Perking up feasts

For dinner on Sunday, chefs Marcos Wisner and Owen Clark will take to the alleys, side streets and backyards of Durango to collect many of their ingredients.From a tree, Wisner might pluck a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Chocolate, cornflakes, lace: It’s all about the basic drop cookie

Editor’s note: The Durango Herald will be testing cookie recipes from The Associated Press for the next few weeks. We’ll share with you the successes and foibles of holiday baking. We’ll give you...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Vail program preps kids into being ‘little chefs’

VAIL (AP) – Everyone wants their kids to learn life skills. Kids in the Little Chefs of Vail program actually do.It’s an eight-week course under the careful and caring instruction of Shawn Sanders....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

The gift of good eats

Got an uncle who insists on hunting wild mushrooms or butchering his own steak? There’s a cookbook for that. What about a working mom hoping to please picky palates during the daily dinner...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Use food to keep teens involved in Hanukkah

These days, it takes a lot more than a rousing game of spinning the dreidel or some gold foil covered chocolate coins to keep kids interested in Hanukkah. Even more to get the attention of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Sandwich cookies for peanut butter lovers

We created a simple, but divine peanut butter sandwich cookie that uses peanut butter in both the cookie dough and the creamy filling. The result is an impressive cookie that looks like you spent...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Hanukkah traditions celebrated via Mexican foods

When Fany Gerson’s grandparents left Russia early last century they had no idea their Hanukkah table someday would be filled with chili-spiked latkes.“It’s definitely a modern thing,” says Gerson,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Tips for getting the most from your holiday roast

You’ve decked the table with china and linens and your grandmother’s monogrammed silver.The only thing missing? A gigantic, glistening roast, the ultimate expression of holiday luxury.“You’re...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Cracking the Thanksgiving code with a scientist

As Americans, we believe we can have it all. But there’s nothing like struggling to roast a Thanksgiving turkey to shatter the myth.“I’m afraid with turkeys – and whole birds in general – life does...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

A few sips

A lot about Thanksgiving is nonnegotiable. The bird must be brined/deep-fried/tofurkey. Stuffing must be from a box or from scratch, in the bird or not. And then there’s the whole to marshmallow or...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pumpkin pie crossed with a classic German cake

Simply put – it isn’t Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.But that doesn’t mean you can’t vary from the side-of-the-can recipe. This version is inspired by bee sting cake from Germany (called...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Creamy, crunchy: Think creme brulee on Turkey Day

Though Thanksgiving traditionally is a holiday of pies, a creamy, sweet and crunchy creme brulee — essentially a candy-coated custard — is an appealing way to shake things up.The custard for this...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

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