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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Making Gourmet’s Panfried Smashed Potatoes, Step by Step

Ever since this month's Gourmet magazine showed up at The Mouse House, I kept going back to this recipe. When I found a bag of the sweetest little red bliss potatoes, I took it...

Fiery Green Hot Sauce

What do you get when you combine mashed chilis, white vinegar, and a little salt? A homemade hot sauce with super-fresh, vibrant flavor that beats the pants off of anything store bought. At least...

Warm Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Who hated beets when they were a kid? Raise your hand. Me, too. I couldn't stand them when I was a little mouse. They were either pickled and vinegary or boiled and vinegary. Either way, they...

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...