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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Gingerbread Ale Pudding with Beer Whipped Cream & Fall Beers for Non-Pumpkin People

Gingerbread Ale Pudding with Beer Whipped Cream & Fall Beers for Non-Pumpkin People     By the time October rolls around, Pumpkin ALL The Things has hit it’s crescendo.  Pumpkin beer lists have been made, all the Top Ten have been analyzed and disputed, and frankly, most of us have pumpkin weary palates. Thankfully there is a mountain […]

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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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Sweet Potato and Brown Ale Soup with Crispy Sage and Pomegranates

Sweet Potato and Brown Ale Soup with Crispy Sage and Pomegranates #soup #recipe #beer #sweetpotato #pomegranate #fall   Do you ever get wrong number phone calls? I’m a bit of a magnet for them, even though I’ve had my current cell phone number since I was a teenager. I get the same woman calling me […]

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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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Roasted Garlic and Potato Beer Cheese Soup

Roasted Garlic and Potato Beer Cheese Soup I’m a bit of a free spirit, an outside the box person. The thought of taking a cruise makes me feel panicked and trapped, as does the thought of living in a tract house, or working in a cubicle. These are all things that people want, right? To […]

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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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