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

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Italian Foods, 2 p.m. July 11, $30. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Summer Produce, 2-4...

  • Doing the impossible - Improving on strawberry-rhubarb pie

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A basic strawberry-rhubarb pie is a delightful and iconic part of summer, but why let it rest at that? This summer we decided to crank it up and take this pie to a new level. We started by ditching the usual cooked strawberries in favor of fresh raspberries. The raspberries get...

  • The classic macaroni salad, not updated even a little

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    We reached all the way back to the "Mad Men" era for inspiration as we crafted this classic July Fourth side dish. It's macaroni salad in all its tangy, comfortingly mayonnaise-rich, decades-ago glory. This is pasta salad as your parents - or more likely your grandparents - remember...

  • No local lobster handy? Get a lobster roll fix with shrimp

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -by Sara Moulton The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Wildly flavorful and obscenely indulgent, lobster rolls are a summertime fixture at every seafood shack in New England. Problem is, these heavily-buttered hot dog buns stuffed with chunks of mayonnaise-rich lobster and maybe a little celery for crunch can be pricey. Also, it's not as...

  • Crank your lemonade cred with 5 easy sweet-tart infusions

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic version, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors....

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting July 1, 2015

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 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. ; bristolbrewing.com. Fridays New Beer Friday - Launch of new beer, 5 p.m., Red Leg Brewing Co., 4630 Forge Road,...

  • Bryan Voltaggio: Get comfortable with new take on home food

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Bryan Voltaggio's new cookbook may be titled "Home," but these are not the breezy, 30-minute meals you might expect from book named with an everyday ethos. Because when this star of Bravo's "Top Chef" and owner of nine restaurants cooks at home... Well, it isn't quite the...

  • Chew on this: 5 top dining spots in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Who has the best burger in Colorado Springs? How about best barbecue or pizza? Gazette readers voted and so did we. Here are the results: - Best Barbecue - Best Burger - Best Burrito - Best Pizza - Best Fish Taco Visit Best of the Springs for a complete...

  • Eat well: Asian hot pots bring loads of veggies to the dining table

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Andrew Zimmern is obsessed with Asian hot pot meals. This I learned during his cooking demonstration, Amazing Asian Hot Pots, at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, held the third weekend in June. Zimmern is likely best known for "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," which has aired on...

  • A healthy steak that keeps you firmly in the produce aisle

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    We finally live in a world where going meatless on Mondays can appeal to even the enthusiastic carnivore. Which is why vegetable "steaks" are becoming increasingly popular. The concept is simple. Cut up thick slices of veggies - often eggplant, portabella mushroom caps, heads of...

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