Enjoy dining out with kids

Enjoy dining out with kids

FALLBROOK – Parents know taking kids out to eat requires patience. The sights and sounds of a restaurant can be overwhelming and distracting to children used to eating at home. Toddlers have not learned to control their impulses yet, and even school-aged children may experience intermittent breakdowns when they are uncomfortable or not feeling well. […]

How to set the table for casual and formal gatherings

How to set the table for casual and formal gatherings

Hosts have a lot on their plates when planning dinner parties. Choosing the menu is a big responsibility, as is taking steps to ensure guests feel welcome. One area novice hosts may overlook is how to set a proper table. Eating on the go or quickly between commitments means individuals often grab meals wherever they […]

Holiday Eggnog: Classic, Cranberry, and Tipsy

Holiday Eggnog: Classic, Cranberry, and Tipsy

FALLBROOK – ‘Oldies but Goodies’ pertains to many things: music, cars, people, and… recipes. In 1954, the Culinary Arts Institute in Chicago, Illinois published a small treasure trove of recipes in what they called, The Holiday Cookbook. That small, 70-page recipe collection included a trio of eggnog recipes. Among the three choices, one is bound […]

Host a delicious holiday brunch

Host a delicious holiday brunch

FALLBROOK – Many people host friends and family during the holiday season. Holiday dinners may garner the bulk of hosts’ attention, but overnight guests need to eat breakfast and lunch as well. Brunch can save hosts some work and give families a great opportunity to break bread without some of the formalities that may accompany […]

Heart to Heart treats Marines to Thanksgiving dinner

Heart to Heart treats Marines to Thanksgiving dinner

CAMP PENDLETON – Members of Heart to Heart Camp Pendleton hosted their first annual Thanksgiving Holiday Program on Nov. 24. They not only adopted 12 Marines from the School of Infantry and treated them to a Thanksgiving outing, they also provided fully cooked meals to deserving families aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The 12 […]

New food safety rules for caterers, breweries, wineries and other businesses

New food safety rules for caterers, breweries, wineries and other businesses

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office San Diego County supervisors adopted new rules Nov. 16 to make sure people are safe when they visit the region’s growing number of breweries and wineries and decide to have a burger with their brew or more than just a little cheese with their wine. Supervisors voted […]

Holiday meal planning to reduce food waste and clogged pipes

Holiday meal planning to reduce food waste and clogged pipes

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – It is hard to picture 833 million Thanksgiving dinners being thrown directly into the trash, but each year Americans waste that much food between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day alone. Meanwhile, 48.1 million Americans are struggling to avoid hunger daily. On average, San Diegans throw away five pounds of trash a day, […]

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

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

FALLBROOK – 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 […]

The Gambling Cowboy – A gourmet chophouse

The Gambling Cowboy – A gourmet chophouse

The Old West was never like this!  Fresh Scottish salmon – at a chophouse? Yes! This restaurant not only shines at steaks, but at seafood, and everything else I tasted. The Ehmcke family – Bill, Nitza and Rene – invite guests to participate in their dream – the dream that was a “gamble” seven and […]