Make sure to store and use leftovers safely

Make sure to store and use leftovers safely

TEMECULA – Few meals are created and then eaten in their entirety. That’s especially true of holiday meals or other special events. Leftovers are to be expected, and in many cases, leftovers are eagerly anticipated. Sometimes leftovers can be even more delicious than when the meal was originally served. Storing leftovers may not be so […]

Rosie’s Kitchen

Rosie’s Kitchen

Editor’s note; Valley News is pleased to announce our new dining column, Rosie’s Kitchen, featuring award-winning Chef Rosie O’Connor of Provecho Grill in Menifee. Twice a month Chef Rosie will address cooking questions sent in by Valley News readers. To send a question to Chef Rosie to be answered in a future column, send an […]

Give a nod to history with a turkey-free Thanksgiving Dinner

Give a nod to history with a turkey-free Thanksgiving Dinner

TEMECULA – Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person’s diet. Of course, turkey also tends to be the star of the show on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Even though turkey can be a delicious addition to any […]

Greek Festival coming to town with pastry prizes

Greek Festival coming to town with pastry prizes

Perry Peters Special to Valley News How sweet it is! We’re talking about the Greek Festival, a popular family event held annually in Temecula since the early nineties. Each year, the Greek Festival has grown bigger and better, organizers said. The growing crowds eventually became too large for the community recreation center at Ronald Reagan […]

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

With schools back in session, some parents may be looking for tips on filling their children’s lunch boxes, but students aren’t the only ones who take lunch with them when they leave home in the morning. I have been making my own lunch since I started first grade (that’s what happens when you are the […]

Potlucks make a meal fun

Potlucks make a meal fun

A true potluck is totally unplanned and can be an adventure in eating. I remember one potluck that consisted of several dishes of beans of various kinds and there was one Daughters of Norway (DON) potluck that was mostly desserts, but those were exceptions. In my experience, potlucks are usually delicious meals. It is amazing […]

Wonderful weeknight dining, make any day taste like Sunday

Wonderful weeknight dining, make any day taste like Sunday

Family Features Special to Valley News With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch. One-dish wonders Most busy families […]

Speedy summer suppers

Michele Howard and Kim Harris valleystaff@reedermedia.com As summer comes to a close and the kids head back to school, many a mom (or dad) looks for a speedy summer supper that’s filling, nutritious and easy to make. “This combination of mayonnaise and sour cream give this chicken salad a fresher taste than just mayonnaise alone. […]