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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Basic Cooking: The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs? How about *hardly* boiled eggs? Now that's more accurate. (And that's also the secret to perfectly cooking them.) I make hard-boiled eggs the way my mother does. And she uses the same basic...

Blood Orange Cocktail

Um, yum! Seriously? The blood orange has to be one of the loveliest fruits on the planet. And in typical Mouse-House style, we found a way to enjoy it in one of our very favorite...

One Potato, Two Potato, Part 1: Cognac-Laced Potato Cream Soup

The humble potato is so versatile—and filling—that I'm not sure why I don't use it more often. This soup sounds fancy, but you can whip it up in no time flat—with stuff you probably already...

Deep-Fried Ravioli

Fried ravioli! These are so yummy, it's almost ridiculous. They're oh-so-crispy on the outside, and oozing with creamy, molten cheese on the inside. Start with fresh ravioli. (Frozen will work, too. Just thaw them completely...

Garlic & Spinach Parmesan Rice

This is fast food, Mouse House style. We eat a lot of rice. It's almost always our starch of choice over pasta. This rice is bursting with fresh spinach flavor. It's salty, garlicky, and laced...

Sauteed Cod with Garlic-Shallot Butter and Drunken Spinach

When you start with fabulously fresh ingredients, it's easy to make a delicious meal in no time flat. The main thing to know about cod is that you don't want to overcook it. (Don't...

Nice & Easy Pizza Dough (Plus Simple Red & White Pizzas)

I have a few different pizza recipes. This is my old standby, whip-it-together-then-forget-about-it pizza dough. It produces a versatile, bread-y crust that can hold an almost-heroic amount of toppings. The crust is pre-baked, then topped...

Smokey Black Bean Soup with Orange & Cilantro

It's been freezing here in Boston for the last week or so, which has put me in serious comfort-food mode. I've had a few days off, and have been able to flit in and out...

Goat Cheese & Black Pepper Truffles

Looking for an extra, last-minute appetizer for New Year's Eve that's easy and delicious? These goat cheese & black pepper truffles fit the bill—and then some. The combination of tangy goat cheese and green herbs is...

Spicy Chipotle-Lime Ketchup

This dip was a hit this weekend when we had folks over to watch the fight. I served it as one of the companions to my Crispy Sesame Chicken Nibbles. The cold, garlicky ketchup was a...