| Feb 11, 2011
Easy Broccoli Soup is easy on the cook, the pocketbook and readily uses up those leftovers. You can add other vegetables - cauliflower works well here. Another option is to puree the soup - but when you use a blender or food processor, only fill about 1/3...
| Feb 16, 2011
The mortar and pestle provide a true hands-on cooking experience. Modern-day cooks are discovering culinary catharsis by pulverizing, grinding and muddling ingredients much as their ancient counterparts did many millennia ago.
Made of wood, stone,...
| Feb 15, 2011
I've been wondering about the microwave in the company cafeteria for some time now.
Built like a Cold War bunker, but smaller, it has nothing resembling a turntable—much less a glass tray. A row of numerals and a series of worn metallic bumps run...
| Feb 23, 2011
Nearly two months into the new year, we've been good — eating boneless, skinless chicken to help control calories, fat and portion size. But man, oh man, we're often left craving flavor. Especially when company's coming. So let's take a look at...
| Feb 22, 2011
Some call it the Deer Camp microwave, a reference to its—shall we say?—rustic charm.
The 1980 Kenmore Solid State boasts a faux wood exterior and an unlikely but inspiring list of cooking options (braise, simmer, roast, sauté) on the front...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 2:51 AM
Here are some deals to get your Tuesday off on the right foot, Chicago. Now, if you are a city resident, don't let all the shopping distract you from voting!
- Interesting news from Amazon: In addition to free 2-day shipping and cheap shipping upgrades,...
| Feb 24, 2011
Baby artichoke gratin
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
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| Mar 2, 2011
Homemade pop tarts
Total time: 2 hours
Servings: 8 pop tarts
Note: The pie dough also makes enough dough for 1 double-crust or 2 single-crust pies.
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:19 PM
Healthy juice drinks and smoothies are a delicious way to add fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. Nutrient-rich beverages provide vitamins, dietary fiber and phytochemicals. They also make great mini-meals and portable snacks. Perfect the art of...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
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Kale Salad with Balsamic Honey Mustard...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Beauty comes with a price--as in $5.00, $10.00 or more for a tube of lipstick!
But before you throw out those used tubes, think recycling---of the lipstick, not the tube. LipStix ReMix says there’s plenty of lipstick in those “old”...