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Jalapeno Cornbread Beer Bread Muffins with Salted Beer Honey Butter

Jalapeno Cornbread Beer Bread Muffins, cooking with beer   There’s a contradictory element to cornbread. It’s enough to be a meal all on it’s own, especially when you eat 4 of them, with a beer and some honey butter, but you miss the rest. You miss the ribs, and the greens, and the coleslaw and […]

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Caramel Apple Beer Bread

  I love this bread in spite of how easy it is. Yes, in spite. In fact, I almost resent it for being so easy, I like a challenge. I like to work for it. I like beer pizza dough that takes 24 hours and I love that it takes all day for me to […]

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Garlic Beer Cheese Rolls

      My book tour kicks off in a few days and one of my first stops is at Bear Republic, one of my favorite California breweries. On October 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30 I’ll be at the pub in Healdsburg hanging out, signing books, hoping to meet some of you and gleefully consuming […]

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Pumpkin Ale Muffins with Graham Cracker Streusel Topping

Don’t judge me for this. It’s obligatory. After all, I am a blogger, and it is pumpkin season. And as the beer-food blogging hybrid beast that I am, pumpkin season means two things. First, there is the food blog trend of Pumpkin All The Things that I must participate in. Second, there are the most […]

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Homemade Beer Burger Buns

   The Beast of Yeast If you are among the yeast-averse, those who are convinced that bread making isn’t in your skill set, you probably haven’t even read far enough to see that I have faith in your yeast taming abilities. Not only is it easier than you think, it’s so completely satisfying to watch […]

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Italian Beer Bread Sticks & Tips for Beer and Food Pairing

  Before we jump in to my treasure trove of beer and food pairing tips, we need to dispel one myth: there are no rules. Drink what you  prefer and eat likewise. If YOU like it, it’s a good pairing, there are no hard and fast rules, just considerations and principles to keep in mind. […]

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Honey Beer Biscuits with Strawberry Belgian Ale Sauce

If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen my announcement that I shot a TV show for Lifetime back in January. The premise of the show was to take people with interesting ideas for food products and develop those ideas into product lines that end up on grocery store shelves. There is a […]

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One Hour Rosemary Beer Pizza Dough

  I’m a firm believer that the best pizza dough takes at least 24 hours. I’m also a firm believer that most of us don’t usually have that type of forethought. At least it’s a rare occurrence for me. I started making this pita bread dough when I wanted to make a day-of pizza, which […]

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Homemade Garlic Beer Pita Bread

  Do you remember when I told you that once I discovered that homemade corn tortillas where so good it made me realize that I didn’t acctually hate corn tortillas, I just hated those sad cardboard disks they sell at the store? Pita bread is an even bigger revelaiton. It’s not as quick as those […]

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Chocolate Stout Muffin Bread

  Let’s talk about chocolate stouts for a minute. If you aren’t aquatinted with these Dark Knights, you might be under the impression that your beer will be like a tall glass of malty chocolate milk. For the most part, that isn’t the case. While I was at Hanger 24, those awesome guys let me […]

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