Find a little bit of Italy in Bonsall’s Fresco Grill

Find a little bit of Italy in Bonsall’s Fresco Grill

“I want to make sure customers eat with the eyes first.”   -Leone D’Arcangelo It is not an accident or luck that Fresco Grill & Wine Bar in Bonsall has been a popular spot for over eight years. This elegant restaurant has enjoyed success because the proprietor, Leone D’Arcangelo, has an innate talent for creating […]

Homemade cookies make Valentine’s Day special

Homemade cookies make Valentine’s Day special

Celebrating Valentine’s Day usually involves something sweet, but edible gifts don’t have to be loaded with sugar, or expensive either. When children are involved, making gifts can also be a fun, family activity, especially if those presents are cookies. The cookies that can be the most fun to make are ones the kids can help […]

Fabulous flatbread provides thin, crispy crust for favorite pizza toppings

Fabulous flatbread provides thin, crispy crust for favorite pizza toppings

Thin, crispy flatbread pizzas are definitely the trend today. While some love a heavy, doughy crust, many carb-conscious folks are leaning toward the flatbread choices when they indulge themselves with pizza. Delicious flatbread choices abound at many Fallbrook restaurants. It can be an adventure in itself to try the variety available. For those interested in […]

More tasty potato dishes to try

More tasty potato dishes to try

After writing about tasty ways to fix potatoes last month, I ran across, or remembered, more dishes that appeal to my taste buds. My dad was a meat and potatoes kind of guy and my mom loves baked potatoes, so I ate a lot of potatoes growing up.   While my effort to eat more […]

Delight in culinary art at Café des Artistes

Delight in culinary art at Café des Artistes

Silken soups, organic salads, and mushrooms that burst with flavor – these are just some of the culinary gems available at Café des Artistes. Michael Calvanese, proprietor, is adamant about using organic products. If he can’t find organic, then he purchases pesticide-free products. Fresh-baked focaccia bread is another lure to the establishment, but he doesn’t […]

If it’s January, it’s time for chili

If it’s January, it’s time for chili

Tasty Chili with Pinto Beans Serves: 8 2 lbs. ground beef 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 2 (14.5 oz) Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies 1 (8 oz) tomato sauce 1 cup water 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. white sugar […]

The many ways to make potatoes tasty

The many ways to make potatoes tasty

Potato dishes are popular all over the world from French fries and hashbrowns to pierogi (Polish dumplings) and shepherd’s pie, from latkes (potato pancakes) and lefse (potato flat bread) to scalloped or gratin potatoes. My favorite version of potatoes is the ham and potato casserole my mom used to make with leftover ham. We didn’t […]

Elegant, but easy, holiday appetizers

Elegant, but easy, holiday appetizers

Appetizers have been around for a thousand years – probably longer. The ancient Romans ate small portions of various foods before a meal – eggs, olives, mussels, and more. The French enhanced the appetizer and called them hors d’oeuvres. Merriam-Webster.com defines hors d’oeuvres as “Any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers.” The definition […]

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