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  • Gazette cookie contest: Do you have the winning recipe?

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The holiday season is right around the corner, and nothing says holidays quite like fresh-baked cookies. So ignore the frigid temperatures outside and warm up your home with some aromatheraphy from the oven. We're looking for the best holiday cookies. Email your favorite recipe to...

  • On Food: Colorado bakers give tips for baking cookies and high altitude tips

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The holiday baking season is upon us, and cookies will be on many lists. So we turned to a couple of baking experts for tips. Marcia Kramer, associate professor at Johnson and Wales International Baking and Pastry Institute in Denver, offered some general guidelines for holiday...

  • Easy and tasty slow cooker chili

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large sweet potato, peeled 
 and diced
3 cups peeled and cubed 
 butternut squash 
 (about a 2 1/2-pound squash)
28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
3 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup red wine
15-ounce can kidney 
 beans, drained
15-ounce can great northern or...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events Nov. 12, 2014

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

CLASSES ONGOING The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354.
- The Art of Pie Making, 2 p.m. Saturday, $30. Food for Life - Epicentral Coworking, 415 N. Tejon St. Registration: 

  • Ten fresh ways to dress mashed potatoes

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Truth is, mashed potatoes don't need a whole lot of love to come out amazing. A little butter (OK, a lot of butter), a little cream or milk (OK, a lot of cream or milk), a bit of salt and pepper, and some muscle are all it takes to convert boring potatoes into one of our favorite...

  • Pumpkin pie reconfigured as Thanksgiving cannoli

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Who says the Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert has to be a pie? We decided to tinker with tradition a bit by turning the usual pumpkin pie filling into cannoli. Same great taste, whole new packaging. Not only is this an impressive, finger food-friendly way to get a pumpkin dessert on the...

  • Vegetarian gravy that won't leave you missing meat

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    In case there is any doubt, let's clear this up: You don't have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. But unfortunately for vegetarians, much of the gravy served on Turkey Day is made using the drippings of the big bird. And with good reason; turkey gravy is delicious. But in...

  • Shortcut produces irresistible sweet potato pie

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I have to be honest: My heart belongs to sweet potato pie. Both are rich and warmly spiced. Both go wonderfully with whipped cream (particularly whipped cream that has been hit with a splash of bourbon). Both ooze warmth and family celebration....

  • Recipe: Butter cookies

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Butter Cookies - Yield: About 32 cookies 
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Procedure: Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Cream...

  • Wine Guy: Exploring lesser-known grape varieties, regions

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    I try to sample a variety of wines throughout the year but somehow end up drinking a lot of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. This holiday season, I'm making an extra effort to be adventurous and try less familiar wines. These wines provide a refreshing combination of flavor interest...