Easy Grilled Fish Tacos

Want a crowd-pleasing, easy to make recipe with no frills and layers of scrumptious flavor? Look no further than this hastily-assembled little gem. Thrown together on one of my early (and frequently occurring) “what’s in the fridge?” nights, this has become a mainstay in our household. Whip it up, crack a cold one, sit back,…

“To Brew, or Not to Brew…” – That wasn’t the assignment

I’m a high school teacher, and I can honestly admit the following: I love my job. I drive to work in the morning looking forward to the day ahead. I love interacting with my students, writing lessons, delivering content, and encouraging them to be their best selves. As a teacher, I take pride in my…

Brian’s Awesome Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

  In this wonderful season of cozy blankets, daylight saving, and blazing fireplaces, cooks like you and I are called upon to create foods to match. In my opinion, nothing says “fall” quite like a simple, hearty roast chicken. This dish takes a little time (about 20 minutes to prep and 90 to cook), but it’s…

Healthy Homemade Tomato Soup

After creating the pasta, cheese and hot dog amalgamation so laboriously explained in my last post, and from the consumption of which my body is still recovering, I thought it prudent to focus on healthy foods for a post or two. This healthy, vegan tomato soup recipe was my first attempt at digestive redemption following…

Hot Dog Mac ‘n Cheese: The Adult Version

Sitting at my computer, I glance half-heartedly over a line of text that I will delete, rewrite, edit and then elaborate upon, before finally scrapping entirely. The minutes of my afternoon tick away, and as I finally get this very sentence on the proverbial page, I realize that my incessant tapping of the delete key…

Super Easy Slow-cooker Pulled Chicken

As the school year gets rolling, and my teacher-brain is finally forced to lurch back into action, the marginally creative culinary lobe of my noggin tends to take a backseat for a while. In an effort to stem the eventual onslaught of dull midweek meals involving bottled pasta sauces and packets of taco seasoning, I’ve been trying to come…

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with BBQ Glaze

As my summer draws to a close, I have to admit that I have not yet accomplished all of my goals. Yes, I made our patio furniture (an 8-person table with built in drink coolers and a matching coffee table), I taught summer school for four weeks, and my wife and I purged nearly two…

The Koreuben: Mess with a classic, it’s totally worth it.

Ahhhh, the Reuben, the simple combination of smoked meat, cheese, dressing, sauerkraut and bread commonly found lurking on menus of delis and bars across the country. These crunchy, buttery, gooey, smoky, sweet and – of course – salty conglomerations of meat and cheese are one of my absolute favorites.

Berbere-Harissa Turkey Joes with Harissa Aioli

At around 11:30 this morning, I had a student approach me to beg for an extension on an already-late assignment. I was eating my hastily-assembled lunch at the time, and as he came up to my desk he had the privilege to watch me unceremoniously slurp dressing-soaked spinach from the open end of a piece…

Guest Post: “Toil and Trouble” – A Fateful Stew Recipe

Greetings, faithful readers of Love, Food & Beer, and welcome! Brian has been gracious enough to allow me to write a guest post on his blog and share it with all of you! Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Violet, and I am pleased to make your acquaintance… assuming, of course, that you’re not…

Simple Spice-rub Salmon Tacos with Grilled Corn Slaw

As a home cook, I not only enjoy trying new recipes, and experimenting with new types of food, I also enjoy refining old favorites. The following is a new twist on one of our household mainstays: the salmon taco. You’ll notice that many of our favorite flavors are at play here – chipotle, cilantro, and cumin, etc….

Turkey Sliders with Grilled Bacon and Apple Slaw

This little beauty of a recipe came to me out of thin air. Fine, maybe not out of thin air, but certainly out of some kind of air. Come to think of it, what’s thick air? Humid air? Dirty air? Rain? I feel like it would be easier and/or more likely to pull things out…

Brian’s Brew Review: Stone Saison

Holy crap folks, the always epic Stone Brewing Company knocked it out of the park with this easy drinking bad boy. Stone Saison is a modern reinvention of a Belgian classic. Brewed it it’s original form to slake the thirst of hard-working Belgian farmhands, the saison is meant to be flavorful and refreshing without being heavy….