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189 Recipes
Best Recipes
(Los Angeles Times)

Dario's olive oil cake

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 20 to 24 (2 cakes)

Buttermilk biscuits and burnt orange honey butter

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 dozen biscuits

Sriracha-style hot sauce

Time 25 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 1/2 cups sauce

Clear Chowder

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Apple borsellini

Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Rough puff pastry

Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yields Makes a generous 4 1/2 pounds of puff pastry

Euro Pane's pear spice cake

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Curried lamb hand pies

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Grilled brined halibut with vine-ripened tomato salad

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

English muffins

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 1 dozen muffins

Korean Galbi Jjim

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Kale salad with farro, dried fruit and blue cheese

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Thomas Keller's Creme caramel

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Tart with grapefruit curd and Campari

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Slow-rising pumpkin-thyme dinner rolls

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 12 cloverleaf or 18 dinner rolls

White beans with chorizo, clams and shrimp

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Soft pretzels

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Baklava

Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 3 dozen pieces

Crisp-skinned salmon with lentils, bacon and dandelion greens

Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Spicy Moroccan carrot salad

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Nancy's basic focaccia dough

Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yields Makes 2 (10-inch) focaccia dough rounds

Olive and rosemary focaccia

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 1 focaccia; each focaccia yields 8 slices.

Chickpea salad with chorizo (Garbanzos alinados con chorizo)

Time 10 minutes
Yields Makes 6 tapas or 4 salad servings

Homemade pop tarts

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 8 pop tarts

Frangipane filling for pop tarts

Time 5 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 cup, or enough for 8 pop tarts

Italian sausage and kale gratin

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Huckleberry's whole-wheat apple butter cake

Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yields Serves 16 to 20

Frozen chocolate zabaglione

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Paradise bars

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Quesadillas stuffed with greens and feta

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Hickory-smoked baby back ribs

Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Julienne's graham cracker chewy bars

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 24 bars

Sizzling shrimp with garlic and hot pepper

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Neapolitan-style ragu

Time 6 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Basic pizza dough

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes enough dough for 4 (10- to 12-inch) pizzas

Pizza Margherita

Time 35 minutes
Yields Makes 2 (10- to 12-inch) pizzas, about 12 slices

White-chocolate bread pudding with whiskey caramel sauce

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Potato gratin with caramelized onions and prosciutto

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Quinoa salad with shiitakes, fennel and cashews

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Roasted potato salad

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Panforte with candied quince

Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Yields Makes 32 half-inch slices

Pumpkin seed stuffing with chorizo

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Halibut and shimeji baked in parchment

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Maple bacon biscuits

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes 2 dozen biscuits

Spaghetti with tuna and cherry tomatoes

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Midnight chocolate brownie bites

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 25 brownies

Naked ribs

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Basic romesco sauce

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 cups

Romesco with grilled bread, spring onions and shrimp

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 8

Dandelion green and Christmas lima bean tacos

Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yields Makes 1 1/2 dozen tacos

Brown sugar pound cake with caramel glaze

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Cucumber-chile paletas

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 9 (3-ounce) paletas

Braised zucchini with mint and lemon

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Shrimp tacos with pumpkin seed sauce

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Nectarine-berry pie with black pepper crust

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8

Chipotle ribs

Time Total time: 3 to 4 hours, plus overnight marination
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Crostini with English pea puree and Greek yogurt

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 16 crostini

Lemon upside-down cake

Time 55 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Meyer lemon posset

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 2 (1/2 cup) portions

Sausage-stuffed squid braised with tomatoes and potatoes

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Monkfish and clams with chorizo

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Best-Ever Mac 'n' Cheese

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Potato pancakes with apple-onion jam and horseradish creme fraiche

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 14 pancakes

Coffee-infused duck breast with French lentil salad

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Arabic coffee pot de creme

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Bruschetta with burrata and radicchio marmalade

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Grits with leek and shiitakes

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Roast chicken with truffles and truffle butter

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Torsh kebab

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Slow-scrambled eggs with prosciutto

Time Total time: 20 to 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Mushroom and winter squash gratin

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Sage risotto bites

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16 (makes 64 bites)

Pear and cardamom upside-down cake

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8

Tortilla Espanola with shishitos

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Bhel puri (Snack mix with vegetables)

Time 55 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Sugar snap pea soup with Parmesan cream

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Slow-roasted shoulder of pork

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Lentil and duck salad with hazelnut dressing

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Limoncello

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 9 1/4 cups limoncello

Fig and almond tart

Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Double-lemon cake

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12 or more

Shrimp albondigas with guajillo-chipotle sauce

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Yum takrai (lemon grass with dried shrimp and cashew)

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Spring vegetable ragout

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Spinach and Parmesan tart

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Artichokes braised with prosciutto and cream

