Cooking with Chef Andrew

Cooking with Chef Andrew

Pasta Stain Recipe Yield: About 4 cups Ingredients 2 tbsp.       Bacon fat ½               Yellow onion, small dice ½               Yellow pepper, small dice 3                  Garlic cloves, minced 12 oz.          Ground beef 1                  Whole tomato, diced 1 tsp.          Cayenne pepper 1 tsp.          Paprika 2 tsp.          Garlic powder […]

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How to Make Risotto   Welcome and this week we will be discussing how I make risotto and, hopefully, you can use this as a guide for making your own as well. Here are a few tips when making risotto. First, never use a metal spoon or a spatula. I always use a wooden spoon. […]

A History of (and Recipe for) Turkey

By Charly SHELTON Nobody really knows what the exact menu was at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. According to letters and journals of those who attended the feast, they ate “beef and fowl,” and they did have a turkey hunt the day before, according to a letter from dinner attendee and pilgrim Edward Winslow. But […]

Tiptoe into Fall

From CVHS counselor Jennifer Widaman Every October I find myself in the same seasonal predicament: Cling to summer? Or tiptoe into fall? Our temperamental SoCal weather loves to tease that fall is here then plunge right back into 90 degree weather, making my predicament even more confusing.  I mean, I love summer! Who doesn’t? Warm […]

Recipe: Tuna Salad – Mother’s Day Salad Trio

This is part three of the salad trio, and Mother’s Day is really close by. My mom used to take me to lunch when I was young, She made me feel special because we would order this delicious triple salad every time. This will always remind me of her. Anna Loutsos Tuna Salad – Mother’s […]

My Kind of Chicken Salad

Last week I gave you the first recipe of a three-part series, Egg Salad; today’s recipe is Chicken salad, my kind of salad , with sweet, crunchy and savory all put together and the best part it’s delicious and a cinch to make. Ingredients: 2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup red or green seedless […]

Recipe – Not Just Your Regular Egg Salad

Now that Easter has come and gone, what can we do, just what can we do, with all those hard boiled eggs? I say let’s make a lot of delicious egg salad! Anna Loutsos Ingredients: 2½ dozen hard boiled eggs, cleaned, roughly chopped and chilled 2 shallots finely chopped 6 celery stalks finely chopped 1½ […]


This week’s recipe is provided by Judy Reilly of Mi Casa Cooking Workshops. Fettuccini and Lemon-Parmesan Sauce 1 half lb. fettuccine 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 zucchini, sliced on the bias 1 package of frozen tiny green beans, thawed 2 tsp. grated lemon peel 1 1/4 […]

Recipe: Apple-Blueberry Turnovers

With winter fruits at there peak, take advantage of the freshness, apples and blueberries, pears , there all so delicious, people automatically walk to your kitchen wanting to eat. Anna Loutsos Ingredients: 4 Golden Delicious Apples –peeled, cored and sliced 2 tbls. butter 1 cup brown sugar or Splenda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tbls. cornstarch […]