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Beer pairings for regular folks, Part 8

[an occasional series on how “regular folks” can integrate craft beer into their “culinary” endeavors] Boy, this one takes me back! It’s my mom’s fault that I used to embarrass her in restaurants from time to time. She made me … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggs

It’s the details. Oh, sure, it’s cool to have a home bar. It’s cool to have a couple of beers on tap. But if you really want to stand out, you gotta have a jar of pickled eggs handy. My … Continue reading

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DIY Illuminator Doppelbock

I don’t know if you’ve been imagining it or not, but as you might imagine people ask me for that Illuminator Doppelbock recipe quite a lot. I tend to respond with, “It’s probably on the blog there somewhere,” or “I … Continue reading

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Bacon Smoothie

From time to time, folks continue to ask me about that fast-breaking, Bacon Smoothie Recipe. Some are enthused about the concept and others find it repulsive. Well, it’s not just water and bacon, you know. It works because, despite the … Continue reading

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Thai-olina Wings and Iowegian beer

Since I’m going to Knoxville, Iowa tomorrow to sign books and talk about/drink beer, I thought I’d post this tasty way of reminding you to come say hello, learn about monks, shop for books and drink both my Illuminator Doppelbock and … Continue reading

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Post-drinking breakfast for the forward thinker

That is, this is a yummy, but not entirely quick breakfast, for the day after a beer too many. Since New Year’s Eve can sometimes present one with a beer too many, I thought I’d share a good breakfast recipe … Continue reading

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Beer pairings for regular folks, Part 6

My Grandpa Wilson could do more than heat up a TV dinner in the microwave, let me tell you. He could play a mean game of cribbage, shoot pool, shoot the shit and he could make gravy out of bologna … Continue reading

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Building a better float

About four years ago, I posted my recipe for milk stout ice cream, and with a solid base recipe, I find myself each summer tweaking in new ice creamy directions. Last weekend, we grooved into Mexican chocolate ice cream, and … Continue reading

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Riffing on Grandma, Part 2

Once again, I find myself twisting a grandma classic in a new direction. This time, the Grandma Fusion takes on my Great-grandma Polson’s killer meat loaf recipe. I’m not the only person who feels strongly about how good her recipe … Continue reading

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Better living through doughnuts

“The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the hole!” -Oscar Wilde In addition to beer, doughnuts serve as one of the primary fuels of my life. How, then, could I be anything other than an optimist? The pint glass … Continue reading

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