• You need this one-pan approach to getting dinner done fast

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    As kitchen wisdom goes, I often think the best tricks are the simplest. One-pan cooking, for example. The ability to cook an entire meal on a single rimmed sheet pan - an act that leaves you with nothing but that one pan to clean when dinner's over - to me is nothing short of magic....

  • Mastering a simple vinaigrette

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -xx xx -
    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Most people reach for prepared salad dressings because on busy nights they can't handle the thought of making something else. After cooking a main course and some sides and tossing together a salad, who has the time and energy to make dressing? I get it. It's convenient. But homemade...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting April 22, 2015

    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Exploring Carnival Food, 2 p.m. May 9, $30. Chefs retail store - 4697 Centennial Blvd. Registration: 272-2700; chefscatalog.com. - The Art of Food and Wine...

  • Frittatas - the ultimate have-it-your-way weeknight dinner

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Frittatas are like quiches without crusts, and that makes them an ideal fast and simple weeknight dinner. They also are the ultimate have-it-your-way meal, and that makes it easy to feed a family of - inevitably - picky eaters. You all get to enjoy the same meal at the same time, but...

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting April 22, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    BREW CALENDAR Tuesdays Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co., 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Go online for host charity; bristolbrewing.com. Fridays New Beer Friday - Launch of new beer, 5 p.m., Red Leg...

  • Eat well: Vegans in Colorado Springs have plenty to look forward to this year

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Everything is coming up vegan these days, and that's just fine with JL Fields, a local vegan lifestyle coach and Gazette dining critic. She recently sent a press release about VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair June 20-21 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. I...

  • A trick for keeping spring lamb burgers from tasting gamey

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    No meat says spring quite like lamb. And while healthier cooks tend to limit red meat, happily there is a place for lamb on the healthy plate. Animal proteins bring saturated fats to the table, but only about half of lamb's fat is saturated. And lamb is full of protein, which means a...

  • WATCH: California woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes in Texas

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    AMARILLO, Texas — A competitive eater has conquered three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at a restaurant in Amarillo, Texas. Dozens of people gathered outside The Big Texan Steak Ranch on Sunday afternoon to watch Molly Schuyler eat the...

  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    NEW YORK — This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni and cheese will be colored using paprika, annatto and turmeric. There has...

  • Feeling peckish for pesto? Don't limit yourself to basil!

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Fresh herbs are one of nature's best low-cal flavor sources. And as the weather warms up, we'll transition from buying herbs in cute little clamshells costing a couple bucks each to scooping large bunches of soft-leaved herbs into our carts for pennies on the dollar. Or perhaps you...

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