Stout

  How was everyone’s long weekend?! I hope each day was better than the last! We had a great weekend, which ended with a nice and relaxing evening last night. We have been really busy lately. Not sure if you have noticed, but I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do. Not only …

  Boy, has it been a crazy week. It’s a good thing I planned these posts out ahead a time, or you’d all be lacking in food and beer pairings! I know, right! It is a scary, scary thought. I don’t even want to think about it. We are pretty much moved in. No, we …

  I only have 3 words for these cookies: knock…me…dead. I really think these may have been the best cookies that have ever come out of my oven. They are moist, chewy, fudgy, delicious, spectacular, fantastic, addicting, orgas…you get the picture. ;) They are simple too! Who doesn’t love simple?! The dough requires just a …

  For the past two years, baking cakes and I have not gotten along; like whole cakes, not cupcakes. Cupcakes have always worked perfectly. I think it’s because of their “itty-bittyness.” It took me almost 2 years to finally perfect baking cakes at high altitude (btw I live in Colorado, if you didn’t know already). …

  Maybe it’s the cool temperatures that have me craving so many sweets lately. I can’t keep my hands off of them! Although, I should mention that it is quite beautiful here today in Colorado: 65 degrees and sunny. Just so you know, I made this over the weekend, when it was 10 degrees. I …

  I’m a sucker for hot chocolate. I’m especially a sucker for hot chocolate when it involves beer, spice and tons and tons of chocolate. Like, TONS of chocolate. I don’t cook with beer very often…hardly ever, actually. It makes me nervous, to be honest. I love the flavor of beer (obviously), and I love …

  Every once in a while Zach asks me to make cookies, and when he does, it’s ALWAYS chocolate chip. Peanut butter, chocolate chip…dark chocolate, chocolate chip…regular old chocolate chip…it usually doesn’t matter…as long as it’s chocolate chip. This time, I thought that throwing mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups into the mix would be …

  I’ve been throwing sprinkles on everything here lately. I have to admit, my addiction to them has gotten a little out of control. I think they just get cuter with each and every year, so I apologize that this Valentine’s Day theme has been taking over Cooking and Beer. This will change after Friday, …

  This recipe is a play off of my Lofthouse Copycat Soft Sugar Cookies. Those cookies came out spectacular, so I knew these red velvet soft sugar cookies would do the same. It’s an adjustment that actually worked, and I’m super excited about it! Just like the lofthouse copycat cookies, these cookies are soft, yet …