Megan: I'd have to say my favorite food hasn't changed since I was a kid—pure and simple strawberries.
I'm headed to my parents' for the weekend. We're celebrating my younger sister's birthday and my brother's return from a six-month deployment. That gave me the perfect excuse to make this chocolate bundt cake. I used Foothills People's Porter as the beer—a local brewery my sister likes—and made it in a cake pan (I don't own a bundt cake pan). The remaining batter was made into cupcakes, topped with crushed hazelnuts and cinnamon. Hey, someone had to taste them before we cut into the cake tonight! A deep, malty chocolate, not overly sweet. I think it's ok to indulge every now and again, and this is just the occasion for it. Have a great weekend!