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Monday, September 26, 2016

Basic Cooking: Perfect Mashed Potatoes

I could eat bowls of buttery mashed potatoes for dinner—which is probably why I don't make them too often. (Hello, carb coma!) There are a zillion recipes out there for making mashed potatoes. Here's...

Spicy Mango Lime Salsa with Asian Pear

Mmm, mmm, mmmm. The combination of fresh mango, lime, and cilantro just screams summer. Food like this makes me want to kick off my shoes and go run through the sprinkler a few times....

Fennel & Jicama Slaw

Summer's coming. This means a lot of things for The Mouse House, not the least of which is a lot more barbecue. Now, I like my barbecue more on the melt-your-face-off-hot side of things....

Classic Cucumber Salad

I remember versions of this from summer picnics when I was a little mouse. It's one of the first things I love to make when the winter weather starts to break. This salad is a...

Open-Faced Avocado Sandwich

If butter were a vegetable, it'd be an avocado. (It's no wonder I love these little green guys so much.) This sandwich is one of my guilty pleasures. It's a great, no-hassle lunch or...

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Spring is coming. Bring on the strawberries! This cake has all the flavors of a classic strawberry shortcake�all in one cake. It's great by itself, or served with a big dollop of creme chantilly,...

Warm & Smokey Asparagus Salad

Fresh asparagus is one of my favorite signs of spring. This salad is a fabulous, no fuss way to enjoy it. Whip it up when you start cooking dinner, then let the flavors happily...

Eggplant Fries

Be still my heart. Those aren't french fries. They're eggplant fries! As in, eggplant in french-fry form. Are they healthier for you? Probably not. Do they make up for it by being super delicious?...

Mashed Parsnip & Potato Pancakes

What's the thing I like best about making my mashed parsnips and potatoes? Transforming the leftovers into light and fluffy mashed potato pancakes. They're crisp on the outside, and creamy on the inside. Serve them...

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...