Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • On Food: Colorado Springs stay-at-home mom wins baking memories challenge

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Elayne Prechtel was up to the challenge. By chance, the avid home cook read our story about the Rodelle Challenge. Contestants were asked to send their best, worst or funniest baking moment. Prechtel knew she had a good story and was eager to share it. "This is a special story that...

  • Colorado Springs cooks and chefs duke it out for bragging rights for best gumbo

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Who dat? Cook-off contestants who will gather at the Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave. in Manitou Springs, for the annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo culinary challenge 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Professional chefs and amateur cooks take on each other for first, second and third place as well as...

  • Colorado Springs chefs with New Orleans ties set the table for Mardi Gras feast

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    During Mardi Gras, thoughts of fasting, feasting and celebrating are mixed with a sudden interest in all things Louisiana Cajun. "Laissez les bons temps rouler" (Let the good times roll) can be heard across the land. Locally, some chefs with ties to New Orleans can't help but heed...

  • Live Well: Dump guilt, embrace health benefits of dark chocolate

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    I don't ever need excuses to eat chocolate. But if you're one who feels guilty each time you partake, here's a tip. Consult Julie Pech's "The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate." Pech, a self-anointed chocolate therapist as well as...

  • 5 out-on-the-town Valentine's Day tips around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Here's a few ideas if you still need some inspiration for what to do for Valentine's Day around Colorado Springs: 1) Looking for some of the best dining options around town? Click here for tips from Best of the Springs. Click here for our list...

  • Colorado Springs chefs win cooking challenges and take honors

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    The fourth weekend in January was a busy one for area chefs. That Saturday, 22 chefs gathered at the DoubleTree by Hilton to cook up their best appetizers and desserts for the Glass Slipper Ball partygoers. Chefs were there competing for top honors in three People's Choice categories....

  • Colorado Springs chefs are gearing up to prepare show stopper dishes for the Chefs' Gala

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    If you're craving top-notch gourmet food, get ready to indulge on March 29. That's the date of Colorado Springs Chorale's Chefs' Gala, an annual event at which Pikes Peak area chefs pull out their best tricks - even splurging on the more expensive ingredients - to make bold culinary...

  • Colorado Springs area is home to several Filipino eateries

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Is Filipino food primed to be the next big thing in ethnic fare? Andrew Zimmern, host of "Bizarre Foods" on Travel Channel, believes so. That's why he zeroed in on the cuisine at last summer's Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. "I take inspiration from around the world to bring you...

  • Colorado Springs abounds with options for celebrating Valentine's Day

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Don't be that person. The one who waits to the last minute to make plans for Valentine's Day. Here are some options that are available now. But don't delay taking aim with Cupid's bow. These will sell out fast. Place an order: - Garden of the Gods Gourmet Market & Café, 410 S....

  • Eat Well: Time to show your heart some love

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    While love has its own day on the 14th, heart health is the main focus of February. American Heart Month is a time to show yourself the love. And a statistic that always astonishes me is that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, as well as men, in the U.S., according...

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