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...

Gooey goodness of s’mores

Toasted, sticky, hot and sweet, the-melt-in-your-mouth s’more is all the rage in the Tahoe Sierra. Traditionally, s’mores are a campfire treat made by roasting...

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,...

S’mores hacks

Here are a few of our favorite twists to this classic treat. Enjoy! S’mores dip Cover a cast iron skillet with your choice of chocolate &...

The Science of Cocktails

Drinks smoke, fizzle and glow. Men and women in white lab coats lean over tables at different stations creating, exploring and explaining a myriad...

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...

Olive Oil | The Secret to Flavorful Food and Good Health

Olive oil is as varied as the mountains we ski on. It can be smooth and rich like a gentle green groomer or offer...