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  • Table Talk: A sweet place to find fruit pies in Colorado Springs

    teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Alice Spencer-Robinson, elf-in-chief at the Candy Basement at Spencer's Produce, Lawn & Garden Center, 1430 S. Tejon St., has the candy shelves brimming with holiday sweet treats and fruit baskets ready for the giving. When you drop by to fill your candy dish needs, check out the...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

  • Christie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast. Christie volunteered Wednesday at a soup kitchen in Newark. He says, "I don't have a lot of skills in cooking, but...

  • Holiday entertaining? Start with a box of crackers

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Planning for a crowd this holiday season? Grab of box of woven wheats. That's the generic name for Triscuits, those kind-of-weirdly-woven-esque wheat crackers that are delightfully salty-crunchy-savory. This year, I've decided they are the perfect on-demand base on which to build any...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Nov. 26, 2014

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    CLASSES ONGOING Chefs retail store - 4697 Centennial Blvd. Registration: 272-2700; chefscatalog.com.
- Hog Wild, 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, $65.
- Gifts from the Kitchen - Lotion and Lip Balm, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 3, $50. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension -...

  • Penuche fudge and vanilla custard together as pie

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Obviously, there will be pumpkin pie. There's not a lot of debate there. But this is Thanksgiving; one pie isn't sufficient. So which pie will be pumpkin's wingman? Bored with the usual selection of fruit and pecan pies, we decided to create something a little different. We were...

  • Putting the kids to work on a sweet potato tart

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    It seemed an unlikely goal. I wanted a single solution for two problems - how to keep kids entertained while preparing Thanksgiving dinner and how to serve sweet potatoes in a fresh, creative way. Turned out to be easier than I thought, so long as I was willing to pitch in to get the...

  • On Food: Give the holiday table a colonial touch with a cup of punch

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Last month I learned about making cocktails using steeped tea at the Les Dames d'Escoffier International in Boston. Cynthia Gold, one of only six tea sommeliers in the world, led the session that covered tea, brewing, cocktails and etiquette. After studying the tea fields of China...

  • Wine Guy: Celebrate America's immigrant heritage this Thanksgiving

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    America is a nation of immigrants. Not surprisingly, America's best wines are made from vines that "immigrated" from other places, primarily Europe. Here are a few worth considering this Thanksgiving. From Italy, I am looking forward to four Tuscan wines. From Castello di Nipozzano,...

  • Culinary gift guide makes shopping for economical items easy

    teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Have a BFF who also happens to be a BFE (best foodie ever)? If so, you likely want to gift them with something useful and economical this holiday season. Not a clue what that something might be? We're here to help you avoid the craziness of hitting the mall without a single idea in...

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