• Hello, Sriracha bacon; now where's that Sriracha ice cream?

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    At the end of a recent column on Sriracha - the increasingly popular go-to sauce for spicing up foods - I posed two questions: "Can Sriracha ice cream be far behind?" and "Sriracha bacon anyone?" I was only half-kidding, but it turns out that readers who are fans of this "rooster...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting April 1, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Adam's Mountain Café - 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 685-4370. - Lebanese, 6 p.m. Monday, $45. - Italian, 6 p.m. April 20, $45. Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,...

  • Borrowing a lesson from barbecue for a better grilled cheese

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -by Eliabeth Karmel The Associated Press -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    For me, a grilled cheese sandwich is pure comfort. Truth is, even a bad grilled cheese is satisfying. But a great grilled cheese will change your day for the better. Most of us have childhood memories of our perfect grilled cheese. Mine is the classic sandwich dished up at my local...

  • Vegetable and fruit purees stand in for fat to make healthier desserts

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    It's April Fool's Day. Looking for a fun, harmless prank? We've got one that involves turning desserts into healthy alternatives using some tricks of the trade. Our go-to expert on transforming sugar- and fat-laden treats into something akin to eating a bowl of vegetables is...

  • DIY Stuffed grape leaves? They're easier than you think

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Think of grape leaves as nature's spring roll wrapper. I mean, the Greeks certainly did. So too did the Persians, the Turks, the Lebanese, the Egyptians, the Romanians, the Armenians, even the Vietnamese! The otherwise unassuming grape leaf certainly has fans in high places. The...

  • Easy inspiration sprouts from 'Salad Love'

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    For most of us, salads are mainly unplanned affairs. Which is why the idea of salad cookbooks can seem kind of silly. Salad assembly generally is a pathetic - and pathetically easy - process that involves grabbing whatever greens haven't wilted at the back of the refrigerator, piling...

  • First lady asks kids to step up for healthy lunch challenge

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Know any kids with a knack for making healthy lunches? Michelle Obama might invite them to the White House. The first lady once again is challenging the nation's children to dream up healthy lunch recipes, a now annual component of her Let's Move! campaign to reduce...

  • You can master the dumpling with dumpling master Jenn Louis

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Portland chef Jenn Louis set out to perfect pasta dumplings in Italy, she was occasionally met with such disdain from local chefs she might as well have been trying to push the doughy fare to the Paleo diet crowd. "Each person I interviewed and cooked...

  • VIDEO: Table Talk, at Acme Grill & Bar

    By Teresa Farney, The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ACME Bar & Grill has been open for over a month at the site of the former Estela's Mexican Restaurant, 925 S. Eighth St. The interior of ACME is rustic, warm and welcoming, and the menu is focused on comfort food like biscuits and gravy, sloppy joes, bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped...

  • Combine edamame and walnuts for savory vegan taco "meat"

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    For my daughter's 10th birthday, I took 15 giggling girls to dinner at a Japanese steakhouse. Let that sink in for a moment. Because I probably could stop right here and let this column just explore the wisdom of that parenting decision. And in case you were wondering what the right...

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