Riverhouse Review

Almost every day I drive by the Riverhouse and if it’s dinner time their parking lot is typically full. And for good reason they have some of the best BBQ in Montana maybe even in all of the South. The rub that’s used on the grilled wings is exceptional. The wings are tender and flavorful. […]

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5 Drinks You’ll Crave After Skiing in Big Sky, Montana

COLD SMOKE SCOTCH ALE – KETTLEHOUSE BREWING CO. Cold Smoke, a scotch ale with a subtle sweet coffee finish. Named after that light fluffy snow that falls in Montana. This is definitely a beer full of flavor and high in alcohol to warm the bones and it’s brewed in Missoula, Montana. BLACKBERRY BRANDY Years ago I had […]

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Homemade Lasagna with Fresh Noodles

I’ve been trying to perfect the way I make lasagna for the past 10 years. It’s a bit of a personal obsession. This recipe is the culmination of my years of tinkering and refining to my personal preference. The variations and twists that each chef can bring to this classic Italian dish is always astounding. A […]

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Peruvian Style Ceviche

The best ceviche I have ever tasted was in Pescados Capitales in a industrial part of Lima, Peru. The fish was fresh from the ocean, the onions had a bit of a bite, the peppers were spicy but not overbearing, and the citrus from the fresh lime juice rounded out the appetizer. I’ve also enjoyed ceviche […]

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Crafting the Perfect Turkey Brine

Brining is easy. It just takes a little bit of forethought and understanding. The benefits are a juicier more flavorful turkey.  Brining also buys the home cook a bit of extra time and leeway. Since moisture is retained it is harder to overcook the bird and easier to to have succulent  evenly cooked white and […]

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Classic Italian Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco is a classic Italian braised dish made with veal shank, fresh herbs, tomatoes, and wine. Osso  Bucco was first introduced to me the second year I worked in a commercial kitchen.  The chef I working for patiently walked me through the braising process.  I was privileged and extremely enthusiastic. What’s not to like about large cuts […]

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Pancake Mix

So while I’ve been waiting for my business to metamorphosize into a multi-national conglomerate I’ve been making my three year old son lots of pancakes. Along the way we’ve had Buttermilk Krusteaz, Bisquick, Hobson Mill whole wheat and homemade. Among the store bought brands Krusteaz is my favorite. If you’re in a hurry an added benefit is […]

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Mexican Style Rice

A Mexican chef in North Carolina introduced me to “authentic” Mexican rice. He was a willing teacher and me, coming from Montana, I was amazed that I had the privilege to work with an experienced chef who was knowledgeable about such a variety of Mexican dishes. He made tasty carnitas finishing the cooking process of […]

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