• Alabama troopers probing 7 weekend traffic fatalities

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state troopers investigated seven traffic fatalities and assisted with a drowning during the Memorial Day weekend travel period. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement that crashes between Friday evening and midnight on Monday involved a...

  • Ride breaks at Lafayette carnival with children aboard

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette carnival has been shut down after a children's ride malfunctioned, sending kids off the ride. Jessop Amusements Inc. owner Jay Jessop tells The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/1EwXSQM ) that three motorcycles came off the ride...

  • Camp Grayling plans public tours on 4 Saturdays in summer

    Updated: 58 min ago

    GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — The Camp Grayling military training base is offering public tours this summer. Visitors will tour the Officer's Club, take a bus tour of the garrison and participate in virtual training exercises at the simulation center. Attendees also may get to observe live...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting May 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, May 27, 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 Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City....

  • Chill out this summer with refreshing flavored soda syrups

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Have you ever noticed how tough it is to sweeten your favorite iced beverage using regular granulated white sugar? You can stir and stir, but the sugar tends not to dissolve and you're left with a barely sweetened drink. That is, until you reach the bottom of the glass, when you're...

  • Food processor turns falafel into an easy weeknight meal

    By J.M. Hirsch The Associated Press -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Falafel is one of those easy weeknight meals I rarely think to make, but when I do I feel like a dolt for not doing it more often. That's because falafel - pan-fried patties made from chickpeas, onions and a mess of delicious seasonings - are healthy, speedy and versatile. They can...

  • Wine Guy: Taos, N.M. full of history, culture, art and wine

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Wine travel isn't only about visiting wineries and tasting wine. And, for me, drinking wine isn't only about how a wine tastes or how the grapes were grown. It's also about the history of the vineyard, the winemaker's story and so on. So when visiting a winery, I spend time learning...

  • Picnics aren't just sandwiches and chips! Think dessert, too

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    When it comes to packing a picnic, the savory items are easy. Sandwiches and wraps. Potato and pasta salads. Chips and dips. It's all very transportable and all very easy to eat while perched on a blanket in the grass. But dessert can prove less obvious. Sure, you could do cookies....

  • Three new barbecue books will help you get your grill geek on

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    With grilling season solidly upon us, let's all take a moment to reflect on the various ways we send our food to the fire. There is, of course, Monday through Friday grilling. This is when the intense heat of the grill helps us along that painful march to what we call "weeknight...

  • School's out so it's time to get schooled on burgers

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    As food goes, it's hard to imagine anything more American - and that more perfectly captures summer - than a great grilled hamburger. Trouble is, as much as we love a great burger, we're not always all that great at making them. That's because there is more to making burgers than...

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