new year, new (fill in the blank)

if you live on the east coast or in america, it’s not news to you that it was FREEZING today.


it was one of those days where you just want to stay in bed and cuddle all day. one of those days when you want to stay home and cook a big pot of chili and make cornbread. one of those days when you want to sit on the couch and watch marathons of million dollar listing, bar rescue, or big bang theory. one of those days when you want to do is attempt chocolate chip cookies but eat all the dough before any of it even makes it into the oven.

well it wasn’t one of those days for me. it was more like a freezing cold but you still have to get up and run and go to work days. they’re the worse kinds of days. dough ball

i seriously would have done all of those above options today if i didn’t have that dang job.

well happy new year loves! it’s 2014, do you believe that?! do you have new years resolutions? i always try to think of a good one, but i can’t. like maybe i’ll eat more brussel sprouts, i’ll run more, i’ll spend more time doing good things. nah. i’ll keep trying to think of a good new years resolution!

beer bread

last year my new years resolution was to not be a couch surfer. let me explain, in 2012 i was the ultimate couch crasher. that year i spent about every friday and saturday night on a friend’s couch, and would you believe it i made it until my bff’s birthday in november last year without sleeping on someone’s couch! go court! you almost made it! i’m seriously going to think about this and make a good list of things i need to do in 2014! beer bread mugshot

in the meantime, can we talk about this yeastless bread? beer = yeast = you don’t need to use yeast. you don’t have to sit around and wait for the thing to rise. think of all the hours you’re going to get back in your life!!! you’re going to be able to do so many more activities in that time! this was my first time using wheat flour, and it’s great. so healthy! all you skinny minnies trying to lose weight this time of year are going to gobble this up, and you can, because half of it is wheat flour!

loaves on loaves

go grab a can of beer, go get a bag of wheat and and put this baby in the oven. new year, new you! or maybe in this case, new flour!

new year, new flour, white cheddar beer beard (you know i got this from my girl over at how sweet it is!)

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

3 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

6 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded

12 oz light beer (i used stella)

6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick spray. in large bowl sift together flours. stir in baking power and salt, then the cheese. pour in beer and stir until thick dough forms.

place dough in pan and spread out evenly. pour melted butter over top. bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly on top. insert toothpick in middle to make sure cooked through. remove from pan and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting and eating the entire loaf!

white cheddar beer bread

go crazy!


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