Ahoy! So, I’m so excited I might burst! I just signed the contract for my first book deal! (Can you see me glowing from there?) OK. *deep breaths* Here’s the scoop. The book The working title is Slushed: From Frozen Gin Fizz to Watermelon Margarita Sorbet—150 Icy Treats for the Coolest Happy Hour Ever. (Ah, frosty, liquid […]
Let me start by saying: This was not a scientific experiment. This was one little mouse in her kitchen with 2 pots and 8 lbs. of short ribs. If you want science, check out Cook’s Illustrated exhaustive test. (Nitpickers, please pick nits over there.) When it comes to cast iron, to a lot of people, […]
This Easter, give that hard-working bunny a little help and make your own candy. You can do it. It’s easier than you might think. Here are a handful of great candy recipes that you can make at home. They’re tried and true favorites at The Mouse House. I’ve even included a few treats for the, […]
I’ve always had an active imagination. I am that auntie who likes to tell your kids stories. If you know me, you know what I’m talking about. And if you have kids under five, chances are that I’ve told your wee ones a tall tale or two. For example, if your kids think that squirrels […]
Now, as you might imagine, Salem, Mass. can be a pretty interesting place to live. And when it comes to celebrating the rites of Spring, I’d argue that no one does it better—this side of ancient Rome, that is. Last weekend, we hit Salem’s fourth annual Spring Fling event, hosted by our favorite kitchen shop […]
See, I do eat vegetables. (Granted, they’re almost always wrapped in some kind of pork product, but still.) Asparagus, even! Some folks would say it’s not possible. When I was a kid, I hated asparagus so much that I used to hide it behind the couch. True story. Oh, how times have changed. So, this […]
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.
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.
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 too short to make certain things at home…) This dessert is actually the best of both worlds: It *seems* fussy, […]
Sel de la Terre, Boston’s bastion of Provencal cuisine, is infamous for its rosemary pomme frites. With good reason. They’re cut thin as shoestrings, fried perfectly (crisp not greasy), and seasoned well with salt and rosemary. Believe me, my picture doesn’t do them justice. I hit Sel de la Terre the other day for lunch […]