Noelle Carter

Writer

As the L.A. Times Test Kitchen director, Noelle Carter oversees the testing of all recipes that appear in The Times. In addition, she writes features, pens the "Culinary SOS" column, and contributes daily kitchen tips, recipes and videos to Food’s Daily Dish blog. A native Southern Californian, she also holds a degree in film from the University of Southern California and, when she’s not cooking, loves watching old movies.

Recent Articles

  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Candied fruit and citrus peel
    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Candied fruit and citrus peel

    Candied citrus peel, glacé cranberries and spirit-soaked fruits are easy to make and are thoughtful gifts for the home baker. They require some planning as well as, for the peel, overnight drying time. For mixed peels, select two or more varieties of the wonderful citrus in the farmers...

  • Easy dinner recipes: Three chicken ideas in an hour or less
    Easy dinner recipes: Three chicken ideas in an hour or less

    When you're looking for easy dinner ideas, you can't go wrong with chicken. It pairs well with almost any flavoring and can be cooked in so many ways. These great ideas come together in an hour or less:

  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread
    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread

    Rich brown sugar shortbread has caramel and molasses notes. This recipe makes enough dough for two pans' worth of cookies, so you can try your hand at baking them in round pans or as bars. Baked in pans, the wedge cookies will retain more moisture, giving the cookies a chewy texture....

  • Easy dinner recipes: Keep it simple with easy frittatas
    Easy dinner recipes: Keep it simple with easy frittatas

    When you're looking for a simple one-dish meal, it doesn't get much easier than a frittata. Combine a few ingredients from the store, or use leftovers from the fridge as inspiration for dinner tonight. These one-dish meal cook up quickly and work equally well served hot or cold.

  • Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes
    Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes

    Happy Hanukkah! To help you celebrate, we've compiled 37 of our favorite holiday recipes. From light appetizers to filling main courses, savory side dishes and sweet desserts, there's something for a variety of tastes. Many dishes come together quickly, others may take a little more advanced...

  • Gifts for food lovers: Red Boat fish salt, kids chef caddy, cooking classes
    Gifts for food lovers: Red Boat fish salt, kids chef caddy, cooking classes

    Still fretting about what to give the food lover in your life? Never fear. With ideas such as seasonings, kitchen tools and cooking classes, there's something here for kitchen enthusiasts of all ages, whether you're looking for a small stocking stuffer or the right gift for that special...

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