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the essentials...beef 'n beer au Jus 
Feb. 27, 2011 12:17 pm 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2011 6:03 pm

Those who know me well, know that I have a love affair with beer. Low class? Please! Kings and pharaohs drank beer. When traveling, if you're not sure about the water, beer is the recommended alternative. Depending on who you talk to, in Germany they say three, six or seven beers make a meal. If you're American and learned Spanish, probably one of the first words you learned was “cerveza”. Translation? Beer. According to, evidence of beer dates back 7,000 years to Iran.

Beer isn't what it used to be, a simple fermented drink. Today beer types are never ending: Pilsner, lager, edelweiss, brown ale, porter, stout, non-alcoholic, fruity, chocolatey, even coffee flavored beer. With mass production and the merging of larger beer producing companies, it was feared that the diversity, and thus the quality, of beer would diminish. Instead, using specialty ingredients, beer connoisseurs began the era of microbreweries. Talk about evolution!

Beer, like wine, may be paired with foods, but even those who don't like drinking beer (I'm so sorry), find it a delicious recipe ingredient. I recently developed a simple, tasty, beer laden, slow cooker recipe:

Beef with Beer au Jus<


Feb. 27, 2011 7:20 pm
Added this to my recipe box so I can give it a shot! Thanks for sharing!
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I started out cooking from a box or a can because I thought it was quick. It didn't take me long to learn that home cook foods can also be quick and are much healthier. Recently I've turned to organic foods for an even better tasting twist.
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The more variety the better. I love to experiment with foods from all different cultures. Because my husband is from Germany, German and Turkish foods are my specialties, with Greek and Italian tying for third.
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Celebrating holidays with family is extra special. I enjoy hosting & then inviting everyone to provide a recipe to include in the meals. Once younger family members age & have new recipes of their own, I include them.
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I've created a few of my own recipes and my family and guests rave when I make them. They are my easiest recipes, yet everyone loves them.
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Upon moving to Germany I managed to destroy several attempts at banana bread before finally learning how to translate US measurements for metric.
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