Archive | July, 2012

Maple and Bourbon Beer Glazed Salmon

Let’s talk. If you are new to the Beer Scene you might not know about bourbon barrel aged beer. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Beer that has been aged in bourbon barrels giving it flavors of that remnant bourbon that once took up residence in that same barrel. Because bourbon is aged for years, […]

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Chocolate Stout S’Mores Bars

I have some s’mores trivia for you. I have a fascination with useless mundane trivia, and tend to  collect and expel said facts without provocation. So, here is the s’mores trivia I promised that you are undoubtably eager to get to: The recipe for s’mores was first published by the Girl Scouts in 1927. Further […]

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Brewed Mary: Beer Bloody Mary

  No offense to vodka, but a Bloody Mary just tastes better with beer. And an IPA is the inarguable choice for a Brewed Mary. I am, for the most part, a live and let live person. Happy to let your differing opinions thrive right along side mine. There are recipe choices that I would […]

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Jalapeno IPA Hummus

  This recipe has been in my brain for a while. For weeks it’s been taunting me, begging to be flushed out, poured into my food processor and immortalized in internet print. And this weekend three failed attempts to make IPA lemon bars that never really gave me the results I was hoping for coupled […]

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Beer Braised Potatoes With Rosemary Beer Gravy

; A reader from Iceland emailed me last week to ask what I listen to when I’m cooking. “You seem like a music girl,” she said. Music, food, beer, it all seems to be a different parts of the same creature and just like food can find a matched pair with beer or wine, music […]

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Stout Jerk Chicken

Literary Grief. This is the term I use for the moment you finish a great book and realize that it’s gone. This sort of anchor to those free moments in your life is now spent and the characters that ran behind your consciousness during the busy moments of your day, beckoning you back to the […]

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Oven Roasted BBQ Ribs With Stout Barbecue Sauce

I hate to break it to you but you have probably never barbecued in your life. How dare I say such blasphemous things, you toss burgers and steaks on the grill every weekend?! That’s not Barbecue, it’s grill. And I would never take away from the fantastic results we can get with a backyard grill, […]

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Chocolate Porter Strawberry Shortcakes With Beer Whipped Cream

(Chocolate Porter Strawberry Shortcakes With Beer Whipped Cream) I’m taking a huge risk here. You may have taken one look at this post and decided that I’ve lost my magic. Chocolate beer cake is as common as Nascar sweatpants in Walmart. But unlike motor sports fashion blunders in public, I loved this dessert. I’m combining […]

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Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Beer Cheese Dip

 (Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Beer Cheese Dip) There are a few ingredients that I have to restrain myself from adding to everything I make. On that list are the following: Sriracha, bacon, goat cheese and roasted garlic. As you can clearly discern, beer is not in that line-up. Because I never try to hold back […]

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