| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:04 PM
DEAR SOS: With holidays approaching I would like to bake some pumpkin bread using canned pumpkin. Is there a recipe in your vast files?
DEAR KIM: From our vast pumpkin bread recipe file we chose the Monastery Pumpkin Bread, made and sold by nuns...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
CrÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e is simply one of the sexiest recipes there is. You know that tap-tap moment, when the caramelized crust shatters, and you dip into the creamy custard below? Heaven. The rustic burnt topping makes each bite different and more...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A quick bread doesn't rely upon yeast to rise; rather, baking powder or baking soda acts as the leavening agent. You don't have to let the dough rise, nor do you knead it; just a quick mix of ingredients and pop it in the oven. What you gain in saving...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Craving a burger off a fast-food dollar menu? Chances are that it now costs more than a buck.
Customers are still reeling from McDonald's move last week to update its Dollar Menu, which for more than a decade offered burgers, fries and other items for...
| Oct 25, 2013
The 19-year-old Encino farmers market is one of the two best in the San Fernando Valley, because of its large size and quality, and its preponderance of farmers over prepared food. It's on a par with Studio City, which the manager, Carole Gallegos, ran...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Many cooks think of this time of year as pumpkin season, anticipating the wonderful pumpkin pies -- or pumpkin quick breads or pumpkin puddings -- they'll be making for the holidays ahead. Some more adventurous souls may also dare to imagine creating...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Illinois football has had rough times in recent years, but things might be looking up. The Illini are 3-1 in 2013, including a victory over high-powered Cincinnati. Ryan Lankford is a key reason for the turnaround, with 236 yards receiving, 52 yards...
| Oct 8, 2013
Irrepressible best describes 9-year-old Bradley Garner, whose enthusiasms range from baseball to gardening, trees and driverless cars. More reserved, his older sister, Frankie, 12, pursues similar interests in softball and nature, along with music...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The biggest pumpkins in the world keep getting bigger.
This year the largest pumpkin at the annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., weighed in at 1,985 pounds -- bigger than any pumpkin in the contest's 40-year history.
Still, it was not...
| Nov 10, 2012
Total time: 2½ hours, plus chilling and cooling times
Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield.
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 3½ tablespoons water
2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons (12 ounces) flour
3/4 cup (1½ sticks) plus...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report.
That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...