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Getting to the root of my resolutions

By Suzanne Hanzl

Christmas and New Year’s were just as wonderful as expected, possibly even better. It was a special season for me as my whole family was together in one state under one roof celebrating the holidays, playing in the kitchen, conversing ...


Revisiting Christmases past

By Suzanne Hanzl

Thanksgiving, check. Bring on Christmas, please. This year I am exceptionally giddy. I, like most people, declare Christmas to be my favorite holiday. I am excited to say that even as an adult, Christmas gets better every year. As a child, of ...

WINE OPENERS: A toast to amateur winemakers

By Dave Buchanan

Winemaking in Colorado never rests, as you might surmise if you’ve visited any of the local wineries since late October and witnessed the flurry of post-crush activity. A similar flurry occupies the hundreds (a guess that’s ...


It’s tradition: Memories abound when it comes to holiday food

By Dixie Burmeister

Holiday food traditions come from many sources, parents, other family members, friends, old cookbooks from churches or clubs, the back of food packages and, of course, dear Betty Crocker and The Daily Sentinel. I found my date bar recipe on ...


Two easy ways to carve a turkey

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Chef Wayne Smith demonstrates two easy ways to carve your holiday turkey.  ...


Not so fast, turkey: Try another bird — pheasant

By Staff

The jack-o’-lanterns are still fresh, Halloween costumes have yet to be packed away, the profits of treating are still in their wrappers and I am hearing turkey talk. What’s happening here? Hold on — I need a breather!  ...


Pop the cork on another good Western Slope grape harvest

By Dave Buchanan

A note from the trade: Among the vinous social media sites I visit is a recent post from the much-respected writer Alfonso Cevola, who says new-gen wine directors appear to be ignoring “iconic and traditional” wines and ...


Twists on Thanksgiving ideas

By Dixie Burmeister

As plans for Thanksgiving dinner abound, the leftovers — or “planned overs,” as I call them — are often looked forward to as much as the big meal itself.  Do you have visions of your favorite turkey sandwiches, ...

Enjoyment of wine often a communal, sensory experience

By Dave Buchanan

The seasonal drop in temperature has brought a flurry of activity to grape growers concerned about finishing harvest before the heavy freeze arrives. “I thought it would be bad (Thursday) night but it got to only maybe 31 or so,” ...


Crowd-pleasing cuisine

By Suzanne Hanzl

An exciting upcoming event here in the Grand Valley sparked my interest in setting out to find what most people consider their favorite family meals. And most importantly to me, why? So an informal poll began. I happened to have a lunch date ...

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