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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Cake


When life gives you lemons……combine them with beer and bake into a cake that resembles a giant doughnut, or something like that. I can never keep those old-school sayings straight. But these bright pink Rogue bottles have been intriguing me for the last couple of months. They stick out like a sore thumb next to the endless array of brown bottles. My curiosity finally got the best of me; and there I was in line at the grocery store, buying a bright pink bomber bottle of beer. Well, I guess I’ve had stranger days…

Once I got home, I took a swig. And then another, and another. Heeeey this beer is pretty good. Really good actually. It’s a lemony dessert beer, which is brewed to taste just like Voodoo’s Lemon Chiffon Crueller doughnut. I had to cook with it. But what? A giant doughnut cake. That’s what.

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Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP whiskey lemon extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 2 TBSP rainbow sprinkles
  • Favorite icing with pink gel food coloring (we did a lemon cream cheese icing)
  • Handful of Fruit Loops cereal

Directions

  1. Butter and flour bundt pan
  2. Place softened butter into bowl of standing mixer and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes
  3. Place dry ingredients into stand mixer and combine with butter for 30 seconds
  4. Add beer, oil, lemon extract, and eggs and mix on medium-high for one minute
  5. Using a spatula, stir in lemon zest and sprinkles
  6. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake at 350 for about 32 minutes or until cake is set. Cool before frosting. Decorate with Fruit Loops cereal and enjoy!

Cheers N’at- Devon and Tim

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A Taste of Tuscany at Sarafino’s Restaurant


When it comes to Italians, food is love. Perfect, delicious, palatable love. And it’s the kind of love that usually comes in the form of hearty, multi-course meals spanning over several hours. With plenty of wine to go around, of course. Dining is at the heart of Italian culture. They take their time to eat; enjoying their company and fostering the endless conversations that pop up along the way. These Scotch-Irishers right here had the amazing opportunity to savor this old-world dining style last week at Sarafino’s Restaurant.

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Brew-tiful Cheesecake


During the dizzying weeks of March Madness, For The Win attempted to determine which of the over 4,500 craft breweries in America is the greatest. So they put together a craft brewery bracket and left the victor’s fate up to ‘Merica’s craft beer super fans. They started with 32 breweries, based on popularity, expert ratings, and personal experience. After 5 grueling matches against hefty opponents such as The Alchemist, Dogfish Head, Victory, Terrapin, and Founders; Southern Tier Brewing Co. reined supreme and claimed the number one spot in the 2015 Ultimate Craft Beer Bracket Championship.

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The Finest of Dining at Nemacolin


2015 has been a year of many firsts, including our first Pittsburgh Blog Swap. And we are the lucky bloggers to guest write for the awesome blog Beezus KiddoAs I was perusing the site, I noticed that one of her 40 before 40 bucket list activities included a weekend stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Well, it just so happens that my husband and I loooove Nemacolin, and we’ll take any excuse to get back there.

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Beer Peeps


It’s Easter, for Peeps® sake! A very Hoppy Easter to you and your family! This year, we remixed an Easter staple to include our favorite drink: BEER! These boozed up homemade marshmallow treats are made with Penn Brewery’s Ginger Beer. The ginger beer was our obvious go-to because we love the flavor profile of ginger, especially when it’s in candied form. So make these for some-bunny verrry special. Or keep them for yourself when you’re having a bad hare day… We hope you enjoy this peeps offering…Okay, I’ll stop it.

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Creamy Curried Carrot Soup


One fateful night, while Tim and I sipped on some seriously delicious Girl Scouts themed cocktails from Wigle Whiskey, an intriguing challenge was presented to us. Jen Mrzlack, our awesome friend and cofounder of Naturi Organic Greek Yogurt Company, asked us to team up with Naturi and the Sewickley Confectionary and be the cooks for a fierce soup competition. The competition was Explore Sewickley’s Annual Soup Crawl, where 500 hungry soup crawlers trek around town to visit several local businesses and sample the restaurants’ best soup offerings. The crawlers are provided a score sheet, which prompts them to rank the tastiest soup, most unique soup, and “best hosts” of the soup crawl.

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Irish Cream Gone Wigle


The strip district is one of my favorite spots in Pittsburgh. You can find exotic spices, a whiskey distillery, the freshest seafood, and most ridiculous t-shirts nestled between a handful of lively blocks. The other week, our friends and we hit up some of our favorite watering holes in the Strip. While walking from one awesome place to the next, this t-shirt stopped me in my tracks…

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Branding Pennies Pints Pittsburgh w/ Commonwealth Press


A little over a year ago, Tim and I decided to enter the world of blogging. We had absolutely no formal training in any aspects of blogging, but what we did have was an insatiable lust for good beer, good food, and good ol’ Pittsburgh. Our first task at hand was coming up with a blog name. The words Pints and Pittsburgh came to mind easily. But the word Pennies reflected our new status of dining in. Our days of dining out were put on hold until our little ones could sit down for more than five seconds at a time. Inevitably, we ended up saving a ton of Pennies by cooking some tasty meals at home. So Pennies Pints Pittsburgh it was! Our next challenge was creating a killer logo. But we left that one for the best in the business, Commonwealth Press.

Herb and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Hop Farm IPA Salad Dressing


These past couple of frigid Pittsburgh days have left me desiring something a little bit more tropical. Okay, maybe not tropical but definitely something fresh and bright to help me thaw out a bit. We’ve had quite an impressive stint of sweet recipes, which have undoubtedly kept us warm this winter. But now I feel that it’s time to revisit the savory side of cooking. Our next beer-centric recipe needs to pack a massive punch of flavor, highlight a delicious Pittsburgh brew, and have a light, freshness to wake me up from what seems to be an eternal winter slumber of stews and soups.

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