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Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub (Pan Roasted Rib Eye)

You guys. This is the best piece of meat I've made in a long time. Hands down, it's one of my favorite cuts. What is a cowboy steak? A cowboy steak is a thick, bone-in rib steak with the bone Frenched to create its signature "tomahawk" look. So you're taking one of these: And quickly turning it into this glorious thing with a few...

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping? Here are 16 of my fav items for people who love food and cooking—and refuse to fight the hordes in the outside world. They're all things that I either own and love—or they're on my wishlist. I'm an Amazon affiliate, which means I get a little cheese when you make a purchase. Many thanks to you for your...

Simple and Festive Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Need some inspiration for Thanksgiving this year? No problem. These are some of our favorite (and simple) appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. I've included links out to our other recipe round ups. What are you making for Thanksgiving dinner? Leave a comment below! Let us know what you're serving! Appetizers Roasted Jumbo Shrimp for a Crowd This is so simple. It's a great way to get a fancy appetizer on...

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Looking for a satisfying, impressive, and SIMPLE side dish? These roasted fingerling potatoes are perfect. (This time, I fancied the dish up with some carrots and mushrooms.) We served this with our Thanksgiving Turkey this year. (Here's my Perfect (Super Moist!) Roast Turkey recipe.) These potatoes would be just as good with any kind of big hunk of roasted meat, like a standing rib roast. If you love beef,...

Perfect Roast Turkey (Super Moist!)

So, it's that time of year! Not entirely sure how the last 12 months rolled by so quickly (anyone?), but here we are! It's turkey time again. We've done a handful of turkey recipes for The Hungry Mouse, but I've never posted our straight up, traditional roast turkey. So, here it is! This is a fabulous, old-school roasted turkey recipe. It's moist and juicy...

Pork Chop and Root Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

This is a great way to get a whole meal prepared all at once. It's fast and easy. The whole pan cooks in about 40 minutes. The trick? You want use boneless pork chops that are 1/2-3/4 of an inch thick. It may seem like a lot of food when you see it on the sheet pan, but remember that most veggies shrink a little as they...

Halloween 2016 in Salem, Massachusetts

WHEW! You guys! We made it through another Halloween season in Witch City, a.k.a. Salem, Massachusetts. Hands down, Salem hosts the best Halloween party in the world. Granted, as city residents for almost a decade now, we may be a little bit biased. We invite you to see for yourself! Join us for a photo tour of this year's Halloween festivities So, when you live in Salem,...

Halloween Candy Chocolate Whiskey Layer Cake

Not sure what to do with all the leftover Halloween candy? Or, just have a ton of candy hanging around? Hey, it's November 1. We won't tell. Nothing wrong with ransacking the seasonal sale section at Target or CVS. I'm talking about this situation, candy corn and all: We invite you to hijack your kids' leftover Halloween candy (*cough* or WHATEVER) and make this...

Autumn Apple Cider and Bourbon Cocktail

Happy October! We've almost made it through Halloween season here in Salem, Massachusetts. Only a few more days to go until the big party. (Check out pictures of last Halloween in Salem, MA here.) To say that it's cocktail season here is an understatement. This cocktail is made with fresh apple cider and packed with fragrant ginger and cinnamon flavor. Use your favorite bourbon or whiskey. We...

Easy Pumpkin Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

If you want to get in on the pumpkin spice action, but aren't crazy about sweet stuff, these rolls are the way to go. They're the perfect accompaniment for cold-weather meals. They're so, so easy to make. Because they're baked in a cluster in a dish, they're rustic and imperfect looking, so they're very forgiving for beginning bakers. These rolls are soft and fragrant...