Mrs. Smith’s Pork Chops and Rice

The best thing about having a vacuum sealer is that I can buy things in bulk, portion it out, freeze some and save lots...

Summer’s bounty

Nothing says summer like a farmers’ market. Whether you are wandering through the pine trees in Truckee, or hanging out just above the sun-drenched...

Quintessential dining — Tahoe style

Dining at Gar Woods is the well-rounded Tahoe package — beautiful views, a flavorful menu and luscious libations. My husband, Steve Caswell, most discerning...

Wine flights great choice at Spindleshanks

Spindleshanks American Bistro and Wine Bar boasts one of the most extensive and fun wine lists in the Lake Tahoe area. No matter how...

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp

I admit it. I had it. Hey, it happens to everyone once in a while, and this was about as bad a case as...

Celebrate summer at Solstice Festival

Ron Richman Tahoe City celebrates the official start of summer with the annual Solstice Festival from June 20 to 23 with a Classic Car Stroll,...

Dining on the water

Ahi Poke Stack Captain Jon’s A Tahoe staple, Captain Jon’s, is one of the most picturesque spots to dine. With the Spindleshanks’ dream team of Steve...

Raley’s provides great wine selection

The newly renovated Raley’s in Incline Village gives wine lovers cause to rejoice. Store Manager Mike Finn knows what he is doing in the...

Pineapple Lamb Kabobs

Wow, was it hot enough last week? When it gets that hot, choosing something for dinner can be kind of difficult. I mean, who...

Exceptional dining at Spindleshanks

Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli The American Bistro and Wine Bar, Spindleshanks, in Tahoe Vista offers a superb dining experience with options for dining on the...