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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Buttermilk Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This has to be one of my favorite cakes. It's remarkably tender and spicy—and covered in gloriously tangy cream-cheese and butter frosting. And the best part? It's ridiculously easy to make. Combine the dry ingredients,...

Oreo & Irish-Cream Milkshake

OK, I have no excuses for this one. It's evil—and oh-so-delicious. It's rich. It's creamy. It's packed with crushed Oreo cookies and laced with booze. It's one part dessert and one part cocktail. (And kind...

Pomegranate-Orange Sorbet

When I was just a little mouse, my mom occasionally got me a pomegranate as a treat. It was fun to open, got you properly sticky and covered with ruby-colored juice, and glistened with...

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (And Chocolate Covered Marshmallows)

Hello, Willy Wonka! Making candy is just delightful. There's no two ways about it. And making marshmallows? From scratch? That's downright magical. I mean, take a handful of regular old ingredients through a few very simple...

Old-Fashioned Pound Cake

Technically, this is half-a-pound cake, since it only uses about a half-a-pound of each of the key ingredients. (Pound cake gets its name from the pound each of butter, sugar, and flour originally used to...

Chocolate-Covered Rice Krispie Treats

Now, I remember my mom making Rice Krispie treats for me when I was a little mouse—back in the dark ages, before microwave ovens were everywhere. She'd set a big pot on the stove to...

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

This is a flourless chocolate cake masquerading in brownie form. These brownies get a triple-dose of deep fudge-y flavor from dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with a hearty amount of butter. The...

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies

We had some serious snow this weekend here in Boston. (In fact, I think it's still snowing out!) Here's Dexter, The Barking Sous Chef, out in the blizzard last night. He loves snow so much,...

Chocolate & Vanilla Guinness Floats with Creme Chantilly

Vanilla Guinness Float Guinness is the favored beer here at The Mouse House, hands down. While we usually enjoy it at home straight out of the can, we do occasionally cook with it, too. (Mmmm, Guinness...

An Untraditional Feast: Thanksgiving, Appetizer-And-Dessert Style

This year, The Angry Chef and I celebrated Thanksgiving with my folks belatedly, yesterday. In lieu of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, my mom put together a heavenly appetizer and dessert extravaganza. She's hands down one...