Presto! Pesto!

I got a request from a reader of my Herb Butter recipe, who thought it was a great way to save and use the...

Cheese Fondue

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe it has been several decades since I first moved to Tahoe. I should say, moved to...

Irish Lamb Stew

St. Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish — anything green, shamrocks and luck. To those who celebrate its intended meaning,...

Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian chili is not unlike any meat chili in that there are quite a few ways to make it. Just think of how many...

Beef Stew

Usually during this time of year, stews and casseroles become great meal choices because of how hearty they are on a cold winter night....

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner — the day that little cherub guy with the wings flies around in diaper and shoots people...

Belgian Endive | Not Just for Salads

I thought I’d share a few fun facts about endive along with a recipe that works well as a side dish or appetizer called...

Avocado and Sweet Pepper Stuffed Chicken

  Normally, I keep things simple for myself and will bake a couple thighs for dinner, so it is good to cook for others once...

Crab and Spinach Strudel

Father Time goes tick tock, tick tock — relentlessly onward. We usually only notice him twice a year: on our birthday and on New...

Unconventional Vegetables

I remember when I was in elementary school. We never had unconventional vegetables. We had vegetables for dinner every night with few exceptions, but...