• SudSisters: More craft brewers say 'no' to bottles because they can-can-can

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    As comebacks go, Hollywood's got nothing on the beer can. The American Can Co.'s revolutionary invention, filled with 12 ounces of beer from the Gottfreid Krueger Brewing Co. of Newark, N.J., went on sale in Richmond, Va., 80 years ago. Within six months, Pabst Brewing Co. was...

  • Save Easter ham for sandwiches; do a duo of ducks instead

    By Alison Ladman The Associated Press -
    Yesterday

    Perhaps this will be the year you break out of your ham rut. Not that there's anything wrong with ham. It's only that as a main course at Easter, it tends to be kind of ... meh. How about trying something new, such as this duo of roasted ducks? The process is the same as roasting any...

  • Carrot cake - a classic Easter dessert recast as breakfast

    By Alison Ladman The Associated Press -
    Yesterday

    This Easter, we've decided you can have cake for breakfast. After all, it is a holiday that's loaded with treats, so why not embrace the sweeter side of every meal? We took the flavors of a classic carrot cake - golden raisins, grated carrots, chopped walnuts and brown sugar - and...

  • Asparagus? Meh! This Easter give me bacon, eggs and potatoes

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Yesterday

    The classic foods of Easter dinner never have done much for me. Sure, a honey-glazed ham is nice. But the rest of the meal tends to go downhill. Now, Easter brunch is another matter. Hot cross buns and hash brown potatoes and muffins and coffee cakes and eggs of all manner ... now...

  • A light, vibrant chilled soup fit for spring, Easter dinner

    By Alison Ladman The Associated Press -By Alison Ladman The Associated Press -
    Yesterday

    Soup can be an unusual choice for a spring dinner. We're supposed to be celebrating light, bright flavors and a return of fresh produce. Heavy and hearty are out of place. Except that spring soups can be bright, light and a delicious blend of fresh - rather than long-simmered -...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for March 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Events Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret - "ReOrientations" - 4:30 p.m., Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, I.D.E.A. Space, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; 389-6607. Trivia Night - 6:30 p.m., Back East Bar & Grill, 9475 Briar Village Point; 264-6161,...

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting March 25, 2015

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    BREW CALENDAR Mondays-Sundays Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, free. Limited to 25 people, first-come,...

  • Investment firm to acquire Madison-based water park chain

    Yesterday

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based indoor water park chain is being sold to a private investment firm in New York City. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP. Although the terms of the deal...

  • A fresh take on the classic Easter ham - with a fresh ham

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    When I think of spring menus, I instantly think of asparagus and the fresh ham that my grandmother made every Easter. The pork was studded with cloves and slathered with brown sugar and mustard before roasting. And it made the entire house smell amazing. But these days, I tend to do...

  • This Easter, master perfectly creamy scalloped potatoes

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast. And really, what's not to love? We're talking about sliced potatoes baked in a cream sauce, then topped with cheese or crumbs or both! Still, it takes some care to ensure that the...

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