• Session beers: More flavor, but less buzz for the Super Bowl

    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint. So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to keep yourself from passing out before halftime. These naturally lower-alcohol brews also get...

  • Drive-thru review: Get yourself over to Denny's for a skillet before they go bye-bye

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    When I was growing up, I had a friend whose grandfather would take 25 different leftovers in unmarked, undated plastic containers, throw them into a big frying pan, toss in a handful of flour and some butter, and simmer the mess on low heat for about 30 minutes. It's still one of the...

  • 5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the...

  • Forget fuss and focus on comfort food this Valentine's Day

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The notion that a great Valentine's Day dinner should be fancy or somehow over-the-top is way overrated. I'll take delicious comfort food over a fussy meal any day, regardless of the romance quotient. And when I want real comfort — deep down, rich, winter night snuggling comfort — I...

  • You know the scent, now learn to love the flavor of roses

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    When it comes to romance, there can be no better floral answer than the rose. The bold red petals entice the eyes from across the room, while that intoxicating fragrance draws you closer... closer... just a little closer until you find yourself burying your nose in the lush petals,...

  • A little wine, butter transform mussels into romantic meal

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine's Day? Consider mussels. With a pleasantly briny flavor, mussels pair well with clean, simple flavors, such as fresh herbs with melted butter and lightly cooked onions or leeks, or a sauce...

  • Colorado baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DENVER — A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who...

  • Colorado Springs wine festival features wines of Italy

    teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    For 24 years, the Wine Festival of Colorado Springs has been the best weekend of sipping and education about the juice of the grape - and this year will be no exception. Scheduled Feb. 19 to 21, the focus of the three days will be an immersion into wines of Italy, the world's largest...

  • Think roasted rack of lamb is too fancy? Wrong! It's easy

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine's Day? One of the ways I spell romance is with a roasted rack of lamb for two. Most of us never get to enjoy this wonderful dish outside fine restaurants, but there's no reason not to make it at home. In fact, this recipe — adapted from one we used...

  • List: Delicious homemade Super Bowl party options

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 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...

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