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.

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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:

 

 

Ingredients:

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

 

Instructions:
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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