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Fried Beer Chicken Sliders with Beer Pickled Peaches and Jalapenos

  Slider has always been one of those skeevy words that I’ve tried to avoid, like, well the word “skeevy” or the unfortunate times I’m forced to use the word “moist.” Like the way “wooded area” is almost always followed by “dead body” or how the word “penetrate” should never be used outside a seventh […]

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Triple Chile Beer Cheese Dip

  I’ve always been a bit of a heat freak. I’ll always order the spiciest version of any dish on the menu, and then add hot sauce. I’ve had to tamp down the fiery ingredients when writing recipes for mass consumption, but when it’s just me and a few other capsaicin worshipers, I’ll triple the […]

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Grilled Corn and Crab Salad with Summer Ale Cilantro Vinaigrette

  I took a conference call yesterday with a research firm that’s spending considerable effort studying the trends of craft beer and food. An honest look at craft beer from an outsider is an interesting pool to swim in. They asked the standard questions, thoughtful and curious, and it almost always turns in the same […]

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Porter Caramelized Onion Greek Yogurt Dip: 42 Calories a Serving

    It’s seems a cruel twist of fate that beer-drinking-burgers-dogs-dips-eating season and bikini season line up perfectly. The same time that we load our paper plates with baked beans, slow roasted ribs, chips and creamy dips, is the same part of the year that we shed our clothes and romp in the sunshine in […]

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Beer and Sriracha Candied Nuts

  Let’s talk for a second about last meals. We’ve talk about this before while discussing Julia Childs last meal and how I defiled it with a stout. Many discussions have been had over what entrée and dessert we’d all have if we were afforded the choice. Would it be Grandmas pot roast? Sushi? A burrito from […]

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Grilled BBQ Beer Chicken and Apricot Flatbreads

  Let’s say you and I get into it over pizza. We hash it out over the best pizza we’ve ever had. We talk about Naples, and LA, and both agree that New York beats Chicago, unless you want a casserole, then Chicago pizza will do. And then I tell you that the best Ray’s […]

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Porter Date Jam Crostini with Prosciutto, Arugula and Goat Cheese

  If there was any doubt about how much I like self-torture, you can defer to this: I’m writing another cookbook. My first cookbook, The Craft Beer Cookbook took four months and most of my sanity to write. And here I am, doing it again. Maybe it’s the post publisher amnesia, maybe it’s that I […]

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Porter Black Bean Dip

I’ve been told that a writer is no greater than the sum of their experiences. Experiences, those I’ve got, more than most. More than I’ll ever admit to. But are the ones I’ve accumulated the right inlay for the foundation of the life I want? I was never anyones high school sweetheart, but I was […]

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Garlic Herb Beer Butter Roasted Potatoes

 Cowboys and brewers aren’t that different. I grew up on a farm, surrounded by cowboys and farms and it didn’t take long to notice how different their “job”  was from those 9 to 5′s that other people had. There were no days off, and this had nothing to do with the fact that ranches and […]

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Creamy White Bean Beer Cheese Dip

Let’s talk for a few minutes about why this is such a great idea. First, you can add beer. And the ability to add beer is always a plus. And let’s be honest, being able to pump out a beer infused dip in just a few minutes without turning on your oven is always a […]

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