• Pikes Pub: The Occasional Brew creates special beers for occasions

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Occasional Brew was born in shadows while Christopher Crump's wife, Caitlin, was in Korea serving in the Air Force. "She's gone for a year, so I picked up this hobby. She came home, and the closets, everywhere there was a dark space, I had a carboy with beer," said Crump, an...

  • Kids give mom a break from kitchen duty by making treats for her special day

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    OK, junior cooks: It's time to head to the kitchen, grab an apron and whip up something in honor of the busy woman you love who takes such good care of you. It doesn't have to be a complicated recipe. Think of dishes that require five ingredients or less. Even better, how about...

  • For better steaks, veggies, make better butter to go on top

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    It's summer and your grill is about to go into overdrive. At the start of the season you'll probably be content to cook up perfectly seared, but otherwise unadorned steaks, chops and portobello mushrooms. A few weeks down the road, you may want to dress them up a little bit. Flavored...

  • A robust grilled puttanesca by way of a chilled gazpacho

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    We love grilled vegetables. We love Italian puttanesca sauce. And we love a nice cool gazpacho. So why not combine our three loves? We tossed some of our favorite summer veggies on the grill, then combined them with the robust flavors of Italian puttanesca, then tossed the whole thing...

  • Great Harvest Bread brings toast bar craze to Colorado Springs

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Gone are the days of basic, buttered bread for breakfast – toast has gone gourmet. Great Harvest Bread’s two Colorado Springs locations are serving up fresh flavors on its award-winning toast bar, fit for breakfast, lunch, dessert and everything in between. This is not your momma’s...

  • Make the most of herbs with pesto

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    FRESH DILL PESTO Servings: 8 -

  • Show Mom some love with a moist chocolate - and beet! - cakeSweet treat with beets

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Mom always said to eat your vegetables. So call this getting even. Make her vegetables as a Mother's Day dessert. Or maybe it's just the ticket for letting her know how much you listen to what she's always saying. We took beets and incorporated them into a delicious, moist and...

  • If your mom fancies something fancy, consider a tea party

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Some moms want a spa day. Some moms crave chocolate. And some moms simply want a little fancy pampering. If your mom falls into that last category, consider throwing her a tea party this Mother's Day. And it's so much easier than it sounds. Brew up some of her favorite teas. Purchase...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting May 6, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave....

  • A warm chicken curry dinner for a cool, wet spring evening

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    A warm curry for a cool spring evening? Sounds about right. This weeknight-friendly chicken curry - rich with spices and coconut milk - is a perfect choice on a chilly, wet spring night. Warm seasonings and buttery roasted potatoes round out the dish that comes together in only 35...

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