• Colorado Springs candymakers have their way with fudge

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    Fudge. Who can resist its deep, dark chocolate tastiness and creamy, velvety smoothness? Cindy Cole couldn't. She loved the confection so much that when she and her husband, Tom, opened Cole's Gourmet Popcorn and Treats, fudge took a front-and-center position, ahead of the huge...

  • The search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is over

    By Holley Simmons The Washington Post -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    Arguably more American than apple pie, the chocolate chip cookie - which celebrates its 80th birthday next year - is adored for its simplicity and nostalgic nature. Because opinions differ widely about how the perfect chocolate chip cookie should taste, the internet is swimming with...

  • Wine Guy: Your holiday shopping list

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    With all the holidays, parties, family gatherings and variety of foods, December might be the best month for adventurous wine drinking. It also presents challenges deciding what to drink and what you can afford. Not to worry; I'm here to help with a shopping list of good, affordable...

  • Oh, what buckwheat can do for these blender crepes

    By Ellie Krieger The Washington Post -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    Buckwheat - a seed, not a wheat - powers these satisfying crepes with intrigue and nutrition. The flour imparts a deeply nutty flavor and dark color, giving the crepes a sassy Goth sensibility while adding a wealth of protein, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Ultimately, the crepes...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Dec. 13, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    CLASSES ONGOING 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Classes - 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733. - Partridge in a Pear Tree Tarte Bourdalou, Dec. 21. - Two Turtles Doves - Chocolate, Dec. 22. - Three French Hens - Wine of the Rhone Valley, Dec....

  • Eat Well: Colorado Springs grocery stores offer many choices of dairy-free milk

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017

    Back in the day, milk was simple. There was only cow's milk to wash down gooey chocolate chippers or douse a bowl of Grape-Nuts. Now you can get a brain freeze contemplating the array of milk choices, many of which aren't milk at all. Today's "milks" are sourced from almonds, cashews,...

  • The cozy-season path to easy tomato soup starts with roasting

    By Joe Yonan The Washington Post -
    Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017

    Tomato soup holds a cruel irony: I want to use fresh tomatoes, but by the time sweater weather has me in a soup frame of mind, good local tomatoes are gone. That used to leave me with two choices: Wait until next year, or use canned tomatoes. The open-a-can route is an excellent...

  • Fate of Venetucci Farm, already plagued by contaminated water issue, in limbo after foundation terminates staff

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    The loss of the bulk of the revenue for the historic Venetucci Farm in Security has led the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to terminate its staff. Susan Gordon, who with her husband, Patrick Hamilton, and their two children have managed Venetucci Farm for more than a decade, were...

  • Mario Batali tripped up by sexual misconduct allegations 

    MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    NEWARK, N.J. — Mario Batali has surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years. The online site Eater New York, part of Vox Media, reported Monday that the incidents...

  • 5 likely reasons why In-N-Out chose Colorado Springs over Denver

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    The Denver area's economic development successes of recent years tower a mile high over Colorado Springs. Apple is hiring software engineers in Denver; defense contractor Lockheed Martin plans a state-of-the-art factory in Jefferson County; and online giant Amazon is adding a second...

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