| Dec 5, 2007
| 5:08 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes plus 2 hours or overnight chilling
Servings: Makes 4 dozen cookies
Note: From Times test kitchen director Donna Deane. You can choose two fillings for one recipe of dough.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, each stick cut into 8...
| Dec 12, 2007
LIVING in a city with such an original sense of fashion, Angelenos are style-savvy to the bone. So why is restaurant design in such a funk? It's as if every new restaurant is showing up at the party wearing the same dress -- yards of votive candles, black...
| Jun 3, 2009
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: Makes about 6 cups, enough for 2 to 4 dozen cupcakes
1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 cups sifted powdered sugar...
| Jun 3, 2009
Let's face it, cupcakes are fun. Familiar, colorful and oh-so-cute, these whimsical little cakes are famous for full-on flavor and mile-high frosting. And don't forget the decorations.
Best of all? They're small enough that you don't have to share.
| Jun 10, 2009
Dear SOS: I'm hoping you can help me get a recipe. We went to the new Santa Monica restaurant Riva last weekend. Dinner was great, but I was particularly impressed by the carrot cake. Normally, carrot cake is dense, but this cake was light but still had...
| Jul 22, 2009
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time for the cupcakes
Servings: Makes 12 cupcakes
Note: Adapted from "Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories" by Lisa Lillien. Lillien writes, "You'd have to be insane to not flip over these...
| Dec 18, 2009
| 4:38 PM
1/2 cup margarine (not butter) melted
1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (1-pound) box powdered sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Combine margarine, cake mix and 1...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 12:02 PM
For some reason, people feel compelled to make lists this time of year. Christmas wish lists. Top 10 films of the year. Best new restaurants. Weirdest websites. Things that occurred to us while we waited for the light to change. New Year's resolutions....
| Jan 4, 2010
| 9:17 PM
Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus 3 hours chilling
1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the cookie crumbs and peanut butter and mix well. Shape the mixture...
| Jan 13, 2010
Basic savory pie dough No. 2 (cream cheese)
Total time: 15 minutes, plus chilling time
Servings: Makes enough dough for 1 double-crust (9-inch) pie or 6 individual hand pies
1 (8-ounce) container cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (2...
| Jan 13, 2010
Savory pies are the culinary equivalent of a down quilt: warm, cushy, uncomplicated -- and precisely what I want to tuck into once winter has settled in and I've found myself safely on the other side of the high-stakes holiday cooking gantlet. ¶ After...