January 26, 2012 |
Dear SOS: Milk has the best molasses cookies I've ever had. My entire family adores them, and I would love to be able to make them for my dad on his 66th birthday. Please help? These cookies are out of this world. I need the recipe, before I spend my last dime on them! Thank you! Selby Blum Los Angeles Dear Selby: Milk was happy to share its recipe for molasses cookies with us. These are thin and rich, so have a big glass of milk at the ready - it's all but impossible to eat just one. Milk's molasses cookies Total time: 1 hour Servings: 2 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from Milk on Beverly Boulevard.
November 19, 2010 |
Destination: Cocktail Rum and coconut water It doesn't have a fancy name, nor is it a fancy drink. But the rum and coconut water served chilled in a young Thai coconut at 213's Caña Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles conjures the Caribbean with each stress-relieving sip. The drink comes with a long-handled spoon so you can scoop out the tender white coconut meat and chew on it as you drink. The result tastes a bit like alcohol-laced French toast with languid hints of slow-moving molasses and sun-soaked vanilla.
February 4, 2010 |
Newly computer-processed images of Pluto taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show that it is not simply a ball of ice and rock, but a dynamic world that undergoes dramatic atmospheric changes produced by its seasons, NASA said Thursday. The images show an icy and dark molasses-colored world that is highly mottled and whose northern hemisphere is now getting brighter. The images show that the body -- once considered the ninth and most distant planet but now reduced to the status of dwarf planet -- also turned noticeably redder in the two years after the turn of the millennium for reasons that are not clear, and that its equator features a large bright spot whose origin remains a mystery.
November 6, 2009 |
Have you ever actually tried watching paint dry? A sloth walk? Grass grow? You can have all the "thrills" with none of the chills courtesy of "The Box," the painfully sluggish new sci-fi morality play from "Donnie Darko" creator Richard Kelly. It's as if its stars, Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as the financially strapped yuppie couple Norma and Arthur, were on a continuous, prime time-mandated 10-second delay. Think I'm exaggerating? Here's an example (with footnotes).
July 8, 2009 |
Dear SOS: There is a wonderful little bakery in St. Helena, Calif., called the Model Bakery. They make a fabulous molasses ginger cookie. Although all their baked goods are terrific, it is that cookie recipe I covet. Here's hoping you can get it for publication. Sarabeth Rothfeld Woodland Hills Dear Sarabeth: The Model Bakery right in the middle of St. Helena's old downtown area is one of Napa Valley's treasures.
July 1, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus chilling and assembly time Servings: Makes about 18 large ice cream sandwiches (or 36 cookies) Note: Adapted from "Sunday Suppers at Lucques" by Suzanne Goin. This cookie dough is very soft when made and may need to be chilled at intervals as the cookies are rolled and assembled. Sandwiches are best assembled one day ahead to allow the cookies to soften slightly. 2/3 cup shortening 1/4 cup molasses (not blackstrap) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces)