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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Somebody save me. I almost always gain a couple of pounds in October, and I swear, this ice cream is a major reason why. 'Tis the season here in beautiful Salem, Massachusetts, though. The season...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Soy Glaze

  OK, so for years, I hated Brussels sprouts. They were like nasty little cabbages. I had only seen them steamed, or worse, boiled. Roasting them made a believer out of me. Seriously. I swear, it turns them into...

Triple Chocolate Espresso Pudding Cake

This is a summer standby at The Mouse House. (Warning: This cake is not bikini friendly.) It's dark, dense, and fudge-y, and is the perfect foil for everything from ice cream to fresh berries. I like...

How to Make Homemade Pie Crust

There are times when it's easier to use pre-made or frozen pie crust. Wait, what? Go on: Scold me if you want. When you've already been going for 12 hours by the time 6 pm rolls around, sometimes convenience wins. That said, when I do have the time, I definitely always make my own crust. Nothing compares.

Buttery Lemon Layer Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Somebody help me: After 35 years, I think I'm developing a sweet tooth. Tragic, right? Get over it and join the rest of the world, Mouse. I know. All my life, I've always been a salty snacker....

New England Harvest Turnover

Step-by-step instrux for making sweet and savory turnovers, stuffed with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese--and fragrant with warm spices.

Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

Death by chocolate? Yes, please! Honestly, I couldn't think of a better way to go. This ice cream is easy to make, and gets its luxurious chocolate flavor from a generous amount of cocoa powder, chocolate...

Roasted Garlic & Spinach Pizza

This pizza is easy enough to pull off on a weeknight. It's my 2nd entry in Breakstone's Battle of the Kitchen Bloggers, hosted by Sandra Lee. (Vote & you could win $2,500!)

Sweet & Spicy Coconut Shrimp (Plus, enter to win $2,500!)

This is my appetizer entry in the Breakstone's Battle of the Kitchen Bloggers! Check out what Food Network's Sandra Lee thinks of my recipe! Plus, you can vote and enter to win a grand prize of $2,500!

Maple Roasted Figs

I put figs in the same camp as black licorice: People love them—or hate them. There never seems to be a middle ground. If you're in the first group, then man-oh-man, are you in for...

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