Posts Tagged ‘beer’


A Hazy Shade of Winter

Monday, January 7th, 2013

I thought I’d start the second week of 2013 with a quick roundup of what I’ve been up to.



My brother is off to China for a whole year! I made Hobbes for him for Christmas before I knew he was going. He took it along. I think it’s safe to say he enjoyed it!




I started playing around with a label design for my husband’s homebrew for fun, and this was born. I might go back and redo it later, but he was quite pleased with it in the meantime.


I’ve been working on the Juneberry Triangle only halfway done with the edging. It’s exhausting! It’s beautiful, though, and I’m sure it’ll be worth it.



I fulfilled some of my Maid of Honor duties and went dress shopping with Jenna. She found the perfect one on our first trip! Don’t worry, this isn’t the one!

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Ridiculously Easy Recipe: Beer Cheese Dip

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I’m sure you need a last-minute dish to bring to a New Year’s party (oh wait, most people are more prepared than I am??) so I present you with one of my favorite ridiculously easy recipes: beer cheese dip:




2 8-oz. packages cream cheese
2c. shredded cheddar cheese (sharp is better!)
1c. beer
1 package ranch dressing mix




That is seriously all. It’s like heaven on a cracker.

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Beer Bread

Friday, October 5th, 2012


I really dislike the taste of beer whilst drinking it, but being from Wisconsin I’m morally obligated to ingest a certain quantity each year.  Luckily, we have a wide variety of delicious foods that contain our most famous beverage: beer brats, beer cheese soup, beer battered cheese curds (I sense a theme here)… and beer bread!

This is one of the simplest recipes I know, and it’s super delicious – especially hot. I used a bottle of Matt’s home-brewed honeybee ale – it’s SO good with honey butter.


Preheat the oven to 350?.


3 c Flour (sifted)
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
(OR 3 c Self-Rising Flour – in which case, leave out the baking powder and salt)
1/4 c Sugar
12 oz (one can or bottle) Beer
1/4 c melted butter

Mix dry ingredients, then stir in beer. Pour into greased breadpan.
Pour melted butter on dough; bake for 1 hour.
Take out of pan and let cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing.


If you know of any other good beer-inclusive recipes, let me know!


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