Second Branch Ale ❤❤ Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Clone

Recently, I was reading a good friend’s beer blog, where he pondered the meaning of seasonal beers, and it helped light a fire under me to start brewing now when the conditions are good, in order to have beer in the winter when it can be a little more...

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Adapted from the Moosewood Restaurant Equipment 9-inch round cake pan Sauce pan and stainless steel bowl OR microwave-safe dish Cake 1 ½ cups unbleached white flour ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup sugar ½ cup organic canola oil 1 cup brewed...

Slow-Cooked BBQ Beans

I was inspired to make my own barbecue beans after receiving a gift of Saint Louis BBQ sauce from a former coworker. You can make these vegetarian or carnivorous. It is important to wait until the beans are completely cooked before adding the BBQ sauce, as the acid in...

Hearty Lamb Cobbler

Having picked up some lamb from Tamarack Tunis on New Year’s Day, I was charged with making a “lamb dish” by the week-end. Waking to snow on Saturday morning, I knew I wanted to make something warm and filling. Something to remind me of those chilly days on our...

English Trifle

When not traveling for the holidays, we like to host a traditional Boxing Day dinner party at our house. Of course, this being a British tradition, it requires such delights as pudding, brandy, and the pulling of Christmas Crackers. And after having the best and most decadent Christmas dinner...

Holiday Stuffing

I used to use store-bought stuffing mix to make my holiday stuffing, and to be frank, it wasn’t bad at all. But after years of something that felt a bit like cheating, I decided to make my own stuffing this year from scratch. The results were amazing and now...

Vegetarian Southwest Stuffed Peppers are a Meal in Themselves

This is a fairly standard vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe, but I wanted to write it down with the proportions I used, since I just made this off the top of my head. This goes well with fresh guacamole and a little salad on the side. Serves 2-4. Ingredients 2...

Pesto Pasta with Peas. Bet You Can’t Say it Five Times Fast

Pesto Pasta with Peas. That’s a Mouthful. This alliterative recipe is a quick, easy summertime favorite. Serves 4 as a main dish or 8 as a side dish. Ingredients 1 lb dried pasta, any shape 2 cups fresh English peas, shelled and blanched 1/3 cup fresh basil pesto (adjust...

Authentic Enchilada Sauce is Worth the Effort

This is an authentic enchilada sauce that takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the trouble! You can get dried chilies in a wide variety from a specialty food or import grocery store. Ingredients 5 dried poblano peppers 5 dried Anaheim peppers 2 or 3 small hot...

Korean Bean Sprout Pancakes with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I love savory pancakes, and these are a great Korean version. They are tasty served hot or at room temperature. Serves 6. Spicy Dipping Sauce 3 Tbsp Gochujang* 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup water Whisk ingredients...

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