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BERNIE MASON: Homemade treats are perfect for holiday gifts

BERNIE MASON: Homemade treats are perfect for holiday gifts

Christmas gifts that are made by the giver have a special meaning since the person giving the gift has taken the time to give something they have taken the time to create. This week I am sharing with you some recipes I have used that make great gifts and also are a great addition for holiday…

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SANDY ALLEY: Hanukkah recipes to be enjoyed by all

SANDY ALLEY: Hanukkah recipes to be enjoyed by all

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication celebration of the temple in Jerusalem in second century B.C. where one days worth of oil lasted eight. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, beginning this year on Dec. 16 and ending…

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New Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants planned for Billings, Bozeman

New Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants planned for Billings, Bozeman

The owner of the Buffalo Wild Wings franchises in Montana is planning to bring a new restaurant chain into the state, including a shop in Billings.

December 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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BERNIE MASON: Share time with families with these holiday recipes

BERNIE MASON: Share time with families with these holiday recipes

I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with some special family time preparing a meal together. Now it is on to the preparations and entertaining leading up to Christmas. I am sharing with you some of the favorite recipes I had included in the recipe booklets assembled for the pop…

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SANDY ALLEY: Cookie Monster had the right idea for his favorite dessert

SANDY ALLEY: Cookie Monster had the right idea for his favorite dessert

Today is dedicated to our blue friend Cookie Monster and his love of cookies. So here a few holiday cookie recipes that I make almost every year. My batch of chocolate turtle that I made a couple of weeks ago is almost gone, and we have three more weeks yet to Christmas.

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Holiday cookie inspired by Snickers candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Snickers candy bars

What happens when you take a Snickers bar and flip it inside out? You get these delicious holiday cookies. We took that classic candy bar combination of peanuts, caramel and chocolate and turned them into a thumbprint cookie. The result is a crumbly chocolate cookie rolled in chopped peanuts…

November 26, 2014 10:06 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Almond Joy and Mounds

Holiday cookie inspired by Almond Joy and Mounds

Oh, that classic Almond Joy vs. Mounds dilemma... Whether to go dark chocolate or milk chocolate with nuts. These bar cookies inspired by those sibling candy bars let you have it your way, or both ways.

November 26, 2014 10:03 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by York peppermint patties

Holiday cookie inspired by York peppermint patties

When we eat a York peppermint patty, we get the sensation... That they'd be delicious transformed into a holiday cookie. So we did. The result is a simple drop cookie that is simultaneously delicate and fudgy with a heady punch of mint. They beg to be paired with hot cocoa.

November 26, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Sky Bar candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Sky Bar candy bars

Inspired by Sky Bar candy bars, these 4-in-1 cookies combine all your favorite flavors — chocolate, peanut butter, caramel and white chocolate — on top of a light spritz cookie. Feel free to play with the toppings, perhaps flavored chocolate chips, candied cherries or finely chopped sweetene…

November 26, 2014 9:57 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by 3 Musketeers candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by 3 Musketeers candy bars

Sometimes you crave a caramel sugar bomb sort of candy bar, and sometimes you want something a bit more refined.

November 26, 2014 9:54 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Mallo Cup candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Mallo Cup candy bars

Imagine a chocolate peanut butter cup, but instead of peanut butter the chocolate shell encases a gooey marshmallow filling. There's your Mallo Cup candy bar. And it turns out this decidedly retro treat happens to be delicious when transformed into a holiday cookie — our frosted chocolate dr…

November 26, 2014 9:57 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by 100 Grand candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by 100 Grand candy bars

So what would you do with 100 Grand?

November 26, 2014 9:50 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Zagnut candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Zagnut candy bars

Zagnut candy bars are like a crumbly, coconutty Butterfinger, minus the chocolate. These cookies play off that crisp coconut texture, combining both coconut flour (often found with the gluten-free products) and shredded unsweetened coconut. You also can make your own coconut flour by pulsing…

November 26, 2014 9:47 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Kit Kat candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Kit Kat candy bars

Is it even possible to eat a Kit Kat bar without triggering that "Give me a break!" earworm from the '80s? Seems not. So our cure to keep us from humming "Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!" for the rest of the day is to bake up a batch of these shortbread cookies inspired by that bre…

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A holiday cookie inspired by Twix candy bars

A holiday cookie inspired by Twix candy bars

So how do you eat a Twix bar? Do you use your teeth to scrape all of the chocolate-caramel topping off, then go back and eat the naked crunchy cookie? Do you nibble first some chocolate-caramel, then some cookie, then back to chocolate-caramel, and so on? Or do you wholesale devour it, cooki…

November 26, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Butterfinger candy bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Butterfinger candy bars

You may not lay a finger on anyone's Butterfinger, but you will want to grab a plateful of this Butterfinger-inspired holiday bark. Like the candy bar, this sweet treat is jammed with peanut butter, has a satisfyingly crunchy-flaky bite and — of course — sports plenty of chocolate. But to ke…

November 26, 2014 9:38 am Photos

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Holiday cookie inspired by Reese's NutRageous bars

Holiday cookie inspired by Reese's NutRageous bars

This cookie was all about packing an outrageous number of peanuts into one small, but so-very-delicious package. Inspired by the NutRageous bar, these drop cookies combine peanut butter, whole peanuts, chocolate and caramel into salty-sweet morsels you will find dangerously addictive.

November 26, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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SANDY ALLEY: Thanksgiving Dessert Throw Down, and don't forget the sweat pants

SANDY ALLEY: Thanksgiving Dessert Throw Down, and don't forget the sweat pants

If your turkey isn’t thawed by now, you might want to think about eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Lean, filling beans help you behave at holidays

Lean, filling beans help you behave at holidays

Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater. If you host, you want to serve guests something tasty enough to make the occasion feel special. And if you are a guest, you want to bring something delicious and impressive, but that won’t totally blow your diet. My solution? Tuck someth…

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BERNIE MASON: 3 clever ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers

BERNIE MASON: 3 clever ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers

With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I thought you might enjoy some different ideas for using the dinner leftovers. I am giving you a choice of a casserole dish, a salad and a soup, all using leftover turkey. The soup also includes leftover mashed potatoes. They are all popular choices I hav…

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