Tag: beer

Foodventurous: Iowa State Fair 2016 (2)

Foodventurous: Iowa State Fair 2016 (2)

Join me for some grape stomping and other activities off the beaten path at the Iowa State Fair!

Recapping our first homebrew experience

With today being such a great day, let’s talk about a beverage/hobby/topic that is near and dear to my heart. It’s National Homebrew Day! Hi everyone; my name is Nick, and I’ll be your pilot this evening. I’m typically around the blog monitoring feedback and 

Beer Bread Pizza

When you bought self-rising flour to make Beer Bread, did you portion out the remaining flour into ziploc bags, add sugar, and freeze in ziploc bags for easy access?

If you did, there is a pizza-in-the-making waiting for you.

If you didn’t, I’m disappointed in you, and now you don’t get to enjoy pizza with the rest of us. Go sit at the table and think about what you’ve done.

Foodventurous: Opening Day

I woke up this morning to three wonderful things: a hot cup of coffee, a gorgeous sunrise, and a picture of Mike Matheny on espn.go.com/mlb!

My girlfriends talk about Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake, and Matt Damon. Don’t get me wrong … these are handsome men. But there is something about a man in a white uniform who can own a baseball cap.

In case I have lost you, Mike Matheny is the manager of my beloved St. Louis Cardinals. And don’t worry … my husband knows all about my crush. I like to make him and my boys roll their eyes when a game is on and I hush them whenever the camera crew gets a shot of Mike.

99 Cent Pomegrante Braised Pork

99 Cent Pomegrante Braised Pork

Ninety-nine cents per pound. I walked into the grocery store with the intent of buying beef brisket for a recipe I saw on a morning news show. The special of the day at the meat counter was bone-in pork butt roast for 99 cents a pound. The brisket was $5.99 a pound. Gee, let me think …

I walked out with 8 pounds of pork butt (No, I don’t know why it’s called that, as it comes from the shoulder area) and the ingredients for stone-ground mustard coleslaw and cheesy jalapeno corn.

Beer Bread: In 3-2-1

Beer Bread: In 3-2-1

This is one of the very few recipes I have committed to memory. And soon, you will understand why.

Three ingredients. No kneading. So many options.