Highway Patrol increasing enforcement on busy travel day

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol is increasing enforcement.

The agency says all available troopers will be...

Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Nov. 25, 2015




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...

Amtrak ramps up service, offers tips for holiday travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak is ramping up service and offering tips to passengers ahead of one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Officials in Chicago said Tuesday they're expecting a surge of passengers for...

Indiana urges Hoosiers to be alert in public places

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's homeland security agency is urging Hoosiers to be "especially alert" in public places amid a worldwide travel alert for Americans.

The U.S. State Department warned Americans...

No time - or room in the oven - to bake cookies? Try these!

By: KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press

As the holidays draw near, I feel like I have two sticks of butter softening on my counter at all times, and I'm always on the verge of heating my oven to 350 degrees to bake cookies. But it's also this time of...

Want a better pork chop? Add a bit of bourbon and some flame

By: ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ham and bourbon...

Wine Guy: California pinot noir can deliver quality at a decent price

By: Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette

While it remains difficult to find California pinot noir with a consumer- friendly price/quality relationship, values are out there.

With numerous appellations along a 500-mile stretch from Mendocino to Santa...

For all your gift giving needs - The best food books of 2015

By: J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press

Have you ordered your copy of the latest five-ingredient-paleo-gluten-free-Nordic-kale smoothie cookbook yet? Me either.

You know why? Because nobody outside hipster man bun-loving enclaves in Brooklyn and...