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Jessie Cross

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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.

Drunken Chocolate Pound Cake

Boston has been cold and rainy the last few days, and it's making me want to bake. Here's one of my favorite pound cakes. It's ridiculously rich and bourbon-y. A note on the coffee and...

Give That Buffalo Some Wings

Meat in the mail. I know. It just sounds wrong. But if you write it off, you might just be missing out on some of the most succulent—and hard-to-find—cuts available these days. I think most...

Bento This!

Lately, there's been great interest in bento boxes in my (admittedly small but super fantastic) social circle. My dear friend the Lady Otter has put together some positively breathtaking lunches for herself. Here's a quick...

Old-Fashioned Pasta Salad

This is one of those recipes that's better the next day. And even better the one after. It's a good base pasta salad recipe, so you can add anything else that you want to it...

Mayan Hot Chocolate

I can't stop thinking about hot chocolate today. Maybe it's wishful thinking that August will be more forgiving than July—and less oppressively hot and wet. Maybe it's that the AC in my office is set...

Welcome to Yogurt Nation (Population: Everyone)

Americans are crazy for yogurt these days. Not pizza. Not french fries. Not even apple pie. Wait...huh? It used to be that you had to go to a specialty store to find anything more exotic than a...

Fabulous Cookie Jars

Recently, I posted a recipe for Kourambiedes, which are crumbly, buttery Greek almond cookies. I have a pretty basic cookie jar, because I like to be able to see my cookies. In fact, I...

Seeking a Garbage Can that Doesn’t Suck

A good garbage can is one of the most important things in a kitchen. I know, I know. "This barely merits discussion," you're thinking. "I have a garbage can and it does its job: It...

Make Your Own Marshmallows

No, really. You can do this. I swear. Contrary to popular (ok, semi-popular) belief, marshmallows don't grow on bushes. You can actually make them. And it's not that hard. All you need are a few...

Kourambiedes (Or, Perfect Greek Butter Cookies)

Kourambiedes (pronounced koor-ah-bee-eds) are those little Greek butter cookies that are usually shaped like a moon or a half-moon and are covered in powdered sugar. They're buttery and melty and perfectly crumbly (and second only...