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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Exciting News & A New Promotion from Kraft

We're excited to announce that we're one of three blogs asked to participate in a holiday celebration program sponsored by Kraft and Breakstone's sour cream. Read on for the details--including how you can enter to win $2,500.

Restaurant-Style Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib: It's not just for Christmas dinner. I'll make this whenever I can get my paws on one at a good price (or the rare super sale). It's a great excuse to have a party. In fact, if you're sick of ham on Easter, consider giving Roast Beast it's day in the (springtime) sun. This is a restaurant technique that’s practically guaranteed to produce a moist, juicy, evenly cooked roast beast. And it couldn’t be simpler.

Poached Pears with Spiced Caramel

If you know me, you know that I'm not a huge fan of making fussy desserts. Creamy. Buttery. Rich. Yes. But fussy, not my speed. (Don't get me wrong, I love fancy pastry, but life's...

Roasted Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto

I'm pretty sure I'd be tempted to eat almost anything if you wrapped it in bacon or prosciutto. This is my take on the classic appetizer, bacon wrapped scallops. This recipe swaps in prosciutto, bacon's paper thin, salty cousin, which practically guarantees that your scallops will always come out of the oven wearing a crisp little coat.

Shrimp Cocktail

I get a lot of questions about how to properly cook shrimp and seafood. In a lot of cases, fresh seafood is at its best when it's prepared simply, enhanced by a few ingredients and...

Baked Brie with Walnuts and Preserves

Baked Brie should win some kind of prize for Most Impressive Looking Appetizer that Took Almost No Work to Prepare. This is a great appetizer to throw together when you have unexpected guests. Once you have a wheel of brie (the little ones are just fine), you can put it together with stuff from the pantry (frozen puff pastry, nuts, jam).

A New Year’s Eve Surf & Turf Feast (Plus a Holiday Giveaway!)

Here's our take on the classic feast, kicked up Mouse-House style. This combination of seafood and meat is a great way to go if you're planning on throwing a glamorous dinner party this New Year's season. (Plus, enter to win a 14-piece set of Cuisinart cookware!)

Crispy Fried Goat Cheese

Be still my heart. I think I would eat these every day if I could. It's definitely my new favorite munchy type thing. These h'ors d'oeuvres are really easy to throw together on the fly. The outside crust is unbelievably crunchy and flavorful. The inside cheese is warm, creamy, and really smooth. The combination makes for a killer app.

A Trio of Easy Holiday Apps

Here's a sneak peek at this week's recipes, which will feature a trio of festive holiday appetizers. The best part? You can do a lot of the cooking ahead of time.

A Holiday Open House in Salem

Halloween isn't the only time of year that Salem gets into the holiday spirit! Take a peek at some pics from Pamplemousse's recent holiday open house.

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

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