November 10, 2012
Total time: 2½ hours, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Pie dough 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup plus 3½ tablespoons water 2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons (12 ounces) flour 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) plus 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into ½-inch cubes 1 tablespoon (½ ounce) cold lard or shortening, cut into ½-inch cubes 1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the salt and cold water until the salt is dissolved.
November 9, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Hungry for a break from today's economic indigestion? You'll be able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without paying too much more, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation price survey. The average cost of the traditional dinner for 10 will be $49.48 this year, up 28 cents from last year, the trade group said Thursday. That's far more appetizing than the $5.73 price increase last year compared with the previous year. A 16-pound turkey gobbled up the biggest price increase -- $22.23, up about 4 cents per pound or 66 cents for the bird.
November 9, 2012 |
Thanksgiving is simply not complete without pumpkin pie. And while you can find all kinds of variations that take the basic pie in different directions, there is still no beating the original, as created in this recipe by former Times writer Donna Deane and demonstrated in the video above by Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter. You can find the recipe below. Classic pumpkin pie is one of the favorite holiday recipes we've collected in our "Los Angeles Times Holiday Handbook. " The book shares more than 110 seasonal recipes to help you celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah , Christmas and New Year's.
November 8, 2012 |
Between the turkey, the sweet potatoes, the cranberries and the pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year - but not by much. Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year. That's less than a 1% increase and still less than $5 a person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation . Consider last Thanksgiving, when the cost of dinner soared 13% in the largest hike since 1990. The price survey, which has been conducted every year since the meal cost $28.74 in 1986, has shown increases since 2008.
October 25, 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. It's almost Halloween and as is customary around this time of year, pumpkin patches have sprouted up all over town: The orange orbs are spilling over in stores, and houses are proudly displaying their carved creations.
September 26, 2012 |
Back for a second year, the the Grand Canyon Railway is tooting its Pumpkin Patch Train, which features a jaunt from the old depot in Williams, Ariz., to a “secret patch,” where kids have 30-45 minutes to pick out their prize gourd. The train departs Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, leaving at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Rates are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-15. There are no advance purchases. Tickets are sold at the depot on a first-come basis. As part of the package, each child gets a pumpkin.