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Sunday, December 11, 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...

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 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...

Garlic & Spinach Parmesan Rice

This is fast food, Mouse House style. We eat a lot of rice. It's almost always our starch of choice over pasta. This rice is bursting with fresh spinach flavor. It's salty, garlicky, and laced...

Toasted Pecan Rice Pilaf

This is a quick and easy rice dish you can whip together on a weeknight in short time. It's packed with buttery, toasted pecans and bits of fried ham. A fresh bay leaf and pinch...

How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits

These are super easy to make. If you have a food processor or mixer, you can throw them together in less than 10 minutes. If you don't, it will take just a wee bit longer...

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...

Rustic Cranberry Bacon Chutney with Rosemary and Port

This stuff is so good, it's evil. It's smokey and sweet. It's dotted with bits of bacon and rosemary. It's bursting with unexpected orange flavor that's followed by a refreshing tartness from the cranberries. I could...

Split Pea Soup with Homemade Pork Stock

This soup was a happy accident. Normally, I make split pea soup the way a lot of folks do: I simmer split peas in water with garlic, a handful of diced carrots and onions, and,...