Archive | January, 2013

Slow Cooker Stout Red Beans and Rice

  Can we still be friends if I tell you that I don’t really like slow cookers? I resisted getting one for years, and then, like the culinary lemming that I can often be, I caved and asked for one for Christmas. As I kid, I hated them. I saw it only as that thing […]

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Beer and Buttermilk Fried Chicken

   I’ve been wanting to make you some beer fried chicken for a while now, but it’s a bit intimidating. The best fried chicken comes from the south, it’s a fact of sorts. As is the fact that, other than a few weeks in Atlanta, I haven’t spent much time in the Southern states. And, […]

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Vegan Chipotle Stout Chili with IPA Cashew Cream

    If you’re new to the Craft Beer scene, it might surprise you how many vegetarian and vegans there are here. While I am a meat eater (clearly, I put bacon in desserts), I did spend three years as a vegetarian. Mostly, this was a response to growing up on a farm and getting […]

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Stout Soaked Cherry Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust

I need your help. I’m somewhere around halfway done with this cookbook, and I need some feedback. I have about 50 recipes ready to go, but they have never been cooked outside of my kitchen. I want to know if they work for you, if you like them (or didn’t), if the directions make sense. […]

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Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip

This needs to be made with an IPA. The buffalo sauce (which has to be Franks, let’s just get that out of the way) needs a big kick to the face. The only beer up for that job is an IPA. I made this with Ballast Point’s Sculpin, one of my favorite IPA’s on the […]

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Beer Cornbread Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Happy 2013. Anyone broken their New Years Resolutions yet? I love resolutions, I just don’t make those “I’m going to remove things I love from my life” kind. I make resolutions that are more inline with goals. As in: -I’m going to take a homemade pasta class -I’m going to read more food lit -I’m […]

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