• Colorado may pay to get more local food in schools

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature. But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction. The bill sets up a grant...

  • Winter begs for stew. Try a simple and speedy veggie tagine

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A brimming pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the gray, bone-chilling days of winter. Simmering merrily away on the stove, it warms the kitchen (especially if you fire up the oven and bake a pan of cornbread to serve with it). Its aroma lifts the spirits, encouraging...

  • Broadmoor to host ‘Taste & Savor’ epicurean weekend

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Brush off your everyday palates and prepare your taste buds to delight in champion cuisine at a world-class venue in our backyard.

  • Recipe: Indulge in tasty start to Chinese New Year

    By Dave Cathey The Oklahoman -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Chinese New Year begins Thursday, and to mark the festival, we're offering two tasty recipes. One dish is not uncommon to a traditional Chinese New Year feast. The other represents the Anglicized cuisine born and raised in Chinese restaurants in this country and now commonly found...

  • On Food: Colorado Springs stay-at-home mom wins baking memories challenge

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Elayne Prechtel was up to the challenge. By chance, the avid home cook read our story about the Rodelle Challenge. Contestants were asked to send their best, worst or funniest baking moment. Prechtel knew she had a good story and was eager to share it. "This is a special story that...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Feb. 18, 2015

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Adam's Mountain Café - 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 685-4370. - Spanish, 6 p.m. Monday, $45. The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com. - Chocolate Desserts,...

  • Wine Guy: Paso Robles continues to impress

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Paso Robles is arguably the most interesting wine region in California, which makes it one of the more interesting wine regions in the world. One appealing aspect is the number of less familiar taste experiences that await you - including zinfandel and a wide variety of Rhône-style...

  • Have it your way with a mix and match take on mac and cheese

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question. OK, try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more? Now we're talking. There are all sorts of ways to doctor an already awesome pan of basic mac and cheese. Let's start with the basics - our classic take on macaroni...

  • Eggs deliver an Oscar-worthy performance if properly cooked

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Deviled eggs for Oscars night? Sure they're a staple at picnics and backyard barbecues, but when it comes to a special occasion, they are so Cinderella before the ball. But let's say you want to play fairy godmother and dress them up for an Oscar night viewing party. You can do it in...

  • Ten easy ways to jazz up Oscar party offerings

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The problem with hosting an Oscars viewing party is the bar is set impossibly high. How does a mere mortal offer food and drink on par with all that conspicuous glamour and celebrity? Actually, it isn't all that hard, particularly if you keep it simple. Head to the grocer and grab a...

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