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...

Tips for hiring your own chef

You live in and work in Tahoe and are too busy to cook and are planning a special occasion and want to throw a...

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...

Sip & shop

Come sip and shop at the Carson Mall on the second Saturday of every month from 2 to 6 p.m. in Carson City, Nev....

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...

Hot Chocolate: Let Me Count the Ways

Baby, it’s cold outside and the perfect time for a cup of hot chocolate. There is certain magic sitting by the fire, the wood...

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...

Pairing hors d’oeuvres with wines

Hosting a party isn’t always easy. It can be a challenge deciding what hors d'oeuvres or appetizers to serve with the perfect wine. What is...

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...