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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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Stout Bacon Jam Jalapeno Poppers. Because the only thing that can make Jalapeno Poppers better is bacon. And beer.

Stout Bacon Jam Jalapeno Poppers

 Stout Bacon Jam Jalapeno Poppers. Because the only thing that can make Jalapeno Poppers better is bacon. And beer.    I was on a reality TV show once. By the time filming started, in a cold warehouse in Van Nuys in January, the idea I had been pitched by the team of producers had morphed into […]

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Chocolate Porter Mousse Tart with Potato Chip Crust

 Chocolate Porter Mousse Tart with Potato Chip Crust. POTATO CHIP CRUST!! #chocolate #beer #recipe You already know the kind of tricks I play over here. You know that I add salty things to sweet things more often than not. You know that pretzels have been a favorite, as is bacon. But I’ve moved on, or […]

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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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Porter Braised Beef Short Ribs Sandwiches with Jalapeño Beer Cheese Sauce

Porter Braised Beef Short Ribs Sandwiches with Jalapeño Beer Cheese Sauce  #beer #recipe #tailgating    On the way to making quick chicken tacos I decided to make a burger. One that takes a couple of hours, one that I decided to call a sandwich instead because I felt like it. One that I decided to […]

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Stout Mushroom Gravy and Chicken with Beer Biscuits

  Stout Mushroom Gravy and Chicken with Beer Biscuits     I was once friends with a man who was 100 years old. We had a bit of an unlikely friendship, since he had reached retirement age long before I was even born. He was smart, funny, and seems to have no concept of the age […]

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Pretzel Crusted Chocolate Beer Fudge Cookies

I’ve never really been the girl with the sweet tooth. I’ve had a meat tooth. A salt tooth. A beer tooth. I could eat my weight in guacamole or tater tots and it takes a small act of God to get me to stop eating sushi. But sweets don’t give me the mad rabid cravings […]

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Stout Mongolian Beef

  Stout Mongolian Beef, twenty minutes and so good.    Until this year I was given a smooth transition into fall, which in LA seems to happen sometime around the end of January. September is always scorching, October is “brisk” in that low 70’s kind of way, we’ll get a day of rain in November […]

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Honey Mustard Mushroom Stout Chicken

Honey Mustard Mushroom Stout Chicken: 30 minute, one pot chicken dinner.    A few years ago I was stuck in a small town in south Italy on a 22 hour layover. While trying to figure out if sleeping in the tiny terminal was feasible, I met an Italian girl about my age. Her English was […]

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Porter Chorizo Black Bean Soup

On October 17, 1814 the streets of London where flooded with beer. Porter to be exact. At around 6pm, a 22-foot-tall monster barrel of beer, containing over two million pints of porter, succumbed to the pressure of the liquid pushing mightily against the large iron hoops. The burst was so loud, a literal explosion, it […]

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