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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...

Easy July 4th Recipes

You guys! HOW is it July already? As everyone hits the grills this week, we KNOW you guys have the classics covered. If you need a little inspiration for some less-than-ordinary BBQ fare, here's a roundup of our favorite non-traditional hot dog and burger recipes. (Can I interest anyone in The Angry Chef's Famous Spicy Buffalo Burgers? Or maybe our Lamb Sliders? Seriously, they...

Delicious (and Easy!) Easter Projects

What's the best thing about Easter? The candy, right? What's the second best thing about Easter? Playing with all that candy. Check out two of our favorite Easter projects that are fun for the whole family. One is a fanciful table decoration made with the smooshiest Easter candy of all time: Peeps. The other is a homemade riff on classic Cadbury Creme eggs. Peep Topiary This thing...

Our Best Easter Recipes

Need some Easter recipe inspiration? Here are some of our favorite appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert recipes to ring in Spring! Easter Appetizers Goat Cheese & Black Pepper Truffles Crispy Fried Goat Cheese Baked Brie with Walnuts and Preserves Want more ideas? Check out our full listing of appetizers here! Easter Entrees Step by step: How to cook a holiday ham for Easter Lamb Loin Chops with...