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Smoky Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

Smoky Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #broccoli #beer #cheese #soup #recipe

. A beautiful creamy beer cheese soup with lovely chunks of broccoli and a nice hint of smoke from smoked paprika and chipotle. Two of my favorite soups are beer cheese soup and broccoli cheese soup (and yes, cheese being the common theme there), but somehow I never thought to combine them until I was sitting […]


Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew

Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Guinness #Irish #Stew #Recipe

I made this stew by request … I was discussing with my friend Seth at The Little Cellar Wine Company what recipes to feature in March for our monthly “wine and food tasting” event and he strongly suggested an Irish Stew. I could see the twinkle in his eye … that this was something he really […]


Mushroom Gorgonzola Ale Soup

Mushroom Gorgonzola Ale Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #cheese #soup #recipe

A dreamy soup for mushroom and blue cheese lovers … every time I have a bowl of this soup, I want to lick the bowl. This soup was inspired by a gorgonzola ale soup I had when my boyfriend and I were travelling. It was really creamy and wonderful–I was totally in heaven as I […]


Cheddar Ale Soup with Bacon & Croutons

Cheddar Ale Soup with Bacon & Croutons ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #cheese #soup #recipe

Adapted from my friends at Cabot Creamery. (Just for the record: Cabot makes some dang good cheddar cheese.) Last Friday we went to Granite City Brewery for my friend’s birthday lunch. My friend and a couple others at the table ordered a cup of their cheddar ale soup. I hadn’t even thought about beer cheese […]


Mushroom & Bacon Beer Cheese Soup

Bacon Mushroom Beer Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

This is an oldie but a goodie … a recipe I’m re-posting because it would be perfect for the frigid winter we’re having this year. I had the urge to make beer cheese soup the other day … and there was just a bit of bacon sitting there needing to be used, and then while […]


Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread

Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #bread #recipe

A sweet cranberry quick bread made from leftovers and beer! My niece calls this “goodie bread” and my 1 year-old nephew says “nom nom nom” when he eats it, so my sister says I should call it “Nom Nom Goodie Bread”. If you have leftover sweet potatoes and cranberries from Thanksgiving, this is a fun […]


Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Ale Bread

Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Ale Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #bread #recipe

with a Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle This is one of the things I had in mind when I made my Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter. I thought that using pumpkin butter would give the bread a more intense pumpkin taste. And I had signed up for the Spiked! Recipe challenge, which features fall beers. I thought one […]


Bacon Spinach Beer Cheese Dip

Bacon Spinach Beer Cheese Dip in a Beer Bread Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dip #recipe

in a Beer Bread Bowl I’m doing another blogger cooking challenge. It’s not like I wouldn’t have made this delicious dip anyway (because I just love hot  & cheesy dips), but without the challenge I don’t know if I would have thought to make a bread bowl to put it in. I really love how […]


Lucky Bucket Pot Roast with Baby Bellas

Lucky Bucket Pot Roast with Baby Bellas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pot roast #recipe

Last weekend we went up to visit my family for Easter. We spent Saturday with the family, but came back home on Saturday night so that my kids would have time with their dad for the occasion. I was actually kind of glad because it would give me a day to myself … one of […]


Irish Ale Corned Beef n Cabbage w Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Irish Ale Corned Beef & Butter Braised Cabbage with Bacon Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes & Gravy ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #corned #beef #recipe

with a drizzle of Irish ale gravy Every year for St. Patrick’s Day I make Corned Beef and Cabbage. I just enjoy celebrating St. Patty’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday. My kids have grown up with this tradition, and I try to do it every year on March 17. There have been times when […]


Snowdrift Vanilla Porter Beer Nuts

Snowdrift Vanilla Porter Beer Nuts ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #nuts #recipe

Adapted from Beer Magazine Caramelized vanilla porter, maple syrup, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice combine to make these sweet salty peanuts more than a little addictive. Make sure to snack on these the next time you are drinking a deep, dark porter. If you’re going to be sitting around drinking beer for the Superbowl, you […]


Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich

It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge and this month the challenge was to find another blogger’s recipe for Grilled Cheese and make it and blog about, posting it TODAY! I was so sad because I forgot … until Tina said I have all night to make one and get it posted! So yes, I’m […]


Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza

Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza

This recipe was inspired by ChinDeep’s grilled Thai Chicken Pizza, except I used the Super Simple Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce (recipe here) and a Beer Pizza Crust (recipe below). For the chicken: I marinaded chicken breasts in a mixture of half yogurt/half buttermilk seasoned with a little garlic powder and Red Robin seasoning. I rinsed […]


Bacon, Onion, Avocado & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich

Bacon Onion Egg Avocado & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich

on Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bread This is a hearty breakfast that is a little high in fat, but it contains a lot of good things for your body. I needed something substantive for breakfast today after Zumba last night, and then I waited too long to eat breakfast till I was STARVING. While Gouda cheese […]


Hoppin’ Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bread

I love the round shape of this bread and the lovely brown color, the heat of the hot pepper, and the oozing cheese … and how quick and simple it was to make. I really love the idea of adding the cheese in hunks to the bread instead of shredding it because then you hit […]


Bacon Mushroom Beer Cheese Soup

Bacon Mushroom Beer Cheese Soup

I had the urge to make beer cheese soup the other day … and there was just a bit of bacon sitting there needing to be used, and then while retrieving the garlic, I ran across some mushrooms … so they hopped in the soup too. And then I stumbled across some pumpkin puree in […]


Black Cauldron Chocolate Imperial Stout Cake

Black Cauldron Chocolate Imperial Stout Cake

It was my birthday last weekend and I started out my day by baking a birthday cake, because I was wide awake early in the morning and I had a bit of time just for myself  … because it was my birthday and I really wanted chocolate … because I wanted something extra special. Birthdays are […]


Black and Tan Brownies

Black & Tan Brownies

This week is a special week for me … my facebook page passed a little milestone that was significant to me. I can’t believe I have over 700 people who like my page! Seven just happens to be my lucky number and I know it’s just a number, but I feel so incredibly honored and […]


Rich, Creamy Dark Chocolate Milk Stout Ice Cream

Rich Creamy Dark Chocolate Milk Stout Ice Cream ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #stout #ice cream

I am a woman. I’m not supposed to like dark beer. But I do! I love it! Thick, dark beer. Beer so dark it could be mistaken for coffee. Oatmeal stouts.  Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout mmm. Cream Stouts. Porters. Double Chocolate Stouts. And my most recent discovery: Milk Stouts. On vacation in Colorado this year (the perfect […]


Pork with Asparagus, Mustard, and Dark Beer

I asked my friend Chef Jeff what he would do with asparagus and this is what he said: “I know that we would take pork tenderloin and onion and aparagus and sautee, add whole grain mustard and hit it with a dark beer, one of my favorites.” Hmm sounds like an interesting taste combination … […]

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