Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, meant for two: you and your significant other. Try Smitty’s recipe for Hollandaise Sauce Try Lou Phillips picks for...

Beef Stock and Demi-Glace

With today’s techniques of freezing, preserving and packaging food, the difference between store bought and homemade can be minor; sometimes it is not worth...

Beef Ribs

I was walking through the Squaw Valley parking lot the other day and ran into a friend I haven’t seen in a while. We...

Both a Side Dish and an Entrée: Ratatouille

When it comes to eggplant, there are only two ways I will eat it: eggplant parmesan or ratatouille. It isn’t that I don’t like...

Mushroom Gravy

Here we are, right before Christmas and the spirit hasn’t quite found me yet. Oh, I know it’s coming. It will definitely happen. Maybe...

Chantilly Cream Is a Dream

I was asked by my friends I was having coffee with what this edition’s article was going to be. I had a few things...

Pumpkin Pie

This pie recipe is easy to make and is as good a pumpkin pie as I have ever had. I would have said the...

Squash Tamales

This is the season for all things pumpkin. Everywhere you go, there are a ton of pumpkins around and every menu has at least...

Pumpkin Empanadas

Pumpkin season has arrived, as has the time for carving pumpkins for Halloween later this month. It’s also time to explore a variety of...

Calamari

When talking about squid as a menu item, it is normally called calamari. Calamari is quite delicious and can be prepared in a variety...