Chicken & Cheese Stuffed Shells

When I was growing up, every Wednesday was pasta day. In fact, there was a popular commercial on television back then that proclaimed Wednesday...

Pasta Sauce

I’ve heard skiing has been awesome the last few days with the incredible snow base and the sunny days. I thought about the recent...

Steamed Mussels & Snail Butter

A visit to the East Coast to visit family and friends, is also an opportunity to eat the foods I miss from Stowe, Vt.,...

Corned Beef Hash

Every once in a while, I have to write about the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the meal that gets you...

Jambalaya

When you come right down to it, jambalaya is a dish that is good any time of year. Let’s face it, if you were...

Potatoes Au Gratin

When you read a menu, you normally look at the entrées first, not the side dishes. A lot of times, the sides aren’t even...

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...