Want to be a hero this Spring? Make your own Cadbury Creme Eggs. Every year, our good friend D. Bunnyhunter waits like a little kid for the new harvest of Creme Eggs to hit the shelves. (David, let me know when you want to pick yours up, OK?) These are actually really easy to make […]
Want to see a tableful of people light up like a bunch of 8 year olds? Serve caramel apples for dessert. Depending on how chill your crowd is, caramel apples can be an awesome—and totally unexpected—way to end to a Fall or Winter dinner party. I know, I know. Most people associate caramel apples with […]
Fall’s officially here, let the baking begin! Apple and cranberry is such a classic New England combo when it comes to Autumn desserts. This cake gets a double apple punch from fresh apple cider and sliced apples. We always hit Brooksby Farm a couple of times a year to go apple picking. (If you live […]
So we’re still totally stoked about our feature month in this month’s O, The Oprah Magazine. (Holy cow, right??) We wanted to share the love, so we’re giving a bunch of delicious stuff away during August! First up is a box of gourmet sugars by the fabulous Chambre de Sucre. I’ll admit it: I’ve been […]
This is a summer standby at The Mouse House. (Warning: This cake is not bikini friendly.) It’s dark, dense, and fudge-y, and is the perfect foil for everything from ice cream to fresh berries. I like to slice it in half and fill it with whipped chocolate ganache. (Hello, heaven!) The best part about this […]
Holy cow, we developed a handful of adult (read: booze-ified) granita recipes for this month’s Oprah magazine! Get the whole story here.
It’s summer. Let’s make ice cream! This ice cream is a favorite at our house. It’s sweet, rich, and packed with glorious stout flavor. (Drop a few scoops next to a fat wedge of dark chocolate cake for an insanely decadent dessert.)
There are times when it’s easier to use pre-made or frozen pie crust. Wait, what? Go on: Scold me if you want. When you’ve already been going for 12 hours by the time 6 pm rolls around, sometimes convenience wins. That said, when I do have the time, I definitely always make my own crust. Nothing compares.
Seriously, somebody take this pie away from me. Bikini season is all but upon us, and the last thing I need to be doing is eating thick slices of custard pie. That said, I had a request last week for one of these creamy little babies, and I couldn’t resist. (I guess a sliver won’t […]
OK, we should rename this stuff. Because “curd” just doesn’t do it justice. Lemon curd is a buttery, sweet and tangy, lemon-y sauce that you can use for a zillion things. Let me show you how to make it at home.