Great Gifts the Cook in Your Life Will Love

Everyone has that person in their family who’s always showing everyone up at family gatherings with homemade green bean casserole, ornate cakes, and homemade breads that you just want to drown in butter and never share with another soul.

Make ‘em feel good this holiday season for sharing the fruits of their labor, with gifts to feed their need to feed! A great cook is someone worth keeping happy, and this list has it all, from kitchen staples to gadgets that make everything that much sweeter.

12 Things to Bake for Thanksgiving

It’s the holidays, which means it’s officially time to bust out your apron and bake until you run out of clean dishes.

Kidding.

(But not really).

Pinterest is a veritable buffet of options when it comes to what you’re going to put on this year’s Thanksgiving menu, and I rounded up some of the most amazing recipes out there for this special feature. Loosen your pants, crack open a bottle of wine, and break out the stand mixer — it’s time to bake.

Buying and Storing Foods in Bulk

Mason jars with dried fruit

Montanans know better than anyone, the fewer trips you have to make to the grocery store, the happier everyone is. Buying in bulk saves money, trips to the store, and is great for being prepared for emergency scenarios like blizzards and hurricanes.

It also cuts down dramatically on the environmental footprint of our food purchasing habits, reducing travel and waste from packaging.

But how do you store food long term without it going bad?

Natural, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats

Okay, let’s not pretend that Halloween is a sensible time to stick to strict dietary guidelines. Chocolate and sugar rushes are the spices of life this time of year, but for many, they don’t have a choice.

Some have dietary intolerances to things like dairy and gluten that make it downright dangerous for them to eat them, while others have allergies that can make Halloween incredibly challenging for parents.

Wheat Berries - 7 Recipes You Have to Try

Wheat stalk with wheat berries

A bowl of wheat berries is one of the most wholesome ways to eat grains, but few people have heard of them, or even know how the heck to cook them.

Not quite an oat and not quite a seed, they might strike you as a little different at first, but these powerful little grains pack a big punch with energy and essential nutrients. These unsung superfoods are rich in iron, protein, fiber, potassium, vitamins B1 and B3, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, and copper, and provide incredible lasting energy!

The Ultimate Montana Brewery Road Trip

Montana Breweries Map

Thanks to our fantastically unique climate, Montana is a great place to grow wheat, and that includes hops for some of the best brews you’ll find in the middle of nowhere. Don’t let Montana’s size and empty roads deter you from a brew-discovering road trip — spend a few days on this Montana brewery road trip tour, and get a pint in every region!

Click here to check out the map and go on your own Montana brewery road trip (before the snow flies)!


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