Pie Crust

Nothing beats a great pie, perfectly balanced filling and a tender, flaky piecrust. Piecrusts are easy to do, don’t let them intimidate you! My Grandmother taught me her secrets to…

Temecula Cooking Demo & Book Signing

Temecula Olive Oil Co., Temecula Cooking Demo & Book Signing Join Chef Debbi, Author of ‘What’s In Your Pantry’ and Mary Platis, Author of Cooking Techniqes & Recipes With Olive…

Holiday Gifts to Make

Sat. Nov. 7th 10 – 11 a.m. Free How to Make Gifts from the Garden Chef Debbi will also have some seasonal spices and holiday botanicals Pick up a copy…

How to Choose and Sharpen Kitchen Knives

One of the most important tasks you can do to get ready for any event or holiday is to make sure that your knives are sharp. It’s so much easier…

Pumpkin Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

I served this last night at The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Sea Fare fund raising event and it was declared by the President of the Aquarium ‘the best food at…

Apple Recipes

Apple, Pomegranate & Gorgonzola Salad Applesauce

Apple Season

Apple Season October is National Apple Month and a great time to experiment in the kitchen with apples. Apples are a good source of fiber and pectin, being a soluble…

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

  What’s better than fresh hot bread straight from the oven? (Well besides some delicious fresh butter on it!) What’s better is that this is a NO KNEAD recipe, couldn’t…

Harvesting Tomatoes

This was a great year for tomatoes! My early tomatoes are giving it one last push before they succumb and my late (heirloom) tomato bushes are full with big beautiful…

Simple Cold Pasta Salad

On these dog days of summer, even here at the beach, this is one of my favorite go-to recipes. It’s quick and easy, you don’t have to turn on any…