Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich

You could be wondering: “Why is Smitty giving us such a simple recipe as grilled tomato and cheese?” After all, besides Kraft macaroni and...

Tram Car Bar for Squaw

The Tram Car Bar, a restored 70’s-era Squaw Valley tram cabin, will make its home on the Olympic House deck, serving drinks as the...

New culinary trail in South Shore

The South Tahoe Restaurant Association, facilitated by the Tahoe Chamber, is taking Lake Tahoe's culinary experience to new altitudes with the release of their...

Foraging for Sierra Gooseberries

Fall is in the air as temperatures cool and there are surprises in the forest for anyone who likes to forage. I live across...

Falling Into Wine

Got down into the 20s last night — a chilly reminder that fall is here. We will be gifted by more crisp, cool air...

Mushrooms Stuffed Two Ways

Stuffed mushrooms are one of those appetizers that are about as versatile as you can get. The numbers of different fillings are endless. The...

Two days, two Oktoberfest celebrations

The 14th annual Kiwanis fundraiser Sierra SeptOberfest returns on Sept. 27 with a beer garden, wine tasting and a German buffet dinner from 6...

Tales from the Big Bottle, Part II

Do you know your Big Bottle size Jeroboam from your Rehoboam? Ok, as ridiculous as that question is, it is a great place to start...

Lemon Honey Chicken

I once prepared the food for friends of mine who were married at Sand Harbor. The wedding, as with most events, went off without...

Beer, brats and Bavarian music at Oktoberfest

The free annual Oktoberfest at the Village at Squaw Valley is on Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will transform...