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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Halloween 2019 in Salem Massachusetts

It's with a heavy heart that I have to share some heartwrenching news.  We had to say goodbye to Penelope, our 9-year-old Keeshond. Many of you have been following along, and for that, we thank you. She...

Halloween Guide to Salem, MA

Hard to believe we've been posting about Halloween here in our home of Salem, Massachusetts for 9 years now, give or take.  We're in the throes of another October (a.k.a. the high holy month here...

Mexican Chocolate Skull Cakes for Day of the Dead

This is one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes ever.  It's a spicy Mexican chocolate cake with a thin sugar glaze in honor of the Day of the Dead.  We thought we'd mix it up a...

Best Fudge Brownies

Any brownie recipe that starts with over a pound of butter and chocolate has my vote.  Hands down, these are the best brownies I think I've ever made.  For this recipe, I very slightly adapted Ina...

How to Make Perfect French Toast

French toast is our go-to Sunday brunch food.  It's also our late-night superstar. Nothing hits the spot better when you roll in after midnight and you're ravenous... (Can I get an Amen?) We love it because, no matter...

Four Italian Cheeses You Need to Try

The Angry Chef teases me that if our house were on fire, I'd grab three things: My iPhone, my Totoro, and the cheese bin from the fridge. He's wrong. I'd also grab the dogs. Silly Angry...

How to Roast a Rack of Lamb

Intimidated by roasting a rack of lamb (or two, or three)? Don't be.  I'm going to show you how. This post explains how to roast a rack of lamb, and includes loads of tips (including a quick...

Holiday Giveaway: Sterling Silver Mystic Topaz Earrings

Ho, ho, ho! It's our favorite time of year and we're celebrating with a giveaway from our favorite jeweler, Edward Owl! Recently, Holly shared her recipe for homemade Chocolate Babka with us. That's this stuff here (it...

How to Make Chocolate Babka (Step-by-Step Photo Recipe)

You guys. YOU GUYS! I'm super excited about this post. This recipe has a fair amount of steps. That means it's the perfect, holiday luxury bake in my book. These chocolate babkas take about 6 hours from start...

Easy Individual Turkey Pot Pies (What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers)

We love a good roast turkey here at the Mouse House. What we don't love is eating the SAME roast turkey again...and again...and again. (Can I get an amen?) So we tend to get creative with leftover...