Day 1 – Steel Toe Milk Stout & Rogue Cold Brew IPA

Our advent box has started and we opened Day 1’s beer last night.  For some reason when shopping for the different type of beer to put into our advent boxes, you would think the person that doens’t like IPA’s would notice the IPA in the name on the front of the can.  This wasn’t the…

Beer Advent Box 2018!

It is about that time of year again for us to start the 2018 adult advent box which will have a new variety of beer!  For those of you reading this for the first time, this all stemmed from when I lived in St. Louis and found that the Craft Beer Cellar puts together an…

Egg Muffins

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be starting a new workout program, so what better thing to do on a cold, very windy, snowy day here in the UP of Michigan than look for those healthy recipes?  The title of this recipe is Healthy Egg Muffin Cups and here is the link – https://showmetheyummy.com/healthy-egg-muffin-cups/ I did modify this recipe…

“UP” Sushi!

For those of you that are not sushi fans, this is a post worth reading because I used to be one of those that refused to eat it.  It seemed as if every one of my friends loved sushi so I became a rebel and would say ‘no’ every time since I thought it was…

New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon

We were in Family Fare the other day and even though the bottle of this packaged in a box with two glasses was on a higher shelf, it still caught our attention.  If you are a fan of New Holland and a bourbon fan, this may be your next favorite! At 40% ABV, it is…

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

It’s definitely been a transition to the U.P.  Tonight I ended up cooking jambalaya and Baked Parmesan Tomatoes with leftover asparagus.  That side is definitely better with a main fish dish like salmon, but I’ve been wanting to try these tomatoes for about a week. When making recipes, it is very hard for me to…

Day 24 – Mocha Marlin

The dinner we had before drinking our last beer of the adult advent box was an interesting one – this is deer heart, salad, and a pasta.  The heart marinated for a few hours and I used a similar marinade that I use with any other meat (red wine vinegar, beer, cumin, steak seasonings, Worcestershire…

Day 23 – Nitro Porter/Lump of Coal

The cute little squirrels up here in the UP really entertain me during the day.  🙂 For Day 23, we chose Nitro Porter and Lump of Coal.  The Nitro Porter is made out of Utah and is at 6% ABV.  It is OK – definitely different! The Lump of Coal is one Josh had before…

Day 22 – Bourbon Barrel Stout/Whiskey Barrel Stout/Chocolate

As we went to visit family for Christmas, halfway to our destination I had realized forgetting our beers… so these next few posts have been delayed due to that. On our way back yesterday, we did run into some wintry weather… When we safely made it back and were ready to unwind a bit, we…

Day 21 – No Chill/Chocolate Raspberry/Kinky Blue

As we stayed at the new place in St. Ignace, we opened the following for Day 21.  Kristen had the shot of Kinky Blue. The No Chill is a milk stout aged on coffee.  At 5.1% ABV, it does have a nice coffee flavor – so this is a great one to pick up if…