Oysters are perfect for romance. And perfect to eat at home

By: SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

One enduring custom of Valentine's Day is launching the Feast of Love with a dozen raw oysters on the half shell and a chilled bottle of bubbly. The briny bivalves have long enjoyed a reputation as an...

Like some heat with your sweet? Try Mexican-spiced brownies

By: KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press

Mexican hot chocolate is a beloved beverage made from chocolate, cinnamon and another spice or two to bring up the heat.

The combination of spicy and chocolate works, and I wanted to see how it would...

Doing Valentine's Day right with have-it-your-way doughnuts

By: ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press

Most everybody loves fresh, warm doughnuts. But most everybody doesn't love the hassle of making those fresh, warm doughnuts.

It's a messy process that involves making a dough that can be temperamental. Who...

Starbucks launches three new drinks ahead of Valentine's Day

By: Courtney Danser - thedenverchannel.com

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Starbucks is launching three new drinks that will only be available for a limited time. You can purchase the drinks through Feb. 14. 

Molten Chocolate Latte:...

A slice of white bread is the trick to healthier Oscars food

By: MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press

Finger food can be tricky for the healthy eater.

Tiny bites that explode with flavor often are loaded with empty calories and little nutrition. If I'm not paying attention at a party, I easily can consume a...

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier beef roast

In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing.

So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat?...

Want easy elegance for an Oscars party? Go with crostini

They sound simple. Crostini, that is. Slices of bread that have been brushed with olive oil and toasted, then topped with something that need be no more complex than a sprinkle of salt and a generous rub with a...

Colorado Springs bakers make king cakes for Mardi Gras

By: teressa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Each year during Mardi Gras, thoughts turn to celebrating, feasting and fasting.

Front and center is the fact Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent and, for some, the end of...