• Seasonal beers are one of the great things about the change of seasons. Samuel Adams Octoberfest is one of the best tasting and best selling seasonal beers around. It’s one of my favorite things about fall….. right up there with pumpkin doughnuts! This Octoberfest twist on the traditional Sauerbraten will only make you love Octoberfest season even more. This  Samuel Adams Octoberfest Sauerbraten is also a great recipe to brighten up your tailgate party. I’ve added a few twists to this recipe; I’m always looking for ways to use juniper berries. Serve it over egg noodles, potato dumplings or spätzle.
  • Cream cheese frosting. That’s all you have to say, and I’m in!

    As I was discussing Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, I was pondering what I could do to make them stand out from all others….  Cream cheese ice cream, of course!  SCORE!!!!
    Please, if you are a novice, be sure to read through all the directions before creating this delight!
    This WILL change your life!!!!  :)
  • In honor of National Pina Colada Day (which is July 10th), I have created a pina colada that didn't taste like fake coconut, and didn't make me feel like I was sipping shredded toxic waste. I promise, if you don't like the cloyingly sweet pina coladas, but like the flavors, you'll love this recipe!

    I was lucky, being a true hedonist, I had all items required on hand. As a habit, if I don't eat bananas before they wither, I cut them up and freeze them. Honestly, I do this with most any fruit. It comes in handy for making various adult beverage concoctions. Or, if you're into that health food thing, it makes for great smoothies. I totally enjoyed the process of creating this recipe. If you're not a seasoned consumer of rum or alcohol, you can reduce the amount of rum. I chose the full amount - it should make for a great nap in a little while! I'm not a fan of most coconut cream on the market. I do, however, love coconut milk. It's fresh and light. I used pineapple juice I reserved while coring the pineapple (if you don't have one of those little thing-a-mijiggies that take about 60 seconds to core and slice a pineapple, invest in one. They're very inexpensive.).

    ***Tidbit: I slice the core of the pineapple and put it in the freezer for pineapple "ice". It's great in a glass of ice water or as ice in a rum runner, or other cocktail.***

  • UFO White
    Harpoon UFO White AleBarbecue sauce – the staple of summer cooking. I grow weary of the same ole ketchup/tomato based sauces. On a day when the early morning temp was already 85, I decided to challenge myself with creating a light, unique barbecue sauce recipe for chicken or pork, deserving of the UFO White beer. To be honest, the lightness of the UFO White, with notes of orange & coriander (and I swear I detected a hint of banana! Some say a note of hay – I’ve personally never tasted hay!), I felt this was the perfect beer to meet this challenge. Warning: this is such a fabulous summer beer, you’ll have your own challenge to not drink several while you’re making this! Copyright © Henriettibles 2014 All Rights Reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without Henriettibles' express consent. Backlinks are allowed.  
  • Guinness
    I’m known for my mac and cheese. I mean REALLY known. It occurred to me that I hadn’t made a Cookin’ with Craft version. What better time than March with Guinness Irish Lager. I’ll admit, I have way more Greek in my bloodline than Irish, but I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as if I had a double dose of Irish in me (I KNOW there’s a dirty joke or two in there!). Enjoy your Henriettibles Guinness Irish Lager Mac & Cheese with a smooth and creamy glass of Guiness! Erin go bragh!

For some reason, many folks find the prospect of making a pie crust from scratch to be very daunting.

Baking is a science; if you don’t use precise measurements, you’ll end with a science project gone wrong. You know that commercial that the volcano science project explodes all over the kitchen ceiling?  Often times, people who aren’t afraid to make pie crust, really shouldn’t be doing it. The first secret for a great pie crust recipe is FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS...

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Wondering what side dish to serve with dinner?

Look no further; this simple, yet completely yummy Corn Casserole will make everyone’s mouth (and tummy) happy! This is a VERY simple corn casserole that my family has at almost every holiday dinner – certainly for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My late sister, Cece, introduced it to our family.  I’ve made some small changes to it, and I promise, you’ll add it as a regular recipe in your life.
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Bourbon. You know it. You love it. Now you’ll really, really want it!  Two great tastes combined in one luscious cake, our Butter Pecan Bourbon Cake by Henriettibles.

What’s not to love? This cake is as easy to make as it is good to eat.  Every party I take this cake to, it disappears in the blink of an eye. If you’re taking it to a party, you might want to make two so you have some for yourself!

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