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By Carl Weiss
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About

Two years ago we started a cooking show for men.  The premise was simple: showcase recipes that were delicious yet easy to prepare.  Use ingredients that can be bought at the local supermarket and prepare them with kitchenware that every guy already has.  Did I mention that we also use BEER as a key ingredient in many of the recipes?  Started as a YouTube show, the episodes have been viewed by thousands.  Every episode takes the viewer step-by-step through the process of preparing each and every dish.  What could be simpler?  After numerous requests for a companion cookbook, we have decided to take the idea to Kickstarter.  With your help we will be able to print the cookbook in time for the holidays.  If you are a guy that likes to cook or know a guy that likes to cook, buy the book, T-shirt or the recipe cards and we will continue to create additional videos until every recipe in the book is represented on YouTube. (all rewards include shipping and handling in the continental US.) 

Cover Art
Cover Art

The Interactive Cookbook for Guys

What makes this cookbook unique is that it is designed to work with the videos to show you step-by-step how to prepare each dish.  We are going to spiral bind the book so that you can lay it down, click on the QR code, and watch the video while you cook.  Also the theme of many of our recipes is "Cooking with Beer," which means that there are a number of dishes with colorful names such as Beerfalo Wings, Boilermaker Chili  and Jambeerlaya.  We also strove to come up with many other recipes that were both tasty and easy to make.  (Below is our Halloween episode that is so easy it's scary.)

You Get the Picture (or should I say video?)

Currently 32 of the recipes that are featured in the book have accompanying videos.  With your support we will not only publish the cookbook but we will also shoot the remainder of the videos that go along with the recipes during an additional 6-month taping series.  

More than just a cookbook, Mancave Munchies makes a statement about the fact that guys are not only handy in the garage.  Many of us know our way around the kitchen and barbecue as well.  (The book also makes a great holiday giftt for any man you know that likes to cook.) 

Broken into a series of colorful chapters such as Appetizer Alley, Can You BBQ? (think beer can), Ragin' Cajun, Intercontinental Cave and Just Desserts, the cookbook and video series offers something for everyone. (Or, at least everyone with a man cave.)

Sample Recipe
Sample Recipe

 Get Your ManCave On!

To make meal preparation so easy that even a mancave man could do it, we are going to spiral bind the cookbook.  This way all you have to do is open the book, select a recipe, and then use a tablet or smartphone to activate the step-by-step video and you are ready to get your mancave on. (32 of the recipes in the book already have videos.  Every month we will create an additional 4-6 videos that will be available on the site and sent to subscribers via email until all the recipes have videos.) 

Mancave at Work
Mancave at Work

As part of our Kickstarter campaign, we will offer a number of incentives for contributors such as recipe cards, ManCave T-Shirts, and Guest Appearances on the show, as well as the cookbook itself.  No matter which one of our incentives you decide to purchase, everyone is invited to view the website and videos located at http://mancavemunchies.com

So Tune In and Munch On!

Get Your T-Shirts Here!
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Man Cave Munchies Cookbook Outline

A. Appetizer Alley 

1. Bada Bing Shrimp

2. Beer Bread

3. Beer Cheese Soup

4. Blender Pesto

5. Bloody Mary Soup

6. Beerfalo Wings

7. Boilermaker Chili

8. Cocktail Sauce

9. Easy Guacamole

10. Homemade Hummus

11. Mancave Mushrooms

12. Mexicali Layered Dip

13. Sweet Potato Fries

14. Homemade Hot Sauce

B. Can You BBQ? (Can as in Beer Can.)

1. BBQ Corn on the Cob

2. Beer Butt Bird

3. Boston Beer Blitzed Baked Beans 

4. Coffee & Pepper Crusted Ribeye

5. Grilled Salmon with Mustard Glaze

6. Heart Attack Hamburgers

7. Mahi Mahi BLT

8. Melt in Your Mouth Ribs

9. Shrimp on the Barbie

10. Shish Kabob & Fish Kabob 

11. Super Sliders

12. Beer BQ Sauce

C.Ragin’ Cajun

1. Blackened Redfish

2. Cajun Coffee

3. Cajun Meatloaf

4. Cajun Shepherd’s Pie

5. Coconut Beer Shrimp

6. Dirty Rice

7. Gumbo Ya Ya

8. Hushpuppies

9. Jambeerlaya

10. Red Beans & Rice

11. Shrimp Etouffee

12. Shrimp Remoulade

D. Intercontinental Cave

1. Calzones

2. Chicken Marsala

3. Coq Au Vin (French Chicken Stew)

4. Easy Cheesy Pizza

5. Eggplant Lasagna

6. Fettuccini Alfredo

7. Italian Roast Chicken

8.  Linguini Carbonara 

9. Pasta with Green Olives

10. Quick Pizza Sauce

11. Sauce Bolognese

12. Sweet & Sour Pork

13. Stir Fry Chicken or Beef

14. Hungarian Goulash

15. Sopa de Ajo (Spicy Garlic Soup)

16. Spatzles (Bavarian Noodles)

E. Just Desserts

1. BBQ Pineapple

2. Beer Cupcakes

3. Crepes

4. Death by Chocolate

5. Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

6. Molten Chocolate Cakes

7. Nawlins Bread Pudding

8. No-Bake Coconut Custard Pie

9. No-Cook Chocolate Pudding

10. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Show me the Money

The funds we raise for this project will allow us to not only produce the cookbook, recipe cards and T-shirts that we are going to send to our contributors, but it will allow us to continue production of the video show for at least six more months.  Depending upon the level of support generated by this Kickstarter campaign, it is possible that we will be able to continue the production for even longer than that.  It's up to you.  

Risks and challenges

The book is ready to go to the publisher and we have sources of supply for both the recipe cards and the T-shirts. So the only thing stopping us from a production run is your help. If you like this project, share it with your friends and family as well as on your social nets. Did I mention there was BEER involved here? Drink up and Tweet on!

Carl Weiss has self-published several other books, including "Working the Web to Win" that is currently available on Amazon.com/

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    Recipe with Your Name on It. Looking for your 15-minutes of fame? Name a recipe and Carl will not only make it, he'll name it after you. (Ex: Paul's Pot Pie) You'll also receive an autographed cookbook.

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