Friday, December 22, 2017

Have a Very Beery Christmas

By Carl Weiss

When I started Man Cave Munchies 5 years ago, I made 2 promises to my audience:
           1. I would provide easy-to-cook recipes.
           2. At least 25% of the recipes featured would have beer as an ingredient.

Living up to both these standards has never proven to be a problem.  From the very first episode I produced , Beer Bread, both these requirements were met.  So simple is this recipe that I comment during the video that it isn't so much a case of cooking as chemistry.  Stir in the proper ingredients and bake the dough at the proper time and temperature and you will produce a loaf of crusty, flavorful bread every time.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Do Real Men Bake Quiche?

By Carl Weiss

It used to be said that real men don't eat quiche.  At least that was Bruce Feinstein's opinion back in 1982 when he penned a satirical book with that title.  It was written to poke fun at American macho stereotypes.  Bruce's definition of a quiche-eater referred to a male that might enjoy eating a piece of quiche, but would never think of making one, since that would be considered "women's work."  How the times have changed during the past 35 years.  Not only do real men now unabashedly eat quiche, they bake it with gusto.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stew Crazy

By Carl Weiss

Image courtesy of Man Cave Munchies
You're familiar with the term Stir Crazy.  This week I went a little stew crazy when I decided to make 3 different kinds of stews: fish, beef and chicken.  The good news about stews is that they are not only real crowd pleasers, but they are extremely easy to prepare.  They can be made in a stockpot or a crockpot.  Last but not least, they can feed an army.  With winter right around the corner, you might want to bone up on some of these recipes that will keep you warm when it is cold outside.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thanksgiving Leftovers

by Carl Weiss

Image courtesy of flickr
Thanksgiving isn't really over until you can't stand the site of turkey for another year.  At least, that's my opinion.  That being said, you want to come up with a few creative ways to doctor up those leftovers so you won't be forced to eat the same thing a half dozen times.  In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I would devote this week's blog to giving you some creative ways to convert those leftovers into something you will love to gobble up.