Tag: Recipes


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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Macaroni and Cheese with Buffalo Chicken

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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Breakfast Stout French Toast stuffed with Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been cleaning out my fridge in preparation for vacation. There are jars and containers galore filled with sauces, grated cheeses, and more from kitchen experiments, last week’s dinner, and recent blog posts. One such container was filled with leftover bourbon cream cheese frosting from a batch of pumpkin whoopie pies. I definitely made too much. Oops! […]

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