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Monday, June 24, 2019

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.

Basic Cooking: How to Make a Blueberry Pie

You don't always need a ton of ingredients to make an absolutely mouthwatering dessert. Blueberry pie is one of my favorite summer treats. A few cups of fabulous, fresh fruit. A little sugar to bring out its flavor. A handful of flour to trap all that luscious juice and thicken it into a syrupy sauce.

Strawberry Brunch Tart with Thyme and Black Pepper

This is not a fancy tart. It's not one of those gorgeous, fresh-fruit-and-custard puff pastry things that looks like a piece of art. I'll make you one of those one of these days. Don't...

Rustic Apple Galette

This may be the shortest intro in Hungry Mouse history. We're out the door in a few minutes on our way to a party, but here's what we're bringing. A galette is basically a rustic...

A Phyllo Dough Primer

I just posted my Buttery Greek Apple Tart recipe. As I started to write the notes on how to deal with phyllo dough at the end of the recipe, I realized that it probably...

Buttery Greek Apple Tart

Fall is coming. Boston's been on the cold side. The stores are starting to fill up with back-to-school supplies. This means one thing to me: Apple-picking season is on its way. And I couldn't...