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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Creamy Mashed Parsnips & Potatoes

See? I eat vegetables. (Sorry, couldn't resist!) This is one of my favorite takes on mashed potatoes. It's rich, buttery, and gets a delightfully mellow sweetness from the parsnips. Soft bits of onion add a...

One Potato, Two Potato, Part 2: Duck Fat Hash Browns

What's the best thing about making duck for dinner? The leftover duck fat. At least, so says The Mouse. What's even better? Using that fat to fry potatoes. Mmmm, mmm, mmm. Right now, I'm not...

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...

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...

Chicken & Apple Sausage Sub with Caramelized Onions, Peppers & Brie

This is the perfect kind of sandwich to throw together on nights—like tonight, at the Mouse House—that you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. You can use almost any combination...

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This soup takes a while to make, but very little of that time is actually spent standing over the stove. Chunks of butternut squash, sweet onion, and elephant garlic are slow roasted in the oven...

Quick & Creamy Tomato Soup

I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but when the weather turns colder, my inner eight-year-old starts to crave Campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese. Here's my grown-up version. This frequently shows up on...

Roasted Rosemary-Garlic Acorn Squash

This has got to be my favorite way to cook squash, short of doing that kind-of-horrifying-but-still-embarrassingly-yummy thing where you mash it up with butter then bake it under a snowy blanket of marshmallows. Think of...

Easy Sunday Hash Brown Omelette

Omelettes have always been one of my favorite weekend foods. You can get up late, fill one with whatever you have on hand, and it will keep you going for most of the day. When...

Herb Roasted Chicken Legs with Root Vegetables

I know that fall is officially on its way when I start to roast chicken. Even though I bake pretty consistently year round, I'd never dream of roasting a chicken in the summer. For some...