings, six breweries spend their days concocting and fermenting flavorful brews. With Oktoberfest upon us, the Tastings Team paid a visit to savor the flavors from four different microbrews right here in the Magic City. Starting at The Garage at Yellowstone…

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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,…

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Fresh & Modern Renovation

Kitchen gets a high impact redesign This home feature is brought to you by Freyenhagen Construction – let Freyenhagen Construction put the pieces together for you! Marilyn and Bill Simmons, owners of Master Lube, enjoy their centrally-located home. They adore their neighborhood. “It’s secluded, yet, in the heart of everything, close to the library and hospitals,”…

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Stephanie von Friedeburg: Helping the World’s Technology Tick

Stephanie von Friedeburg has voyaged worldwide. She lived in India and Russia during times of unrest with the sounds of gunfire and tanks moving through the streets. It was a time when residents were urged to stay in their homes and not venture outside. Technology prompted those travels.  Stephanie von Friedeburg is probably responsible for…

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