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Cooking with Beer

How to make vinegar out of BEER {Collaboration Post}

How to make vinegar out of BEER {Collaboration Post}

As promised! The very exciting, long awaited collaboration post (part 1 of 2) featuring chef Ryan Santos. This beer vinegar business might sound a little crazy (even for me), but I swear to you it is so easy even a not-so-bright child can do it. […]

February favorites and a fantastic Framboise recipe

February favorites and a fantastic Framboise recipe

Whoa alliteration. OK, this is gonna be kind of a monthly fave “Beer Diary” meets Monday food recipe, meets “Travel Edition” post mashup. You know how much I love a good mashup. I mean who doesn’t? Guacamole – Mango Salsa, #AmIRight?

Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

We might need to re-name this blog, “lovebeerlovetraderjoes.” LBLTJ. Rolls right off the tongue. Nope. I have issues. When I saw the shocking chartreuse of their new item, “10 Minute Barley” I immediately put three in my cart.  I can’t help it, I get so […]

You Can Make Magazine-Worthy Bread. Seriously.

You Can Make Magazine-Worthy Bread. Seriously.

You will die when you see how easy this recipe is. And it has beer in it!!! Best. Bread. Ever. I have shared this recipe with lots of friends and family who are now HOOKED.

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Porter BACON Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Porter BACON Cupcakes

Please forgive me for this. These are dark chocolate, vanilla porter, BACON cupcakes (adapted from a recipe of someone who knows a lot more about baking than I – thanks Delly). I’m really not much of a baker. My need to improvise/tinker just doesn’t correlate […]