• Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Aug. 23, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Aug. 23, 2017.

  • Wine Guy: Chilled reds for heated summer sipping

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    I have written in recent weeks about white and rosé wines for summer sipping to beat the heat. But I still crave the character of red wine, so this time I focus on reds that can be enjoyed chilled. By chilled I mean 50-55 degrees. These are young, ready-to-drink with higher acidity,...

  • A feel-good skillet dinner starring salmon

    By Ellie Krieger The Washington Post -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    This skillet dinner is the kind of recipe everyone should have tucked in their back pocket. It is simple cooking at its best - a one-pan meal that is nearly effortless to prepare, made with everyday ingredients that come together quickly. You can summon the energy to make it even when...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant owners share tips for making sweet and savory waffles

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Looking for a kickoff to a great day? Have waffles for breakfast. Want to really get your day right? Have waffles for lunch or dinner. With National Waffle Day on Thursday, we're here to inspire you to celebrate the waffle. Forget the traditional maple syrup-soaked numbers and think...

  • How much sugar in that cola? Panera to list it on its cups 

    JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — Panera Bread will start listing the amount of added sugar and calories on the cups for seven drinks, including cola and iced teas. The move is the latest by the company to appeal to Americans who are increasingly concerned about what's in their food and drinks. Panera and...

  • Colorado-based Noosa Yoghurt hits another home run with new products, concept

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -

    Noosa Yoghurt has hit it out of the dairy case again. It's scored a home run with several new products and a new concept. But before I wax poetic (again) about my favorite brand of creamy, good-for-you yogurt, let me go on record: I do not own stock in the company. I'm just an...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 22, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Aug 22, 2017

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 9690 Prominent Point. Check event calendar...

  • A simple, tasty pasta recipe that will help you dispatch that zucchini

    By Joe Yonan The Washington Post -
    Published: Tue, Aug 22, 2017

    Every year brings a zucchini problem, and it goes something like this: Too many zucchini, not enough ideas. Oh, sure, you can avoid them. That is, if you're not a gardener who planted them, or a community-supported-agriculture subscriber who gets them in your box, or a market shopper...

  • Colorado Springs award-winning Cajun restaurant hires new chef

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Alexandra Kowalski is the new chef whipping up New Orleans dishes at Mamma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen, 6620 Delmonico Drive. "I almost hired her on the spot when she came in for the job interview," said owner Robert Brunet. "She came in wearing her whites with her tool kit, ready to start...

  • Dining Review: Home-cooked Mexican food like a warm embrace north of Colorado Springs

    ROBIN INTEMANN, The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

    Arlene's Beans Mexican Take-out and Catering is a hole-in-the-wall joint. Trust me, the description is meant as a term of endearment because Arlene's is a warm, friendly place with authentic, mouthwatering Mexican food. The nondescript exterior belies the attention to detail in the...

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