Potato Leek Andouille Sausage Soup

My fiancé and I had went to a restaurant in Charlevoix recently and we had this amazing potato leek soup.  I had never had anything like this before, and we told ourselves we would need to make it at home one day.  For some reason, it has been difficult to find leeks – until today!…

Blooming Chicken Quesadilla

As I was browsing Pinterest one day, my better half pointed this out… so I decided to try it out! I made a modified version of it – original is linked below.   I will be using the size down from the burrito style next time.  The fajita style soft shells are way too small for…

2022 Craft Beer Advent Box Recap

It was a fun year with the different craft beers that we tried!  Here is a recap of each day, along with the link to the blog post: Day 1 – Luna Coffee StoutDay 2 – Speedway Stout – Double Fudge EditionDay 3 – Dragon’s Milk Triple MashDay 4 – Founder’s KBS – The OriginalDay…

Italian Hoagie Dip

I ran across this recipe and made a modified version of it – original is linked below.   I did make some rosemary focaccia bread to go along with this and it turned out amazing!  You can also make this into a cold pasta salad as well.  If the bread didn’t turn out, that is what…

Day 24 – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter

It is Day 24 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our twenty-fourth beer is an Imperial Porter that is aged in bourbon barrels.  When you smell this beer, you can definitely tell that it is aged in bourbon barrels.  It is brewed by Collective Arts, which is out of Hamilton, Ontario.  We…

Day 23 – It’s Not Normal Pillar of Beasts

It is Day 23 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our twenty-third beer is called It’s Not Normal Pillar of Beasts, which is a barleywine ale brewed with coconut and salted caramel, aged in oak barrels.  This is brewed by Three Floyds Brewing LLC out of Munster, Indiana.  The smell is absolutely…

Day 22 – Red Velvet Cake Pastry Stout

It is Day 22 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our twenty-second beer is a Red Velvet Cake Pastry Stout, which is brewed by Untitled Art out of Waunakee, Wisconsin.  I am not a fan of red velvet cake at all – however, as soon as I opened the can, I smelled…

Day 21 – Pancakes by Campfire

It is Day 21 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our twenty-first beer is called Pancakes by Campfire.  This unique beer is brewed by Timber Ales that is in New Haven, Connecticut.  On the side, it says ‘A snack-sized stout conditioned in maple syrup, coffee and banana. This is not a bitter…

Day 20 – Darkness – Russian Imperial Stout

It is Day 20 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our twentieth beer is a Russian Imperial Stout, called Darkness, brewed by Surley Brewing Company out of Minneapolis & Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. My better half is more of a fan of this beer than I am.  However, he’s more of a fan…

Day 19 – Toffee Nut Brown Ale

It is Day 19 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our nineteenth beer is a Toffee Nut Brown Ale, which is brewed by Duclaw Brewing Company, based out of Baltimore, Maryland.   There wasn’t much of a toffee smell or taste to this… so nothing to write too much about with this beer. …

Day 18 – Malted Milk Ball Pastry Stout

It is Day 18 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our eighteenth beer is a Malted Milk Ball Pastry Stout, which is brewed by Untitled Art that is out of Waunakee, Wisconsin.  We picked this one up at Provisions, which is located in Boyne City, Michigan.   Certain ingredients in beer make me…

Day 17 – Snow Pilot – Pistachio Nut Brown Ale

It is Day 17 of the Craft Beer Advent box for December 2022.  Our seventeenth beer is Snow Pilot, which is a Pistachio Nut Brown Ale.  This beer is brewed by Stevens Point Brewery out of Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  The Buckhorn in Trout Lake is where we snagged this beer from!  We went in for…