Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beer Grilled Steaks


1 cup light-colored beer, such as lager (I love Bud Black for this!)
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2-4 steaks of your choice


  1. Whisk together beer, soy sauce, molasses, garlic, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Place steaks in reseal able food storage bag; add beer mixture and mix well. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  2. Grill steaks in covered grill over high heat about 8 to 10 minutes on each side or to the desired degree of doneness.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg



  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, nuts, chocolate chips, and orange rind. Blend in sifted ingredients. Turn batter into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes, or until bread tests done. Remove loaves from pans, and cool. Chill before slicing.