| Aug 4, 2012
Diets work. Even some of the most cockamamie diets work if you follow them. But as many serial dieters know, the trick is keeping the weight off after the wedding, or the high school reunion, or the motivating look in the dressing room mirror.
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has put her house in Studio City back on the market at $7.995 million — slightly more than 20% off the $10 million asked last fall.
The estate features a 7,600-square-foot French...
| Apr 29, 2012
BUDAPEST, Hungary —American coffeehouses are prized for their quick service and fast Internet — ideal for people on the go. But a century ago, European cafes were places to linger amid Gilded Age opulence. Nowhere was this more so than in...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Los Lobos guitarist and singer Cesar Rosas has sold his house in Walnut for $1.425 million.
The 3,906-square-foot home sits on nearly an acre in the hills. Built in 2008, it features a panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley, four bedrooms and four...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:48 AM
One of the most surprising recent produce introductions is the Robert Livermore walnut, which will be coming into season in the next few weeks. The trees and the whole nuts look like conventional walnuts, but the thin seedcoat covering the kernel is vivid...
| Aug 23, 2012
Before Charles N. Huggins began working at See's Candies in 1951 as a manager in the company's packing department in San Francisco, his favorite candies were black licorice and, thanks to his World War II service as a paratrooper, Hershey's chocolate....
| May 27, 2012
The price that first-time homeowner Justin Bieber paid for his new digs in Calabasas has wended its way into the public record: $6.5 million.
Set on 1.3 acres in a gated community, the 10,000-square-foot main house is described as "transitional French"...
| Dec 23, 2009
Wilted Brussels sprouts with walnuts
Total time: 25 minutes
1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
| Dec 30, 2010
This bread is so delicious, it's hard not to eat a whole loaf at once. Good thing this recipe — from veteran baker Nick Malgieri's latest book, "Bake!" — makes two loaves. The book made it on our list of this year's "10 Great Books," at...
| Dec 8, 2011
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups Vialone Nano or Arborio rice
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons...
| Apr 14, 2011
Walnut- and herb-stuffed eggplant rolls
Total time: 1 hour
Servings: Makes 18 rolls
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