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Jessie Cross

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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.

Halloween 2019 in Salem Massachusetts

It's with a heavy heart that I have to share some heartwrenching news.  We had to say goodbye to Penelope, our 9-year-old Keeshond. Many of you have been following along, and for that, we thank you. She...

Halloween Guide to Salem, MA

Hard to believe we've been posting about Halloween here in our home of Salem, Massachusetts for 9 years now, give or take.  We're in the throes of another October (a.k.a. the high holy month here...

Mexican Chocolate Skull Cakes for Day of the Dead

This is one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes ever.  It's a spicy Mexican chocolate cake with a thin sugar glaze in honor of the Day of the Dead.  We thought we'd mix it up a...

Best Fudge Brownies

Any brownie recipe that starts with over a pound of butter and chocolate has my vote.  Hands down, these are the best brownies I think I've ever made.  For this recipe, I very slightly adapted Ina...

Maple Bacon Whiskey Donuts

You guys. YOU GUYS. We're in donut heaven over here.  So apparently, we totally missed the ball on National Donut Day last week.  We apologize!  But we're making up for it today.  May we present our favorite donut on...

How to Make Perfect French Toast

French toast is our go-to Sunday brunch food.  It's also our late-night superstar. Nothing hits the spot better when you roll in after midnight and you're ravenous... (Can I get an Amen?) We love it because, no matter...

Four Italian Cheeses You Need to Try

The Angry Chef teases me that if our house were on fire, I'd grab three things: My iPhone, my Totoro, and the cheese bin from the fridge. He's wrong. I'd also grab the dogs. Silly Angry...

9 Easy Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

We've been getting more and more requests for gluten-free recipes lately. I haven't started to mess around with gluten-free baking mixes yet (YET!), but here are nine of our favorite dessert recipes that don't include...

Fresh Blackberry Mojito

Summer is coming, and man, do we have a new favorite cocktail here at the Mouse House.  Have you had a blackberry mojito before? Because if you haven't...get ready.  It's the perfect, sweet mash up of lush,...

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...