Dive into pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

Dive into pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

TEMECULA – Pumpkins are readily available in fall, when people carve jack-o’-lanterns out of pumpkins for Halloween or serve up pumpkin pie after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. People who are unsatisfied with plain old pumpkin pie can add something new to their repertoire this fall by cooking up the following recipe for pumpkin cheesecake with […]

Rollin-overnight Oats makes for a healthy treat

Rollin-overnight Oats makes for a healthy treat

Michele Howard Special to Valley News Need a fast, healthy breakfast for yourself or the little ones? Tired of smoothies? Then give this recipe a try; it can be eaten either hot or cold. It works great as breakfast or dessert, and best of all, it’s healthy and delicious. Rollin-overnight Oats Makes about 2 servings […]

Impress guests with homemade salsa at the next soiree

Impress guests with homemade salsa at the next soiree

FALLBROOK – Gatherings of family and friends are better with food, and few foods are more universally beloved than salsa. Whether they’re hosting a gathering for the big game or a celebration of Hispanic culture and cuisine, hosts who want to go the extra mile can forgo store-bought salsa for the following homemade recipe for […]

Bluewater Grill goes ‘Down Under’ for second Tuesday tasting in October

NEWPORT BEACH – Bluewater Grill is making its second Tuesday tasting in October a decidedly “Down Under” affair by pairing Australian seafood favorites with hand-selected wines from New Zealand. The “Bluewater Down Under Tasting” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the six Bluewater Grill, Bluewater Boathouse and Bluewater Avalon restaurants in California and Phoenix, […]

Vegan cuisine that packs

Vegan cuisine that packs

FALLBROOK – Vegetarian dishes are often loaded with flavor, which might come as a surprise to those who do not adhere to vegetarian diets. In fact, many dishes that originated in India, a country known for its flavorful, spicy cuisine, are vegetarian dishes that are popular the world over, among vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. For […]

Include cuisine in celebrations of Hispanic culture

Include cuisine in celebrations of Hispanic culture

TEMECULA – Celebrations of Hispanic heritage can focus on everything from Hispanics contributions in art, science and sport, but no true celebration of Hispanic culture is complete without including cuisine. Hispanic cuisine is versatile, and chances are foodies from all walks of life can find a Hispanic dish that will please their palates and whet […]

Luciano’s winning three-course meal lands him the title of ‘MasterChef’

Luciano’s winning three-course meal lands him the title of ‘MasterChef’

Murrieta resident Dino Luciano was announced as the winner of MasterChef Season 8 in the two-hour season finale. Luciano left the popular FOX television show with $250,000 and a spot as a featured chef on the MasterChef cruise departing later this year. In the finale, the three contestants faced a three-course meal challenge and were […]

Dino Luciano rises to MasterChef finale

Dino Luciano rises to MasterChef finale

“When I first came here I was a ballet dancer, and now I am in the top four of the best home cooks,” Dino Luciano of Murrieta said, introducing the semifinal. In selecting the three finalists for this season’s MasterChef, four finalists faced off in a series of timed challenges all focused with using the […]

Luciano’s winning platter on MasterChef

Luciano’s winning platter on MasterChef

After back-to-back episodes from the kitchen to the Malibu vineyards, Dino Luciano advances to the Top 6 of FOX’s MasterChef. The producers revamped the mystery box challenge with a surprising twist. When contestants opened the box, all that was in it was a pair of chopsticks. Previous mystery box challenges gave the contestants a variety […]