Town Beer Co. Pop Up

Natural light gently illuminates the interior of this clean open space. Friendly cacti surround the furniture, stretching their arms in greeting. Unique, old-fashioned board games rest on the table ready for action. Fresh local beer flows from simple taps behind the counter, poured with care by the owners of Town Beer Co. On a Saturday…

Beer:30 San Marco Tasting

A specific hankering brings one to Beer:30 San Marco and leads to a sensory experience of pure artistic expression manifested in the form of craft beer. Rows of glass bottles and aluminum cans featuring unique designs and logos line the shelves. A collage of stickers covers the top wall above the refrigerated case filled with…

Cocoatmeal Cookies

When oatmeal is present in a cookie or other sweet treat, do not mistake its presence as a means to force health onto unsuspecting confection ingesting participants who simply want to satisfy a sweet tooth. While, yes it might stand as a comforting mental trick to quell feelings of guilt that might accompany the consumption…

CocoMond Cookies

My Bearded Man Boy Husband lacks one highly sophisticated component to perfect a palette capable of fully appreciating the finer things in life, at least from a gourmet perspective. He was born without a sweet tooth. It is not so much that he does not LIKE sweets, he just does not crave them and would…

As American As Apple Butter

Desserts that manage to mimic an American Flag are super impressive.  I enjoy admiring these creations, while setting up an innocuously subtle plate of these cookies right next door. Inspired by one of the most quintessential American desserts, Apple Pie, the concentrated flavor of apple butter infuses rich apple flavor into these cookies. Studded with…

Almond Night Long

The delicate sweetness of almonds is showcased in these cookies that house an arsenal of almond attributes. Smooth amaretto is bolstered by the creaminess of almond butter. Light and chewy, these little circles feature the crunch of slivered almonds that double as a great nibble during the baking process. 1 ¾ Cup AP Flour 1…

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcookies

A warm oven transforms dough and candy into delectable cookie nests that softly envelop rich Reese’s Cups. 1 Package Miniature Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Cups 1 ¾ Cup AP Flour 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt 1 Stick Butter, Room Temperature 1 Egg, Room Temperature 1 ¼ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tsp. Vanilla…

Shadow Cookies

AKA Oatmeal Chocolate Chip What these cookies lack in thickness, they make up for in an immersive textural experience. Crisp edges, craggy oatmeal, and a softy chewy center rounded out with smooth chocolate… these wispy cookies are as seemingly simple yet actually complex as a shadow. While baking often requires precision, I often prefer to…

Peanut Butter Apricot Thumbprints

Sunday afternoons are for Beer and Baking. After making my favorite chocolate chip recipe, the need to bake persisted, so I found some other ingredients and this was the result! Preheat oven to 350° F 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar 1 egg, room temperature 2 tsp. Vanilla ¾…