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  • SudSisters: Sales of seasonal AdAmAn Ale to help Empty Stocking Fund

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Mmmm, the smell of cinnamon, ginger, honey and orange peel in the morning. The Gazette's SudSisters recently were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at beer-making at Pikes Peak Brewing Co. in Monument. We helped, we got in the way and we got a sneak smell and taste...

  • Cream cheese produces ultimate creamy pumpkin pie

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    In our search for the creamiest pumpkin pie, we decided to take our inspiration from the ultimate of creamy pies - cheesecake. We love the richness and depth cheesecake gets from its prime ingredient - cream cheese. That said, we didn't want to bake a pumpkin cheesecake, which can be...

  • Security boy's cabbage is cream of the crop

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Isaiah Martinez is a real Cabbage Patch kid. The 16-pound, 12-ounce cabbage Isaiah grew over the summer and named "Calvin" has earned the 10-year-old from Security the title of Colorado winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. "I was pretty surprised," Isaiah said...

  • Side Streets: Urgent email leads to rescue of local neighborhood association

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    In September, an email swept through Stratmoor Hills on the southern edge of Colorado Springs. It was a call to residents of the unincorporated neighborhood to assemble at the local fire station. At the assembly, residents would resuscitate or extinguish the Stratmoor Hills...

  • Wine-braised short ribs prove worth of slow cooker

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    It was a strange confession to make, but I felt I had to fess up. A friend who once ran a large recipe-based website was recently explaining to me that slow cooker recipes are wildly more popular online than conventional recipes. This shocked me. And I had to be honest with her... Not...

  • Sweet shortcut produces irresistible sweet potato pie

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Heat the oven to 425 F. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, then pierce them on top with a fork. Set the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until soft, about 1 hour, or until you can see juices bubbling where you pricked the potatoes. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Once...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Nov. 19, 2014

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    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 French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost....

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Nov. 19, 2014

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    BREW CALENDAR Tuesdays Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co., 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Go online for host charity; bristol brewing.com.
 First Tuesdays Yappy Hour - Hosted by Camp Bow Wow, 5-7 p.m., Pikes...

  • Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work's age and authenticity by analyzing its...

  • Bring leeks in from the sidelines of Thanksgiving

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Leeks too often are a sideshow. They are given bit parts in other dishes, usually a soup or a saute. And in the process, all that is wonderful about leeks is lost. So this Thanksgiving, we decided to gives leeks the star treatment. They are deliciously sweet, yet pair wonderfully with...

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