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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Creating the Perfect Charcuterie Board

If you've hang out at The Mouse House with any regularity, chances are you've seen a charcuterie board or two (or ten). It's been a signature entertaining move for years, and will always be one...

Four Italian Cheeses You Need to Try

The Angry Chef teases me that if our house were on fire, I'd grab three things: My iPhone, my Totoro, and the cheese bin from the fridge. He's wrong. I'd also grab the dogs. Silly Angry...

Brown vs. White Eggs: What’s the difference?

What's the difference between brown eggs and white eggs? Ask your grandmother, and I almost guarantee that she'll make a strong case for one—or the other. But honestly? Aside from shell color, there's not really much...

Baked Brie with Walnuts and Preserves

Baked Brie should win some kind of prize for Most Impressive Looking Appetizer that Took Almost No Work to Prepare. This is a great appetizer to throw together when you have unexpected guests. Once you have a wheel of brie (the little ones are just fine), you can put it together with stuff from the pantry (frozen puff pastry, nuts, jam).

Crispy Fried Goat Cheese

Be still my heart. I think I would eat these every day if I could. It's definitely my new favorite munchy type thing. These h'ors d'oeuvres are really easy to throw together on the fly. The outside crust is unbelievably crunchy and flavorful. The inside cheese is warm, creamy, and really smooth. The combination makes for a killer app.

Harvest Cheese Bread Wreath

Learn how to make an easy, cheese-y braided bread wreath. It's moist, tangy, satisfying--and perfect for autumn tables.
fresh ricotta with lemon

Homemade Ricotta

The idea of making cheese at home is kind daunting. There's talk of rennet and starters and thermometers and precise temperature readings. Make no mistake, I'll get to major cheesemaking. One of these days. Luckily, making...

Cracking the Code on All Things Egg @ The Hungry Beast

Check out my latest article, Cracking the Code on All Things Egg, which runs through a laundry list of little-known facts about eggs.

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

When I made these the other night, The Angry Chef told me that, hands down, it's my best biscuit recipe. "Even better than my buttermilk biscuits?" I asked. "Yep, even better," he told me. Well then. I blame it on the cheese. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Pasta Salad with Shrimp, Goat Feta, and Basil

We've been pining for summer weather here in Boston. It's been cold, dreary, and drizzly for days. This pasta salad is like a little dose of summer—it's cool, creamy, and an absolutely fabulous thing to bring to a picnic or barbecue. Assuming, that is, that the sun ever comes out.