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Julie Laing

location-pin Bigfork, MT

School: Chapman University

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques; baking; beer, wine & cocktails; gardening & plant care; foraging; fermentation; eating local; farm-to-table cooking

Julie Laing

  • 25 years working as a writer and editor with nearly eight years focusing on food and recipe development
  • Author, “The Complete Guide to Pickling: Pickle and Ferment Everything Your Garden or Market Has to Offer” and “The Pickled Picnic”
  • Food columnist for the Flathead Beacon
  • Creator of TwiceAsTasty.com, a food blog focused on eating well year-round
  • Featured expert for Cookbook Love, The Telegraph, The Columbian and more


Julie has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years. Since 2016, her writing has focused on original recipes, the tools used to make them and the stories around them. As a writer for Taste of Home, Julie has covered the ins and outs of pickling, shared comfort food recipes and written about a lot of pie. She is the author of "The Complete Guide to Pickling," and writes the weekly "Twice as Tasty" food column for the Flathead Beacon, named after her food blog. Her writing and photos regularly appear on The Spruce Eats, The Kitchn, The Old Farmer’s Almanac and more. Julie lives in northwest Montana, where she and her husband fill every spare inch of their 500-square-foot cabin with homegrown and home-preserved food.


Chapman University, bachelor's in English, journalism emphasis

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Articles & Recipes

Million-Dollar Deviled Eggs

Taste the zing of mustard coupled with sweet pickle in every bite of these delicious deviled eggs. Garnish with bacon and pickle for a special touch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Homemade Tater Tots

If you love Tater Tots and use them as a crunchy topping for Tater Tot hot dish and casseroles, the next step is making your own from scratch. It’s a surprisingly simple process, and once you master the basic technique, you can make these homemade Tater Tots your own! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Gruyere Spinach Quiche

A versatile and comforting dish, you can enjoy this quiche's creamy blend of gruyere cheese and hearty spinach any time of the day. Bits of shallots sprinkled throughout and a crisp crust compliment the egg base. It'll be hard to stop at just one slice! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin