recipes

Boxed, Sealed & Delivered

The Tasting Team gives mail order menus a try In the New Year, the old excuse of “I don’t have time to cook” can no longer be used. How much easier can making dinner be when all the ingredients show up in a box on your front door? Companies such as Wildtree, Blue Apron, and…

Make it a Meatless Monday!

Cut the fat without the flavor We all know what it means to have a healthy diet. We know how many calories we need to take in and how much water we need to drink to maintain a healthy weight. It takes an assortment of nutritious foods from all of the food groups — fruits…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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