30 Days 30 Recipes: Baked Chicken Spinach Flautas Recipe June 27th

Baked Chicken Spinach Flautas Recipe

Baked Chicken Spinach Flautas Recipe

I made this baked chicken spinach flauntas recipe this morning while watching the Today Show. It was apropos as the Today Show is always making meals that would be consumed later in the day on their morning segments. Perhaps it is to give the viewers ideas about what they should make for dinner. Although this flauntas recipe would typically be a lunch an/or dinner meal I did in fact eat it for breakfast. But really who would not want to consume warm gooey cheese, spinach and spicy chicken any time of the day. Although this recipe is made with beer it is still socially acceptable to eat for a morning meal as the alcohol has been cooked out of it! Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Beer Salad Dressing Recipe June 26th

beer salad dressing recipe

beer salad dressing recipe

You guys probably thought I forgot to post today, didn’t you?  Well since it is mid-afternoon on a Sunday I thought I should get my bum in gear and post (so I would not actually forget).  Today’s recipe is simple but is no less impressive than any other recipe I have posted over the last 25 days.  Today we make a beer salad dressing recipe.  Because there is one thing that holds true in the world of food, everything should be made with beer!  Okay, maybe not the one thing that holds true, but it is still pretty awesome to have an entire meal made out of beer, right? Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Cacio e Pepe Beer Recipe June 25th

Cacio e Pepe Beer Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Beer Recipe

Back in my lazy 20-year-old days I use to make myself buttery cheesy noddles for dinner.  It was quick, inexpensive and saved me form having to make a real sauce.  I was not an impressive cook.  But really who doesn’t like buttery noodles? Throw on some cheese and pepper and then add beer, you can drop the mike and walk out of the room. This Cacio e Pepe Beer recipe was inspired by Bryan Richard’s recipe found on craftbeer.com.

For this recipe you will need the following:
Kosher salt
12 oz Fettuccine
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into cubes)
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
1 cup of Saison beer (a farmhouse style)
1 1/2 cups of finely grated Parmesan
2/3 cup finely grated Pecorino

Start with making the noodles. In a large sauce pan bring enough water to cover the noodles to a boil and place the pasta in the water. Cook the noodles as per the instructions or until they are al dente.

While the noodles are cooking take 4 of the 6 tablespoons of butter and melt in a skillet. Add the fresh cracked pepper and heat until you can smell the pepper. Next add the beer and bring to a simmer. Add the noodles and mix the noodles in the beer mixture. Add in the last two tablespoons of the butter and then sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. After that you can add the Pecorino cheese and stir again until the cheese had melted in a creamy goodness.

30 Days 30 Recipes: Salmon Melts Recipe June 24th

Salmon Melts Recipe

Salmon Melts Recipe

I am always on the look out for flavorful, tasty meals that are also easy to make. I do this because although I have spent the last 23 days sharing beer inspired recipes you will have noticed that I did not create any of those recipes. I may modify them from time to time, like I am for today’s Salmon Melts recipe, but for the most part I follow the instructions just as they were written. Mostly because that is the type of person I am, a rule follower. Sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes that is a bad thing. I am able to replicate a meal but maybe not develop one from scratch! Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup Recipe June 23rd

Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

I know what you are thinking. “It’s summer, why would you want to make soup?”. Well sometimes summer has rainy days and this soup is perfect for a rainy day. The other thing about this soup that I like is that it is made in a crockpot. So that means that it is a set it and forget it kind of meal. I made this soup on my lunch break and came home to dinner made and I did not even have to hire a handsome man servant to do it. Although that does not mean handsome man servants do not need to apply. Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Beligan Beer Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

Belgian Beer Honey Chicken Wings

Belgian Beer Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

I know, I know, I just posted a different wings recipe the other day. If you choose to make both of these wing recipes you have a wing off. Which is exactly what I did at my house. These wings are less spicy than the chipolte wings I made the other day, but they are just as flavorful.  The Belgian beer honey chicken wings recipe took a bit of preparation but it was well worth the effort as the chicken picks up the honey flavors and gives you a nice sweetness to enjoy. Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Beer Potato Salad Recipe June 21

Beer Potato Salad Recipe

Beer Potato Salad Recipe

Back in my early 20’s I had a whole string of roommates. The rental company assumed I was a nightmare to live with as we were constantly changing the names on our rental agreement but really it was because I always roomed with people that I worked with. Those people ALWAYS grew tired of the lameness of where we worked and they moved on hence the turnover of roommates. I had four roommates in two years. One of those four roommates, roommate number 2, did not work where I worked and I met him through a mutual friend. This guy loved to cook but he could not figure out how to cook for one, or even two. It was more like he was cooking for an army. Our fridge would be filled with food he could never eat before it would go bad. Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Honey Chipotle Beer Braised Wings Recipe June 20th

Honey Chipotle Beer Braised Wings Recipe

Honey Chipotle Beer Braised Wings Recipe

Have you ever noticed how bold chiptole peppers are? They are all in your face saying “hello I am right here”. Kind of like Jovi does when she thinks I am not paying enough attention to her. When I opened the oven to turn the chicken wings over my face was blasted with the smell of chiptole. Not that that is a bad thing. Just like Jovi’s cold nose nudge, the boldness of the chiptole pepper is always welcome. Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Beer Crab Cheese Dip Recipe June 19th

Beer Crab Cheese Dip Recipe

Beer Crab Cheese Dip Recipe

“Is crab dip suppose to be hot?” my friend asked. I paused and thought to myself if I had ever had hot crab dip before. I am sure that I have, but I could not fully remember. Remember I drink a lot of beer and for this month I have only increased that by also consuming food made with beer. It has been an epic month of beer. Continue reading

30 Days 30 Recipes: Slow Cooker Beer Beef Fajitas Recipe June 18th

Beer Beef Fajitas Recipe

Beer Beef Fajitas Recipe

I was at a Mexican restaurant the other day and heard the classic sizzle of fajitas as they came out to a nearby table. The noise was unmistakable and suddenly made me wish I could change my order from tamales to fajitas. Like the old saying, you always want what you can’t have. Fortunately the tamales were good and lessened my longing for the fajitas. Continue reading