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Monday, May 25, 2020

Buttermilk Cornbread

Sometimes I bake things, then need to immediately give them away so I don't gobble down the whole pan. You know how that goes? This cornbread is like that. It's sweet, light, and soft�with...

Fiery Chili Lime Rice

I've said it before: I love hot food. This rice is a fabulously spicy side that's packed with flavor. Turn it into a more substantial meal by tossing in some sauteed shrimp or leftover...

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...

Make Your Own Deli-Style Roast Beef

Forget the deli. Make your own roast beef at home. It's simple and typically way more economical than hitting the deli counter every week—plus, you can personalize your roast beast with whatever flavors you like. All...

Mussels in Ginger Stout Broth

Mussels are very forgiving to cook. They come with a built in timer. When they open, they're done. It's really that easy. These mussels cook up in no time flat and are bathed in a...

Sweet Chili Chicken Drummettes

This is one of my favorite things to serve at a cocktail party. These Sweet Chili Chicken Drummettes are easier to eat than chicken wings, and are sweet and spicy with just a little...

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...

Deep-Fried Chicken Fingers with Crispy Cheez-It Crust

It's Friday the 13th and the day before Valentine's Day. There's a dizzying array of mouthwatering, chocolate-y recipes out there this week. So...let's make something fun and crunchy. Mouse discovers Cheez-It breading. Film at 11. It...

Rustic, Family-Style Pork with Red Sauce

This is a fabulous way to feed a crowd on a budget. Pork shoulder is a tough cut of meat, so it's generally on the cheaper side. (In fact, this is the same cut of...

Smokey Black Bean Soup with Orange & Cilantro

It's been freezing here in Boston for the last week or so, which has put me in serious comfort-food mode. I've had a few days off, and have been able to flit in and out...