A Time to be Thankful

Thankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close. And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of…

Organic All American Apple Pie

Place flour in a food processor with cutting metal blade, add butter and shortening, slowly pulse your processor to cut up butter and shortening. Add two tablespoon of water at a time and pulse a few more times. After four tablespoons of water, check to see if the flour holds together. The dough should look crumbly if it does not…

do it yourself

We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website (HomeMade-Modern.com) full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.

November 2017 Around Town

We at Billings Lifestyle are entering the community with new events and ideas. We are looking to collaborate with our readers, so let us know what you want to be a part of and how you want to get involved with us. Our first event is coming up Thursday, November 9! For more information, follow us on Facebook and on…

Out of the Kitchen

Growing up in a single-parent household, cooking became an important outlet for Kevin Cole. While his mother dedicated herself to working 16-hour days, seven days a week, Cole decided he needed to help take care of his younger sister. This involved learning to cook. He watched old episodes of Julia Child’s cooking show or Iron Chef for inspiration and often…

Holiday Wine Pairings

“Rich, full-bodied whites like Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Rhône White Blends pair delightfully with many of the dishes found on the Thanksgiving table. For example, pumpkin soup or butternut squash with brown butter and sage is a delicious match for a richly textured Chardonnay. The warmer spices of autumn, like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, are complementary to this style of…

Thanksgiving Traditions

"For our Thanksgiving, we always get together with family. We do a potluck, then play bingo. Each game, someone wins a prize. The last game we play is blackout which is a gift certificate to a restaurant in town. When you win a prize, you get the chance to steal from someone else that has already won or pick a number, and you get…

Little Chefs Will Love These Thanksgiving Day Recipes

When she won the title of Miss Montana in 2007, Kristen Yeley’s talent was dancing. But, the Billings mom of two is also known for her cooking skills—which she’s already passing on to her boys: Griffin, 2, and Quin, 5. They forget all about their toys when it’s time to help mom measure and mix the ingredients for these two Thanksgiving…