• Colorado Springs chefs are gearing up to prepare show stopper dishes for the Chefs' Gala

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    If you're craving top-notch gourmet food, get ready to indulge on March 29. That's the date of Colorado Springs Chorale's Chefs' Gala, an annual event at which Pikes Peak area chefs pull out their best tricks - even splurging on the more expensive ingredients - to make bold culinary...

  • Colorado Springs area is home to several Filipino eateries

    By Teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Is Filipino food primed to be the next big thing in ethnic fare? Andrew Zimmern, host of "Bizarre Foods" on Travel Channel, believes so. That's why he zeroed in on the cuisine at last summer's Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. "I take inspiration from around the world to bring you...

  • Want Valentine's Day ease that still impresses? Try fondue

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Worried that your kitchen skills might not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine's Day? Fear not. A pricey restaurant meal isn't your only option. We created this delicious pair of fondue sauces to be easy for even the most clueless cook. But we...

  • Wine Guy: Sweet wines for a sweet day (and anytime really)

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    By now, you likely have been inundated by suggestions for what to eat and drink on Valentine's Day. I'm here to offer options for dessert wines. My first choice is port. This time of year I can't resist it. The only challenge is deciding which style to buy since there is a wide...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Feb. 4, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Adam's Mountain Café - 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 685-4370. - Indian, 6 p.m. Monday, $45. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Cooking with Chocolate, 2-4 p.m....

  • A little wine, butter transform mussels into romantic meal

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine's Day? Consider mussels. With a pleasantly briny flavor, mussels pair well with clean, simple flavors, such as fresh herbs with melted butter and lightly cooked onions or leeks, or a sauce...

  • Pack in protein - and save the budget - with beans and rice

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would make a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer. Not that we necessarily appreciated it. "It's a complete protein!" Mom proudly...

  • Recent study proves 28 grams of whole grains daily can lengthen life

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Apples are so 2014. A new study shows that 28 grams of whole grains a day can help extend life and decrease the risk of suffering from major chronic diseases – keeping the doctor away.

  • Drive-thru review: Taco Bell's Sliders - smaller version, big value

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    "Sliders" originally referred to mini burgers but now can mean a smaller version of anything on the menu. Take Taco Bell's new lineup of Crunchwrap Sliders. In this case, it's a pint-size version of the Bell's popular Crunchwrap Supreme. It's not that small, though, so let's say...

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