In a rush? Grab a rotisserie chicken for a flavorful stew

By: MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press

Having a trusty fast food strategy is the busy person's key to eating well.

When I'm swamped with work, travel or kids' activities, I quite simply cannot be trusted to choose the healthy meal over the quick...

CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over.

The Centers for Disease Control and...

Watching the Oscars? Give your party mix a classy overhaul

Don't even think about serving that old classic "party mix" at your Oscars party. This isn't an 8-year-old's birthday party. This is red carpet material, even if it's in your living room.

So it's time to...

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

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 can easily inhale a day's...

Homemade chicken soup for when there's no time for homemade

Homemade chicken noodle soup is well known as a panacea for whatever ails you, but the time it takes to pull it together is not always within our grasp.

Many chefs and food writers will try to convince you...

Dining Review: Find a winning plant-powered option north of Colorado Springs

By: JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com

Many ethnic cuisines tend to favor plant-based eating: Middle Eastern hummus, Mediterranean grape leaves, Japanese vegetable sushi, Chinese mock meats and Indian legume curries, to name a few. Italian and Mexican...

The secret to a better baked pasta? Don't cook your pasta

If there's anything more comforting than boiled pasta in a sauce, it's got to be baked pasta in a sauce. The baking adds a crispy crust that is such a delicious contrast to the tender goodness of the...

Pikes Pub: 4 Colorado-winning beers for your Super Bowl party

By: Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com

In beer terms, we already know the winner of Super Bowl 50: us.

When the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers take the field for football's biggest game Feb. 7, we'll be rooting with the fruits of the home...