Category Archives : Cooking With Beer


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Cooking With Beer: Drunken Shrimp Scampi 6

Today marks the first ever International #IPADay — the world’s largest collective celebration of craft beer. And in honor of one of our most iconic styles, I am re-releasing my “Drunken Shrimp Scampi” recipe that uses Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA as the “main ingredient”… ENJOY! The greatest part about cooking is that there is […]


Lil’ Routson’s New Belgium 1554 Black Beer Bread 10

And… SHE’S BACK! Despite the fact that my younger, more beautiful and talented sister rarely, if ever, consumes alcohol… every once in awhile she redeems herself with moments like these. The gist is such: my baby sis is currently attending the University of Texas, where she is getting her PhD in Mechanical Engineering (and no […]

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Cooking With Beer: [Leftover] Christmas Beer Chili 7

The holidays have come and gone. The leftover Christmas-style beers are still lingering on some store shelves — super discounted (yeah, I found Delirium Noel on sale at Costco for $1.97 FTW!). And although you might be a bit bored with the roasted, toasted, spiced holiday ales — do not completely give up on them. […]


Cooking With Beer: Smoked Porter Stuffed Peppers 8

It has been entirely way too long since I’ve posted a recipe that uses beer as an ingredient. Time to change that! Autumn is the time of year when I prefer eating heartier dishes, soups and stews. Something about the change in the weather makes me crave foods and beers with more substance and a […]

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Baking With Beer: Bacon Peanut Butter Cup Beer Brownies 18

Truth be told, I have some sweet skills in the kitchen. Typically, I prefer cooking over baking. But every now and then, I do get the urge to throw something in the oven. Which can be very dangerous for all arteries involved. Today is Christmas. And although I do not “really” celebrate the holiday, Christmas […]


Cooking With Beer: Belgian Beer Mussels 3

Mussels are hands down one of my favorite things to eat. Humans have used mussels as food for thousands of years. Mussels are particularly popular in Belgium, the Netherlands and France —¬†where they are consumed with french fries¬†(“mosselen met friet” or “moules frites”) or bread. Depending on the source, mussel season is either considered to […]

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Cooking With Beer: Ten Fidy Beer Chili 15

I love to cook. And, I love to cook with beer. Any recipe that requires some sort of liquid (water, wine, broth, stock etc…) can easily be prepared with beer as a substitute. Starch works particularly well — especially couscous, rice, quinoa, barley and even pasta and potatoes. All dried starch (and bean) products need […]

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Cooking With Beer: Gingerbread Ale & Butternut Squash Soup 8

I love to cook with beer. In my opinion, any recipe that calls for water, stock or broth can easily be replaced with beer. I love to steam rice and couscous in beer. It adds so much flavor. Whenever I come across a spiced beer, fruit beer or specialty beer — the wheels in my […]