Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Pepper Marshmallows, Bacon, and Pecans

11.24.14

Growing up, my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dish was sweet potato casserole. I loved the cut sweet potatoes from a Princella can mixed with brown sugar and crushed pineapple and topped with a golden brown and gooey blanket of melted marshmallows. It was a sugar bomb and I couldn’t get enough. These days, sweet potato casserole […]

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Homemade Marshmallows made with Black Pepper and Smoked Stout

11.23.14

I used to be a Food Network junkie. It started when I first discovered Iron Chef. It only got worse when I learned that was only the tip of the food porn iceberg. I’m not sure what it was that drew me to cooking shows. I didn’t know how to cook, I had no interest in […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash tossed in a Warm Bacon and Brown Ale Vinaigrette with Sage and Toasted Pecans

11.23.14

I love to roast vegetables, particularly Autumn vegetables once the weather cools down. I love the warmth of the oven and the smell of concentrating sugars that fills the air. I love to bundle up in an oversized sweater and play music too loud while the kitchen timer keeps track of the time until dinner. And thank goodness for […]

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Honey Porter Cornbread

11.12.14

This is my favorite recipe for cornbread because it’s perfect as is. The crumb is moist and tender, the corn flavor is pronounced without being overly prominent, and there’s just the right amount of honey kissed sweetness. That said, it also makes a fantastic base recipe for an endless list of mix-in’s. One of my […]

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Mole Poblano Style Chili with Butternut Squash and Smoked Porter + visiting Mezcal Palenques in Oaxaca

11.07.14

It would have been impossible to fit even one more bottle of mezcal in my suitcase. Each was strategically wrapped in dirty clothes and newspapers and plastic bags and carefully arranged to maximize luggage space. If only I had remembered to pack packing materials and an extra duffel bag. Hindsight can be such a bitch. But all in all, […]

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