Satisfy those afterschool munchies with something crunchy

By: ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press

We all need to accept that no matter how much we'd like otherwise, kale "chips" aren't going to satisfy that after-school need for something crunchy and snacky.

Seriously. Think back to when you were 10 and...

Colorado Springs entrepreneur builds community with urban farm business

By: Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Bonnie Simon is that person, the one who when presented with a bushel of lemons doesn't skip a beat making lemonade. Simon is the founder of Hungry Chicken Homestead. Her mission? "To support the pursuit of the...

Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs beer aficionado one of few to earn Cicerone Certification

By: jakob rodgers Jakob.Rodgers@gazette.com

Taylor Donner went to college to become a chef, but he stayed in school for the beer.

Really, really good beer.

Gazing at a row of glasses, Donner's favorite final exam required him to identify fine...

Transform flavorless peaches with a few minutes on the grill

If you are anything like me, you look forward to summer peaches all year. But unless you live near an orchard and can get them when they are at their best, even "fresh" summer peaches can be under-ripe. That's...

Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Aug. 12, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo; 719-583-6566. - Pickling, 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25, $5....

Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Aug. 12, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

BREW CALENDAR

Mondays-Sundays

Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing...

Quesadillas make quick meal of heap of veggies, or leftovers

By: ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press

Weeknight cooks love the versatility and ease of quesadillas. Construction is simple - two flour tortillas sandwiched around a bunch of fillings, then skillet toasted - and they can be made with almost any...

Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

By: J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press

Recently, I've been smitten with sunflower seeds.

Admittedly, it's not an ingredient I normally think much of. In fact, sunflower seeds tend to remind me of bad salad bars from the 1980s. At least, they did...