Articles Posted in the Cooking With Beer Category

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    Cooking With Beer: Kevin’s Beer Can Chicken

    True story: I’ve never made beer can chicken. Sounds crazy, right? I am a huge advocate for cooking with beer, but have never made a classic beer can chicken. Well, lucky for me, my friend Kevin has… and he is willing to share his recipe with me and all of you! Now, what makes Kevin’s [...]

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    Cooking With Beer: Drunken Shrimp Scampi

    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 [...]

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    Lil’ Routson’s New Belgium 1554 Black Beer Bread

    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

    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

    Cooking With Beer: Smoked Porter Stuffed Peppers

    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 [...]

  • The French Laundry: An Unexpected Craft Beer Experience in Wine Country

    The French Laundry: An Unexpected Craft Beer Experience in Wine Country

    For those of you that have been living under a rock this week and missed my writing debut on CraftBeer.Com, SHAME ON YOU! I was recently offered the opportunity to write a piece for the “Craft Beer Muse” section on For some time now, craft beer has been fighting for a rightful spot on [...]

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    Baking With Beer: Bacon Peanut Butter Cup Beer Brownies

    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

    Cooking With Beer: Belgian Beer Mussels

    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 [...]

  • Baking With Beer: Beer Cornbread Recipes

    Baking With Beer: Beer Cornbread Recipes

    I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve never been a big fan of cornbread. Actually, I’ve never been a fan of corn in general. Part of the reason I don’t like corn is because I had wickedly crooked teeth and braces as a child.Corn is not conducive to braces. My mom used to have [...]

  • Cooking With Beer: Ten Fidy Beer Chili

    Cooking With Beer: Ten Fidy Beer Chili

    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 [...]