Food and Beer Pairings

Kara came to town! Yay! If you all are wondering, Kara is my sister and she’s super cool (sometimes). She has quite the sweet tooth so I had to whip her up something extra special yesterday for her arrival. We celebrated with roasted chicken and carrots, but the dessert was the best part. So great …

Fettuccine carbonara: it only makes sense…perfect sense. It’s such a beautiful day, but it is certainly the calm before the storm. We are expected to get quite the whooping tomorrow, and carbonara is the perfect way to “celebrate” it. Well, in Zach’s case, carbonara is a cause of celebration. He’s strange and also an atmospheric …

So in preparation for the winter weather that is headed our way, we decided we would soak up as much “grill time” as humanly possible. It’s a good thing I planted all those veggies and herbs. I’m sure they will just love the snow! Just kidding, I promise to bring them inside. Good thing I …

Well it’s Sunday. How was everyone’s weekend?! Ours just flew by way too fast. Way. Too. Fast. It was beautiful here. Perfect 75-80 degree F weather. You can’t get much better than that. We unfortunately have snow in the forecast for Wednesday…right before my sister arrives for a visit. I’m sure she will just LOVE …

So, if you are anything like me, you just crave breakfast every once in a while. Actually, I think I crave breakfast more than every once in a while. I do eat breakfast, but it’s not usually until almost lunch time because I am absolutely never hungry early in the morning. So my chances of …

I’ve been wanting to make a panzanella salad for a while now. Every time I see someone making it on a cooking show or read about it in a cook book, I get the urge to make one. Unfortunately, an hour goes by and I forget about it all together! Fortunately for us and all …

So I thought that a berry crumble would be the perfect way to celebrate this beautiful day. The smell and feel of Spring is FINALLY in the air. I’m sorry I missed everyone yesterday. I was SUPPOSED to write and blog about how delicious my blood mary soup came out. Well that bloody mary soup …

We’ve been on quite a duck kick lately. Not that I’m complaining. It’s just so freaking good. We can’t get enough of it. What’s so great about duck, is that it isn’t terribly expensive, so when we see it, we have to buy it. When we roast a duck, we usually incorporate it into a …

Zach and I have this thing that whenever we visit a new place we get a cookbook. Instead of spending money on tees and gadgety-souvenirs (that we will absolutely NEVER wear or use) from our favorite tourist stops, a cookbook is a great way to cherish the memory. It’s useful (if you cook a lot) …