Chocolate Blueberry Cake

I have a recipe for you, and it is one that was requested by my boss. It all started a couple of months ago...

Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich

You could be wondering: “Why is Smitty giving us such a simple recipe as grilled tomato and cheese?” After all, besides Kraft macaroni and...

Mushrooms Stuffed Two Ways

Stuffed mushrooms are one of those appetizers that are about as versatile as you can get. The numbers of different fillings are endless. The...

Lemon Honey Chicken

I once prepared the food for friends of mine who were married at Sand Harbor. The wedding, as with most events, went off without...

Cheese Steak Sub

I was sitting at Truckee’s Blue Coyote Bar & Grill having a beer with a bunch of friends; some decided to order food. We...

Short Ribs

Anyone who has had an injury and has had to go to physical therapy knows what it’s like. For an hour, you go through...

Foil-Wrapped Trout

A few friends were going back-country camping to fish some of the higher lakes; we ended up getting into a pretty funny conversation. I’m...

Curry Paste

My vegetarian friend told me she loves curry. Being nosy, I like to find out the reason why people are vegetarians. Don’t get me...

Shepherd’s Pie

I have had a love-hate relationship with exercise since I had my hip replaced and ongoing problems with my knee. After a hike that...

Cornish Hen Marinade

When I was a kid, my mom would have fancy parties for her and my dad’s friends. They were was always a huge deal...