Archive for the ‘All Food & Drink’ Category

Montana Lentil Chili

By MANDA HUDAK - A vegetarian friend asked me for the lentil chili recipe. I am excited to share this recipe because it will be even better with lentils grown right here in Montana.... more

King Cake

By MICHAELLA IRLBECK - Students at The Culinary Institute of Montana at Flathead Valley Community College celebrated Mardi Gras.... more

Dungeness Crab Arancini

By JONATHON HARTIG-I enjoy making food that can be altered to fit a cuisine, taste preference or dietary need. Arancini fits that bill. ... more

Snickerdoodles

By CHEF TRACY DARUE - People have different tastes in cookies. Some like them flat and crisp, while others like them soft and chewy. Here's a recipe that combines both.... more

30 Day Declutter Challenge

By ERIN TURNER- February is my month for some serious decluttering--but doing a whole house can be overwhelming. So why not break it down by room?... more

Zim’s Chili

By BOB ZIMORINO - There is chili and then there is chili. It is one of those dishes that almost anyone that cooks probably has a version of. This is my ground beef chili.... more

Fresh Alaskan Halibut with Savory Sauce

The combination of fresh Alaskan halibut and savory sauce produces phenomenal flavors By CHEF HOWARD KARP for the Flathead Beacon Of all of my Mediterranean fish recipes, this one is my favorite. The combin... more

The Veggie Bowl

By MANDA HUDAK-In 2016 I propose that we recognize that food is really most delicious and healthful in its natural form, without all those added preservatives, chemicals and processed sugars.... more

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup in Puff Pastry

By CHEF HOWARD KARP-This soup has all the flavors, aroma, and presentation for a perfect winter entertaining dish.... more

Perfect Prime Rib

By CHEF HOWARD KARP-Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to start preparing for your perfect Christmas dinner.... more

Focaccia Bread

By JONATHON HARTIG - Focaccia bread is easily one of my favorite breads to make and eat. Focaccia, like Ciabatta, should have large, open pockets or holes within the bread.... more

Inexpensive Trick for Fresh New Holiday Decor

By ERIN TURNER-I’ve discovered a new little trick for giving my décor some new life while not spending very much money.... more

My Best Crab Cakes

By CHEF HOWARD KARP-I probably have five different recipes for crab cakes, but this one consistently receives the most rave reviews from my clients. The key is the quality of crab meat used. ... more

Earl Gray and Cranberry Cheesecake

By CHRISTIAN PERBIL-Everyone loves cheesecake, regardless of the time of the year. What better way to infuse a cheesecake with the essence of the season than by using cranberries? ... more

The Seasonal “Seven”

By ERIN COMMONS - Snickers, caramel apples, turkey, gravy, cookies, and fudge – oh, my!  It’s no wonder the average American gains seven pounds from Oct. 31 through Jan. 1.... more

Caramel Pecan Tart

By TRACY DARUE - It's Thanksgiving time and I have to admit that I’m not much of a pie person. If you're like me, try this scrumptious recipe for a pecan caramel tart.... more

Spaghetti and Meatballs

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - My favorite comfort food may come as a surprise for many of you. Are you ready? It’s spaghetti and meatballs! The secret is making it traditional style.... more

Pumpkin Souffle With Caramel Sauce

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - When I think of fall, sugar pumpkins come to mind. This pumpkin is the best for creating pumpkin pies, cheescakes, raviolis, cookies and souffles.... more

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

By JAMIE LIPHARDT-Break away from the revolving door of proteins and go meatless. Sweet potato enchiladas are hearty, satisfying and crowd pleasing.... more

Peter Luger’s Steak Sauce

By JONATHON HARTIG - A great steak sauce can add that final element to a beautiful plate of food. The recipe here was adapted from the famous Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, NY.... more

The Birth of a Pumpkin Patch

By ERIN TURNER - What began 7 years ago out of frustration and desperation has turned into an incredible experience and a blessing for our family...The Turner Farms' Pumpkin Patch. ... more

Kaiserschmarnn (Austrian Pancakes)

By Chef TRACY DARUE - Trying to figure out what to do with the abundance of apples from your trees? Try this recipe for Austrian Pancakes.... more

Grilled Indian Corn Chowder

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - To help usher you into this wonderful time of the year, here’s a recipe for my favorite fall chowder.... more

Managing Screen Time For Kids

By ERIN TURNER - The tech world is here and it’s going to stay--despite thoughts from parents that it might just be passing fad. So how do you manage electronic devices for kids?... more

Inside Out Potato Tacos

By MANDA HUDAK - In this dish, I am reformatting the traditional Mexican potato taco, which in its classic form is a delicious hors d’oeuvre or appetizer. ... more

