| May 1, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Got a sweet tooth? If you’re an average American, you eat more than 60 pounds of sugar a year-- 22 teaspoons of sugar every day.
You know it's not good for your teeth, and it's been linked to everything from wrinkles to obesity. But who wants to...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Mexican Chocolate Cake: Makes two 8-inch round layers or 18 cupcakes
2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup brown rice...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:00 PM
K'ya Bistro in Laguna Beach is a top contender for the noisiest restaurant in Orange County, but it has some of the most reasonably priced and tastiest food around. This may be why it's always packed and therefore so noisy.
The restaurant is off the...
| May 3, 2012
| 6:36 AM
Ernie Patti has never owned a restaurant before, but in all my years of reviewing, I've never seen an owner work the room quite as adeptly as he does. His down-to-earth friendliness is disarming. Why is this tall, fashionable guy with the Brooklyn...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
1) Take the Cake
When it comes to wedding plans, brides-to-be have plenty to be anxious about. So when it comes to the wedding cake, according to Take the Cake owner Nancy Purcell, they aren't looking for a novelty cake shaped like, say, the statue of...
| May 11, 2012
| 10:34 PM
Most of us can recall the days of wanting to "be the boss" of our parents and teachers. One student at Kasuun Elementary School got to live that wish on Friday.
Nelson Keaton, a second grader, won the title after placing a bid at a music fundraiser...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Josie Kaestner from Monkton was hoping to find a recipe for oats used as savory side dish. She said she once had such a recipe but has lost it. For health reasons, she said is trying to get more oats in her diet and would like to add some variety to her...
| Nov 8, 2012
You have to be in pretty good shape to make it up the myriad stairs leading to the main dining room at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. But once there – above the din of the street level bar – you'll be glad you made the effort. The...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:15 PM
In these days of $50 entrees and $18 glasses of wine, student-run culinary-school restaurants offer the best deals in town.
Their menus are surprisingly sophisticated. The servers aren't just waiting tables until a better opportunity comes along. At...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:28 AM
For the first time, turkeys raised on-site will star on the Thanksgiving Day menu at Glasbern Inn in Fogelsville. The luxurious country inn is set on a 130-acre sustainable farm and has recently renovated its 19th-century barn restaurant.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
I know many of you are envious of my role as a perennial judge in the Allentown Fair's chocolate cake baking contest, despite my protestations that it's much more grueling than it appears.
People don't want to hear that. They just see some lucky slob...