Category: Cooking

  • Sour Dough Spent Grain Bread

    I would apologize that I haven’t updated the blog in a few weeks, but to be honest nothing interesting was happening during (hopefully) the last big chill of the season. I’ve talked about spent grain bread before, now I can update with a new twist on that recipe. This week Rebecca and I were able…

  • Modernist Cuisine Beer Cheese Mac + Cheese

    I love to tell people about sodium citrate, a chemical that is similar to what the inventors of Velveeta used to keep their cheese from separating into fats and proteins. It works great for creating nacho cheese and cheese sauce at home using a few ounces of cheese, a bit of water, and some sodium…

  • Brewing, Spent Grain Bread, and Dog Treats

    Yesterday Rebecca and I went over to ‘Nesbitt Farms’ (her dad’s house) to brew the first of our two wedding beers (Kleinen Keisel’s Kolsch). It went surprisingly well but for a hiccup with the cooling of the wort. Turns out snow insulates as expected. Because the hose lines were shut off we could not use…

  • NKADD Chili Cook Off

    I’m not sure if I like this whole header image thing. This might be a one time thing. Today is the NKADD’s Super Bowl Chili cook off. I expected fewer participants. As of 10:00a (the last time I updated this post) I saw at least 14 other chili competitors. I love making chili in winter,…