| May 25, 2011
Actress on Ray Milland, George Gobel shows
Phyllis Avery, 88, an actress who portrayed the wife of Ray Milland in the early 1950s CBS sitcom originally called "Meet Mr. McNutley," died Thursday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her...
| Apr 8, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes, plus chilling and drying time
Servings: 4 to 6 dozen
Note: No-cook cream cheese mints are one of the easiest candies to make at home. Roll these into thin straws or press into round mints. Twist or marble the colors for even more...
| Apr 8, 2009
Every spring as a kid, I reveled in the same Easter basket filled with store-bought candy that all of the other kids in the neighborhood tore into: plastic eggs stuffed with foil-wrapped, peanut butter-filled chocolates, marshmallows machine-molded into...
| Aug 5, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, plus cooling time for the cakes
Servings: 12 to 16
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pans
2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) flour, divided
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 12, 2001
Sure, a blue box from Tiffany takes your breath away. And a convertible parked in the driveway with a bow on it is, well, hard to top.
But sometimes a holiday gift with a handmade quality can mean just as much--or at least convince your friends that,...
| Jan 29, 2010
Launched in 2001 by the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, a nonprofit organization that benefits local youths, the Silver Lake farmers market successfully serves its community. Prepared foods and crafts stands -- such as gourmet coffee, books, LPs,...
| Dec 16, 2010
Submitted by Shauna Cruz of Vallejo, Calif., originally published in Taste of Home magazine
'Four years ago, my roommates and I started the "Annual Christmas Cookie Sweatshop" party for our friends and family, and I make over 1,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Active Work Time: 10 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes plus 3 hours chilling
One of the gourmet Jell-O desserts once served at the New American bistro Bambara in Salt Lake City. From chef Scott Blackerby.
1 (3-ounce) package lime-flavored...
| Apr 19, 2009
What if a swipe of lip gloss could help you control late-night cravings while you revel in a perfect pout? Several companies claim just that -- infusing balms and glosses with ingredients such as hoodia and peppermint that aim, in various ways, to put a...
| May 29, 2011
As soon as you sit down for a mani-pedi, the upsell starts: Callus removers, paraffin dips and shoulder massages can each cost an extra $5, $10, $15 or more.
And if you opt for a mani-pedi with "the works" — with maybe a fancy-sounding soak, scrub,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:15 PM
What is mint? Or maybe more accurately: What is “mint”? It’s amazing that after more than 30 years of cooking and writing about food, I still get stumped by the simplest questions. Actually, maybe the most amazing thing isn't that I'm...