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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have this theme in my life right now about fear. Not the kind of fear that keeps you from jumping out of airplanes (which I’ve done), or the fear that comes when you hear a noise in the middle of the night which clearly means a murderer is in your living room. But a […]

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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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Slow Cooker Maple Bacon Beer Baked Beans

Before my gypsy soul led me to Los Angeles, I spent a few years growing up on a pig farm. With seven sisters. Eight girls, startling close in age, running around like ferrel children on endless acres of farmland. Although I learned to drive a tractor before I could drive a car, maneuver a 300 […]

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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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Beer Braised Pork Ribs Tacos with IPA Pickled Jicama

We need to talk for a second about the anatomy of a taco. It’s pretty simple when you break it down: homemade tortilla, a flavorful protein, and an acid, that’s all. When you make something so simple, you need to make each building block well. Which will start with that tortilla. If there are just […]

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Stout Meatballs with Beer Barbeque Sauce Glaze

  It’s hard to find anyone who grew up in America that doesn’t have a childhood memories of meatballs. And in the grand tradition of our great country, we stole these from someone else, an no one can agree how they are really supposed to be made. They can be in a sandwich, over pasta, […]

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Grilled Beer Marinated Prosciutto Wrapped Filet Tip Skewers

Don’t roll your eyes at me. I’m not even sorry that I keep making you skewers. I’m in a mood to put meat on sticks these days, and the grill is officially open. I’ve also discovered that filet tips are perfect for getting soaked in beer, stabbed with a metal skewer and thrown on a […]

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Beer Poached Pears with Chocolate Stout Fudge Sauce and Moose Munch Crumble

  One of the perks of blogging is the invitations for the behind the scenes tours of places you’d never be allowed in otherwise, to fully indulge the Food Geek in all of us in the how it’s made process that thrills and fascinates those of that have dedicated our loves to internet food. The […]

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Homemade Stout Beer Salt

Stouts are my comfort food. If I’m feeling stressed, or overwhelmed in any way, it’s my go-to liquor of choice. There is a comfort and familiarity a good stout brings. It’s the cable knit sweater of the beer world. And maybe that gives me the beer soul of an old man, but I’ll take it. […]

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Chocolate Stout and Toasted Coconut Ice Cream (vegan)

Everyone wants to feel like they have things figured out. That they have everything in it’s designated box. You’e made decisions, said decisions help you navigate the world. And every once in a while that comfortable social constructionists gets a bit rocked. You hate country music but you find yourself sinfully signing along to Devil […]

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