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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pecan Pie Bars

You gotta love a recipe that has 2+ pounds of butter. Talk about holiday decadence. So, I was looking for a pecan bar recipe that didn't include high-fructose corn syrup, which is actually harder to...

S’mores Fudge Pie

Happy fourth of July from beautiful Salem, Ma! Seeing that a lot of the Northeast is rained out this year and people are stuck inside, here's a great way to enjoy classic s'mores flavor if...

Mile-High Apple Pie

This ain't your grandma's apple pie. I baked it in a cheesecake pan, for a towering 3-inches of apple-pie goodness. This pie is my riff on Dede Wilson's Deep-Dish Sour Cream-Apple Pie from her amazing...

How to Make Homemade Pie Crust

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.

Coconut Custard Pie

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...

Mini Turnover Cookies

Here at The Mouse House, autumn is officially pie season. From pumpkin to pecan, you can almost always find me rolling out a crust at least once a week. (Stay tuned soon for a...

Chocolate Cream Pie

I should admit: I have a special spot in my heart for old-fashioned desserts—especially if it's the kind of thing that you're likely to find in the spinning dessert case at a 1950s-style diner. This pie totally fits the bill.

Chocolate Caramel Tartlettes

Hope you all had a fabulous holiday and new years! The Angry Chef and I spent New Year's Eve nestled in with the good folks from The Salem Insider and Rippin Kitten. The company was outstanding....

Italian Prune Plum Crumble

I have to admit: Until recent years, I was scared to death of these little things. Are you kidding me: "Prune" in the same sentence with "dessert?" No, thank you. I didn't get over it until well into my late twenties. And I'm still kicking myself that it took me that long.

Chocolate Caramel Tart

This tart is like a grown-up candy bar, in decadent tart form. The cookie crust is crisp and buttery. The caramel is creamy with just a little tang from the addition of a dollop of craime fraiche. The chocolate ganache is velvety and rich.