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...

New Year’s Day Foods for Fortune, Luck & Longevity

It’s time to welcome in the New Year. For many people it’s an opportunity to let go of the old and welcome the new....

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...

Holiday Treats Without the Sugar

My grandmother baked dozens and dozens of Christmas cookies for the holidays. Each tin had an array of home-baked yumminess. Once in her kitchen,...

Mushroom Gravy

Here we are, right before Christmas and the spirit hasn’t quite found me yet. Oh, I know it’s coming. It will definitely happen. Maybe...

Chantilly Cream Is a Dream

I was asked by my friends I was having coffee with what this edition’s article was going to be. I had a few things...

The Best Part of Thanksgiving | Family, friends & leftovers

The yellowed leaves of the aspens flutter in the fall winds. Fields of dried mule ears crunch under foot and there is a chill...

Pumpkin Pie

This pie recipe is easy to make and is as good a pumpkin pie as I have ever had. I would have said the...