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Category: Reader photos: Our recipes, your kitchen

Photos: Putting the L.A. Times' king cake recipe to the test

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From the looks of it, our Mardi Gras king cake recipe was a hit.

Times Test Kitchen Manager Noelle Carter crafted a king cake recipe rich with butter, cream cheese, toasted pecans and apples. She said it was the perfect way to mark Mardi Gras -- the end of Carnival season -- before Lent begins. (Like we needed any convincing!)

The recipe was a hit with readers. Several shared images of the delicious results, including Adri Barr Crocetti of Sherman Oaks, who writes the food blog the Front Burner -- that's her festive photo above -- as well as Linda Geiler of Davie, Fla., who writes the food blog Savoring Every Bite. You'll find the photo gallery here.

Thanks for sharing your photos, Adri and Linda!

If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd like to see the photographic evidence so we can showcase some of them on the blog and, occasionally, in print. You can upload your images here.

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Photo: Adri Barr Crocetti of Sherman Oaks.

Our recipes, your kitchen: White on Rice Couple spin Nancy Silverton's focaccia

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If you try any of the recipes from the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from food photographers Diane Cu and Todd Porter, better known in the blogosphere as the duo behind the popular food blog, White on Rice Couple.

They tackled the recipe that chef Nancy Silverton developed for us as part of our Master Class series, in which she shared her secrets to making the perfect focaccia bread. Todd and Diane put their own personalized spin on it by adding pork belly, roasted tomatoes and cipolline onions.

Thanks for sharing the photo, Todd and Diane, and for letting us use it on E4 of today's Food section.

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

-- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

-- Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

-- What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery -- more than 1,500 photos and counting -- dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

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Photo: White on Rice Couple

Our Recipe, Your Kitchen: Kyle Lane of the Girl Kyle takes our s'more cupcakes for a ride

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If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from Kyle Lane of Sacramento, who writes the food and lifestyle blog the Girl Kyle.

Kyle tried our recipe for S'more cupcakes and shared the results with us. This recipe called for the use of a kitchen blowtorch. But because Kyle didn't have one, she improvised. Well done, Kyle! We liked this photo so much that we published it in Thursday's Food section, on Page E2.

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

-- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

-- Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

-- What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery -- more than 1,500 photos and counting -- dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

-- Rene Lynch
twitter.com/renelynch

Photo: Kyle Lane / The Girl Kyle

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Our Recipes, Your Kitchen: Mary Yogi of the Food Librarian puts our lemon blueberry buckle to the test

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If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from Mary Yogi of Los Angeles, who writes the food blog the Food Librarian. 

She tried our recipe for lemon blueberry buckle. (Mary actually goes a step further: She offers her lucky readers a step-by-step tutorial.) The photo was published in Thursday's Food section, on Page E2. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

-- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

-- Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

-- What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery -- more than 1,500 photos and counting -- dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

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-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Mary Yogi / The Food Librarian

Our recipes, your kitchen: Emily Dell of Los Feliz tries our cherry, honey and fennel bread

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If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from Emily Dell of Los Feliz. She tried a recipe for cherry, honey and fennel bread, putting the season's cherry bounty to good use. We liked this photo so much we used it in print on page E2 of our Food section. Thanks for sharing, Emily!

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

-- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

-- Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

-- What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery, with over 1,500 photos and counting, dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

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-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Emily Dell

Photo of the day: Ranger Cookies by Michelle Jenkins of the Daily Waffle

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If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from Michelle Jenkins, who runs the food site the Daily Waffle. (Don't you just want to reach out and grab one?)

She tried one of our vintage recipes for Ranger Cookies, a.k.a. Flying Saucer Cookies, which call for cornflakes, walnuts and cocount, based on a 1952 recipe served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. You can read more about her excursion with the recipe here.

We liked this photo so much we used it on E2 of today's Food section.

Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

-- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

-- Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

-- What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery -- over 1,112 photos and counting -- dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

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-- Rene Lynch
Twitter.com/renelynch

Photo credit: Michelle Jenkins of the Daily Waffle

Photo of the day: Elizabeth Schandelmeier Gilgunn of Let's Blog About Food

Pot-pie300 If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from Elizabeth Schandelmeier Gilgunn of Pittsburgh, who runs the Let's Blog About Food site.

She tried our classic chicken, leek and fennel pot pie recipe and reports: "We had a cold, gray, rainy spell back east, nothing like chicken pot pie to brighten the spirits!" (Read more about her results here.) We couldn't agree more, and we liked this photo so much we used it on E2 of this week's Food section.

Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth. 

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

--Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

--Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

--What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery -- over 1,112 photos and counting -- dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

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--Rene Lynch
Twitter.com/renelynch

Photo credit: Elizabeth Schandelmeier Gilgunn / Let's Blog About Food

Photo of the Day: Zaira Angelo of Food Bully takes a shot of our flan

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Have I told you lately how much we love it when you try the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen and show us the delicious results? I did? Well just sit tight while I tell you once again: We love it when you try the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen and show us the delicious results!

Take a picture so we can use it on the Daily Dish blog and occasionally in print. Upload your photos here.

This image comes to us from Zaira Angelo of Pomona, who writes the food blog Food Bully. She tried her hand at our recipe for the orange-infused flan on the menu at La Golondrina on Olvera Street in downtown L.A. She reports that it was "wonderful" and not at all eggy like some flans tend to be. You can read the rest of her post here.

Thank you for reporting back, Zaira, and thanks for sharing your photo. We liked it so much, we published it on E2 of this week's Food section.

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Photo: Zaira Angelo / Food Bully

Photo of the day: Homemade pop tarts from Donald S. Wilson of Feeding Andrew

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By day, Donald S. Wilson is principal of Wonderland Avenue Elementary in Laurel Canyon. But most nights find him in the kitchen cooking for his son, Andrew. (You can follow his adventures at the blog Feeding Andrew.)

Donald took the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's recipe for homemade Pop Tarts for a spin, and shared the results with us. We liked this photo so much we published it in all its golden, flaky glory on E2 of Thursday's Food section. Thanks for allowing us to do that, Donald.

If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd like to hear about it. And please share a photo -- upload it here. We like to showcase these photos on the blog, and occasionally in print.

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Photo: Donald S. Wilson / Feeding Andrew

Our recipes, your kitchen: Cakewalker's take on our brown sugar pound cake with caramel glaze

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If you try one of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to know about it. Please take a picture and upload it here so we can use it on the Daily Dish blog, and possibly in print.

This picture comes to us from Brooks of the blog Cakewalker. (You can also follow him on Twitter @cakewalkr). He tackled our recipe for brown sugar pound cake with caramel glaze.

Nicely done, Brooks. Thanks for sharing the photo!

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Photo: Cakewalker

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