| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:32 PM
With the holidays upon us, it's time to bring out the cookbooks to look for new recipes. The Newport Beach Public Library has many to choose from for making your holiday menus delectable.
"Daisy's Holiday Cooking: Delicious Latin Recipes for Effortless...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Summer may have arrived on June 20, but here in Orange County it sees its official start on Friday with the return of the Orange County Fair.
Open Wednesday through Sunday, the fair's 2012 theme is "Home Sweet Home," heavy on the "Sweet." Home cooking is...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 7:40 PM
"Considered," an art exhibition of environmentally friendly clothes designed by students at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, continues at Hurley's H Space Gallery, 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The gallery is...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:22 PM
NapaStyle founder Michael Chiarello will mingle with fans and sign copies of his new cookbook at the South Coast Plaza store from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The cookbook, "Michael Chiarello's Bottega: Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California's...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Slow cookers have gotten a bad reputation over the years for creating boring and bland meals using heavily processed foods and sauces. But not anymore. Slow cookers have undergone a makeover, and top-rated chefs are using them and sharing their...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:31 PM
All is fair in cake and war.
Costa Mesa native and Estancia High School alumna Megan Faulkner Brown had a winning strategy when she battled on the popular reality TV show"Cupcake Wars."
The Utah resident's dark chocolate, brie, nut, cranberry and red...
| Jul 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
City Promises Oasis Palms Won't Block Views
Neighbors who live above the new Oasis Center have one less thing to worry about after City Council members agreed not to let King Palm trees grow tall enough to block ocean views.
The trees, worth between...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 8:49 PM
COSTA MESA — A graduate of Orange Coast College's culinary arts program won first place this week in a contest in which four top chefs went up against one another to see who could create an all-chocolate vehicle that actually moved.
| Sep 4, 2010
| 6:35 PM
With the new school year starting Tuesday, many parents are spending at least a part of this holiday weekend wrapping up their kids' back-to-school shopping. If you have school-age children, you know the drill. New school supplies: check. New shoes and...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 10:23 PM
COSTA MESA — It wasn't until the artist Bigfoot described the mural he's making for Hurley's )( Space Gallery that his pieces revealed new meaning.
"There are seven main guys, and they're all emerging from behind trees and stuff," he said. "The...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Celebrity chef Jamie Gwen is a Southern Californian who has lived in south Orange County for the past 10 years.
She has authored four cookbooks, worked with many famous chefs and had a television show. She currently has a syndicated radio program....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:08 PM
There's nothing like getting a deal on exclusive labels. With that in mind, Affluent Goods boutique has opened at Newport Coast Shopping Center.
Cleveland native Abbey Said, 28, dreamed up the concept. Consignment shop Affluent Goods sells new and...