• Keeping the mayo and the comfort in an updated chicken salad

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    I have a serious comfort food association with chicken salad sandwiches. Particularly in summer. That's when Mom made them for me for lunch. And I don't mean salads WITH chicken (the "ugh" of the healthy menu at fast-casual restaurants). I mean the sloppy, sticky diner-style chicken...

  • Why buy when DIY produces healthier, cheaper peanut butter?

    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    For many parents, back to school time means back to packing lunch for the kids. And that means it's time to revisit that old lunchbox mainstay, the peanut butter sandwich. The star ingredient tends to come one of two ways — heavily processed or ultra-natural. The more processed peanut...

  • Chalupas on demand: Taco Bell starting delivery service

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    NEW YORK - Getting your Taco Bell fix may soon get a whole lot easier. The restaurant chain is starting delivery service on Wednesday in certain markets in a partnership with the startup delivery company DoorDash. Delivery will be available initially in more than 90 cities and more...

  • An intense _ and only slightly virtuous _ afterschool treat

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    I was a chubby child, which is why my mother did not stock the house with cookies and crackers for me to snack on after school. So instead, in the afternoons I made myself the closest thing to dessert I could out of the healthy bits and pieces in the house: bananas tossed in homemade...

  • Time to enjoy the classic fried fish sandwich of summer

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it's still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don't need an open flame to be delicious. As a gentle reminder, we created this versatile and crazy delicious po'boy that fries up on the stovetop in a flash. We like...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 8, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    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. The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House -...

  • Shrimp and quinoa combine for an easy, robust summer salad

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The secret to a hearty summer dinner salad? You've got to stick with ingredients that come together in little time. Because while I want my dinner salads to be robust and filling, I don't want them to take a lot of time to prep. One of the greater joys of summer is getting dinner on...

  • Wine Guy: Refreshing Sauvignon Blanc offerings makes hot summer days cooler

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Now that temperatures have climbed into the 80s and 90s, I find myself turning to cool, refreshing white wines for relief and to accompany lighter foods. This first of several columns on white wines focuses on sauvignon blanc, listed in order of preference. The grape is one of the...

  • These are the vinegars you need to finish the dish right

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Sometimes a salad or meat sizzling off the grill - and frequently a cocktail - needs that special something to tie it all together. When searching for that something, American home cooks frequently overlook one of the better and more ubiquitous choices: vinegars. The sharp acidity and...

  • One dinner, two meals. It's the secret to easy lunch packing

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    This is the dinner you need for those nights when you're already dreading packing lunches the next day. The concept is simple. You make a bigger-than-you-need (but still fast and easy) dinner, then you stash the leftovers. In the morning, those leftovers get transformed into a...

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