Craft Beer After Yoga Class in South Carolina

November 16, 2014 - 3:18 pm

I tried yoga once. It was the longest single hour workout I've ever done. On Monday nights at the Quest Brewing Co in Greenville, SC, they do things a bit differently with their Hatha & Hops class. I'm not sure if that hour would have seemed longer knowing I had to wait for that beer, or whether that hour would have flown by with the anticipation of a delicious reward for finishing the workout. No doubt I'd give yoga one more try should Hatha & Hops find its way to Los Angeles.

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Tonight Show Beer Hockey with Josh Hutcherson

November 16, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Spoiler alert, Jimmy Fallon wins. Note to the producers: this was pretty boring television.
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Raspberry Lambic Brownies

September 23, 2012 - 3:15 pm

The beneficiary of my baking really likes the combination of raspberries and chocolate. After searching online for baked good ideas using some sort of beer, I came across these Cherry Lambic Brownies at Oh My Veggies. The modification was obvious - it's raspberry season, so substitute the cherries for fresh raspberries, and use raspberry lambic instead of cherry. The results were quite satisfying!

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Seared Scallops with Apple Cider Balsamic Glaze

August 7, 2012 - 10:34 pm

A funny thing happened a few weeks back: I had an unexplained craving for scallops. Up until that time, I wasn't even sure that I liked scallops. In fact, I was pretty sure I didn't. Logic tells me that somewhere, deep down, that craving was calling to a primal memory of enjoying scallops that I must have had at some point in my life.

Given that the craving was unexpected, I hadn't planned a thing. Naturally, I scoured the internet and came up with this recipe from She Cooks He Cleans. All in all a success, although I found out scallops are rather pricey.

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Bacon and Kale Gratin

June 28, 2012 - 9:13 pm

As promised, here is that recipe for the bacon and kale gratin that I made to serve with the marinated beer brats. Yes, I did eat 1/2 of the pan. Yes, in a single sitting. I couldn't help myself. Thank you Pinterest for shortening my life with this recipe discovery.

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Rub Some Bacon on It

June 4, 2012 - 12:27 pm

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Notes on a BBQ and Beer Brats Two Ways

June 3, 2012 - 5:52 pm

A party three and a half years in the making actually came to fruition yesterday. There's no reason it actually should have taken that long to happen, and there was nothing about it that would have seemed like it took that long to plan, but it did.

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Rigatoni with Bacon Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

April 28, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Here's a recipe that's gone straight to my make again list. The combination of flavors packs a punch - it's creamy, salty, slightly sweet, and tart. The original recipe comes from Foodess. As far as I'm concerned, she had one fatal flaw with her recipe: she only uses 3 slices of bacon.

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Ground Beef and Bacon 5050 Burger

March 20, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Don't be fooled by appearances, this is no ordinary burger. This is a special burger, a burger comprised of 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon. It's pretty easy, a little bit messy, and a lot delicious. The idea came from a local restaurant that I've only had dreams of visiting, Slater's 50/50. I hope to make the trip there someday soon, but in the mean time, this is an adequate substitute.

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My First Bacon Explosion

February 20, 2012 - 3:09 pm

First, I must acknowledge that the pictures just don't do this justice. It literally was gone from the serving table in minutes. I should have made 2. Or 3.

Ever since Bacon Explosion blew up on the internet in 2008, it's been in my thoughts. It wasn't until this year that I finally got the opportunity to make it. This year I decided to rent a bounce house and have a fat pants birthday party. Bacon explosion was the highlight of the menu, but it also included chips and dips, meats and cheeses, grilled bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, super cheesy crock pot mac and cheese, Unicorn Poop Cookies, an ice cream sundae bar, and Reese's Stuffed Chocolate Covered Oreos. If this weren't a bacon site, I'd have a lot to talk about. I'll address the bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers later, for now, let's talk Bacon Explosion.

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