Tag: Cooking with Beer


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

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

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

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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Pumpkin Seed Mole (Pipian Verde)

Cantina Mayahuel is one of my absolute favorite San Diego bars. There are countless world-class craft beer bars and tasting rooms in San Diego that I love. This, however, is not one of them. Cantina Mayahuel is, in their words, a civilized cantina with old Mexico charm, providing education and information about the culture, the process, the […]

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Bar food is a thing of beauty. Burgers, fries, nachos, pretzels, mac & cheese, hot wings… they’re like old, reliable friends that you never tire of seeing. My favorite? It’s a tossup. The creamy, cheesy goodness of macaroni and cheese always satisfies; it’s nostalgia at its finest. And the spicy, buttery sauciness of hot wings, […]

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Pumpkin Ale Cream Puffs

For this recipe you’ll need to make pâte à choux. Sounds intimidating, no? The name almost scared me away the first time I looked at a cream puff recipe and I still can’t pronounce it properly (sorry, France!). But in truth, pâte à choux is an incredibly simple, versatile dough that makes several impressive baked goods including profiteroles, […]

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