Hey, guys! I know I have not posted in awhile. I have been super busy with my new job! Most of you know I have recently started a new career path in the brewery business at Peace Tree Brewing Company and have been busy learning the ropes! I have been trying to focus on my … More Crispy Oriental Chicken Salad
Hello, everyone! I have not written on the blog for awhile, almost one month to be exact! I also think my last recipe was a dip as well. I love dips, they are my weakness! I have been busy lately it seems with planning my daughter’s third birthday and time has gotten away from me! … More Half-Healthy Bacon Dip
Spinach Dip Ingredients: 1 -9 ounce chopped frozen spinach(cooked / drained) 2 blocks of softened cream cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon mayo 1 – 1.4 ounce envelope of Knorr vegetable recipe mix 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder White or black pepper to taste Cayenne pepper to taste Red pepper flakes for … More Spinach Dip
In our house we cannot get enough hummus, even the little one even loves it! I had bought some chipotle hummus recently and decided I needed to recreate something like it (but better)! I love chipotle flavor. It is bold and smokey with a nice amount of heat. Hummus is super simple to make and … More Chipotle Lime Hummus
A Date, the Pub, and some Cookies.. … More A Date, the Pub, and some Cookies
We recently bought a New Belgium Folly variety pack, and we forgot how much we love Snow Day Winter Ale! What is the history of this beer? The name came from a 2003 snow storm in Fort Collins, Colorado (where the New Belgium brewery is located). They were piled with 37 inches of snow in … More A Perfect Snow Day
Need a quick NYE appetizer? We have a quick dip recipe that is and delicious and easy! We served this dip on our appetizer tray which also included dill and chive cheddar cheese curds, jalapeño summer sausage, garlic stuffed olives, jalapeño stuff olives, hickory smoked spreadable cheese and ritz crackers! Can you see we have a theme here … More Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip
Whipped maple butter? Whipped maple butter beats any cinnamon/honey butter we have tried, hands down! We came across this type of butter at Seven Sushi and Steak Ultralounge over the weekend and needed to attempt to recreate as soon as possible! This would be delicious on any type of bread, rolls, or breakfast item that … More Whipped Maple Butter
Grandma’s Apple Crisp This is one of my first dessert recipes I ever attempted, and it’s from my wonderful grandmother. She made this with the grandchildren in mind. There’s no oatmeal in this recipe. She knew we didn’t like it. She’s approaching her mid-90s and was disappointed because this summer she was only able to … More Fall’s Final Farewell..
Because one of us can’t drink or cook nowadays, I can at least still clean. Well, attempt to. With the endless construction and/or projects going on here and all wood floors throughout the house, dust and dirt is a part of our everyday lives, but aside from that, I clean. Sort of. I pick up … More Weekly Read + Dessert Nachos + Zombie Monkeys
The Brains and I decided to have a night out, and this is our story of another night eating our way through Iowa. Eatery A got our vote for one of our favorite new places to eat in Des Moines and deserved a mention in this week’s blog post! This place is unique, modern, rustic, … More Eatery A : Iowa Eats
It was a chilly night. It was a “let’s light a fire, sit there, and stuff our faces with aioli sauce” kind of night. It was a “it’s been a long week, let’s make burgers with beer” kind of night. It was a “let’s let the toddlers run around outside to burn energy” kind of night. Really, it was the best … More Cutthroat Porter Burgers + Garlic Aioli Truffle Fries
If you need an easy cupcake recipe, oh, man, have we tracked one down for you! We were struggling on finding an easy from-scratch birthday cake/cupcake recipe to try. Every time we bake from scratch, it’s always a fail. This cupcake recipe is a true no-fail recipe. Or as we like to call them, “half-scratch.” We decided to give this … More Almond Buttercream Cupcakes + Breckenridge
The afternoon got kicked off with a with a food n’ beer trade, hydrocodone, and a backseat cook. Suzi was on the hydro. Shelly was the backseat cook telling Hydro what to do. The incompetent leading drugged? Somehow, little to our knowledge, this pizza came to life. Shelly brought some Toppling Goliath Rover Truck Oatmeal Stout and Sam Adams Oktoberfest to share … More Grilled Autumn Pizza + Oktoberfest + Winners!
Oh, where does one begin? First things first. Suzi took over the blog last week, I’ll take over this week all for this very reason — The Gent and I were busy party planning. Party for what? Read on, if you wish. This past weekend, The Dashing Gent and I celebrated, with about 50 of our … More A Decade, Two Babies, and Pretzels
We made some Bang Bang Shrimp Wontons and wanted to share them with you! You have probably seen something similar at Bone Fish Grill or The Cheesecake Factory! We are no seafood cooking experts, so we decided to follow prepping and cooking steps from another blogger’s instructions on frying shrimp! Thank you Damn Delicious! The recipe turned out perfect! We did … More Bang Bang Shrimp w/ Kona Beer!
We got a wild hair and hosted brunch for our friends last Saturday morning. Actually, quite a few wild hairs — it was really hot and humid that morning! Babies, toddlers, and craziness were abundant. To calm the storm, or our attempt to anyway, our menu items included biscuits with sausage gravy, twice baked brunch potatoes, … More Let’s do Brunch!
We all got together last weekend — Dashing Gent, Brains, and Scrumptious Littles — and it was WAY overdue. When it came to supper and cooking, we all readily voted no. Hmm, so what now? We decided take out was the next best option. We picked Goldie’s! Its a local place with awesome food. We all ordered … More Iowa: Your next Vaca
We’re jumping on yet another bandwagon and doing a post on our Friday Favorites! It was this or — yeah, really only this. Shelly’s Friday Favorite Recipe I don’t have a favorite recipe per se. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t have A favorite recipe. I have MANY favorite recipes. With that being said, … More Friday Favorites!
Good Evening Everyone! Hope everyones weekends were great! Very short post here but had to share this with all of you! I finally purchased some Spiegelau IPA glasses! We went to 515 Brewing Company last night. Buy a glass and you can fill it for 3 dollars of the beer of your choice! We decided on … More Spiegelau IPA glasses at 515 Brewing Co.