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BERNIE MASON: Crockpot meals to make dinner easy

BERNIE MASON: Crockpot meals to make dinner easy

A reader has requested recipes for use in a slow cooker, so dinner can be ready when you arrive home from work. To save prep time in the morning, both of these can be prepared the evening before, placed in the slow cooker liner, and the liner covered and kept refrigerated overnight. In the …

October 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Local meat and vegetables make these recipes delicious

BERNIE MASON: Local meat and vegetables make these recipes delicious

Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plan to visit the “Local Producer Fair” at Good Earth Market, meet the local producers, taste some of their products and celebrate the harvest. By supporting your local farmers and producers, your food is fresher, you know where your food is coming …

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BERNIE MASON: Great fall dishes to celebrate national pork month

BERNIE MASON: Great fall dishes to celebrate national pork month

October is national pork month, so I thought it would be a good time to provide a couple of new recipes for you to try using this versatile and popular meat choice.

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Bernie Mason: Microwave is just perfect for small meals

Bernie Mason: Microwave is just perfect for small meals

A time-saving appliance that most people have, but fail to use to its potential, is the microwave. When you are cooking for 1 or 2 people, if you are trying to save time or energy or if you don’t want to turn on the oven for a small amount of food, why not use the microwave? Microwaves have …

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Bernie Mason: Now's the time for freezer jams

Bernie Mason: Now's the time for freezer jams

September is here, but there is still time to take advantage of produce at the Farmers Market, fruit from your garden or sales on fruit in the grocery stores.

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Bernie Mason: Get ready for tailgating season

Bernie Mason: Get ready for tailgating season

I had a request from a reader for recipes that would be great for tailgating. Since the football season is now upon us, I thought this would be a good time to try to fill that request. I hope you will find these recipes I have selected ones that you and your friends will enjoy.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Bernie Mason: Here's what to do with zucchini

Bernie Mason: Here's what to do with zucchini

When we think about prolific vegetables in the garden, zucchini, a summer squash, comes to the top of the list. The mild flavor of this vegetable makes it easy to use in a variety of ways; we just need to be creative.

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Bernie Mason: What shall we cook together?

Bernie Mason: What shall we cook together?

Welcome to the birth of a new recipe/cooking column for the Billings Gazette. I would like this column to belong to the readers. Therefore, I am asking for your input and suggestions as to what you would like to see in the column. Since Joyce Michels’ column was so popular using a selection …

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Bernie Mason: Happy cooking (and happy fishing)

Bernie Mason: Happy cooking (and happy fishing)

When you think of trout, you think of fly fishing in Montana.

August 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bernie Mason: Hamburger is an all-purpose food

Bernie Mason: Hamburger is an all-purpose food

Think of hamburger, and what comes to mind for you?

August 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bernie Mason: How to preserve tomatoes all year long

Bernie Mason: How to preserve tomatoes all year long

Juicy, ripe tomatoes, what is there not to love and enjoy?

July 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sewing festival in its 18th year

Sewing festival in its 18th year

Nancy Sasse enjoys working with beginning quilters.

September 23, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
 The Rev. Will Sappington and Bernie Mason stock a pantry

The Rev. Will Sappington and Bernie Mason stock a pantry

The Rev. Will Sappington, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Billings, and church member Bernie Mason stock a pantry in the church in August with food supplies for individuals and families in need.

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Billings church makes sure people get fed

Billings church makes sure people get fed

A pantry in the hallway at Peace Lutheran Church is making life a little easier for people who struggle to put food on their table.

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Bernie Mason teaches a Strong Women exercise class

Bernie Mason teaches a Strong Women exercise class

Yellowstone County Extension Agent Bernie Mason teaches a Strong Women exercise class, one of a myriad of classes she has taught over 24 years on the job. Mason is retiring later this month.

September 19, 2012 12:39 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County Extension Agent Bernie Mason

Yellowstone County Extension Agent Bernie Mason

Yellowstone County Extension Agent Bernie Mason teaches a Strong Women exercise class Wednesday at the Billings Community and Senior Center. During the last 24 years, Mason’s job has expanded to include teaching classes in nutrition, energy conservation, personal financial management and est…

September 19, 2012 12:39 pmLoading…
Brown bagging can save money, improve diet

Brown bagging can save money, improve diet

Cole Halpin came within a hair's breadth of dying two years ago.

April 04, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Weekday Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this week

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:

February 06, 2012 11:00 amLoading…
Hand-washing techniques

Hand-washing techniques

Yellowstone County Extension Agent Bernie Mason, left, uses an ultraviolet light to inspect food service worker Ciara Porter-Riddle’s hands during a hand-washing demonstration. Mason was teaching a Food Worker Training Class at RiverStone Health on Wednesday.

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