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Energy Bar by user Katie via Flickr
Energy Bar by user Katie via Flickr

Store-bought energy bars aren't cheap. Why buy them when you can make your own? You'll save money, and you can adapt them to fit your tastes. You can also store them in your freezer for months on end. Bars are easy to make - they're not baked or cooked - and they're filled with wonderful ingredients. 

Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream by Dana Cree
Hello, My Name is Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

The Food Guys discuss the book "Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream: The Art and Science of the Scoop" by Dana Cree. The book covers everything you could possibly need to know about ice cream, sorbets, gelato and frozen yogurt.

Cherry Pie Photo By Brooke Lark on Unsplash
Brooke Lark on Unsplash

The Food Guys discuss the differences between sweet and sour cherries, and how to bake a delicious slab pie from Montana-grown sweet cherries.

Montana Regulators Issue Alert About Uninspected Meat

Jul 24, 2018
Ground beef.
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Department of Livestock officials have issued a public health alert urging people in the Missoula area to throw out or return meat products produced by K&C Foods after April 5.

You need three key ingredients for a proper chilli dish: meat, beer, and of course, chilli peppers. Our Food Guys, Jon Jackson and Greg Patent are passionate that Chili powder IS NOT CHILI.

Chunks of meat, beer and fresh ingredients are essential for a good chili. Chili powder is not chili folks! So don't go to the grocery store and buy a pack of powder when you can easily make a great chili by using fresh peppers! "The Food Guys" explain how.

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Sugars are creeping into our diets and, "Even if you're reading labels, you have to read the labels with some insight," says Jon Jackson.

"There's a lot of hidden sugars in our foods, that even people who are well-intentioned and disciplined find it difficult to restrain their weight growth because they keep running into hidden sugars."

Listen in now to learn more about where hidden sugars are showing up, and how to spot them on food labels.

Montana's Reps Like Farm Bill, Divided On Food Stamp Work Requirement

Jun 26, 2018

The Senate has started debating its version of the Farm Bill, and both of Montana’s Senators, Jon Tester and Steve Daines, say their chamber’s version of the Farm Bill is good news for Montana farmers and ranchers. But they disagree on at least one important aspect of it.

First, Yellowstone Public Radio's Jackie Yamanaka reports on what they agree on.

Donald Duck frozen orange juice.
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With all the contradictory health claims floating around online, it can be hard to know what to believe. The "Food Guys" set the record straight about fruit juice as a "healthy" option, and make the case for avoiding it altogether.

The Food Guys' Guide to Making Pasta

Jun 12, 2018

To a novice cook, making pasta from scratch sounds like a daunting task, and it does take some time and patience. Still, if you've got a food processor, a hand-cranked pasta machine and a pot of boiling water, it's mainly a process of flattening out a dough made of flour and eggs.

Recipe: Morel Mushroom Lasagna

Jun 5, 2018

Due to last summer's wealth of fires around our listening area, this spring is turning into a morel mushroom lover's bonanza. Food Guy Greg Patent found some for sale at the farmer's market and put them to use in morel mushroom lasagna, a delicious and light alternative to meat lasagna.

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