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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Apple Pie in a Glass

I'd like to introduce you to my new favorite milkshake. I can't take credit for this idea. It's my version of the Apple Cider Milkshake I had at the Ben & Jerry's in Salem the other day, while I was waiting for The Angry Chef to pick me up on a rainy day.

Bacon & Potato Leek Soup

http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js Ah, soup weather in New England. The air in Salem is finally turning a little colder, at least in the evenings. There are few things I love more on a nippy night than having...

Blooming Champagne Cocktail with Wild Hibiscus

This is one of the prettiest cocktails you can imagine. Drop a hibiscus flower that's been preserved in syrup into the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill with your favorite bubbly. As the champagne...

Orange Melba Sauce

This is my take on classic Melba sauce, that exquisite raspberry sauce that famed French chef Auguste Escoffier whipped up for his favorite opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. The original sauce is a heady mixture...

Spicy Guacamole

I'm totally guilty of having guacamole for dinner. Not the most well-balanced meal, I know, but I don't do it that often. (And hey, I do usually dip veggies and rice crackers in it, as well as chips!) When we're in a pinch and don't feel like cooking, chances are I'll grab a few avocados and go to town.

Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise (a.k.a. Aioli)

I have another confession to make. When I was a little mouse, one of my absolute favorite treats was a mayonnaise sandwich. Yep, you heard right. A big dollop of Hellmann's spread on a...

Garlic Scape Pesto from The Garlic Farm in West Granby

Recently, my mom and I took a little road trip around the countryside in Northern Connecticut. When we happened across The Garlic Farm in West Granby, we knew we had to pull in and...

Basic Homemade Chicken Stock

There are a lot of methods for making chicken stock. Some folks make it in the slow cooker. Some folks make it in the oven. This is one of the ways that I make...

Fresh Herb Compound Butter

Compound butter is a fabulous finishing touch. This is a quick and easy way to add a lot of extra flavor to steaks, chicken, fish, or even rice and pasta. What is compound butter? Compound butter...

Blackened Chicken Fingers with Lime-Infused Marmalade

Mmm, mmm, mmm. We love spicy food at The Mouse House. You know...the kind that makes your nose sweat just a wee bit? These chicken fingers are hot and spicy on the outside and juicy...