Black & Tan Cakes with Irish Cream Glaze

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How about we start celebrating the Irish way… with a lot of alcohol! Yeah, I see what that bad boy is missing. Whoop! There it is! These little babies were supposed to be cupcakes… they were also supposed to be made with a pure stout, but all we had was Black and Tan, so I went with it. If I am making a cupcake though, I want it piled high with icing, and I wasn’t sure Irish Cream icing on a Black and Tan cupcake wouldn’t be too much, so I decided to whip out my adorable mini cake pan. […]

Game Day Recipes + Beer Bread and Soup

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Are you ready for some football? Which team are you cheering on – or are you just tuning in for the commercials? Either way, enjoy some food and friends! If you are still looking for some inspiration or last minute menus check out this round up of finger licking game day food:            Chive and Cheese Beer Bread From BHG Special Interest: Tailgating Ingredients: 3 cups AP flour 2 tbs sugar 1 tbs baking powder 2 tbs fresh chives, chopped 1 teas salt 3/4 teas baking soda 1/2 cup shredded chaddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Monteray Jack cheese […]

Cheddar Beer Weenies and BBQ Wings

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Because I’m an awesome planner (or maybe I am just a freak about my magazines), I ripped out a page in Rachael Ray October 2011 – and wrote the date on it – to share with you. As I mentioned yesterday, I know nothing about football, but RR was kind enough to have an entire page summing up the game for me. The article covers everything from the quarterback being the person who throws the ball, to the value of the touchdowns. That being said I still have no clue what an H-back is, or who the why the linebacker is watching […]

Beef Stew

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There are simply not enough days until Christmas. I am thinking of starting a petition to bump it back to the end of January. It seems as though after Halloween there is this ma dash of prepping menus, cleaning, decorating and family get togethers that can quite frankly, stress people out. In the summer (at least my family) you see your family all the time. It seems at least every other weekend there is a barbeque, game of horseshoes or birthday party that pulls everyone together. But none of those need any thought. Grab some burgers, grill some wienies, everyone […]

Triple Play: Barbecue Sauces

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I’m in BBQ withdraw. It’s summer! Every weekend is a rush to see how many barbecues we can fit in between school and work not to mention a little personal and much needed r&r. And yet, (knowing full well that I had not one but two family events the next day) 3 hours into an all barbecue marathon of Diners Drive Ins and Dives I found myself in full blown barbecue withdraw! I’m talking salivating, ready to trash the swordfish thawing in the fridge and slathering whatever protein I could find in any barbecue sauce and getting down and dirty. […]

Root Beer Float Popsicles

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  Have I mentioned on here (half a dozen times or so) that I am girly-impared? Seriously, I should get the little window hangy and everything because it is it’s own kind of sippy cup special. Now take me and put m in the 4 inch fancy heals of a maid of honor and watch me turn pail. That’s right, my step sisters getting hitched and I get to be her maid of honor. I’m excited, but I hope you all can laugh through this process of learning wedding etiquette, looking at dresses and wondering when exactly one throws a […]