| Dec 15, 2012
I used dark cherry preserves and chopped green pistachios as the filling to offer a "red/green" look for Christmas colors and have a marriage of the holidays.
— Samantha Ferraro (www.littleferrarokitchen.com), Seal Beach
PHOTOS: Holiday Cookie...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:19 AM
For restaurant chefs, every day presents an opportunity to create a new dish, an inspired combination of flavors, textures and ingredients to wow their guests.
As the holidays approach, however, professional chefs have more in common with the home cook....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Thanksgiving can be an overwhelming holiday. Even the most seasoned cooks can become agitated by the menu planning and trying to get all the details just perfect.
Relax. Area farmers' markets have got you covered. Even as the growing season draws to a...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Remember Pop-Tarts? If you recall those ubiquitous, jam-filled, cardboard-textured relics of childhood, they’ve likely left a bad taste in your mouth.
But while the execution of the preservative-filled treats was lacking, the idea remains a...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of stories on enticing picky eaters to eat vegetables. The series explores ways to highlight vegetables' flavor and appearance as a way to work around the resistance some kids have to eating vegetables....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:45 PM
With more than 50 days of festivities leading up to what the French call Fat Tuesday (Feb 21, 2012), it's no wonder that Mardi Gras explodes into the party to end all parties. The common denominators for these celebrations are unbridled fun and...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Thin-crusted apple tart
Total time: 1½ hours, plus chilling time for the dough
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Adapted from Michele Anna Jordan, A.P.P.L.E. (Apple Publicity Promotion Ladies Effort), published in "Sebastopol Gravenstein Apples: Sweet & Savory...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Loin of Bacon with Irish Mist Glaze 4 servings 2 pounds loin of bacon (Canadian back bacon) 2 tablespoons Irish Mist 4 tablespoons honey 3 1/2 ounces cider 12 whole cloves 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 small Savoy cabbage leaves,...
| May 12, 2011
Dear SOS: An all-time favorite of my entire family is Massaman curry (with chicken) from Cholada Thai in Thousand Oaks.
All of the dishes that we have tried are wonderful, but Massaman curry is a staple for us. I would love to have the recipe for this...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 1:31 PM
Greek Yogurt Cheesekcate With Ouzo Poached Figs
15 plain melba toasts (about 4 ounces; not Melba "snacks")
One-third cup walnut halves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
14 ounces reduced-fat Neufchâtel cream cheese
1 1/3 cups sugar
| Apr 20, 2011
Count us among the fans of Peter Rabbit Organics' new line of fruit and veggie squeeze pouches for babies, with flavor combos like carrot, squash and apple; pea, spinach and apple; and sweet potato, corn and apple.
Sure, we like that they're convenient...