May 23, 1985 |
Dear SOS: I'm absolutely flabbergasted that you don't know how to make halvah. Even I, practically a non-cook, know how. I've used this recipe for years as holiday gifts for friends. It's simple. --MARGI Dear Margi: Sorry, but it isn't making halvah that is the problem. It's matching the commercial type that is difficult. We tried your recipe and while it, too, does not remotely resemble the commercial halvah candy, it is, however, a good confection. (And why not, with all that good stuff in it?
March 15, 2013 |
Take some milk, add a little acid and give the mixture time to do its thing - who would have thought homemade cheese could be this simple? What with all the equipment and specialized ingredients I'd read about, cheese making sounded as if it were better suited to a chemistry lab than to my tiny kitchen. That is, until I tried quark. I know. Hear the word "quark" and you may conjure up images of dancing physics particles or "Star Trek" characters. Or of wending your way through "Finnegans Wake.
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April 19, 1992 |
E. Hamilton Lee, who was flying planes just 13 years after the Wright Brothers took flight at Kitty Hawk, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday by flying as co-pilot on a DC-3 from Ontario to Van Nuys Airport. "Good, good, good," but "a little rough," said Lee, known in aviation circles as the dean of airline pilots, as he emerged from the plane, his trademark cigar dangling from his mouth. Lee, the first civilian pilot to fly the U.S.
December 19, 2012 |
Make homemade granola using the excellent recipe in Christine Moore's new "Little Flower" cookbook, changing the mix of nuts and dried fruit depending on what appeals to you at the moment. The granola mix makes a terrific gift, packaged in cute storage jars. RECIPES: 25 homemade holiday gift ideas! Homemade granola is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas, ranging from quick and simple gifts (perfect if you're working with kids)
January 26, 1998 |
Alberto Limon Padilla started with a shabby clapboard store in a working-class neighborhood. He went on to build Tijuana's first shopping mall and today presides over a business empire. Aurora Pelayo came to Tijuana a penniless single mother to work in a factory. Today she is secretary-general of the Baja California Democratic Revolutionary Party. Justina and Rafael Brambila opened a street-side taco stand, La Especial, on Avenida Revolucion when they came from Jalisco in 1948.
December 14, 2012 |
Looking for the perfect gift for the gin lover/do-it-yourselfer/wannabe-bootlegger in the family? Make him/her happy with the Homemade Gin Kit. Forget the costly distilling equipment. And you can forget the bathtub. The kit comes with practically everything you need to make a batch of your own hooch at home legally : fancy glass bottles, double-mesh fine strainer, funnel, a jar of aromatic botanicals, and juniper berries. All you need is a mid-level bottle of vodka and you're good to go. Follow the enclosed instructions and in 36 hours you have your own infused gin. Voila!
March 25, 2013 |
In the recent story on homemade "peeps" , I allude to what it took to come up with a perfectly pipeable "peep" (say that 10 times). It wasn't easy. While there is no shortage to homemade "peeps" recipes online, the Test Kitchen staff and I had trouble finding a recipe that worked. We tested a variety of recipes, before rethinking our approach. Ultimately, it involved going back to tweaking a simple classic marshmallow. Here are some of my notes: The secret life of Peeps On marshmallows: Marshmallows were once made from the juice of the marsh mallow plant, beaten with egg white and sugar for a foamy consistency.
January 25, 2013 |
There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop display case. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade. And, believe it or not, they're really not hard to make. You can whip up a batch of cake doughnuts in about an hour. Put together a batch of yeast-raised the night before, and all you have to do is fry them the next morning.