| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Melissa Keister of "Sweet Keister's" in Vinton shares her Fruit Salad and Coconut Cupcake recipes
Sweet Keister’s Fruit Salad
· 1 ½ C Apples
· 1 ½ C Bananas
· 1 ½ C Pineapple (canned is fine also)
· 1 ½ C Blueberries
| Dec 23, 2010
Dear SOS: The lemon pasta at Angelini Osteria on Beverly Boulevard seems remarkably simple. My attempts at re-creating it have been remarkably underwhelming. Can you get the exact measurements and ingredients for this memorable comfort dish? The...
| Jul 1, 2010
I've only had rice pudding in college dining halls 10-plus years ago and was never a fan. But last night I had the rice pudding at Lazy Ox Canteen; I think my knees went weak. Could you help me get this recipe? I have been thinking about it for 12 hours...
| Feb 17, 2011
Dear SOS: We recently had the most delicious Mac and Cheese at the Bistro in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Bakersfield. Can you get this recipe for me?
San Luis Obispo
Dear Suzanne: The Bistro was happy to share its recipe for...
| Dec 8, 2011
Chocolate-chocolate cookies, compost cookies (made with potato chips, pretzels, butterscotch chips, graham cracker crumbs, etc.), blueberries and cream cookies, banana cream pie, brownie pie, hot fudge sauce, chocolate cake. I can't stop baking from...
| Sep 30, 2010
Ricotta-honey gelato with orange
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: 8 (Makes 1 quart gelato)
Note: This is terrific served with lightly sweetened fresh berries or other fruit.
2 cups homemade ricotta
1 cup whipping cream
| Dec 30, 2010
It was love at first bite when Food section assistant editor Rene Lynch met Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar's Crack Pie. A woman obsessed, she tracked down the recipe from pastry chef Christina Tosi. Its filling is ooey-gooey and buttery. The crust is...
| May 20, 2010
Total time: About 1 hour
Note: Adapted from Ludo Lefebvre. To cut lardons, cut the pancetta into one-half-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice crosswise into one-half-inch-thick strips and trim so each lardon is one inch...
| Dec 30, 2010
Downtown's Lazy Ox Canteen isn't a fancy place. In fact, for the first couple of months it was open, there wasn't even a sign out front. But chef Josef Centeno really knows how to cook soul-satisfying food. Nothing exemplifies that better than his rice...
| Feb 9, 2012
Dear SOS: My husband and I recently visited downtown Napa, Calif. The amazing chocolate dessert at Carpe Diem is absolutely the best chocolate dessert I've ever tasted! And I am not a big dessert person. Satin-smooth chocolate with a texture between a...
| Sep 23, 2010
Total time: 30 minutes plus cooling time and 1 ½ hours freezing time
Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)
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