• Potent, healthy condiments deliver big flavor, few calories

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    When I was growing up, my family celebrated both Jewish and Christian holidays. And one of my favorites was Passover. Perhaps it was the Hebrew singing that made it special for me. Or maybe it was the rich meaning behind the foods that were served. One food I remember more than any...

  • Asparagus? Meh! This Easter give me bacon, eggs and potatoes

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The classic foods of Easter dinner have never done much for me. Sure, a honey-glazed ham is nice. But the rest of the meal tends to go downhill, queuing up mostly springtime vegetable cliches. Now, Easter brunch is another matter entirely. Hot cross buns and hash brown potatoes and...

  • Yum or yuck? Krispy Kreme to debut donut hot dog covered in bacon

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    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Do arteries make a sound as they clog? If so, prepare for a symphony of saturated fats in Delaware next month. Krispy Kreme is partnering with a minor league baseball team in Wilmington to sell a bacon donut hot dog. The Wilmington Blue Rocks, a single-A affiliate of the reigning...

  • Beer-related events in the Colorado Springs area starting March 11, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson, The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    If you have a beer-related event, email information at least two weeks in advance to sudsisters@gazette.com. Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs Rescue Mission has a kitchen staffed with topnotch chefs

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The chef brigade at the Springs Rescue Mission has stepped up the game the past several months, staffing the kitchen with several American Culinary Federation certified chefs. In addition to food standards reaching new heights, the chefs have turned a catering project into a profit...

  • This Easter, master perfectly creamy scalloped potatoes

    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast. And really, what's not to love? We're talking about sliced potatoes baked in a cream sauce, then topped with cheese or crumbs or both! Still, it takes some care to ensure that the...

  • Most wrongful-death lawsuits settled in listeria outbreak

    By Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    DENVER — A Denver judge has wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to a cantaloupe farm that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others. The Denver District Court judge approved settlements for the families of 30...

  • Move over, green beer: Make room for Irish whiskey on St. Paddy's Day

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    If your idea of being Irish means heading to a local pub on St. Patrick's Day and downing green beer, consider this. If it's a beer you want, go for a Guinness. But if you'd like to get in on a trend, think about making some classy cocktails with Irish whiskey. Victor Matthews says...

  • A fresh take on the classic Easter ham _ with a fresh ham

    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    When I think of spring menus, I instantly think of asparagus and the fresh ham that my grandmother made every Easter. The pork was studded with cloves and slathered with brown sugar and mustard before roasting. And it made the entire house smell amazing. But these days, I tend to do...

  • An Easter meringue inspired coconut cake and coconut cream

    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    It's just not Easter without some sort of coconut dessert, whether it's a classic Southern coconut cake or a creamy coconut chocolate egg. So this year we decided to take our inspiration from both of those to create a fresh, yet still familiar dessert for rounding out our Easter...

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