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.
Somebody help me: After 35 years, I think I’m developing a sweet tooth. Tragic, right? Get over it and join the rest of the world, Mouse. I know. All my life, I’ve always been a salty snacker. I’d happily chomp on cheese over chocolate, pizza over pastry, meat over munchkins. You get the picture. But […]