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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise (a.k.a. Aioli)

I have another confession to make. When I was a little mouse, one of my absolute favorite treats was a mayonnaise sandwich. Yep, you heard right. A big dollop of Hellmann's spread on a...

Garlic Scape Pesto from The Garlic Farm in West Granby

Recently, my mom and I took a little road trip around the countryside in Northern Connecticut. When we happened across The Garlic Farm in West Granby, we knew we had to pull in and...

Basic Homemade Chicken Stock

There are a lot of methods for making chicken stock. Some folks make it in the slow cooker. Some folks make it in the oven. This is one of the ways that I make...

Fresh Herb Compound Butter

Compound butter is a fabulous finishing touch. This is a quick and easy way to add a lot of extra flavor to steaks, chicken, fish, or even rice and pasta. What is compound butter? Compound butter...

Blackened Chicken Fingers with Lime-Infused Marmalade

Mmm, mmm, mmm. We love spicy food at The Mouse House. You know...the kind that makes your nose sweat just a wee bit? These chicken fingers are hot and spicy on the outside and juicy...

Guinness Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Boston! Now, cans of Guinness stout will never replace a properly pulled pint in a cozy Irish pub, but we home-bound revelers make do with what we have. We go...

Lamb Loin Chops with Fresh Herbs & Cognac Butter Sauce

These are like little lamb T-bone steaks. They're on the more expensive side, but I snatch them up when I find them on sale. Our butcher has been breaking down a lot of lamb...

A Local’s Guide to Boston Irish Pubs & Bars

Ah, Boston. So many pubs. So little time. Especially around St. Patrick's day. Boston is home to some of the oldest taverns in the nation. I've lived here for about 15 years now. The Angry...

Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate molasses has been popping up in more and more places the last few years. It's sweet and tangy and is a great way to boost flavor in everything from appetizers to baked...

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

I learned to cook from my mom, who works a certain kind of magic in the kitchen. Of all the things I've learned from her, how to make homemade Irish cream liqueur may not...

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