Food & Wine

Feeling saucy: Swordfish with béarnaise sauce and herb-lemon risotto

Sauces can take a dish from good to great, wonderful to wow, marvelous to magnificent … . I think you get the picture. Mac and cheese is really just macaroni in a cheese s ...

After yard work: Something light but hearty

As you know it was a very, shall I say, warm weekend. I had plenty of yard work that needed to get done since I missed doing my chores last weekend due to rain. So, warm or not, I ...

A weekend experience full of wine and fun

The El Dorado County Passport event is not only a fun weekend to drink a lot of wine; it is also an educational experience. Personally, I learned a lot about wine that I didn&rsquo ...

New York strip seared steakhouse style

I don’t eat red meat often. So when I do I choose a nice thick lean cut cooked to juicy perfection. This 1 pound, custom-cut 2-inch-thick New York strip was just what I neede ...

Simple eats, easy cheats

A coworker said, “Hey, I want you to try this really yummy egg thing my wife made.” He brought me a piping hot egg and ham muffin cup creation. I was pleasantly surpr ...

Growing food from scraps

Here is a list of some of the foods you can re-grow: Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing ...

Sometimes perfection just happens

I was thinking about ways I could spring new life into my left over corned beef and cabbage. I thought with all the rain we have been having, a nice warm soulful corned beef and ca ...

St. Patrick’s Day festivities happening at local eateries

Beer, whiskey, corn beef and cabbage and Irish music: when mixed together a St. Patrick’s Day celebration is what you will get. Many local pubs and bars are getting ready fo ...

Corned beef and cabbage: More than a tradition

Reene is short for Maureen and my maiden name is McCarthy, so no one ever asked me where my father was from. Being raised by an Irish father, corned beef and cabbage was often se ...

Enjoy easy everyday elegance

Several years ago I happened upon a little Irish pub that looked very inviting, so I wandered in to take a look at the menu. It looked like it required further investigation so I s ...

Timing is everything with this tri-tip meal

Saturday mornings are the perfect time to wakeup, step into your slippers and head for the coffee maker. I get the coffee brewing, take my raging ready-to-play puppy out to the bac ...

Bravo to biscotti

Biscotti is the plural form of biscotto. The word originates from the Medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning “twice-cooked.” It defined oven baked goods that were baked ...

Taste of Malta

After I made timpana, I was asked to please do some more Maltese recipes. The timpana is pasta mixed with a tomato meat sauce then covered with flaky pastry dough and baked until ...

Big game appetizers that will keep the huddle near the table

Time for the gridiron gladiators to face off in the championship game once again, and while some of us are excited about the game, many are excited about the ads and, in my case, t ...

There is no longer a need to be crabby

When crab season was called off on the California coastline, it made me a little crabby, to say the least. Crab is one of my favorite ingredients. Having no crab season is like s ...