| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Deep-frying a turkey is the final frontier for a cook on turkey day. No wonder Star Trek’s William Shatner was so drawn to it. But when television’s beloved Captain Kirk got burned – literally – while deep-frying his bird, the...
| Oct 31, 2010
Despite our differences and grass-is-always-greener attitudes, there is a common enemy that binds women of all hair types: Frizz. This poufy, unruly mess of fluff can affect us all but it's up to the individual to find a way to fight it.
"Frizz is caused...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The decline of my 10-year-old refrigerator started with an unsettling wheezing sound and ended with a death rattle that would have cost $500 to fix. So I, like 10 million other Americans each year, dropped money on a new fridge and had the broken one...
| Oct 6, 2011
At 6 a.m. on Oct. 14, 1960, Cuban national radio announced that the Communist government was nationalizing sugar mills and rum factories — including the island's most famous business, Bacardi. Cuban marines quickly headed to Bacardi's office in...
| Nov 6, 2010
After a two-year house hunt, "CSI: Miami" star Rex Linn has bought a Sherman Oaks home for $1,415,000.
The actor had been renting a less than 1,000-square-foot John Lautner-designed house nearby for 20 years but decided he was ready to pull the trigger...
| Oct 13, 2011
Mac 'n' cheese with soubise
Total time: 1½ hours
Note: Adapted from Michael Ruhlman's "Ruhlman's Twenty."
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter, divided
1 onion, sliced
1 shallot, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 15, 2011
"When I was a little girl, during the holidays we would go to my grandparents' house in the countryside. I fondly recall the magical memories of my family and the holidays that this cookie is responsible for. I can still picture my grandma in the...
| Nov 10, 2011
Total time: 2½ hours, plus marinating time
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Because fresh pulque is difficult to find in the U.S., beer freshened with a little lemon juice is a legitimate substitute; the dish will taste a little different but just as good. The...
| Nov 24, 2011
Carved turkey sandwich with kabocha spread and ancho-bell-pepper-cranberry chutney
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 sandwiches
Note: Adapted from Judy Han of Mendocino Farms
2 red bell peppers,...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Family rooms are fine and dandy. And there's nothing wrong with a well-planned master bath or a finished basement. The right dining room can be divine. But if you want to get the pulse of a new-home buyer racing mention this room: the kitchen.
| Nov 10, 2011
Total time: 3 hours, 40 minutes plus soaking time for the beans
6 to 8
Note: Adapted from Pulquería las Duelistas in id="PLGEO100100602011284">Mexico City. In Mexico, nopalitos are always sold "de-spined." If you are unlucky enough to have to buy them...