Angel hair pasta with grilled vegetables

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·    I was recently back east for a family reunion and I can’t tell you how wicked good it is...

Christmas Cookie Contest!

The Rules: 1 dozen cookies must be submitted between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 4,   (please use a recyclable plate). All types of cookies, bars, fudges & other Christmas creations are eligible for the contest. Kids are welcome to submit cookies, as well, and will be judged in a separate category. Each entry must include the name, phone number and hometown of the cook... as well as a complete, typed recipe e-mailed to editor@tahoethisweek.com by 3 p.m. on Dec. 4. Include all ingredients, serving size and any tips on preparation. Cookies will be judged by Tahoe Weekly staff. The winner(s) will have the recipe(s) featured in the Dec. 17 edition. All questions may be sent to editor@tahoethisweek.com or call (530) 546-5995, ext. 104.   Entries may be dropped off between 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Tahoe Weekly...

Seasoning steaks

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Seasoning steaks sounds pretty simple and straight forward, right? Well, it is – sprinkle the steak with salt and...

Rubs

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Wow, have I gotten a lot of comments on steaks this last week and the seasoning article hadn’t even...

Choosing the right cut of steak

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  After talking about knives for a couple of weeks (I’ve gotten some more questions and I’ll e-mail some thoughts...

Sugar Cookies

I knew that this article is for the Christmas edition, so I wanted to write about some kind of Christmassy food. The problem was...

Greens, Eggs & Bacon

I think that I need to set the stage for this one a little before giving you the recipe. So, there I was on...

Lemon Mint Cashew Cheese 

Ingredients 1 C cashews, soaked for a few hours & overnight if possible (the longer they soak the creamier the cheese) ½ lemon, juiced 1 t olive...

Roast Duck with Blueberry Watermelon Sauce

Roast duck is one of those dinner items that will rarely make it to the dining room table. Duck is a dish that is enjoyed...

Beef Satay

Last week, I talked about trying to decide what to make and thinking about what region of the world happens to be sparking your...