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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...

Our Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes

2017 was a doozy of a year. (Are you guys with me on that!?) SO! Let's kick 2018 off right, with something sweet. Here are our favorite chocolate recipes of all time, guaranteed to knock your socks off. 1. Mocha Layer Cake with Sour Cream Ganache 2. S’mores Fudge Pie 3. Sinfully Rich Chocolate Pudding 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...

Our Best Holiday Chocolate Dessert Recipes

The temps are dropping and the holidays are almost upon us! Here are our top 15 chocolate treats, guaranteed to knock your socks off. 1. Mocha Layer Cake with Sour Cream Ganache 2. S’mores Fudge Pie 3. Sinfully Rich Chocolate Pudding 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 = "You Might Like"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "4c35f9c177a27e773aeec5c11cd17cb4"; amzn_assoc_asins = "0062225227,1484711084,0848745493,1519042442"; //z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US 4. Easy Chocolate-Covered Toffee 5. Chocolate Cheesecake 6. Triple...

Our Best Holiday Appetizer and Side Dish Recipes

Need just one more dish to deck out your holiday table? From perfect shrimp cocktail to ultimate mac n' cheese (or if you just need to bust out some simple white rice or basic mashed potatoes), we've got you covered. Check out our favorite appetizer and side dish recipes. 1. Perfect Shrimp Cocktail 2. Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp 3. Stuffed Artichokes amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "thehunmou-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode =...

Our Best Holiday Entree Recipes

Need a little inspiration for the holidays and New Year's Eve this year? Here are some of our favorite, tried-and-true entrees. 1. Restaurant-Style Prime Rib 2. Garlic-Studded Sirloin Roast with Chili Pepper Crust 3. Steakhouse-Style Pan-Roasted Sirloin Steaks 4. Porcini-Encrusted Filet Mignon 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 = "My Amazon Picks"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d36e45f280eb054a6580c55c0074aea3"; amzn_assoc_asins =...

Halloween 2017 in Salem, Massachusetts

We made it! Another Halloween season down in good old Witch City, a.k.a. Salem, Massachusetts. We're starting to lose count, but this is like our 10th Halloween season as city residents. Since Halloween fell on a Tuesday this year, the crowds on Halloween day and night were smaller than in past years. But the weekends leading up to the big event more than...