The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Katie Workman’

Sweet Potato Spoonbread

Spoonbread is a wonderfully old-fashioned dish that should not be relegated to the tables of old-fashioned cooks.... more

How to Marinate Just About Anything

Marinating is a terrific basic kitchen technique. Essentially, you can take any kind of meat, fish or seafood, submerge them in a marinade, and you’ve turned a plain something into a great dinner.... more

Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing

By KATIE WORKMAN - You can certainly cook this stuffing in the turkey if you want, but I rather love it in a pan, so the top gets crispy and browned.... more

Cauliflower Tots

By KATIE WORKMAN - My family can eat a baking sheet of that before dinner even hits the table.... more

Instant Pot Mediterranean Lamb Stew

By KATIE WORKMAN - Don’t have an Instant Pot? You can also make this stew in a slow cooker. ... more

Korean Fried Chicken Tenders

By KATIE WORKMAN - You’ll probably dream about them until you eat them again.... more

Hot Corn Queso Dip

By KATIE WORKMAN - It’s a lovely way to use up those ears of corn that seem to be exploding in the markets from July through September.... more

Roasted Broccoflower with Shiitake

By KATIE WORKMAN - Broccoflower has a slightly sweeter and less-bitter taste than either regular cauliflower or broccoli.... more

Green Beans with Tarragon Vinaigrette

By KATIE WORKMAN - This herb dressing is bright and bracing, with a lovely anise-y flavor from the tarragon.... more

New Bay Sweet Potato Fries

By KATIE WORKMAN - What these fries lack in crispness they make up for in soulful flavor and warm color.... more

Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad

By KATIE WORKMAN - This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again.... more

Salmon Corn Chowder

This recipe is loaded with nuggets of baked salmon and qualifies as a main course chowder, if you wish.... more

Israeli Couscous, Swiss Chard, Peppers

By KATIE WORKMAN - This is very nice served warm, but it’s also a great room temperature salad, perfect for a picnic or a potluck barbecue party.... more

A BLT That Showcases Dueling Dynamics

As summer nears and the promise of perfect tomatoes peeks up over the horizon, the prospect of an excellent BLT shines brightly.... more

Salmon Panzanella

By KATIE WORKMAN -This is the kind of one-bowl lunch or dinner that is pure summertime happiness.... more

Chicken Piri Piri

By KATIE WORKMAN - Why spatchcock a chicken? It cooks more quickly and evenly, and also allows for some nice overall browning.... more

Citrus-Marinated Salmon

By KATIE WORKMAN - The bright flavors of lemon and orange are a nice complement to the fish in this recipe.... more

Mini Pizzas

By KATIE WORKMAN - If you want to wow your gang during an Oscar viewing party, game day, or a movie-watching or Netflix-binging session, mini pizzas are a great way to go.... more

Mongolian Beef

By KATIE WORKMAN - This dish reminds me of something you might get at an old-school Chinese restaurant. I'm earmarking it for my kids for Halloween--before the sugar-palooza.... more

Pork Schnitzel with Cucumber Salad

By KATIE WORKMAN - The tangy, quickly pickled cucumbers and onions make a great counterpoint to the lightly fried pork cutlets.... more

Deviled Burgers

By KATIE WORKMAN - A burger with a bit more zing, more interest, more panache.... more

Pasta with Sauteed Kale, Bread Crumbs

By KATIE WORKMAN-This recipe is elevated and made super-amazing by the topping of Parmesan-infused fried fresh bread crumbs... more

Sweet Potato Spoonbread

By KATIE WORKMAN - Spoonbread is a perfect holiday side; a pudding-esque interpretation of grits; a softer version of cornbread; perfection alongside a roast of any kind.... more

Chicken with Spinach in Creamy Sauce

By KATIE WORKMAN - You can fuss all you want with fancier dishes, exotic ingredients and new techniques, but when in doubt, choose comfort food.... more

Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup

By KATIE WORKMAN - I find it a source of great comfort that pretty much every culture, every cuisine has its own interpretation of chicken soup. The Mexican version in particular speaks to me.... more

Asian Beef and Mushroom Burgers

By KATIE WORKMAN - What if you could have the taste and juiciness of beef bugers while cutting back on a bit of the fat? The answer: Add in some mushrooms.... more

Greek Avgolemono With Rice

By Katie Workman - Avgolemono is the chicken soup of Greece, and as we know, pretty much every country has its own version of a comforting chicken soup. In Greek, avgolemono means “egg lemon”.... more