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How to Roast a Rack of Lamb

Intimidated by roasting a rack of lamb (or two, or three)? Don't be.  I'm going to show you how. This post explains how to roast a rack of lamb, and includes loads of tips (including a quick buying guide), a step-by-step photo recipe, and a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.    Roasted rack of lamb is a really easy...

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This no-bake chocolate cheesecake is one sweetheart of a dessert. It's a total crowd pleaser. And it couldn't be easier to make. My favorite part? You don't have to fuss around with the oven. I can't take credit for this idea. It's largely based on a recipe I saw in a holiday baking issue of Food & Wine, contributed by cookbook author and...

Edward Owl Earring Giveaway Winner!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our giveaway to win this fabulous pair of sterling silver mystic topaz earrings from Edward Owl Design and Ornament! Holly, the wizard behind Edward Owl, has been a dear friend and a great partner in crime for many years now! Check out her mouthwatering recipe for Chocolate Babka here! You can see more of her fabulous...

Holiday Giveaway: Sterling Silver Mystic Topaz Earrings

Ho, ho, ho! It's our favorite time of year and we're celebrating with a giveaway from our favorite jeweler, Edward Owl! Recently, Holly shared her recipe for homemade Chocolate Babka with us. That's this stuff here (it was CRAZY delicious!): We can’t thank her enough for sharing it with us—and all of you. I tweaked her recipe slightly for my post. About Edward Owl...

How to Make Chocolate Babka (Step-by-Step Photo Recipe)

You guys. YOU GUYS! I'm super excited about this post. This recipe has a fair amount of steps. That means it's the perfect, holiday luxury bake in my book. These chocolate babkas take about 6 hours from start to finish, give or take, since it's a yeast dough. So, call it an Epic Holiday Baking Quest...an act of love...you get the idea. (Not all of...

Easy Individual Turkey Pot Pies (What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers)

We love a good roast turkey here at the Mouse House. What we don't love is eating the SAME roast turkey again...and again...and again. (Can I get an amen?) So we tend to get creative with leftover turkey meat really quickly. This was this year's bone-in turkey breast: amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "thehunmou-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title =...

Halloween 2018 in Salem, MA

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we made it! Another Halloween season is in the books here in beautiful Salem, Massachusetts, a.k.a. Witch City. (If you want to see the Halloween action in Salem from the last 10 years, check out our other posts.) Halloween 2018 fell on a Wednesday, which is about as mild as the holiday gets here. Most reports we've seen said that Salem had...

Best Ever Pumpkin Bread (One Bowl Recipe!)

Hands down, this our favorite pumpkin bread recipe ever. It's a staple at our house year round. Because, you know, we love pumpkin everything. (Check out our other pumpkin recipes here!) As Halloween approaches, I always start baking up a storm. Call it a coping mechanism for the craziness that is the month of October when you live in Salem, Massachusetts (a.k.a. Witch City). See...

Rustic Strawberry and Blackberry Galette (a.k.a. Open-Faced Pie)

You guys. I know. Summer is over. Berry season has come and gone. (And our kitchen is finally back in working order. Looooonnnnng story involving a great deal of unpleasantness that kept us from our regular schedule.) To say that I'm in denial about the end of summer is an understatement. (Also in denial that Halloween season in our hometown of Salem, MA...

Quick Blueberry and Raspberry Breakfast Pastries

Fresh berries are in season, and I couldn't be happier! This is one of my favorite berry recipes. These pastries are sweet. They're buttery. They're bursting with summer flavor. And they couldn't be simpler to make. Throw them together on a weekend morning for impromptu breakfast guests...or whip them as an after-midnight snack on the patio, paired with icy, crisp cocktails. We've done...