Posts Tagged ‘root beer’
Add some booze to your brownies with hard root beer, then top them off with peanut butter frosting and a syrupy hard root beer reduction. For the win!
It’s time to play Duck Hunt! Seriously, click that link and you can play Duck Hunt. But what I am really trying to say is…
Tonight the Bucks take on the Ducks in the first College Football Playoff championship game, so of course I couldn’t resist the opportunity to break in the new kitchen with some peanut butter and chocolate goodness. While out shopping for things for the house I stumbled upon Sprecher hard root beer, so why not throw it in there too? These hard root beer brownies are super thick, dense, and rich. After getting topped off with peanut butter frosting and hard root beer syrup, these brownies are game-time ready!
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Instead of putting ice cream in your root beer to make a root beer float, put the root beer in your ice cream! Made with root beer creme flavored Oreos and root beer syrup.
You would think with my root beer obsession that it would also include root beer floats. You would be wrong in this assumption. I prefer root beer to be served in a cold glass, untarnished by any other ingredients. However I have discovered that I do enjoy it cooked into sloppy joes, pulled pork, brownies, and chocolate cake. So when I passed by a display of the newest Oreo flavors I couldn’t resist snatching up a package of the root beer float creme flavored golden Oreos. It took me awhile to decide what to make and ended up throwing them into yet another no-churn ice cream recipe. And guess what? I freaking loved it! Apparently as far as root beer float flavored desserts go, I am sold. I even made a root beer syrup which is just root beer cooked down. Maybe I should revisit an actual root beer float?
P.S. This recipe was also inspired by my upcoming trip to Seattle with Kita to visit Peabody next month! We’re going on a root beer (and any other spectacular foods we can get our hands on) adventure!
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I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! I’m having a fun time catching up with my now 5 month old nephew in Boston and rejoicing in the start of college football season. I am a little traveling gnome, because I was only home 12 hours before being whisked away again. When I get back I’ll only be home about 3 days before heading out once more for a wedding in Nashville, and then a conference in San Francisco. Wee!
Today marks another 2nd of the month which means another Culinary.net post! Check out this easy root beer brownies I made for you HERE.
ROOT BEER CAKE BROWNIES
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I am very excited to be a new member of The Secret Recipe Club! For my first assignment I had the honor of picking a recipe from Jenni at The Gingered Whisk. Browsing through all of her recipes I knew it was going to be a tough decision, because I had a ton of tabs open within a matter of minutes. But then I discovered that we have something in common – we are both obsessed with root beer! Immediately I knew I would have to make her root beer sloppy joes, the post in which she proclaims her love of such bubbly goodness. And she calls it pop, which is so refreshing to hear after living in Memphis for 4.5 years. Yay pop! (I miss you, upstate NY.)
As I have said before, despite my love for root beer I have not played with it much in the kitchen. But after making pulled pork with my favorite pop, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that a sloppy joe would be just as good. That being said, these put Manwich to shame! I made them a little spicy by adding 3 tablespoons of green chiles, but you can cut back or even add more depending on how much sizzle you like on your tongue.
I served these for dinner while carving pumpkins with Katie and Leah, and they were a big success! Oh and we were also watching the Ohio State vs Wisconsin game which was absolutely AMAZING! I may have been screaming and jumping around a lot in between hacking into my pumpkin (when something I didn’t like happened). But my Buckeyes pulled it off for a big win. This season has been a roller coaster for sure but I am so excited to go back to Columbus for the Indiana game this weekend! Oh and Happy Halloween everyone!
Stay tuned for another root beer post soon, and this time it’ll be a dessert.
ROOT BEER SLOPPY JOES
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb ground sirloin
1-1/2 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup root beer
2/3 cup tomato sauce
3 Tbsp canned diced green chilies, optional
1-1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup minced scallions
4 potato rolls or hamburger buns
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute, just until fragrant. Add the beef and sauté, breaking up gently, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the chili powder, salt, and pepper. Add the root beer, tomato sauce, green chilies (if using), and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a lively simmer and cook about 15 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
- Stir in the scallions. Pile onto rolls or buns.
Source: The Gingered Whisk, originally from Parenting magazine.