• Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops - 05/22/2015 12:35 PM MDT
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    El Corazon Escarlata mixes bitter and sweet with Mexican pomegranate liqueur

    02/19/2019 06:38 PM MST
    A fantastic Mexican pomegranate liqueur recently landed in U.S. liquor stores, and its origin story is partly a history lesson that ends in a cocktail glass. 
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    Warm up winter with Italian Wedding soup
    02/19/2019 06:35 PM MST - This recipe got my attention because it uses chicken meatballs and I found some reasonably priced frozen chicken meatballs at my local grocery store. A highlight of Italian Wedding Soup, of course, is those tiny, tiny meatballs, which can be labor-intensive to make. This version calls for larger meatballs, which makes the soup heartier and more filling. Full Story

    Cupid and crustaceans: Valentine's Day can be fancy without a fuss
    02/05/2019 06:05 PM MST - Sweating in the kitchen for hours to craft the perfect romantic meal can feel just as stressful as braving the wilds of the restaurant scene on Valentine's Day. That's why our menu consists of items that require the least amount of effort to prepare, yet make you feel like a million bucks. Full Story

    Rusty Melon rises above the usual roadhouse fare
    01/23/2019 05:41 PM MST - While one's first impression of The Rusty Melon as a place for beer and cocktails supplemented with classic pub grub is technically correct, that doesn't paint the full picture. Value for the money is more than decent here, and friendly service, including a visit from the chef to check on our meals indicate a high level of care. Full Story

    At the Market: Tips on choosing a CSA
    01/15/2019 06:30 PM MST - Now that it's a new year, it's perfect timing to try something new. If you've never considered Community Supported Agriculture, tis the season to evaluate the benefits to both you and your community, as well as choose the best farm fit for you. Full Story

    Healthful spicy soup brings the heat
    01/15/2019 06:28 PM MST - Mulligatawny soup has Anglo-Indian origins. It's attributed to servants for the British Raj in India. Full Story

    Savory pie is a British fave
    01/15/2019 06:26 PM MST - American pie is a sweet tradition — apple, pumpkin, chocolate. But in Britain, pie is baked up savory — pork, duck, chicken, pigeon, sausage, pork. Full Story

    What wine goes with what cheese?
    01/15/2019 06:24 PM MST - I ruined all my future potential for joy that first time I tasted Roquefort with Canadian ice wine. Full Story

    Pro-tips for the Instant Pot
    01/15/2019 06:22 PM MST - Remember when there were no food processors? My mom, a "gourmet" cook before "foodies" existed, used just a blender and a hand mixer until the mid-1970s when home cooks started buying this new appliance. Full Story

    Bring on the holiday cookie coma with these recipes
    12/12/2018 01:49 PM MST - This year, we decided to take a scientific approach to the cookie conundrum. We asked a bunch of our colleagues what kind of cookies speak of the holidays to them. What cookie do they absolutely have to have for it to truly be Christmas? Full Story

    Mateo's Matthew Jansen opens new restaurant, Raglin Market, in Gunbarrel
    12/04/2018 10:23 AM MST - A growing market in the Gunbarrel area convinced chef and restaurateur Matthew Jansen to spread his wings. Matthew Jansen to spread his wings. About 15,000 people come to work in Gunbarrel, he said. "I can take care of their lunch." Jansen was inside his newest restaurant, Raglin Market, Monday to supervise his staff put the finishing touches before opening for business. Full Story

    Culinary cannabis: Six cookbooks reviewed
    11/28/2018 01:51 AM MST - As cannabis is legalized — although it remains illegal under federal law — and goes mainstream in various states, the cookbook industry has churned into high gear with books on what ways to use jazz cabbage beyond the bong. Full Story

    O'Meara: Save room on the Thanksgiving table for squash and sweet potatoes
    11/20/2018 07:18 PM MST - In the culinary competitiveness of the Thanksgiving season, much noise and ado is made over poultry and side dishes. Full Story

    First Bite Boulder kicks off restaurant week, now with a cheaper option
    11/12/2018 02:56 PM MST - Normally, such a whirlwind culinary tour could prove pricey, but the annual, Boulder-wide First Bite event offers an affordable way to take in the county's best meals on a reasonable budget. Today through Nov. 17, nearly 50 restaurants across the county will offer a three-course, $34 prix-fixe dinner menu, a selection that sums up participating eateries' unique approaches to cooking. Full Story

    Boulder chef behind The French Twist food truck to appear on Food Network pilot
    10/18/2018 03:14 PM MDT - Boulder chef Michael DeBoer's The French Twist food truck will be featured on a Food Network pilot program "Food Truck Fan Fight" at 9 p. Full Story

    Winter wonderland of squash filling Boulder County farmers markets
    10/16/2018 04:24 PM MDT - The markets are thriving with fleshy acorn squash, sweet delicata squash and carotene-rich spaghetti squash.  Full Story

    Fall calls for chicken and dumplings, the ultimate comfort food
    10/11/2018 01:15 PM MDT - It is soothing, is what it is. It's warm and filling, with just enough carbohydrates to make us happy. That's basically the working definition of comfort food. Full Story

    Colorful cauliflower filling Boulder County farmers markets
    10/11/2018 01:06 PM MDT - Packing the stands are heads of cream, purple and orange-colored cauliflower florets.  Full Story

    Flatirons Food Film Festival cooks up melange of events
    10/07/2018 08:31 PM MDT - Six years in, the Flatirons Food Film Festival continues its mission of having viewers "Feast on Reel Food" in its upcoming event filled with film and food. Full Story

    Boulder Buzz: Flower Child sprouts healthy fare
    09/12/2018 02:55 PM MDT - Healthy eating is the name of the game at Flower Child, which opened last month in Boulder, the first Colorado outpost of a chain currently spanning six states. Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story