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Blood Orange Beer Pound Cake

I’m sitting in a coffee shop in a little part of East LA called Silverlake. Near the house that’s no longer my home. All of my belongings, except an oversized suitcase and some beer, are packed tightly into a moving truck somewhere along the West Coast. It occurs to me that I don’t really live […]

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Chocolate Porter Berry Cobblers

There is this way that I make food that I can only really see in retrospect as a mirror to how I’m feeling. Messy food means that I’ve wandered into internal chaos. It’s OK, there are much less healthy ways of dealing with emotions than the culinary mood ring that my kitchen becomes. There are […]

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Chocolate Stout Pudding with Beer Whipped Cream

So I have this problem with comfort food. Or more, the problem is with me. I find comfort in odd foods. For most people it’s warm food, or crispy carby foods, or cheesy foods. For me, it’s cold food. Sushi is my comfort food. And cereal (don’t judge). And to make this even more strange, […]

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Chocolate Stout Shortbread Cookies

  I need to start a petition. To change the usually paring of Milk and Cookies to Beer and Cookies. First of all, it’s just a better idea. If you want to lure friends over, “Hey I’ve got beer and cookies” will go over much better than the alternative. Second, milk is gross. Sure, you […]

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Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is more of that inherent rebellion I told you about. I’ll take a stout any day, but am more drawn to them in the middle of August when everyone else is reaching for those session IPAs. Ice cream is fine, but when it’s freezing outside, it’s the most appealing. When the summer heat hits […]

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Mini Chocolate Stout Cheesecake with Salted Beer Caramel Sauce

    I’m the kind of girl that brings beer to a baby shower. Which works out well, when it’s a digital baby shower for the kind of girl who likes those sorts of things. Like my friend Bev who, in her multi tasking ways, is in the process of growing not one but two […]

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Chocolate Stout Candy Cane Cake & Christmas Beers

  “Christmas Beer” is a bit of a broad term. It’s isn’t really a style since brewers are free to bring anything from an IPA to a barrel aged stout to the holiday beer table. It’s more of an opportunity. An opportunity for beer people to do get creative, draw inspiration from the season, and […]

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Bruleed Pumpkin Beer Pie

  I know what you’re thinking. You think that I put a Pumpkin Ale in that pie. It’s a fair assumption, and not a bad route to take when beerifying (that’s a word) a pumpkin pie. Sure, you can use that. Go ahead, be my beer-cookin’ guest, it’s not a bad choice. But for this […]

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Pale Ale Pie Dough & And How to Make and Freeze it For Later

  It’s pie time. And I hope you won’t hold this against me but I’m about to give you a pie dough lecture. About that store bought crust you use. And how you have to stop. For the love of Good Beer, stop it. Here’s why, hold tight, I’m about to change your pre-made-pie-dough buying […]

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Mile High Chocolate Stout Pie

This past Sunday, as I stood at a podium in the middle of a convention center talking about the glorious interplay of beer & chocolate  and how to pair the two, I was asked which chocolate stout I recommend. All I could think of was this Rogue Chocolate Stout that I’d spent a day turning […]

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