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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pasta with Brown Butter & Chanterelles

Chanterelle mushrooms have got such a fantastic flavor—and when you infuse it into melted butter, half a dozen mushrooms goes a long way. This is an elegant and luxurious appetizer for about four, or main course for two.

Sunday Pot Roast (a.k.a. Beast in a Pot)

Pot roast is stick-to-your-ribs, winter home cooking at its coziest. It's also an economical way to feed a crowd when you're on a budget. All you need is a big hunk of beef, an even bigger pot, a handful of ingredients, and a little patience.

How to Make Pulled Pork in the Oven

I knew I wanted to make pulled pork. I also knew that our grill wasn't set up, and we don't have a smoker yet (yet!). I figured, "OK, it's a pork shoulder. I'll braise it." And that's where it all started.

Cajun Catfish Bites

Hands down, this is our favorite way to prepare catfish: Cut into chunks, coated with spicy breading, then shallow fried 'til golden brown.

Prosciutto and Basil Wrapped Chicken Fingers

These chicken fingers are fast food, Mouse-House style. They're the perfect thing to make when you Just Need To Eat, Like Now (a fairly common occurrence at our place these days, given that we just moved).

Pad Thai

Pad Thai, perhaps Thailand's most infamous noodle dish, has dozens of incarnations—including several regional variations—each one a slightly different take on the mouthwatering combination of sweet, salty, and sour flavors. Some are super spicy,...

Chili Garlic Beef Ribs

This recipe is so easy, it's kind of like cheating. I'm OK with that, though. (I'm all for fancy sauces and complicated meals. But there's a definite time and a place for dishes like this.) It takes no time to slap together—then your oven does all the hard work.

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fingers with Sour Cherry Compote

Mmm, mmm, mmm. Give me a plate of these and a big glass of sangria and I'm a very happy mouse. These chicken fingers are a perfect foil for one of my favorite flavor...

Bacon, Basil & Tomato Pizza

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite ways to feed a crowd. This particular pizza combines two of my favorite things: bacon and cheese. Think of it as a mouthwatering take on a BLT in pizza form.

Basic Cooking: How to Make a Blueberry Pie

You don't always need a ton of ingredients to make an absolutely mouthwatering dessert. Blueberry pie is one of my favorite summer treats. A few cups of fabulous, fresh fruit. A little sugar to bring out its flavor. A handful of flour to trap all that luscious juice and thicken it into a syrupy sauce.

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