| Jul 7, 2011
Dear SOS: I love the Sweetie Pies Bakery in Napa Valley. Last time, I tried the sweet-glazed currant scone. Would it be possible to get the recipe?
Dear Elisabeth: Sweetie Pies Bakery folds the small but brightly flavored...
| Aug 4, 2011
Dear SOS: I have had this wonderful bread pudding at Pete's Cafe & Bar on 4th and Main in downtown L.A. Could you please get me the recipe?
Dear Kim: Sometimes nothing beats a warm serving of bread pudding for dessert …...
| May 26, 2011
Dear SOS: On a recent visit to the Philadelphia area, I encountered the absolute best Welsh rarebit at a local British pub.
The Whip Tavern serves a rarebit that combines good English cheddar and Stilton cheeses with Smithwick's Irish Ale, spiced with...
| Jun 9, 2011
Dear SOS: Had an amazing goat milk flan at Border Grill downtown. Even chatted briefly with Susan Feniger, but unfortunately that was before dessert. I'm not usually a big flan person, but I loved the tang and the interplay between that tang and the...
| Nov 18, 2010
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: From Sharon Rushing
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, we want photographic...
| Dec 16, 2010
Submitted by Michele Yockey of Arroyo Grande
"This recipe has been in the family for at least 115 years. 'My grandmother came from what is now the Czech Republic and all of her recipes were stored in her head.... At the age of 20, I...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2012
Dear SOS: I was in Santa Barbara recently for a little vacation and stopped at Palazzio. Loved everything we had there, but especially loved the mac and cheese pie. It was incredibly rich, but so delicious. I'm especially curious as to what technique they...
| Jun 2, 2011
Dear SOS: Last summer while vacationing in Sedona, Ariz., our family had a fabulous dinner at an Italian restaurant called Cucina Rustica. For dessert we had the most delicious three-chocolate mousse cheesecake. I would love to have this recipe. It is...
| Aug 11, 2011
Dear SOS: A large group of us descended from the higher elevations of the Cuyamaca Mountains in San Diego County, a little grungy from camping and hiking. No matter: We received excellent service during lunch at Jeremy's on the Hill, just a few miles...
| Sep 22, 2011
Dear SOS: My husband and I just returned from a trip to Israel to attend the wedding of one of his former students. We stayed at the beautiful Mount Zion hotel in Jerusalem, which served an incredible Israeli breakfast. In addition to a wide array of...