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Sonoran dog is odd combo

It sounds like the sort of thing frat boys would dare each other to eat – a hot dog wrapped in bacon, stuffed in a puffy roll, then smothered in pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, jalapeno...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Calif. grape growers suffer sobering spring

Wild spring weather across California’s wine country has been enough to drive a vintner to drink.From killer snow in the Sierra Nevada foothills to dry-season downpours along the coast to a hard...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Grilling puts twist on traditional fool

Don’t let the name confuse you. This is an easy, delicious and summery dessert, not a reference to the person standing at the grill.A fool is a classic British dessert made from a fruit compote and...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

A healthy, indulgent burger that even includes bacon

An indulgent burger can be the perfect treat for Dad on Father’s Day, but it’s hard to balance that sentiment with the urge to keep him healthy.That doesn’t mean you have to toss out the idea of a...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Food from the farm

Cocina Linda, Durango’s little tamale palace at the edge of Albertsons parking lot, has had a couple of face-lifts in its 10-year history. Now it has signed on for a heart transplant.Founder, chef...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

High prices don’t deter coffee fans

People are paying more to fuel up these days – on coffee.Coffee price increases have outpaced even the hike in gasoline prices the last year. A one-pound can of ground coffee sold for $5.10 in...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fruitless salad makes a light summer meal

Patricia Wells wants her salads to have it all – fresh seasonal ingredients, bright colors, crunch and a bit of lean protein.Well, almost all. “I generally do not like fruit in my salads, though I...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Kids will go bananas for these cake-like cookies

I buy bananas at the grocery store every time I go. It doesn’t seem to matter how many black ones remain on my counter, the supply is always replenished. But I had only one recipe to use up those...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Skilled at the grill

Some may speculate that men like to grill because the Y chromosome includes a pyromaniac gene. But one thing was certain at Saturday’s Women’s Resource Center’s Men Who Grill annual fundraiser –...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ramp: Green, scrawny, irrationally adored

It’s scrawny. It’s dirty. It’s bulbous. Its very name is rather pedestrian.If you had to think of the most unlikely adjective to describe a ramp, “sexy” would probably be it.And yet that’s just the...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

A fuss-free, delicious composed salad

When it comes to salads, I’m not big fan of the composed variety. As in, fussy recipes that call for anything beyond dumping a bunch of produce in a bowl.But composed salads – those in which the...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Potato chips reach for new flavors

From spicy new flavorings to premium ingredients, potato chips are cashing in on a whole new image these days.“What’s been happening lately is there are more companies pushing interesting recipes,”...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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