Baked Cinnamon Donuts

                INGREDIENTS: Cooking Spray 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract GLAZE: 2 cups confectioner's sugar 3-5 tablespoons cinnamon 1/4 cup milk INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the...

LOADED BLACK BEAN BURGERS

  INGREDIENTS: 2 scallions, white and light-green parts, cut in half 2 large carrots cut into a few pieces (about 1 cup) 1/2 medium red bell pepper. Seeded, ribs removed and cut into a few pieces ( about 2/3 cup) 1/4 cup packed fresh cilanto 1 15- ounce can black beans. Rinsed...

Bread Cones

Ingredients (Makes about 8 cones) Dough 4 cups (500g) bread flour 1 1/2 tbsp (22g) sugar 1 tsp (5g) salt 25 g fresh yeast (2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast) 1/4 cup (50 ml) water, warm 2 eggs 2/3 cup (170 ml) milk, warm 4 tbsp (60g) butter Topping 1 egg, beaten sesame and flax seeds Paper Cones 16 A4...

4th of July Fireworks!

The Wilshire Country Club’s truly amazing fireworks are scheduled for Monday evening July 4th at 9pm. One of the real treats in Hancock Park are the wonderful 4th of July fireworks offered every year by The Wilshire Country Club. The corner of Wilcox and Rosewood has an excellent view of...

Miracle Mile, Los Angeles

Miracle Mile got its name following its remarkable transformation in 1928. From an often ignored 20-foot-wide dirt path, the street is now a busy thoroughfare lined with important commercial establishments. Today, Miracle Mile stretches from Fairfax Avenue to La Brea Boulevard and is home to four...

Bulgur-Stuffed Mini Peppers

In the heat of the summer, you'll be thankful for this raw, fresh, crunchy appetizer you can easily make ahead for guests. 2/3 cup of warm water 1/3 cup uncooked bulgur 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup minced red onion 1/4 cup dried currants 2 Tbsp, extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2...

Alaska: Harding Icefield Trail

Alaska: Harding Icefield Trail The 8.2-mile round trip Harding Icefield Trail is a spectacular day hike. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of...

Dark Chocolate Apricot Bars

Dark Chocolate Apricot Breakfast Bars! INGREDIENTS Serving: 12 bars 1 cup puffed rice ½ cup oats ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1 ⅓ cup almonds, roasted ½ cup dried apricot, diced ⅓ cup corn syrup ½ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bar dark chocolate PREPARATION 1. Combine puffed rice, oats, rice, and apricot into a large bowl. 2....

Weekend Adventure: Kayak the Santa Cruz Sea Caves

Weekend Adventure: Kayak the Santa Cruz Sea Caves! While most people know about Santa Catalina Island, many people are unaware about the beautiful Channel Islands just north of LA. Santa Cruz Island in particular is known for having breathtaking sea caves; in fact one of the largest sea caves in the world,...