RECIPE: Fresh Tomato Sauce with Sun dried Tomatoes

6 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil roughly chopped
1-28oz can diced tomatoes*
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
Salt, pepper, parmesan and romano cheese to taste
Heat olive oil and sauté garlic and crushed red pepper for about 3-4 minutes.
Add […]

Greek Christmas Cookies

Greek Christmas Cookies

When Christmas came around I knew exactly what my mom was going to bake. She made Greek Christmas cookies, or as I knew them, melo-ma-karona, our house felt special. With a little bit of effort, this recipe is delicious.
Anna Loutsos

2cups vegetable oil
1cup sugar
1cup orange juice
1tbls. Orange rind shavings
¼ cup brand7 ½-8cups flour
2tsp.baking powder 1tsp. baking […]

Chicken or Turkey Casserole

By Theresa Delzer of La Crescenta
It’s a good way to use left over turkey and chicken. It’s very good and easy to put together.


4 cups cooked chicken (cubed or cut up)
1-8oz creamed cheese (softened)
4 tbsp milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 tbsp green onions (tops)
2 tbsp pimentos (chopped fine)
Pepper to taste […]


By Lynne Baumheckel
By Lynne Baumheckel

For the turkey overload try a pumpkin treat

1 – 8 to 10 pound pumpkin
(make sure it is not too big for your oven)
1-1/2 pound of ground beef
1 small onion chopped
2 sticks of celery chopped
1-1/2 t. sugar
1-1/2 t. mixed Italian herbs
1-1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
4 cups V8 tomato juice
½ small […]

Recipes from our readers

TO Crescenta Valley Weekly…..

Here is a favorite Potato Casserole recipe that has been taken to many potlucks
and requested by family when asked to bring a dish to share.
Carol Peterson
Golden potato casserole

6 medium potatoes, boiled in skins until tender
1/4 cup butter
2 cups sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups grated cheese
1/2 cup […]

Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Pie

Praline-Topped  Sweet Potato Pie

Thanksgiving brings a lot to mind, being thankful
and traditions we don’t hear much of anymore.
Here is a special recipe that will warm your home.
Anna Loutsos

Directions: Heat oven to 425. Medium bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & salt. Beat until smooth. Add sweet potatoes and mix well. […]