Some Dreams are Delicious

 Haniah Sweeney drinks her morning coffee in the afternoon.   She’s not a party-all-night-sleep-until-noon kind of gal, she’s more of a bake-vegan-donuts-all-night gal.   Haniah’s business, Veera Donuts, started as a wild idea to peddle vegan donuts at the farmers’ market. She made 100 donuts for that first Saturday. 

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Mother’s Day Brunch

It’s only food. It’s only food. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.  

Candied Ginger Gingerbread

I’ve always been a bit spicy. Sure, sugar is sweet and it’d be downright sacrilegious to not have some decadent pie on a tow line behind a savory meal, but spice—particularly ginger—is nostalgic. 

The Summer Sip

 Article Corina Ambrose | Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish  Muddled mint, the pop of carbonation, the cheeky tartness of lemon and huckleberry. This mouth-watering combination can only mean one thing—okay, two things: Summer is here, and we need this mojito from Montana Distillery.   406 Mojito by the Montana Distillery

Momma Stella Risotto

Knowing that spring is right around the corner after our marathon of wintery days brings comfort to more than our sandal-yearning toes. Transitioning into springtime lends a tendency toward cooking lighter meals, opening our windows despite the chill lingering in the breeze, and letting our creations in the kitchen mingle with the scents of the thawing earth—an aroma that has been sorely…

Old-Fashioned Goodness: 
Huckleberry Bark

If Candyland were a real place, The Sweets Barn in Lolo would be it. It calls to us from childhood’s past, beckoning us to step into its dreamy aroma of chocolates and teas and old-fashioned candies. And with our arrival, we’re introduced to not one, but both, of its owners—Bonnie and Dave Aicher, along with Huck L. Berry, the beloved…

Easy Rustic Dutch Oven No-Knead Crusty Bread

Rising to the occasion during a Montana winter sometimes means kneeling on the floor before the oven and watching a soft cloud of dough blister into a flaky, golden brown dome of 
perfection. There’s just something about fresh baked bread that will always be magical to me, especially following an invigorating ski through the woods. 

What’s Brewing?

 • Made from fully fermented Camellia sinensis leaves  • Retains its flavor for several years.  • Black tea is processed using either the orthodox method or CTC (crush, tear, curl).  The CTC method involves the mincing of weathered tea leaves.

Candy Cane Christmas Cake

Christmas is a time of traditions, old and new, and this spectacular Candy Cane Layer Cake (or Cupcakes) is sure to become a new favorite addition to your holiday table. Snowy white peppermint cake layers are nestled between creamy white chocolate frosting tinted with festive red and green in the spirit of Christmas and decorated with crushed candy canes. Plus,…


Suzette Zara is a certified nutritionist, chef, cookbook author, creator of Satan’s Salsa ( and a frequent speaker on low-fat healthy cooking. For more information, contact Plucking a petal almost seems cruel as if it were being stripped away from its place among family and friends. When a flower is whole—that is, petals intact—a purpose seems fulfilled: She has…

Homemade Winter Dishes

Sometimes a quick, home-cooked meal is just a hop, skip and a jump your pantry. Or should we say "can-try"? With a well-stocked pantry full of ingredients like canned tomatoes, kidney beans and pumpkin, preparing a nutritious, creative meal that you and your family will love is easy. Cans seal in foods’ nutrition, freshness and flavor, and they are…