• Great potato salad comes down to how and when you season it

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    I'm not a fan of potato salad that tastes like a bunch of spuds smothered in mayo. I want more. At the very least, I want to taste the potatoes. Trouble is, potatoes are pretty bland if not properly seasoned. They also need to be seasoned at the right moment during the cooking process....

  • Taco Bueno opening its first Colorado Springs location next week

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    A Tex-Mex restaurant chain makes its debut in Colorado next week when it opens on Colorado Springs' north side. Dallas-based Taco Bueno - which bills itself as quick service and not fast food - will open the first of three Springs locations at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at 7970 N. Academy...

  • Hot dog in a pizza? Pizza Hut’s newest creation has hot dog crust

    Washington Post
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Take a moment to let this concept work its way through your mind. Imagine a pizza, cooked up just like any other pizza, except with one very notable difference: It has 28 mini-hot dogs baked right into the crust. It’s basically a pizza surrounded by a halo of hot dogs....

  • On Food: Dads who like smoked food will fall for new smoke-flavored condiments

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Does your dad like to smoke? Take a hike? Fire up the grill? Well, then I have some suggestions for gifts that might make his day on Father's Day. By smoking, I'm talking about the latest craze: adding a smoky flavor to condiments. "Yes, the smoky flavor has gotten some attention,...

  • The classic macaroni salad, not updated even a little

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    We reached all the way back to the "Mad Men" era for inspiration as we crafted this classic July Fourth side dish. It's macaroni salad in all its tangy, comfortingly mayonnaise-rich, decades-ago glory. This is pasta salad as your parents — or more likely your grandparents — remember...

  • This Fourth of July, why not try a South African braai?

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    When one of my best friends here in Los Angeles recently moved away, a near-weekly tradition went with them — the Sunday braai (pronounced "bry"). Rene and her husband returned to their home, South Africa, a country that could not have seemed further away from the United States. And...

  • Chill out this summer with a cooling Indian mango lassi

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The beginning of summer in India — indeed, the entire subcontinent — is marked by the beginning of mango season. The combination of soaring temperatures and these sweet, juicy fruit at the market sends the entire country into a tizzy! Though India grows more than 1,000 varieties of...

  • Spice up those bland egg white omelets

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Starting the day with a boost of protein is an excellent strategy for fueling up. It's no wonder that egg whites are so popular. Egg whites are almost entirely protein (6 grams each), super lean (almost no fat) and they can be used to bulk up the protein of everything from smoothies...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting June 10, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 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. The Cañon City Queen Anne...

  • The healthy dish to balance out all the July 4 indulgences

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    This is the easy side you need to serve on July Fourth in order to feel virtuous. Which is to say, this is the side dish that balances out all the burgers and hot dogs and potato salads and mayo-rich pasta salads — and don't even get us going on the desserts — that you really want as...

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