• An iced dessert that uses the fruits of winter

    By Bonnie S. Benwick The Washington Post -
    Published: Tue, Mar 28, 2017

    A DIY dessert you can serve straight from cold storage gets my vote every time, as it comes in so handy for company and the occasional personal reward. Here, the brightest colors of winter fruit are represented in pomegranate and Valencia orange juices and blood oranges. The liquids...

  • It's time to embrace the freezer, and what's in it

    By Tamar Haspel The Washington Post -
    Published: Tue, Mar 28, 2017

    Cutting waste is one of the food world's top priorities. Up to 40 percent of the food we produce ends up in the trash, and there are programs throughout the supply chain to try to pare that down. One simple step consumers can take to cut waste is to rethink "fresh." It's a word we...

  • Colorado Springs can again feed its Blue Bell craving

    By chhun sun and Rich Laden The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    About eight months into her pregnancy, Hannah Patterson can worry about one less thing - her ice cream craving. Before this week, she had to accept the fact that she couldn't go through her pregnancy with a bowl of Blue Bell ice cream. But now that stores across Colorado Springs will...

  • Blue Bell ice cream returns to Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Get your favorite ice cream bowls ready: Blue Bell is back in Colorado Springs. Blue Bell ice cream, gone from Springs-area retailers for nearly two years because of a listeria outbreak, will be back on store shelves starting March 27. It hasn't been announced which Colorado...

  • Dining Review: Colorado Smokehouse tiny in size, big in smoked meaty taste

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 26, 2017

    The distinct scent of smoked meats was missing the day I visited Colorado Smokehouse in Fountain. The two smokers weren't in operation, so there were no wafts of meats slowly cooking over hardwood. The distinct fragrance usually serves as a tempting prelude to a barbecue meal. I...

  • Pie Fives closed in Colorado Springs, elsewhere; franchisees have tangled with parent company

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 25, 2017

    Pie Five Pizza, the fast-casual, build-your-own pizza chain, has closed its two Colorado Springs locations and two more in the Denver area after opening them just over a year ago. Pie Five had opened at the eastside Citadel Crossing shopping center, southeast of Academy Boulevard and...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting March 22, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 955-3400, csseniorcenter.com. - Cooking Connection - Preparing Make-Ahead Meals, 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 29, $15, plus $10 for supplies. Colorado State University...

  • Sometimes, it's OK to 'dirty up' your clean eating

    By Ellie Krieger The Washington Post -
    Published: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    I understand why people gravitate toward the term "clean eating." It's an appealing way to describe a dedication to the most healthful, most pure ingredients. But I take issue with it. To me, it implies that foods that don't pass as "clean" are somehow soiled, and that you have to...

  • Wine Guy: Quality wines from the state of Washington

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    Over the past couple of decades, Washington has emerged as a premier winegrowing region, second only to California in the U.S. Horse Heaven Hills, which sits in south central Washington along the Oregon border, is a key reason. Technically a sub-appellation of the Columbia Valley, it...

  • How to make a simple chicken soup worth crowing about

    By Bonnie S. Benwick The Washington Post -
    Published: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    A bowl of real chicken soup satisfies at almost any time of year because it's the lightest comfort food around. Its aroma is as complex as that of handcrafted coffee, with a hint of sweetness and grassy herb. Its vegetables are crisp-tender, the phrase food writers reach for when...

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