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Cider-braised pork with fennel

Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Cardamom sweet rolls

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Pear cobbler with hazelnut biscuits

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Mushroom braised short ribs

Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Chile poblano polenta

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Duck legs roasted with mustard

Time Total time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Star anise and grapefruit granita

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Water Grill cheesecake

Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Touchdown cookies

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 24 (3 cookies)

Chocolate sparkle cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 36 cookies

Chicken Braised With Figs, Honey and Vinegar

Time Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour, plus 12 hours chilling
Yields Serves 4

Chicken mangalorean

Time Active work time: 35 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours
Yields Serves 6

Our Office burger

Time Active work time: 45 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Yields Serves 4

The House macaroni and cheese

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

De Pomiane's country tart

Time Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour
Yields Serves 8

Artichoke stew with pecorino Romano

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Hazelnut crisps

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 45 minutes plus 1 hour chilling
Yields Makes about 27 crisps

Sun-dried-tomato-stuffed eggs

Time Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes 24 eggs

Classic red enchiladas

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 10 enchiladas

Red chile sauce

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 3 to 4 cups

Heirloom tomato risotto

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Arroz con chorizo y camarones

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Peanut butter cream pie

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Hurry-up slow-cooked strawberry preserves

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours plus 3 hours standing
Yields Makes 5 (8-ounce) jars

Rhubarb and raspberry ice

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes plus chilling
Yields Serves 8

Chocolate truffle cakes

Time Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes plus 1 hour chilling
Yields Serves 10

Upside-down cranberry cake

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour
Yields Serves 14 to 16

Hollywood Bowl shrimp and avocado quesadillas

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Pork ribs (Dwaeji kalbi)

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Master pie shell

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes 1 (9-inch) single-crust pie shell

Basic meringue

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes enough meringue for 1 (9-inch) pie

Cauliflower curry

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Cucumber raita

Time 5 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Roasted artichokes

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Esperanza's chipotle chicken

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Thai chicken stock

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour
Yields Makes 6 cups

Coconut chicken soup (Tom kha gai)

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Banana cream pie

Time Active work time: 1 hour Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Chicken, chorizo and green chile hash

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Nearly candied quince

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Sunchoke and leek panna cotta

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4

Salvadoran chicken tamales

Time 5 hours
Yields Makes 3½ to 5 dozen tamales

Poblano sorbet

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Warszawa's cold borscht

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4

Suzanne Tracht's horseradish cream

Time 8 minutes
Yields Makes 2 cups

Rabbit stew with preserved pears with ginger

Time 4 hours
Yields Serves 4 to 8

The Wallace's grilled cauliflower

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Peach and blackberry dumplings

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Sweet Butter’s coffee doughnut muffins

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 2 dozen muffins

Farro salad with smoked chicken

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Bell pepper and corn slaw

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Nancy's burgers

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Huckleberry’s roasted carrots with avocado

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Maple bacon cinnamon rolls

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Pumpkin-spiced French toast

Time 24 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Roasted fillet of white sea bass en escabeche

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Smoky black bean stew

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Bread dumplings

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 1 1/2 dozen dumplings

Sweet potato tacos with leeks and almond salsa

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Grilled Cheese with Marinated Tomatoes

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Tea-crusted salmon

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Perfecto Rocher’s paella verda

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Sycamore Kitchen's oatmeal cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 14 cookies

Cute little Key lime pies

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8

Homemade Panda Express orange chicken

Time 55 minutes
Yields Makes 4 to 8 servings

Super-Crisp Roasted Potatoes

Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Pork apple sausage stuffing

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10.

Barrel & Ashes hoe cake

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 3 to 4 cakes

Stout beer and mustard wings

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Rice Bar's Tinola

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 4

Cassia's Vietnamese coffee pudding

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 20

Dominick's spaghetti and meatballs

Time 4 hours
Yields Serves 6

Moruno's roasted butternut squash with dukkah

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 8

Ramen Hood's fried broccoli

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Cherry rye hand pies

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 12 hand pies.

Flame-roasted eggplant spread with lemon and garlic

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 cups

Salted caramel shortbread bars

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 16 to 24 bars

Lasagna Bolognese

Time 4 hours
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Classic elotes

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Windrose Farm lamb chops

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 8

Fava Bean Scampi

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4.

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Brownies With Tahini Whipped Cream

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 12 to 16 brownies

Brothy Baked Chickpeas With Chilled Lemon Watercress

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4.

Milk Bar's Compost Cookie

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes 15 to 20 cookies.

Savory Cherry Tomato Clafoutis

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 4.

Chilled Cucumbers with Chile Crisp Breadcrumbs

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish.

“Blackened” Snapper with Crunchy Pickle Salad

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 8.

Korean Corn Grilled Cheese

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4


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