Pine Mountain Lake Tennis Tips

I started playing tennis with the PML Racquet Club a few years ago, and my game was pretty bad at that point.  Helpful members offered free lessons and advice, which was a great way to get started.  My game continues to get better and I attribute it mostly to observations that I have made while playing with some of the better players in the weekly … [Read more...]

Salsa de Chile Colorado

I love Mexican food and here in Groveland, CA we are blessed with a great restaurant, Cocina Michoacana.  Like most authentic Mexican restaurants they feature a green sauce (or "salsa verde") and a red sauce ("salsa de chile colorado"), which are choices for many dishes such as enchiladas and chile rellenos.  Colorado, by the way, translates to … [Read more...]

Lots of Snow at Pine Mountain Lake!

Pine Mountain Lake and Groveland received a much needed dose of snow last night.  There was 9 inches at my location and it looks like it will stick around for a few days with the cold temeratures that will continue.  I braved my way down the driveway this morning to get a few pics, and that turned into many pics. The major streets are plowed but … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

I am not sure where she found it, but my sister Susie brought this dessert to a Knoth Family Thanksgiving several years ago.  I like pumpkin pie, but I LOVE Susie's Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.  Here's the recipe: Pumpkin Cheese Filling 2          3 oz                 Cream Cheese, room temp 3/4       Cup                 Golden Brown Sugar, … [Read more...]

Chinese Chicken Salad

Paula and I have had our differences on how to make the best Chinese Chicken Salad.  In fact, when we were doing our monthly cooking classes at Pine Mountain Lake, we essentially had a Chinese Chicken Salad "throw down" during our Chinese Cooking Class.  The class participants were the judges and each of us seem to remember that more people liked … [Read more...]

Winterizing your Pine Mountain Lake Home

Our winter temperatures in Groveland can occasionally dip into the teens, and if your home is not properly winterized, that could result in a burst water pipe.  When the air temp rises above freezing the water begins to flow from the burst pipe, and you could have a huge water bill to pay in a short time.  If the pipe is inside your home, the … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Foreclosures in Pine Mountain Lake

Hoping to score a bargain on a foreclosed property?  There are good deals to be found, including foreclosures in Pine Mountain Lake area, but the process is not as easy as you might think, and there can be risks and obstructions, depending on which phase of foreclosure that you seek to buy in.  Think you're ready to jump in?  Here's what you need … [Read more...]