Tenth Annual Montana Wine & Beer Festival Set For October 23, 2015

The 10th Annual Montana Wine & Beer Festival is scheduled for Friday, October 23rd, at the Adams Center from 7-10 p.m.... more

Brown Sugar and Strawberry Scones

JONATHON HARTIG - A scone has always been one of my favorite baked goods. The combination of flaky, buttery dough, sugar topping and fresh fruit leaves little else to be desired.... more

Berry Crème Fraiche Cake

By MICHELLE HICKS - This is a cool refreshing cake. It's not overly sweet, and the creme fraische adds a perfect little tang.... more

The Great Debate: School Bedtime During the Summer

By ERIN TURNER-There's a debate amongst parents about how to handle the last days of summer with their school aged children. What time is bed time?... more

Nicoise Salad

This versatile Nicoise Salad is perfect for entertaining guests and can be used as an appetizer, a first course salad or an entrée.... more

On the Grill: Backyard Stir Fry

By PAUL SIDORIAK - Love Chinese style stir fry but don't like heating up the kitchen This summer? Why not do in on the grill? Here's my a recipe and step-by-step directions.... more

Quick Coffee Cake

By CHEF TRACY DARUE - Even though it’s been hot outside, I still enjoy baking first thing in the morning when it’s cool. This is a wonderful treat for breakfast or to take along in to a picnic.... more

Peach Pie and Pecan Crumble

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - For the short time while peaches are in season, this recipe might just become your favorite fruit dessert, especially with this ultimate crumble-top.... more

Beat The Heat Roll-Up Snack

By ERIN TURNER - We had friends visiting and their son has Juvenile Diabetes so I wanted to be sure I had appropriate food and snacks for him. Here's one that fits the bill and beats the heat:... more

Gazpacho of the Americas

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - Summer has come to Montana with scorching temperatures that are making chilled soups from the bounty of summer gardens even more enticing.... more

Bruschetta of Cherry Tomatoes

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - What you end up with is a refreshing and delicious dish that will make you say 'ahhhhhhh'... more

Chilled Yellow Corn Soup

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - Here’s a refreshing and tasty chilled soup that presents well with striking colorful garnishments.... more

Filet of Beef Grilled in Coffee Beans With a Velvet Chili Sauce

By CHEFF HOWARD KARP for the Flathead Beacon Firing up the grill offers an easy way to entertain during your summer get-togethers with out-of-town guests. Creating a dinner that can be cooked entirely on the... more

Fresh Alaskan Halibut

By CHEF HOWARD KARP- Of all of my Mediterranean fish recipes, this one is my favorite. The combination of fresh Alaskan halibut and savory sauce produces phenomenal flavors. ... more

Organizing Gift Cards in a Binder

By ERIN TURNER - I love gift cards, but I hate when I unexpectedly find myself in a restaurant and realize I've left the gift card for that restaurant at home in the drawer. ... more

Oat Bran Muffins

By TRACY DARUE- Remember the oat bran craze back in the late 1980s? I was hooked on everything oat bran then, hearing that it was a superfood. And these muffins are gluten-free.... more

Honey Lime Broiled Salmon with Peanut Sauce

By MANDA HUDAK - Salmon season is underway and here in Montana we are very fortunate to have access to wild Pacific salmon. Here's my recipe for honey lime broiled Salmon with peanut sauce.... more

Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By ERIN TURNER - Despite not having a drop of Mexican heritage in my blood, I still love celebrating Cinco De Mayo. Here are 5 of my favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes.... more

Frugal and Delicious: Homemade Refried Beans

By ERIN TURNER - With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, why not some try my recipe for simple, delicious, homemade refried beans. ... more

Frisee Salad, Welsh Rarebit Crouton, Vinaigrette

By JONATHON HARTIG - For this salad I've incorporated a couple of local Flathead Valley beers. I encourage you to experiment with your own favorite local brews! ... more

How To Save Money While Stocking Your Pantry

By ERIN TURNER - People ask us all the time for advice on how to stock up on essential pantry items. They assume we have a Costco membership and buy everything in bulk.... more

An Easter Tradition: Challah

Challah is a slightly sweet, very rich bread. Traditionally, the braided Sabbath bread of Judasim is a European celebratory loaf, symbolic of God's goodness and bounty.... more

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Asparagus

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - This picture-perfect dish really turned out to be a crowd pleaser.... more

Kid Approved, Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe

By ERIN TURNER - In today's world of overly processed food, I love showing the kids how to make homemade and healthy snacks. Here's my recipe for homemade Cheese-Its Crackers.... more

Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with Homemade Irish Pasties

By ERIN TURNER- As the great granddaughter of an Irish immigrant, I have to admit my own love of Irish Pasties. It is the perfect meal…meat, potatoes all wrapped up in a flaky crust. ... more