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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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...

Rib of the Week: Fig & Ginger Glazed Pork Ribs

You all know that I'm one of those folks who loves pork and fruit together. Now, you have to like figgy-flavored things for this one to work. But man, if you do...the combination is absolutely...

How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits

These are super easy to make. If you have a food processor or mixer, you can throw them together in less than 10 minutes. If you don't, it will take just a wee bit longer...