May 3, 2013 |
Beware of pizza you can chip a tooth on. Four varieties of California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno frozen pizzas have been pulled from grocers' freezers after complaints of plastic fragments in the pies. These aren't bits of plastic wrap but clear, brittle, sharp-edged pieces of plastic, according to the Associated Press. As the Los Angeles Times' Ricardo Lopez reported earlier, it was a voluntary recall by Nestle USA . The products are CPK's crispy thin-crust white pizza and its limited-edition grilled chicken with Cabernet sauce.
April 27, 2013 |
Dear SOS: On a recent trip to London, I was quite taken with the chocolate chip cookies I ate at Gail's restaurant and bakery [341 Fulham Road in Chelsea]. I would be very greatful if you could obtain the recipe. Jonathon Most Los Angeles Dear Jonathon: Crunchy around the edges but oh-so ooey-gooey tender in the center - and with no shortage of chocolate to boot - these are a chocolate chip cookie lover's dream come true. The recipe makes enough for a dozen generously sized cookies, but I'd recommend doubling it. Trust me on this one. Gail's Artisan Bakery chocolate chip cookies 1 hour, plus chilling time for the dough.
April 1, 2013 |
The question has bedeviled the Kings throughout this lockout-shortened season: What to do about the Willie Mitchell conundrum? In acquiring 32-year-old veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday for two second-round draft picks, the Kings took a significant step in trying to fill the injured Mitchell's absence, which will be keenly felt during the playoffs. Although injured defenseman Matt Greene is expected to return at the end of April, the Kings have been working under the premise that Mitchell and his injured knee won't be back this season.
March 25, 2013 |
Scott McGregor, the chief executive of chip developer Broadcom Corp., is happy to talk about the expanding list of uses for his company's products - smart cars, for instance - and new innovations that will fuel his company's growth for years to come. Just don't ask which cellphone he carries in his pocket. Broadcom, based in Irvine, designs and sells chips that are used in Apple Inc.'s iPhone as well as in smartphones that use Google Inc.'s Android operating system, the iPhone's chief rival.
March 21, 2013 |
Double-dipping -- it's the gravest of party fouls. Well, if you don't count passing out on someone's front lawn, breaking a window or accidentally knocking over an entire bottle of liquor. But, it's up there with the worst things you can do. Dip once, you're good. Dip twice, you get the boot. But if you've ever been at a party and thought you could sneak in a double-dip, you're not alone. In honor of National Chip and Dip Day, which happens to be Saturday, Tostitos commissioned Ketchum communications agency to conduct a survey about double-dipping.
February 28, 2013 |
A strange and sometimes harsh season, when UCLA's every step has been thoroughly dissected, reached this point late Wednesday night: Coach Ben Howland publicly lauded the media. Talking about his four freshmen, Howland said, "The media got it right. They are the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. " Of course, whether the Bruins were No. 1 or No. 2 depended upon which website was cited. And calling those who handicap recruiting the "media" might be a stretch. But why quibble?
February 15, 2013 |
Dennis Dixon may be considered a long shot to earn Philadelphia's starting quarterback job -- or even a spot on the team's opening-day roster -- but he does have one advantage over fellow Eagles QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles. Not only he is the only one of the three who has played under new Coach Chip Kelly's system, but Dixon excelled in his spread offense at the University of Oregon. With Kelly as his offensive coordinator in 2007, Dixon was in the Heisman Trophy conversation -- passing for 2,136 yards with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions to go with 583 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground -- before a torn ACL ended his senior season prematurely.
February 15, 2013 |
Ashton Kutcher is living a double life, or so his latest profile in Esquire magazine would have us believe. On one hand, he's an actor who's taken goofy, likable-guy kinds of roles and parlayed them into a career and, on the other, he's a tech-geek, venture capitalist who's trying to change the world. And if there's one thing we learned from this lengthy story , it's that he loves to work, despite his description as "dumb-actor savant" by Esquire's Tom Chiarella. Kutcher has come a long way since his role on "That '70s Show.
February 14, 2013 |
Thousands of roses and boxes of chocolates will be exchanged this Valentine's Day, but maybe it's time to rise above the cliche. Man up. Roll up your sleeves. Kick the sweets to the curb and toss those fresh flowers in favor of something called the "broquet. " What, you ask, is a "broquet"? It's a bouquet of "flowers" made of crunchy potato chips. Because nothing says romance like salty potato chips and fingers ready for licking. Ruffles is encouraging people to create their own "broquet" and share them on the brand's Facebook page.
February 8, 2013 |
Three new Lay's potato chip flavors will hit grocery stores next week. Only one will prevail and be added as a new chip flavor to Lay's product line. Frito-Lay launched a promotional campaign titled "Do Us a Flavor," in which consumers nominated various flavors. A panel of food experts waded through 3.8 million submissions and culled a list of 20, that's now been winnowed down to 3: Sriracha, Chicken & Waffles and Garlic Cheesy Bread. The new flavors are expected to be in stores Tuesday, and fans will be able to vote for their favorite one through Twitter, text message and Lay's Facebook page . The person who submitted the winning flavor will win $1 million or 1% of the chip's 2013 sales, whichever is more, the company said. The interactive contest follows a similar move by Hasbro Inc. to replace certain Monopoly game pieces after fans voted.