• A cauliflower soup so rich you won't believe it's so simple

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    It's easy to overthink things in the kitchen. It's easy to fall into the trap of assuming that flavor needs a whole lot of labor. Or at least a long ingredient list. I certainly was of that misguided mindset when I recently prepared dinner for friends. As I considered and discarded...

  • On Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular food

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country. Many parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks...

  • Dining review: Tasty vegan options abound at Uchenna Ethiopian Restaurant

    By JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Editor's note: Fields writes a monthly review of vegan options at local restaurants. Walking into Uchenna feels a bit like entering someone's cozy home. Chef Maya, who almost always greets her guests at the door, has turned a storefront space into a warm, comfortable dining room....

  • You've pushed it off long enough! It's time to master crepes


    In honor of Mardi Gras, I decided to try a fresh take on a classic New Orleans dessert — bananas Foster. Bananas Foster is the luscious indulgence created at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 1950s. It's hard to beat sauteed bananas doused with rum and brown sugar, then...

  • In the kitchen, there's an app for that! But do you care?

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A few years ago, former video game executive Kevin Yu was cooking for a girlfriend on Valentine's Day when he discovered he'd forgotten the mushrooms for the mushroom soup. But that was just the start. He'd also lost track of timing on the various dishes, and he was just generally...

  • List: 8 delicious homemade Super Bowl party options

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Gearing up for the Big Game on Feb. 1? Or more importantly, planning that Super Bowl food? Here's a good start. -EASY BONELESS BARBECUE BITES We came up with these boneless barbecue bites as a delicious mashup of two classic Super Bowl party favorites - Buffalo chicken wings and...

  • An easy, customizable chocolate treat for Valentine's Day

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That's what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy. Truth is, I'm generally not the sort of person who makes candy at home. It can be a bit fussy and time-consuming and I don't find the...

  • Patriots vs. Seahawks in a battle for the best 7-layer dip

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Super Bowl isn't just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It's also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon. That's because we decided the battle on the gridiron should continue on the buffet. So we created...

  • SudSisters: Brews to consider when watching Super Bowl

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in professional football's biggest game - and fan party - of the season, Super Bowl XLIX. Have you considered your liquid itinerary? Last year, we had it easy - the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl. The local...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Jan. 28, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    What's cooking ONGOING Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,
- Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies. The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost....