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Monday, September 26, 2016

Three Cheese Risotto

Ah, risotto. So creamy! So delicious! All that cheese! And you wanna know what? You don't need to go out to eat to enjoy it. It's not remotely as hard to make at home...

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...

Basic Cooking: The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs? How about *hardly* boiled eggs? Now that's more accurate. (And that's also the secret to perfectly cooking them.) I make hard-boiled eggs the way my mother does. And she uses the same basic...

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...

Deep-Fried Ravioli

Fried ravioli! These are so yummy, it's almost ridiculous. They're oh-so-crispy on the outside, and oozing with creamy, molten cheese on the inside. Start with fresh ravioli. (Frozen will work, too. Just thaw them completely...

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...

Nice & Easy Pizza Dough (Plus Simple Red & White Pizzas)

I have a few different pizza recipes. This is my old standby, whip-it-together-then-forget-about-it pizza dough. It produces a versatile, bread-y crust that can hold an almost-heroic amount of toppings. The crust is pre-baked, then topped...

Goat Cheese & Black Pepper Truffles

Looking for an extra, last-minute appetizer for New Year's Eve that's easy and delicious? These goat cheese & black pepper truffles fit the bill—and then some. The combination of tangy goat cheese and green herbs is...