Papillote Made Simple By Cathy Thomas

Cooking en papillote creates dishes that dazzle. They are easy to prepare, perfect for post-pandemic dinners at home with friends.

Style Find: Clay Earrings from Anaheim-Based Greda Co.

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5 Great Wildflower Hikes In Orange County

Bright blooms have been spotted at these O.C. trails.

O.C. in Bloom: 10 Must-See Gardens in Orange County

From Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar to Coastkeeper Garden in Orange, here are 10 gorgeous botanical spaces to explore.

5 O.C. Restaurants With the Best Innovations

In a year when nonstop change was a challenge, these five players figured out great ways to keep diners safe and happy.

Italian Asparagus-spiked Risotto From an Irishman

The smell alone of the asparagus risotto is seductive, as the starchy scent of rice melds with broth and cheese.

Q&A with Tony Fasulo, Owner of Old Brea Chop House

Steakhouse savant Tony Fasulo shares his experience as a restaurant owner during the pandemic.

Celebration-worthy Coconut Cake

The classic coconut cake stands out as one of my favorites from the timeless book, “The Silver Palate Cookbook.”

Sweet Treats to Get on Valentine’s Day in Orange County

From heart-shaped hand pies to hot chocolate bombs, here are some local treats to help sweeten the holiday.

Cathy Thomas Makes a Parisian Apple Lady Cake

The cake is like a crustless pie, with only enough eggy batter to hold the tart-sweet apple wedges together.