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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.

Apron Love

Nothing quite makes me feel like I've landed in the middle of an episode of I Love Lucy like putting on an apron. I have a pretty big collection of vintage aprons from Duckie, my...

Bread Braids

Baking bread is one of my favorite things to do. There's something really satisfying about the process—the kneading, the waiting, the watching, the cozy smell in the house when it finally goes into the...

Infuse Your Booze: Making Fruit-Flavored Liquors

Fresh fruit + vodka = summer in a glass, all year round. I've been making fruit-infused liquors for about 10 years. I get it from my mother, who makes jars of lemon verbena liquor and...

Fly Me to the Moon

Wait, I'll settle for 180 feet up. Seems like folks are always looking for new and unusual dining experiences. The Boston Globe ran an article today about Dinner in the Sky, a global dining concept...

Country-Style Pork Ribs

Country-style pork ribs are just about one of my favorite types of ribs. They're meaty and big, and absolutely fall apart when slow cooked. The recipe below is a basic one (again, the one...

Cream-Cheese Frosting

This is another one from my mother. It's just the right kind of tangy frosting to top any kind of apple or carrot cake. It's also really good on chocolate cake. I always make this...

Peach Ratafia

First off, what the heck is a ratafia? (The short answer is a really, really yummy drink, but that probably doesn't help much.) Merriam Webster defines a ratafia as "a liqueur made from an infusion...

Crunchy Kosher Pickles

Seeing as it's summer, here are the pickles I remember from my childhood. They're the perfect complement to any BBQ. They're really crispy, and have just the right amount of bite that they don't overwhelm...

Tomatoes, Incoming!

I should start figuring out what I'm going to do with all these tomatoes, which look like they're all going to be ripe at about the same time. Husky Cherry Tomatoes. I'll definitely plant these...

BBQ Chicken

Slow cooked tonight. The aluminum foil in the back is a smoke bomb full of hickory chips. We don't have a smoker (yet). This is a good way to get some honest smokey flavor...