Soft Pretzel Bites made with Oktoberfest

09.17.14

Homemade Soft Pretzels are a thing of beauty – soft and chewy with a darkened exterior accented by flecks of coarse salt. They’re perfect on own, but also make a fantastic delivery device for a variety of mustards and dips. When cut into a bite size before baking, they’re an ideal party appetizer or game […]

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Smoked Porter and Chipotle Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw

09.11.14

Before moving to Brooklyn, I threw a dinner party for a few close friends at my house in San Diego. In an effort to clean out the cellar, multiple bottles were opened and beer freely flowed. Someone even made Nutella crepes which paired beautifully with the bourbon barrel stouts. The night was going well. Then […]

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Pan Fried Shrimp with Blistered Tomatoes and Andouille Sausage over Cheddar Grits

09.02.14

When I first saw Flying Dog’s Dead Rise at the bottle shop, I knew I had to try it. A beer brewed with McCormick’s Old Bay seasoning? It sounded odd, but intriguing. To my surprise, it was incredibly well-balanced: light and refreshing with some lemon notes and just enough celery salt to remind you there’s Old Bay […]

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Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

08.26.14

If I bake a cake, I always want to eat a slice for breakfast the next day. It’ll sit on the countertop tempting me in the morning: Don’t wait until after dinner! Eat me now! How can I resist? And why should I resist? Do I really have to wait until after dinner for dessert? And […]

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Mussels cooked in Green Curry with Saison

08.18.14

My first Summer in New York City has been nothing short of amazing. There are countless events and concerts, restaurant and bar patios open, parks are filled with picnicers, friends host backyard barbecues, and bicycle rides become a daily activity. There’s only one downside: I live in a railroad-style apartment with two windows and no central air. […]

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