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Appetizer

Beautiful Baked Brie with Crispy Sage

Beautiful Baked Brie with Crispy Sage

As you may recall, one of my favorite things in life, besides beer of course, is cheese. I love it bubbling on top of my favorite Porter Onion Soup, mounded on pastas, smothered in sweet and spicy Jezebel dip, or simply sliced and served with bread […]

Basic, Easy-Breezy Chickpea Hummus

Basic, Easy-Breezy Chickpea Hummus

In our household we have a pretty serious hummus addiction. We’ll buy one of those giant party tubs and a bag of pita chips, and poof! Demolished in under a week. Mike, aka ‘the hubs,’ literally eats it a cup at a time. Then I discovered how ridiculously […]

Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

I hate to pick a favorite style of beer – BUT if I was forced to, at gun-point, saison would narrowly win. As you know, saison and I have been in a torrid love affair for some time now. I love it’s zippy carbonation, lemony […]

Crispy Cauliflower Pakora & Raita {Chef CollaBREWation #4}

Crispy Cauliflower Pakora & Raita {Chef CollaBREWation #4}

To start off our most recent collaBREWation meal (you remember, that obscenely delicious and fiery lamb curry), we started out with a heaping platter of these crispy cauliflower fritters, aka pakora. We served up these wonderfully spiced, fried pakora with tangy raita – an easy […]

Citrusy Olive Tapenade & Stout Bread {Chef CollaBREWation #2}

Citrusy Olive Tapenade & Stout Bread {Chef CollaBREWation #2}

The other night when Chef Dan and I were prepping our St. Patrick’s Day feast, we whipped up this simple, yet glorious tapenade as an appetizer. It was an unplanned, throw a bunch of stuff in a food processor kind of thing – but it […]