Drunken Winter Farro Blood Orange Salad with Stout Balsamic Glaze

Drunken Winter Farro Blood Orange Salad with Stout Balsamic Glaze Winter citrus is like a promise. A reminder that spring is almost here. It’s not the standard beige  winter produce, it’s bright and bold and completely unlike anything else that grows this time of year. For the few weeks that blood oranges gift us with […]

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Chocolate Stout Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Stout Peanut Butter Cups. Three Ingredients, crazy good. Let’s agree to make stuff this year. Because you and I, we like that. We like getting our hands and our kitchens dirty, ignoring the dishes that are starting to pile up as the vision we have for our edible creation taking shape. We like that […]

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How to Make The Creamiest Baked Mac N Cheese: Gouda Cheddar Beer Mac

 How to Make The Creamiest Baked  Mac N Cheese: Gouda Cheddar Beer Mac. Perfectly cheesy and creamy every time!   For something so seemingly simple, it’s easy to get this wrong. It’s easy to end up with dried up pan of overcooked noodles in a curdled sauce.  It’s easy to spend too much time and […]

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Beer Braised Pulled Pork Sliders with Chipotle Beer Cheese Sauce

Beer Braised Pulled Pork Sliders with Chipotle Beer Cheese Sauce

Beer Braised Pulled Pork Sliders with Chipotle Beer Cheese Sauce. Perfect football food! I get to do things. Fun things, cool things. This still feels new to me, these fun cool things. I spent years working with grubby, incredible, wonderful, difficult, heartbreaking kids in South Central LA. Then I worked behind a desk, in the […]

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Beer Crab Cake Balls

Beer Crab Cake Balls, incredibly delicious and adictive. Perfect for game day! We can’t over think this one. We wont. Because if we did we would think about deep-frying, get nervous about it, wonder if people actually like crab and deep fried things as much as we do, worry about the friend who pretends to […]

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Short Rib Black Bean Beer Chili, SO GOOD. It's eat-it-out-of-the-pot-before-anyone-else-can-have-any good.

Short Rib Black Bean Beer Chili

  Short Rib Black Bean Beer Chili, SO GOOD. It’s eat-it-out-of-the-pot-before-anyone-else-can-have-any good.   The only food that really comforts me is the food I make myself. The food I serve to people I love, even just one person, in my small kitchen, over an exchanging of words that are hard to speak. I don’t want […]

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Baked Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken with Honey Beer Dipping Sauce

Baked Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken with Honey Beer Dipping Sauce

Baked Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken with Honey Beer Dipping Sauce. So easy and even freezer friendly! When I was 22 I worked at a locked down level 14 facility that housed juvenile delinquents. I was only there to work with one. A baby faced 12-year-old named Tyrell with dark chocolate skin and big brown eyes. […]

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Stout Harissa Chicken Thighs

  Stout Harissa Chicken Thighs. Crazy good one pot chicken.    Let’s talk about an interesting question. A specifically head-tilt inducing question I’ve been asked a few dozen times over the past few months, “How do I get people to try craft beer?” My furrowed-brow-blank-stared response is usually as simple as, “Why wouldn’t they?” The […]

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Garlic Beer Butter Cod with Pale Ale Romesco

Garlic Beer Butter Cod with Pale Ale Romesco. So easy and SO good. The Romesco is insanely amazing.  Cod needs to be made with butter. It needs the beautiful richness to pull itself up through the firm flesh of this gorgeous fish and have it’s way with the flavors. Cod needs to be seduced by […]

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Honey Hefeweizen Boule Loaf

Honey Hefeweizen Boule Loaf. Simple, easy and delicious. Perfect recipe for first time bakers!  Last year, with a camera crew in my face, I interviewed the head brewer at my favorite Los Angeles brewery. “All I am is a yeast wrangler. I don’t work for the brewery, I work for the yeast.” He laughed until […]

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