Smoked salmon

Hot smoked salmon is one of my favorite treats. It’s easy to put together, tastes great on its own, and can be an important component in several other dishes as well. Oh, and did I mention, it keeps very well too!

Mom’s rosy pickled eggs

I love pickled and briny stuff. This recipe may be the reason why. My mom has been making┬áthese for years and her mother had been making them for years prior to that. I truly enjoy them. The pickling liquid imparts a great flavor and the beets make for some curious coloring. Growing up, it was…

Chipotle hummus

We used to make this one in the restaurant a lot. Easy, spicy, good! Serve with pita chips or other chips.

Apple Pie

Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada is apple country. During these days of fall weather and terrible traffic as out of towners descend on us hill folks to participate in apple related activities, I thought it would be appropriate to whip up an easy apple pie at home. This way, I can…