Chicken Burritos

Over the last few articles, I’ve talked about herbs and spices and some of the thoughts behind their usage. Now, let’s put some of...

Blueberry Pie

By Chef David “Smitty” “I use all butter for the crust and it comes out flaky.” Were you ever in a store shopping and kind of...

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...

Clams Casino & Oysters Rockefellers

Try Chef Smitty’s recipes for: Snail & Colbert butters Herb Butters Hollandaise Sauce One of the reasons I look forward to summer is the seafood....

Amazing Peanut-less Peanut Sauce

Eating has come a long way since I was a kid. Not really eating per say; I mean, you still pick up a bite...

Time for pie

Tahoe weather is warming up, Memorial Day is on our doorstep and barbecue and picnic season has arrived. Vegetable and fruit boxes are available...

What’s on Your Holiday Dinner Table?

The holiday season evokes a deep sense of nostalgia with the sweet aroma of cookies baking in the oven, of cinnamon and spices mulling...

The battle of the butterscotch sauces

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  And the winner is … I wanted to give you my thoughts on the two different butterscotch recipes from...

Spring cleaning for body & soul

What is a detoxification cleanse and why should we undertake one? Naturopathic and holistic practitioners believe that through nutrition and supplemental support you can...

Mango Salsa

For the first time in weeks, my brain was full of ideas on what to write about. I had desserts, potatoes, a pork dish,...