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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies

We had some serious snow this weekend here in Boston. (In fact, I think it's still snowing out!) Here's Dexter, The Barking Sous Chef, out in the blizzard last night. He loves snow so much,...

How to Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix

Did you know you can make your own hot chocolate mix? As in, grind cacao nibs to a fine powder, then mix them with milk and sugar for an out-of-this-world hot chocolate-y experience? You can. And...

Chocolate & Vanilla Guinness Floats with Creme Chantilly

Vanilla Guinness Float Guinness is the favored beer here at The Mouse House, hands down. While we usually enjoy it at home straight out of the can, we do occasionally cook with it, too. (Mmmm, Guinness...

Black & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love Oreos here at the Mouse House. I mean, they're creamy. They're chocolate-y. They're fun to eat. They make me feel like I'm 8 years old, which is great. Is there anything that can make...

Hot Buttered Rum Pecan Sundae

The topping for this sundae has all the rich, buttery flavor of pecan pralines—without the time or trouble involved in candymaking. Basically, this recipe makes a mini-batch of pecan candy by superheating a small amount...

Decadent Sweet Cream Rice Pudding

Rice has got to be one of my favorite foods. Fried rice. Buttered rice. Jambalaya. Rice crackers and krispies. You name it, I most likely have a closely-guarded stash of it in my cupboards. I...

Rib of the Week: Pork Spare Ribs with Cocoa Spice Rub

These ribs borrow heavily from Mexican mole—that dark, rich concoction of onion, garlic, several different kinds of chili peppers topped off with a good dose of chocolate. You usually see it served most with...

Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chips Cookies

I think the weather's finally officially turned colder here in Boston. Let the baking begin! These hearty cookies are really buttery and somewhere in between chewy and crisp. They're speckled with oatmeal and studded with...

Feasting on Cupcakes: A Photo Tour of Lyndell’s Bakery

One of my favorite things in the world is to get up early on a Saturday morning and go cupcake shopping. (I mean, what better way to start a day?) This means heading to Lyndell's...

Mid-Autumn Meat Feast at The House of the Hungry Mouse

The other night, The Angry Chef and I had a good old friend over for dinner. We hadn't seen him in quite a while, and it was so lovely to catch up. He brought a...