Temecula Community Christmas Dinner needs pies and volunteers

Temecula Community Christmas Dinner needs pies and volunteers

TEMECULA – Join a squadron of long-term Temecula volunteers for a family Christmas Dinner on December 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mary Phillips Senior Center in Temecula. This is the 20th annual Community Christmas Dinner and is a completely free sit-down event open to anyone in the community.   All are welcome to join in the […]

Favorite holiday recipes from some of Valley News staff

Favorite holiday recipes from some of Valley News staff

Chicken Andouille Gumbo Kim Harris I decided to share a recipe for a southern favorite that a friend gave to me when I was living in Georgia a few short years ago. Chicken Andouille Gumbo with roasted potatoes has become a New Year’s Eve staple in our house, and hopefully it’s something that readers will […]

Hundreds enjoy Golf Classic and SoCal Chef Open to Benefit Oak Grove

Hundreds enjoy Golf Classic and SoCal Chef Open to Benefit Oak Grove

The Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment & the Arts held its 12th Annual Golf Classic and seventh Annual SoCal Chef Open at the Pechanga Casino & Resort on Monday, October 20, 2014. The charity golf event drew 150 golfers during the day; in the evening, over five hundred enjoyed the creative culinary dishes at […]

Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open promises to be a delicious fundraiser

Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open promises to be a delicious fundraiser

Foodies in Southwest Riverside County and beyond will find plenty of like-minded individuals if they attend the Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, inside the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino. They will also be supporting a great cause. Part fundraiser, part culinary experience — the […]

Bookhamer, Vigliotti win first-place ribbons in SD County Fair’s homemade wine contest

Bookhamer, Vigliotti win first-place ribbons in SD County Fair’s homemade wine contest

The class winners in the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest included Temecula residents Bart Bookhamer and John Vigliotti. Bookhamer took first place in the Merlot class.  Vigliotti entered a bottle which received first place for Carignane wines. Since 2011 the fair has provided both head-to-head place awards and gold, silver, and bronze medals […]

Gather around the grill this Father’s Day

Gather around the grill this Father’s Day

It’s all about remembering Dad’s favorites on Father’s Day. While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection. Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs Ingredients • 5 pounds baby back ribs Sauce: • 1 cup ketchup • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce • 4 tablespoons soy sauce • […]

Explore the best of the best carnival foods

Explore the best of the best carnival foods

Summer is a time of year when empty parking lots or fields get transformed into magical places of wonder. When the carnival comes to town, once barren spaces are filled with blinking lights and the hum of mechanical rides that treat thrill seekers to a whirling dervish of excitement. Cheers, jeers and game attendants can […]

Temecula marches with millions against Monsanto

Temecula marches with millions against Monsanto

On Saturday, May 24 Temecula once again joined the global day of protest against Monsanto, voted to be the world’s most evil corporation by a 53 percent margin. Label GMO activists gathered at the Temecula Duck Pond to march through to Old Town’s City Hall plaza in an effort to drive home the message about […]

Grilled vegetables are a sizzling complement to summer dishes

Grilled vegetables are a sizzling complement to summer dishes

One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Chef BBQ Naz, a grilling expert, shares some simple tips for flavor perfection. When preparing vegetables, slice them to expose as much of the vegetable to the grill surface as […]

Insider tips for a sizzling barbecue season

Insider tips for a sizzling barbecue season

Nothing is more disappointing than trying to grill that perfect steak when your barbecue just won’t heat up and cook the way it used to. To avoid this, the grilling experts at Broil King offer some helpful tips to get your gas barbecue ready for the season ahead. Give your grill a good cleaning. Begin […]

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