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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Spicy Miso Stout Udon Noodle Soup

  Spicy Miso Stout Udon Noodles Soup. Only Takes twenty minutes.    I once got beligerantly drunk at a cafe in Spain and asaulted a waiter. That’s probably a bit of an exaggeration, unless you ask the waiter. My sister and I had been traveling south from Madrid on our way to Morocco and stopped […]

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Chipotle Beer Cheese Oven Fries

 Football fries: Chipotle Beer Cheese Oven Fries When I was 17 I decided to sell vacuums door-to-door. It was a great plan, I’d met a guy who had made a few thousand dollars in just one day, it seemed like easy money. After a quick intro seminar in an office park in a bad area […]

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Blackberry Beer Breakfast Muffins

 Blackberry Beer Breakfast Muffins  A few years ago I spent a week in Ireland, at a hostel at the base of the Guinness brewery. Somewhere near 9am I wandered into a nearby restaurant that was much more pub than grub. At the bar was a bit of a surly local, just him and me. I […]

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Caramel Apple Brown Ale Cake

    I was once asked to write a piece about apples for a print magazine. Seems easy enough, I did grow up on a farm flanked by apple orchards.  But here’s the problem, I tend to be a bit opinionated about certain things. Most issues bring out a very “live and let live” spirt to […]

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Sausage Sliders with IPA Sriracha Sour Cream

I always a nice girl, polite, maybe a little shy in a way that made me seem unapproachable. Always a go-with-the-flow, don’t-rock-the-boat kind of person, never one to cause a riot. Until you put me in a red swim suit and give me a whistle, then I’m bossy and loud. The summer after high school […]

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Pumpkin Porter Beer Brownies Sundaes

Pumpkin things are upon us. Of course we have those pumpkin spice lattes that the weather is far too warm to warrant, and the overly orange plastic pumpkins that Target is trying to push on us, but it’s the beer that gets me most excited. It can be a triple digit August afternoon when a […]

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Porter Marinated Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps with IPA Chimichuri

I spent the better part of the last two weeks throwing myself into my second book. Cooking at 1 am, editing photos at dawn, trying to pull sentences out of my weary brain that would actually be ones that you would want to read. Monday at 2 am I finally sent it off to my […]

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Hot Crab Beer Cheese Dip

      When I was 22 I was recruited by a modeling agent while I was shopping for shoes on Melrose.   I said no. Nothing about that interested me at all. At the time I was teaching anger management skills to gang members in south central LA, doing work that matter to me, […]

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