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Holiday cookies: Cinnamon marshmallow stars

Marshmallows have gotten a bad reputation — they’re the sticky sweet things you float on top of hot chocolate, stick in a s’more, or layer on top of sweet potato puree at the holiday table. But a well-made marshmallow is really something special. It’s hard to think of something much better than these cinnamon-scented ones [...]

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Stocking stuffers: Dish towels, a canister and honey sampler, oh my!

Christmas is right around the corner and whether you are a planner or procrastinator when it comes to shopping, there's still time left for stuffing, I mean really stuffing, those stockings. We've posted gift ideas over the last month and, with a little under a week to go, here are a few more: The poppy [...]

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Wine classes offered monthly at the Huntington Library

The Huntington Library in San Marino holds a wine class one Wednesday evening a month. From 5 to 7:30 p.m., Brad Owen — chef, sommelier and instructor at the Art institute of California Orange County — lectures on various topics relating to wine at the cultural and educational center near Pasadena. Earlier this month, Owen [...]

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For the wine buff: Replica of 1770s decanter

Sleek contemporary decanters from the Austrian glass company Riedel are coveted by wine buffs around the world. But nothing feels as festive and, well, special, as an elegant etched glass decanter. The Rare Wine Co., a wine importer in Sonoma, commissioned the 109-year-old British glass company John Jenkins & Sons to create a replica of [...]

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Last minute? Give a gift certificate to Mozza’s family-style pigfest

No time left for shopping? Swing by Mozza2go on Melrose Avenue for a gift certificate to one of Chad Colby’s family-style dinners at La Scuola di Pizza next door. The large communal table in front of the open kitchen seats 22 or so, making for a very different kind of restaurant experience. Held a couple of [...]

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Test Kitchen video tip: Warm eggs before baking

Quick baking trick: To give your eggs more volume when baking, bring them to room temperature before adding them to a recipe. The eggs will beat more quickly and easily in a batter, and taking the chill off whites before whipping will give you a loftier meringue. To warm eggs: Set the eggs out on [...]

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Short Cake bakery opens Friday

The much anticipated Short Cake bakery opens Friday in the Original Farmers Market on 3rd Street. This is the sweet partner to the Short Order diner located just a few stalls away. Short Cake bakers Hourie Sahakian and Ramon Ramirez have crafted unique sweet and savory pastries that include croissants, scones, cookies, pies, quiches, cakes and more. [...]

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Today’s Eat Beat: Brandied applesauce

  Looking for a simple yet fun applesauce recipe? Try today's Eat Beat recipe, a brandied applesauce that you can whip up in almost no time using a pressure cooker. The recipe is featured as part of a story we did on electric pressure cookers (and if you're thinking of holiday gifts, you can find [...]

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800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria set to open in January

The latest in a wave of pizzerias (including Milo & Olive and Stella Rossa in Santa Monica and Pizzeria Il Fico on Robertson), 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria is opening early next month in Westwood, from chef Anthony Carron, formerly of Michael Mina, along with Adam Fleischman (Umami Restaurant Group) and Allen Ravert (Mexicali Cocina Cantina).  Expect Carron's [...]

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Holiday cookies: Banbury tarts

Jacqueline Shubitowski of Sherman Oaks was one of the 10 winners of our holiday cookie contest last year, with these simple but delicious Banbury tarts she learned from her mother-in-law.They're among the 50 favorite holiday cookie recipes we've collected in our "Holiday Cookies" e-book, which is on sale now. All of the recipes have been [...]

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