| Jan 4, 2010
| 10:47 AM
Note: In early November, baker Amy Pressman told the story of how she achieved "cool mom" status with her son and his friends in part because of her homemade cinnamon buns. Even better, she gave us the recipe. She also provided the following advice:...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 12:16 PM
This year the Food section published 380 recipes. How do we remember them all, much less decide on 10 best?
It's a perennial dilemma. Take Russ Parsons' spiny lobster story (Oct. 20). It offered three lobster recipes that each received an equal number of...
| Jan 20, 2010
Shirley's crazy cake with cream cheese frosting
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: Adapted from "BakeWise" by Shirley Corriher. This recipe works best with a higher-protein all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur brand.
1 1/2 cups (6.4...
| Feb 19, 2010
| 8:42 AM
Roasted orange-flavored rhubarb
Total time: About 55 minutes
Note: The cooking time will vary widely depending on the size of rhubarb. Adapted from "Italian Two Easy" by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers.
1 pound rhubarb
1 1/2 oranges
| Dec 18, 2009
| 4:18 PM
7 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 cups whipping cream
1/2 vanilla bean
3/4 to 1 cup brown sugar, packed
Mix egg yolks and granulated sugar. Place cream and salt in heavy saucepan. Slice vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out inner...
| Jun 3, 2010
Dear SOS: I need a recipe from Café O'Lei in Kihei, Maui. We had the best Kona coffee crème brulee and would kill for this recipe. Would you be able to get it?
Dear Laurie: Café O'Lei was happy to share their recipe for this...
| May 20, 2010
Dear SOS: I am a huge fan of the vanilla cupcakes at Joan's on Third. I have tried all the other cupcake spots in town, and they can't compare. Is there any way you can obtain the recipe? Thanks.
| Apr 9, 2010
| 11:11 AM
Total time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa.
1/2 ripe pineapple
2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
1 cinnamon stick
1 bottle (720 ml...
| Nov 4, 2010
Dear SOS: I just love the Farmeeoh cookies at the Farm of Beverly Hills, especially the chocolate cookie part. Do you think you could get the recipe?
Dear Genevieve: The Farm of Beverly Hills' supersized chocolate sandwich...
| Apr 1, 2010
Dear SOS: Would you furnish us with a recipe for the delicious zucchini tea cake served at Huckleberry's in Santa Monica? I know by taste it is not low in fat, but I was told it was baked with only the whites of eggs. It will soon be the season for...
| Aug 26, 2010
Aspen power bars
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: Adapted from chef Pam Davis of the Colorado Cook for America Culinary Boot Camps
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (5 1/4 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons...