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November 24, 2011
Total time: 15 minutes, plus overnight soaking time for the mustard Servings: This makes about 1½ cups mustard Note: Unsweetened cranberry juice can generally be found at Trader Joe's as well as select health food and gourmet stores. Scant 1/4 cup (1¼ ounces) brown mustard seeds About 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3¾ ounces) mustard powder 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries 1. Soak the mustard seeds: Place the mustard seeds and powder in a medium glass or ceramic bowl along with the water and cranberry juice.
September 26, 2011
The fare sold in "healthy" vending machines may do less damage to your waistline than the products found in mainstream machines, but experts caution that any processed snack is worse than a piece of fresh fruit or a handful of roasted nuts. Top-selling items in mainstream vending machines across the country, according to the 2011 State of the Vending Industry Report: Snickers bar: 280 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 30 grams of sugar Peanut M&Ms: 250 calories, 13 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of sugar Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips: 240 calories, 16.5 grams of fat, 2.25 grams of saturated fat, 345 milligrams of sodium Top-selling items in "healthy" vending machines, according to Fresh Healthy Vending and H.U.M.A.N.
February 23, 2012
Oatmeal pancakes Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Based on an idea from the Minnesota Nice Cafe in Bemidji, Minn., and a recipe in the 1943 "Joy of Cooking. " 1 1/3 cups rolled oats (4.25 ounces) 1 cup flour (4.25 ounces) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups buttermilk Butter, for frying 1. Grind the rolled oats in a blender until they are as fine as flour.
May 5, 2012
  Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 8 Note: If you'd like to add any flavorings to your scones, it's best to add the flavorings after cutting in the butter and before stirring in the liquid. 3 cups (12¾ ounces) flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup cold buttermilk, milk or cream 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 teaspoons turbinado or coarse decorating sugar 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
August 8, 2007
Total time: About 25 minutes Servings: Makes 2 sandwiches Note: Raisin brioche is available from La Brea Bakery; you can substitute any good-quality raisin bread. Bleu des Basques cheese is available from Nicole's Gourmet Foods in South Pasadena, the Cheese Store of Silverlake and the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. 4 slices raisin brioche 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted 4 ounces firm but mild blue cheese, such as bleu des Basques, crumbled 1 pear, slightly under-ripe, cored and thinly sliced Chestnut honey for drizzling, optional 1. Heat a cast-iron pan or griddle over low heat.
April 16, 2014
Total time: 50 minutes Servings: Makes 8 medium or 30 mini frittatas 3 medium or 4 small zucchini 2 large eggs, separated 1 1/3 cups coarsely grated feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup flour (or slightly more if necessary) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or oregano (or half of each) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Olive oil for frying 1. Rinse the zucchini, grate and place in a colander. Drain for 15 minutes, then squeeze to remove any excess liquid; you should have 2 packed cups.
January 25, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
When you're looking for a dinner idea with a little more substance but still want to put food on the table fast, you can't go wrong with hash. It's one-pan comfort food -- simple and no fuss. For this recipe, take that leftover roast beef in the fridge and cook it up with some cubed potatoes, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno for a little heat. You can find the recipe below. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
March 24, 2012
  Total time: 1½ hours Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from a recipe in "The New German Cookbook" by Jean Anderson and Hedy Würz. 3/4 pound asparagus, trimmed of tough ends 1/4 pound double-smoked slab bacon, cut into ¼-inch cubes (about 1 cup bacon cubes) 3 leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 2/3 cup quark, or ½ cup ricotta blended with 2 tablespoons sour cream 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 extra-large eggs 1 cup coarsely shredded Emmentaler cheese 1 (9-inch)
December 22, 2011
Barbecue pork ribs Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus marinating time. Servings: 6 3 pounds pork ribs, spare ribs or baby backs 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1/4 cup rice wine 1/2 to ¾ cup Chinese spare rib sauce, preferably Lee Kum Kee brand 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey 1. In a large baking dish, rub the ribs with the sugar, salt, black pepper and rice...
June 30, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I recently moved from San Luis Obispo to Denver. I miss the berry bars at House of Bread in San Luis; they were my favorite breakfast after a run or before class, and they were even my last meal before commencing the 18-hour drive from SLO to Denver! I'd love the recipe so I can have a slice of my old college town here in my new big city. Thank you! Gabby Robinson Denver Dear Gabby: These bars are rich and buttery, with nice tart and sweet notes from the jam, and you might never guess how easy they are to make.
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