Enjoy a pub fare favorite at home

Enjoy a pub fare favorite at home

FALLBROOK – Certain foods are more popular than others, and chicken tenders certainly fall into the “more popular” category. Few 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 out […]

Ale and avocados combine for tasty vegetarian tacos

Ale and avocados combine for tasty vegetarian tacos

SAN DIEGO ­– 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 […]

Knights of Columbus reel in diners with ‘Fish Fry Fridays’

Knights of Columbus reel in diners with ‘Fish Fry Fridays’

One of the most popular dining venues in Fallbrook on Friday evenings isn’t a restaurant, but rather a church hall. The Knights of Columbus are in the midst of hosting their “Fish Fry Fridays,” a tradition the organization started nearly 30 years ago. The dinners are held during the Lenten season at St. Peter’s Hall, […]

Howard takes on the ‘Lamkinator’ at Oink and Moo

Howard takes on the ‘Lamkinator’ at Oink and Moo

FALLBROOK – Local resident Heather Howard, owner of Mimi’s Boutique SoCal in downtown Fallbrook, visited another downtown establishment March 1 when she participated in the “Lamkinator” burger challenge at Oink and Moo. Only two contestants in four and one-half years have ever defeated the Lamkinator, which derives its name from a former challenger who conquered […]

Girard Winery to host Dinner & Wine Tasting at Pala

PALA – Wine lovers are in for a special treat at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, when Napa Valley’s Girard Winery hosts a Dinner & Wine Tasting in the underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (877) 946-7252 and asking to book the wine dinner. Guests will enjoy […]

Slow cookers, an easy and fun way to prepare meals

Slow cookers, an easy and fun way to prepare meals

Kim’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients: 4-pound pork loin roast 1/2 bottle of Dale’s Steak Seasoning 2 packages beef onion soup mix 1 diced onion Barbecue sauce of your choice. I am partial to Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar. Dry rub of your choosing. (Optional) Directions: The night before cooking, dice the onions […]

Get the family involved in cooking up a perfect pizza

Get the family involved in cooking up a perfect pizza

Smoked Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Serves: 4 Pizza Topping: Flour, for dusting 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup partly skimmed ricotta cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 2 cups baby arugula 1 small shallot, thinly […]

How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day

How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day

Easy Chocolate Fudge 2 cups (12-oz. package) Nestlé “Toll House¨ Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 1 can (14 oz.) Nestlé Carnation “Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Combine the morsels and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over the lowest possible heat, […]

FUESD joins in celebration of made-from-scratch, locally-sourced food

FUESD joins in celebration of made-from-scratch, locally-sourced food

FALLBROOK – Students in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) are participating in a novel approach to school food: healthy, freshly prepared meals made with California grown produce and fresh ingredients. It’s part of an expanding statewide California Thursdays® program that does something rare – serves California food to California students. There are 70 […]