Rosie’s Kitchen

Rosie’s Kitchen

Rosie O’Connor Special to Valley News “What does Frida Kahlo mean to you?” is the question I get asked quite often. Maybe it is because I dedicated a whole blue wall to Frida Kahlo at my restaurant? Or maybe they want a little insight into who I am? Here is a bit of what she […]

Michele’s crab cakes

Michele’s crab cakes

Michele Howard Special to Valley News This recipe is inspired from a Williams-Sonoma “The Best of Taste” recipe but with my twist. Do not substitute any ingredient. This is the best recipe ever, as it is all crab and no filler. My company and family loved them. In addition to my own changes, I doubled […]

Farm-to-table businesses booming

Farm-to-table businesses booming

TEMECULA – Consumers’ appetites for local foods are growing, and restaurants have taken notice. Today, many local businesses, including farms and restaurants, have mutually exclusive relationships that make it possible for local residents to enjoy nutritious, locally produced meals. Many local restaurants including Provecho Grill in Menifee, E.A.T. Marketplace in Old Town Temecula and Murrieta’s […]

Make a household favorite healthier

Make a household favorite healthier

TEMECULA – Many beloved dishes might be enjoyed more often if they were only a little healthier. Author and former personal chef Michelle Dudash was once asked by a client if the she could make a healthier version of chicken parmesan. The result of that request is the following recipe for Skinny Chicken Parmesan with […]

‘GROW Temecula Valley’ Symposium discusses local food matters

‘GROW Temecula Valley’ Symposium discusses local food matters

The city of Temecula hosted the “GROW Temecula Valley” Symposium April 11, inviting a diverse group that included local farmers, suppliers, community educators, wellness ambassadors, Riverside County staff and local business owners to discuss the local food supply chain, community health and education, agri-tourism and the future of local farming. Three separate panels addressed these […]

Enjoy a pub fare favorite at home

Enjoy a pub fare favorite at home

TEMECULA – Certain foods are more popular than others, and chicken tenders certainly fall into the “more popular” category. Few people can resist chicken tenders, which make for popular pub fare and great additions to any buffet table at informal gatherings of friends and family. While many people only indulge in chicken tenders when they’re […]

A Better Easter Brunch is easy with exceptional ingredients

A Better Easter Brunch is easy with exceptional ingredients

Family Features Special to Valley News Hosting an elegant Easter brunch is easy when you build a menu around exceptional ingredients. Your dishes don’t have to be overly complicated; simple dishes are perfect for the occasion when you let standout flavors steal the show. Brunch calls for a combination of light and savory fare, and […]

Use beer to make tastier tacos

Use beer to make tastier tacos

TEMECULA – Tacos are a beloved dish, and few things complement a tasty taco better than a cold beer. Ambitious home cooks who want to combine these two tailor-made companions can thank the Stone Brewing Co. for the following recipe for “Arrogant Bastard Ale Avocado Tacos,” which can be found in John Holl’s “The American […]

Guilt-free comfort foods

Guilt-free comfort foods

Family Features Special to Valley News Whether planning a family feast or attending gatherings where delicious comfort foods are on the menu, many may find it harder than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your weight management goals on track. However, with the right approach, you can still enjoy many of their favorite […]

Cook up the perfect pizza for a delicious dinner anytime

Cook up the perfect pizza for a delicious dinner anytime

Families cooking together, sharing recipes and enjoying each others company is the exception rather than the norm in America today. I know when the children hit the kitchen, the mess to clean up is considerably larger, but let me tell you, there is nothing more fulfilling then hearing their giggles and laughter and banter that […]