September 20, 2012 |
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons. For ice cream. And processed sandwich meat. And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables. And, strangely, deodorant. The coupon campaign is being tested among thousands of Anthem members in California. If it proves popular, the coupons will probably be offered nationwide. "We want you to know that we're much more than just your health plan," the insurer declares in its letter accompanying the coupons.
September 13, 2012 |
The most popular dessert in Dodgers history is back, and cinnamon is the secret ingredient. The Cool-A-Coo, the ice cream sandwich that accompanied strikeouts by Fernando Valenzuela and home runs by Mike Piazza, returns to Dodger Stadium on Thursday. When Stan Kasten took over as the Dodgers' president May 1, he put the Cool-A-Coo revival at the top of his to-do list. He figured it would take a few weeks, not an entire summer. "We had to put Humpty Dumpty back together," Kasten said.
September 4, 2012 |
Each Monday morning, we dish on our weekend eats on Twitter using the hashtag #Weekendeats. People share their recipes and photos of what they've been eating. After the chat, we ask people to upload pictures of their #Weekendeats to our "What did you eat this weekend?" photo gallery. This past weekend happened to be Labor Day weekend and when the L.A. Times hosted The Taste, a three-day culinary festival. Because of the holiday, we had our #Weekendeats chat on Tuesday. Over the three-day weekend we received more than 2,000 pictures from the Taste LA event and people shared their photos with us during our #weekendeats chat this morning on Twitter.
September 4, 2012 |
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is now home to a "ferocious" saber-toothed-cat puppet featured in a performance titled "Ice Age Encounters. " On Wednesday the life-sized animatronic puppet will be "prowling" Miracle Mile, and to celebrate, the museum has commissioned free Coolhaus "saber-toothed cat" ice cream sandwiches (snickerdoodle ice cream with red velvet cookies). It's "the Ice Age plus ice cream," get it? From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. catch the saber-toothed cat and Coolhaus on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Curson Avenue.
August 14, 2012 |
Monday was the first day of the rest of Robert Pattinson's life. Or, at least, his promotional duties. Forced into hiding by girlfriend and "Twilight Saga" costar Kristen Stewart's well-documented fling with director Rupert Sanders, Pattinson finally put on his big boy pants and hit New York City to hype his new film "Cosmopolis. " Those big boy pants, part of a powder blue Gucci suit, had Pattinson looking great, beaming for many a photo op on a jam-packed day that saw a giggly catharsis interview with Jon Stewart and a ring of the NYSE bell.
August 2, 2012 |
Pull up a chair and settle in for our 50 Shades of Food series, where we introduce you to mouthwatering, shiver-inducing, hot, sexy food porn. It's safe-for-work browsing, sure to get your heart racing and your palms a little sweaty, and the only drawback is a possible hunger pang or two after viewing. For many young foodies-in-training, the ice cream man was not only a summer fling, he was a first love. He was there with his truck when you needed him, and it was easy to spend hours fantasizing about all the Popsicles and ice cream sandwiches.
July 14, 2012 |
What do you get when you mate old-school strength devices like push-up bars, ab wheels and vertical knee-raise, dip and pull-up stations with balls? Some of the most innovative, effective home fitness devices to come along in recent years. -- Roy M. Wallack -- Push-ups reinvented SKLZ Core Push-Up Instability Strength Trainer: An 8-pound, skateboard-shaped aluminum platform has handles that you push up from while it is balanced on an inflatable 4-inch diameter ball.
July 7, 2012 |
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - If his choice of vacation spot has told us anything about Mitt Romney, it may be this: The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is comfortable in a place where there are no nose rings, where the water is clear, the boats have motors, and the trees, for sure, are the right height. Where you can buy lobster right off a boat, even if there are no lobsters in the surrounding water. He likes to go - and who doesn't? - where almost everybody likes him and he's just plain Mitt.
July 3, 2012 |
It looks like Google's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is finally warming up in the smartphone market. Ice Cream Sandwich is now on one out of 10 active Android devices, according to data the company released Tuesday . This comes on the heels of Google's announcement last week of the details of its upcoming Jelly Bean software . The slow growth of Ice Cream Sandwich does not bode well for the adoption of a brand-new operating system....
June 30, 2012
"Few people share my obsession with food like my friend Karen. Over the years we've tackled vats of melted chocolate (not very appetizing when dripping down your hands and elbows) to make Valentine's Day truffles and handmade ice cream sandwiches like the Good Humor ones sold on ice cream trucks - rectangular with a soft, dark chocolate cookie and a vanilla center (once was enough) for 4th of July. "When we get together, the husbands escape to the golf course, the tweens huddle out of earshot and Karen and I cook, drink wine and catch up on life.