December 10, 2012 |
Monika Csaszni of Redondo Beach was one of the 10 winners of last year's Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with her Hungarian Isler cookies: "When I was a little girl, during the holidays we would go to my grandparents' house in the countryside. I fondly recall the magical memories of my family and the holidays that this cookie is responsible for. I can still picture my grandma in the kitchen making the cookie dough, my sister was in charge of cutting the cookies and I was responsible for the chocolate coating and decorating.
August 26, 2013 |
ConAgra foods has recalled some Kroger's chocolate chip cookie dough packages because they actually contain peanut butter cookie dough. People with a peanut allergy are at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Sunday, but the company reported that the mix-up hasn't caused any illnesses so far. Celebrity products: Perfume, protein pudding and more The voluntary recall affects an unspecified number of cookie dough packages...
March 14, 1985 |
It all began with the introduction of the food processor about 12 years ago. "You're looking at the beginning of a revolution," the late James Beard told a reporter at that time as the new Cuisinart model arrived. Pushed to the public eye through tremendous promotions, the revolutionary electric kitchen machine spurred trends in cooking and home entertaining. Never before had the food world been brought to the limelight in such a way. Traveling food connoisseurs and an influx of immigrants brought new (and old)
June 20, 2009 |
There's a toll to eating raw cookie dough. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told consumers Friday not to eat prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough because the products may be contaminated with a potentially deadly form of E. coli. Since March, at least 66 people in 28 states have gotten sick after eating the dough. The FDA and Nestle didn't identify the states.
May 16, 2011 |
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, your resting metabolic rate (RMR) soars by an extra 500 calories each day. Awesome! And also drivel. I'm more likely to believe bears use Porta-Potties and the pope is a Wiccan. Though its origins are uncertain, any number of fitness magazines have made the "50 calories per pound of muscle" statement.
July 21, 1999 |
DEAR SOS: Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in obtaining the recipe for the dressing used in the Wolfgang Puck Chinese Chicken Salad. FRANK McKEMY Los Angeles DEAR FRANK: How about the entire salad recipe, compliments of Wolfgang Puck? Puck calls the salad ObaChine Chicken Salad in honor of the restaurant, ObaChine, which he owns.
July 6, 1987
How do those packaged soft cookies sold at supermarkets stay soft in the middle while crunchy on the outside? Basically, a soft cookie--like Almost Home, Duncan Hines or Soft Batch--is a cookie baked within a cookie. The outer cookie dough includes regular granulated sugars, which crystallize and harden--giving the cookie a crunchy texture. The inner cookie uses dough with a different type of sweetener--corn syrup or high-fructose syrup--that produces a softer and moister center.
November 28, 1996 |
We are always exhausted, my wife and I. Kids. Jobs. Homework. Housework. The nation's leaders tell us the economy is thriving. But to maintain the lifestyles our parents knew, it now takes two incomes instead of one. And who works 40-hour weeks anymore? The last person to work a mere 40 hours was laid off in 1991. So in a world of diminishing returns, sometimes it's hard to know what to be thankful for. But late at night, a room away, I can hear a little boy talking in his sleep.