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Slow Cooker Mushroom Winter Ale Chicken

Slow Cooker Mushroom Winter Ale Chicken & What is a Winter Ale?

What is a Winter Ale? This is the time for generalities. With the Winter Ales, these seasonal favorites, it’s essential. Because you can get specific, and even technical with other beer styles, but the vast spectrum that these beers run along won’t allow for strict categorization. Winter ales are often what’s called an Old Ale, […]

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Pumpkin Ale Farro Roasted Asparagus Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad

Pumpkin Ale Farro Roasted Asparagus Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad

Pumpkin Ale Farro Roasted Asparagus Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad  Somehow I ended up being the girl who brought salad to Thanksgiving. Not my usual holiday offering. Spending the holidays in an unfamiliar city and not being the host for the first time in forever drove me to beer up a salad. Maybe it’s caused […]

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Stout Brined Crispy Chili Brown Sugar Pork Belly

Pork belly is a bit of a trade secret. It’s rich, delicious, and if you can get your hands on it, fairly cheap. It’s like shallots and Maldon salt, these little touches that turn a home cooked meal into something that rivals a commercial kitchen. Pork belly is a favorite among chefs, and it’s easy […]

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Beer Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with IPA Jalapeno Slaw + $350 Giveaway

I’ll cook anywhere if you ask me to. A dorm kitchen, a camp stove, a closet with a griddle. Just make sure that I have a few things on hand. One of the items that I’ll always request, if you ask me to cook outside my comfort zone, is an enamel cast iron pot. These […]

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Lime Pepper Crusted Beer Steamed Sea Bass Cheeks

Lemon Pepper Crusted Beer Steamed Sea Bass Cheeks

Lemon Pepper Crusted Beer Steamed Sea Bass Cheeks, just 20 minutes to a delicious and perfect dinner.  I’m always drawn to things I know nothing about, comfort zones make me a bit restless. While this can get me into a bit of trouble in my personal life, it has substantial benefits in my saucepans. Take […]

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Trashed Up Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza

  Trashed Up Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza. Worth every. single. calorie. SO good.  A great blog sucks you in. Not just the food, or the photos, but the person behind it. A person you become a least mildly obsessed with. A real-life human who writes in a way that you makes you want more of […]

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Rosemary Potato Brown Ale Galette

Rosemary Potato Brown Ale Galette. Vegan, healthy and insanely delicious. Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!    I once knew a woman who had marched on Washington with Martin Luther King. She was fascinating and captivating and no matter how many interesting stories I can tell you, she had me beat on all levels. I sat at a small formica table […]

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One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken

One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken. Even the pasta and chicken get cooked in the same pot!     Sometimes I like to look at photos of old living rooms I used to occupy. The one when I was kid with the brown tweed couch, and the one with the tan futon […]

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Sriracha and Beer Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey Glaze

Sriracha and Beer Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey Glaze. The best fried chicken I’ve ever made, and really simple. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had was in a trailer park in Compton, a particularly rough part of South Central Los Angeles (you can read that story here). Since then I’ve had a mild obsession with […]

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Porter Ginger Glazed Salmon

  Porter Ginger Glazed Salmon. 20 minutes and SO good! #salmon #recipe #quick #easy #asian   I have this bizarre ability to have strangers confess dark secrets to me without provocation. Several times, after such admissions, they’ll say, “I can’t believe I just said that,” as they further expand upon the revelation. Maybe it’s something in […]

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