Beer Flank Steak with skillet potatoes and veggies
Beer and meat seem to me like they would get along well in the cooking world. I decided one day to add some beer to my hamburger meat as I fried up some burgers for dinner. I was ready to sink my teeth into what I believe would be the perfect pairing. I love burgers and I love beer how could the two not go together. Continue reading
The west end of the Route 66! The Santa Monica Pier in California.
Zion National Park Entry
The day before I hiked Zion National Park I sat in the comfort of my hotel room and watched the local news. As I sat snuggled in with Boomer by my side I watched a news story about some hikers who were caught in a flash flood, in Zion, near the trail I was planning to hike. Needless to say I was slightly worried…
Like everything in life, however, if you let something scare you enough you would probably never leave your house. Granted flash flooding is more scary than… oh I don’t know watching Lindsey Lohan in a serious acting role… but I did not let the potential for flash flooding scare me so much that I locked myself inside the hotel room – only to peek out the windows every few minutes to see if the rush of water was headed my way. Continue reading
Zion’s beauty is what motivated me to do something I hate… Hiking!
I am not a fan of hiking. Alright I’m not going to lie to you – I hate hiking. Pretty much the only way you can get me to go is to promise me a grand finale photo of awesomeness at the end of the hike… sweeten the deal by throwing in a beer and I may not bitch along the way… however I am not promising I won’t privately complain in my head. But you won’t be able to hear that so it won’t matter. Continue reading
Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries
I get a lot of suggestions from friends on what beer inspired foods I should make. I never mind the suggestions – in fact it saves me from having to hunt down new recipes
I threw together a quick party and had the main course and dessert covered but I needed an appetizer. After a few ideas thrown my way I settled on Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries. I am warning you now – if you make these note that they will be gone in a matter of minutes and you will want more as soon as the plate has been devoured. Continue reading
Toadstools Hike in Grand Staircase Escalante
Happy Friday! Here is this week’s photo from Toadstools Hike in Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah
Kolob Canyons National Park Entry
The drive down to Southern Utah, our final destination for the day, was an exciting one! We had one last stop at Kolob Canyons before calling it a night and dealt with challenging ground to sky lighting and downpours. I was white knuckled the entire drive as my tires were near the end of their life and well if you didn’t read what I did to my brakes – take a moment to catch up. Needless to say I was in fear of hydroplaning… but luckily we arrived safe. I knew all those countless hours of watching NASCAR would pay off making me a better driver. We arrived at Kolob Canyons as the storm clouds parted for a few moments while we did a driving tour of the park. Continue reading
Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery, Park City Utah
After finishing up at the Olympic Park I decided to take my moody ass to downtown Park City and try out a local brewery I had been reading about, the Wasatch Brew Pub.
I poked around the shops on the main street until I decided it was socially acceptable to start drinking some adult beverages. Once the clock struck 11 am (don’t judge) I made my way back to the brewery where I was asked the age-old question “anyone joining you”… Seriously can’t a single girl get a table for one? Continue reading
chocolate stout with salted caramel frosting
I took a stay-cation in January and decided that I would challenge myself with a different beer recipe each day of the “work” week. One of the recipes I made was Chocolate Stout Cookies with Salted Caramel Frosting. The recipe was inspired by The Craving Chronicles.
Caramel is probably one of my most favorite things ever and even though it lacks a lot of nutritional value, if stranded on a deserted island for the rest of my life and only allowed one thing it would be caramel… take note that is even over beer – that’s how much I like it! Continue reading
Dixie National Forest Utah
Dixie National Forest just outside of Bryce Canyon.