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May 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Love it or hate it, there's no stopping Honey Boo Boo. And the country's most divisive 7-year-old will be back on July 17 with new episodes of her reality series, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. " To make things just a touch more romantic, it's possible that the new episodes will include Honey Boo Boo's mama's wedding to her longtime beau (and Honey Boo Boo papa), Sugar Bear. Us Weekly ran photos of the newly married couple after their May 5 ceremony, which had the newlyweds wearing camouflage and driving off in a yellow ATV with cans tied to the back.
May 1, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tyrann Mathieu has a checkered past. The Arizona Cardinals know it and they drafted the former Louisiana State safety in the third round of last week's NFL draft anyway. But they're not naive. The team will try to protect itself by taking such steps as frequent random drug tests and no guaranteed money in his contract. Hold on. What was that last part again? No guaranteed money? Yeah, it turns out the Cardinals aren't going to be able to slip that one past Mathieu's agent, Pat Lawlor.
April 29, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan, This post has been corrected, as noted below
Honeybees that live off the same sweetener found in soft drinks could be more vulnerable to the microbial enemies and pesticides believed to be linked to catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide, a new study suggests. Researchers identified a compound found in the wall of plant pollen that appears to activate the genes that help metabolize toxins, including pesticides, according to the study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. Although pollen winds up in the honey produced by Apis mellifera , these bees used to pollinate crops spend more time sipping on the same sugar substitute that is ubiquitous in processed foods - high-fructose corn syrup.
April 27, 2013
Buttermilk biscuits and burnt orange honey butter 1 hour, 20 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen biscuits Buttermilk biscuits 4 cups (17 ounces) flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter 2 cups buttermilk Cream or melted butter, for brushing Natural sugar, for sprinkling 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cube or grate the cold butter on top of the dry ingredients, and then cut it in using a pastry cutter or fork.
March 25, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times
Just as the memory of "Meatball," Glendale's favorite bear, may be fading, it appears a new bruin has taken to the city. And this black bear - described as 3 to 4 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds - has a fondness for hummingbird sugar water and a taste for honey. This dietary insight is based on its snacking habits during multiple visits over the course of at least six months to the Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood. In some cases, the bear has knocked down hummingbird feeders hanging as high as 8 feet off the ground.
February 8, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
I've got the flu. Nothing dramatic about that -- judging from my Facebook feed, half of America does, too. But it got me thinking: When you're feeling rotten -- runny nose, watery eyes, constant hacking -- what food makes you feel better? I've got a couple of favorites of my own, depending on the meal and just how rotten I'm feeling. When I'm at my worst, and this may be hard to believe, I really don't care what I'm eating. Seriously. I'll make a cup of tea with Meyer lemon slices, honey and hot water (and if I'm REALLY rocky, I'll pull my grandpa's trick and add a slug of bourbon)
January 21, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Boozy ice cream for when you have the flu? Ohio-based small-batch ice cream maker Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is making the news this flu season with one of its most popular winter flavors -- Influenza Sorbet, made with honey, ginger, orange and lemon juices, Maker's Mark bourbon and cayenne pepper.  Influenza Sorbet is no flu cure, but owner Jeni Britton Bauer told ABC News that the ice cream flavor inspired by a drink her grandmother made...
December 22, 2012 | By Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times
Panforte 's name translates to "strong bread," but it is more confection than cake or bread, barely bound with flour and heavy with preserved fruit and honey that dissolve together as they cook. It's studded with toasted nuts and spiced with black pepper, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa. Maybe it's because panforte is so often compared with fruitcake and confused with panettone - the raisin- and candied fruit-studded, brioche-like Italian bread - that we don't see enough of the traditional Tuscan cake during the holidays.
December 11, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
The Fail Blog -- the popular website that bills itself as featuring "the well-intentioned failing at something they are supposed to do, or displaying blatant stupidity or incompetence" -- has come out with its lists of the best of 2012. At the very top?  Honey Boo Boo. Ben Huh, founder of Cheezburger, the company that publishes Fail Blog , said of the Honey Boo Boo clan, stars of their own TLC reality show: "Their social dysfunction is off the charts. " "Personally, I'd skip the Go-Go Juice," Huh said in a news release, "but after all, who couldn't use an extra thumb for cheeseballs?"
December 3, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Guardian of taste and artist treatment Adam Levine is piping up again, officially becoming the last of the panelists from "The Voice" to jump the shark.  After iconic Los Angeles music venue the Roxy drew Levine's invective for not giving the singer a dressing room many moons ago (the nerve), Levine has set his sights on America's reigning reality-TV obsession, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. " "Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the DECAY of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good," Levine lectured GQ magazine about the TLC clan that orbits a precocious pageant tot.  PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times "So many people witness atrocities and can't take their eyes away from them, but that doesn't mean they're good.
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