| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy for so you save save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:36 AM
As the patient and sympathetic host of shows like "Food 911" and "How to Boil Water," Tyler Florence has been a welcome presence on the Food Network for 16 years. But some fans have trouble pinning him down, Florence said. They'll say, "What do you do?...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Lindsey Kath's small business, Branch + Cotton, started with a conundrum: gift wrapping for far-away recipients.
"All my family lives back in Minnesota," the Corona del Mar resident said. "I never really had anything to send a gift in."
It was hard...
| Oct 21, 2012
Grammy-winning singer Sheryl Crow has listed her compound in Hollywood Hills West at $15.95 million.
The 11-acre property includes a Spanish Revival main house, a 1909 Craftsman, a cottage built in 1885, an infinity-style swimming pool and a pergola with...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:14 PM
What's the scariest thing about Halloween? It's the unofficial opening of the holiday entertaining season.
Ina Garten understands. The Food Network star, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, doesn't pretend home entertaining is easy, on any scale. "It'...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:05 PM
The show: “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St.
First impressions: The world premiere stage adaptation of Giulia Melucci’s memoir of coming to grips with why she isn't as successful in...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Chef Stephanie Izard hitches a ride on the Lillie's Q food truck for two book signings and tasting parties Thursday.
She’s promoting her cookbook "Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats and Drinks," which launches Wednesday,...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Choosing Steaks for Grilling
Most steaks are tender enough to grill over direct heat, which produces a caramelized crust and juicy interior. Less tender steaks like skirt, flank and hanger benefit from a marinade before grilling to increase their...
| May 25, 2011
Chopped salad could well be described as a buttoned-down version of a tossed salad. For while the latter can be something of a leafy anarchy both in the tossing bowl and on the plate, the disciplined uniformity of size among the various ingredients in a...
| Mar 2, 2011
You mash potatoes with butter and chives, bathe broccoli florets in cheese sauce and stick plain butter on peas, carrots or corn. And greens? That's bagged lettuce at your house.
Sounds like it's time to get out of your vegetable rut and move beyond...
| Dec 2, 2010
A hand-held smoker that looks like a toy pistol, a blender that heats or cools while it whizzes your soup or smoothie, professional immersion blenders, dehydrators, whipping siphons, induction burners, sous-vide machines and vacuum sealers.