• On Food: Sriracha giving fire to other food products

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Sriracha, also known as "rooster sauce," continues to shine as the newest trendy ingredient. Last year, the spicy Asian sauce popped up frequently on menus, even making an appearance at Subway as an ingredient in Fiery Footlongs, the chain's nod to "The Hunger Games." It was just a...

  • Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The boxes have "best when used by" dates ranging from Sept. 18, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2015 and are marked with the...

  • Wine Guy: On a budget? Seek out affordable, everyday wines

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    I often hear from readers who say I don't write enough about affordable, everyday wines. Typically described in magazines as "good values," it generally refers to wines that deliver good quality for $20 or less. But I know many wish that meant $10 or less. Well, inflation is a reality...

  • Getting to know Belgian endive

    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    BELGIAN ENDIVE GRATIN - Yield: 4 servings

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

    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Adam's Mountain Café - 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 685-4370. - Thai, 6 p.m. March 30, $45. Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. -...

  • A good reason to love your grill's warming rack - easy sides

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    If you're like most people, the first thing you did when you brought home your grill was remove the warming rack that sits above the grates. I want to make a case for putting it back. I'm a big believer in cooking entire meals on the grill. After all, if you've already got it fired up...

  • Learning how to get pasta right when trying to get it al dente

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    What's the one ingredient you always should have in the cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It's the base of so many easy-to-make weeknight meals and the friendly playmate of even more ingredients, including leftovers. Pasta comes in all sizes and shapes. Pastas in long strands -...

  • SudSisters: Instead of going green, go real, with Irish beers

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Green is not the only color for beer on St. Patrick's Day. Go real. Try any number of beers brewed in Ireland including stouts, red beers, ales and lagers. Or try a Colorado craft beer, made the Irish way. "Ireland has some great styles, old styles," said Alyssa Ross, beer...

  • This sudsmap's for you, Colorado Springs; also FREE BEER!

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    "This is craaaaaaaazy," said my out-of-state friend, scanning the glorious local and regional beer options at the liquor store near my home. From the awe in his voice, you'd think he was taking in the Ark of the Covenant. Yeah, I suppose it's easy to forget how lucky we are, craft...

  • Want to love salads a little more? Check out "Salad Love"

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    For most of us, salads are mainly unplanned affairs. Which is why the idea of salad cookbooks can seem kind of silly. Salad assembly generally is a pathetic — and pathetically easy — process that involves grabbing whatever greens haven't wilted at the back of the refrigerator, piling...

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