Tag: Recipes


Smoked Porter and Chipotle Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw

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

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

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

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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Fresh Blueberry Sauce with Wild Ale

Fresh blueberries abound at the Farmers Market right now. There were tables filled on my visit last week, even as the market was closing for the night. I picked up a few pints and have been putting them on yogurt, in smoothies, mixed into ice cream.. needless to say, there’s a lot of blueberry goodness […]

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The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream (with beer)

My first job in High School was at Cold Stone Creamery. I would come home from work covered in sweet cream and smelling of waffle cones with free ice cream in hand. My parent’s freezer was always filled with “love it” sized portions of new flavor combinations. Even with five people, we couldn’t eat ice cream fast enough. The household favorite […]

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