Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

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Try these make-ahead pretzel sticks with two easy sauces, an easy beer cheese sauce and a delicious mustard dip. . . . → Read More: Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Oktoberfest Beer Mustard with Charcuterie for #10DaysofTailgate

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Can up some beer mustard for gifts (or your next tailgate). . . . → Read More: Oktoberfest Beer Mustard with Charcuterie for #10DaysofTailgate

Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

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I am excited for my first post for the Holiday Recipe Club!    Of course, the upcoming holiday is St. Patrick’s Day so the “secret ingredients” to choose from are beer, potatoes, and/or pistachios.   (Thanks to Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen for putting me on to this new club!)

I wanted a hearty meal so I . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

A Simple Plowman’s Lunch: Beer, Onion and Cheese Bread

Warm, hearty, and delicious.

This the latest post for Cook the Books Club, my ramblings on “Outlaw Cook,” and a recipe for “Plowman’s Lunch” Quick Bread. . . . → Read More: A Simple Plowman’s Lunch: Beer, Onion and Cheese Bread

Christmas Gift #3

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Gifts from the Kitchen: The perfect gift for a beer connoisseur—gingerbread made with Guinness! . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #3

Another Best Burger Recipe

Another recipe that didn’t win…but, it sure is tasty: Brat Burgers with “Dunkelized” Onions . . . → Read More: Another Best Burger Recipe

Eating through a few Midwestern States

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We recently got back from a multi-state odyssey.   We traveled and ate through many states.

We only passed through St. Louis to spend the night on our way to Chicago,  but we would love to go back and try some BBQ and blues!  Next time,  I hope.  Right outside our hotel was a City . . . → Read More: Eating through a few Midwestern States

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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