Stout Braised Pork Tacos

Pork short ribs rubbed in spices, braised in a broth of stout beer, honey, and garlic, and served up on a tortilla with fresh salsa and sliced avocado – what’s not to love?  Typically I would consider pork ribs to be summer fare, perfect for outdoor grilling weather.  Tacos also have an element of sunny,…

Guinness Millet Bread

A Guinness and millet based bread enhanced through the judicious use of molasses and chocolate – my latest foray into bread baking.  I was actually aiming to make a dark sourdough rye for my mother on Mother’s Day, but I could not find any rye flour at the local supermarket.  Which is, in my humble…

Sausage Bread

I took a Guinness based pizza dough, loaded it up with sausage, and coiled it into a bread loaf.  Not too shabby, although, next time I might leave it in its jelly roll form and bake it in a long loaf pan, instead of coiling it all together.  It took about two hours to bake…

Rye, Beer, and Olive Flatbreads

The sourdough starter, that I began back in November, found its untimely end this week.  I figured that the blackish tint it developed did not bode well for human consumption, and considering that it will take a few days to develop my new starter, I had to come up with a new flatbread recipe that…

Beer Pizza Dough

One of my favorite grocery store pizza doughs has beer in it, and below is my astonishingly successful first attempt at trying to recreate it.  I was sure that it would take me a few tries to get it right, especially since I was going in blind (pour in a can of beer, dump in…

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage is a once a year specialty in this household.  Honestly, although I do love corned beef, I personally can not stand smell and taste of boiled cabbage and I rather not think to deeply upon what makes corned beef “corned” beef.  But once a year, around St Patty’s Day, we get…

Philly Cheese Steaks

The occasional Philly Cheese Steak is one of the things that I sometimes miss about living in the mid-Atlantic region.  The one time I had the gall to order one in a Vermont establishment it came served up on a French baguette topped in sharp cheddar cheese – tasty, but not what I would call…