Apple Oktoberfest Cheese Soup

The calender says it is fall, and that is good enough for me. Here in the Dallas area, where we just had one of the hottest summers on record, the temperatures are still hovering around 90 most days.  Yes, it is still warm but I know fall is coming.  How do I know when it is so warm?  Well, our local Oktoberfest festival has started and that puts me in the mood for large mugs of beer, bad polka music, and warm bowls of soup.  In this...

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Amber Ale Hot Dog Buns

This post comes with a free bonus!! Of course, all my content is free but in this case you get a super secret look at my VERY FAVORITE hot dog toppings!  As you most likely know, if you watch the news at all, Texas is having a massive heat wave that is causing one of the worst drought situations in out state’s history.  I only think it fair, when we are being asked to conserve water, to try and find other liquids to bake and...

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Orange Chocolate Stout Cake

I love beer. I know, not exactly shocking if you know me.  So many of my recipes are born of the odd craving, and this one is no different.  One afternoon, during a particularly stressful day at the office, I found myself craving a nice, stout beer.  I was also thinking how nice a slice of chocolate cake would be, because nothing takes the edge off a bad day like cake.  Of course, this led me to think about stout cakes.  I love them,...

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