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  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Snowflake pretzel rods

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Snowflake pretzel rods
    Crunch meets chocolate! Decorated chocolate-covered pretzel rods are sweet, but not too sweet, during a holiday season likely to be drenched in colorful, sugary decorations. Kids can make them with adult supervision, and it won't take all night....
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panforte

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panforte
    Sort of a cross between confection and cake, this Italian specialty is also known as a Siena cake. Dense, flat and unapologetically rich, panforte is studded with toasted pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds, as well as candied quince and orange zest,...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panettone

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Panettone
    Fragrant, yeasty holiday panettone -- studded with colorful bits of dried and candied fruit -- is festive just to look at and sweetly satisfying to eat. Classic panettone is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the...
  • Holiday window displays light up New York, Philadelphia and London

    Here’s a shopping spree at some of the world’s finest retailers that won’t cost you a dime: viewing holiday displays in store windows. The only thing you’ll spend is time. Think of fancy store windows as a sort of early...
  • Thanksgiving entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101

    Thanksgiving entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101
    With the holidays just around the corner, more than a few of us will be hosting a festive dinner party, buffet or potluck. Following are a few helpful tips and tricks I've learned from hosting my own gatherings over the years: BUFFET PSYCHOLOGY 101:...
  • Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Last day for recipes!

     Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Last day for recipes!
    Today is the last day to enter our fifth annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. If you love baking for the holidays, consider sending us your best recipe — before the deadline, which is midnight tonight.  Submit your recipe, a photo...
  • 8 steak spots for Father's Day and a free burger to boot

    8 steak spots for Father's Day and a free burger to boot
    This Sunday is Father’s Day. For a lot of dads, that might mean one thing -- meat. And when it comes to meat, what's more satisfying than a juicy steak? Take a stab at one of these eateries to satisfy your father’s beefy cravings: Oliver&...
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Holland America ms Westerdam ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last update Sept. 30, 2009. For more Holland America ms Westerdam cruises click here. 7-Day Western Caribbean 2009 Departure Date: Oct. 18, Nov. 29 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks...
  • A more flavorful dry-brined turkey

    A more flavorful dry-brined turkey
      Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey. After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
  • Food editor Russ Parsons on the turkey everyone loves

    Food editor Russ Parsons on the turkey everyone loves
      After more than 20 years of writing Thanksgiving turkey recipes, I thought I had seen it all. And then came the "Judy Bird." Inspired by the chicken-cooking technique of my friend Judy Rodgers, chef and owner at San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, it couldn'...
  • Recipe: Turkey in a bag with Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing

    Recipe: Turkey in a bag with Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing
      Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 4 hours 1 (15-to 20-pound) turkey Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing, cooled 1/4 cup oil 1 cup apricot preserves Salt Freshly ground black pepper Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Clean the...