| Jul 15, 2009
Total time: 55 minutes, plus freezing and optional softening time
Servings: 8 to 10
3/4 pound fresh or frozen raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1. Purée the raspberries in a food mill, discarding the seeds. The raspberries...
| Feb 13, 2008
Mom's Cuisinart chocolate mousse
Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from Sherry Yard's "Desserts by the Yard." In addition to serving the mousse chilled, you can serve it semi-frozen (place the ramekins in the...
| May 21, 2008
Summer's not quite here and the weather's as manic as the stock market, yet the urge to break out the ice cream machines and patio umbrellas is fierce. We want our dinner outside (sunglasses down, beach on our horizon), and a sweet finale with a cool...
| Apr 9, 2008
Carpaccio of "surf, turf and earth" is laid out on a square platter -- a fabulous mosaic of raw beef, tuna, salmon, scallop and roasted pepper, each round decorated with a wisp of frisee or a pretty pink grapefruit segment, the whole pulled together...
| Mar 19, 2008
Dear SOS: I recently checked out Amaranta Cocina Mexicana at the Westfield Shopping Center in Woodland Hills. I'm not a vegetarian, but our server made us try these amazing hibiscus flower enchiladas that were truly life-changing. Do you think you could...
| May 31, 2006
Total time: 25 minutes, plus 8 hours to overnight freezing
Notes: The semifreddo and sauce can be made one day ahead.
1 pint raspberries
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
1. In a blender, purée the raspberries with 1...
| Jun 14, 2006
IT'S getting hotter — and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake.
A real shake, that is — not the synthetic kind handed to you from an anonymous drive-...
| Apr 29, 2009
Many years ago, when I was younger and even more foolish than today, I took it upon myself to perfect the shortcake. I spent a week going through a dozen or so recipes from my favorite writers, cooking them, plotting the ingredients on a spreadsheet and...
| Jun 24, 2009
Dear SOS: Ocean Avenue Seafood in Santa Monica has a delicious warm chocolate bread pudding dessert. Can you get the recipe?
Frankie Almanza, Los Angeles
Dear Frankie: This bread pudding is rich with thick, almost pudding-like custard and deep...
| May 21, 2008
Total time: 30 minutes, plus freezing time
Note: Adapted from "Cucina del Sole" by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. "Coviglia should not be frozen hard," she writes. If you must keep them in the freezer longer than 2 to 3 hours, transfer them out of...
| Jun 3, 2009
Dear SOS: I recently dined at Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa and although the food was delicious, the budino di cioccolato (chocolate creme layered with caramel) was absolutely fabulous. With its creamy layers . . . it was the big star of the night. I...