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Monday, May 25, 2020

Apple Cider Cake with Cranberries and Walnuts

Fall's officially here, let the baking begin! Apple and cranberry is such a classic New England combo when it comes to Autumn desserts. This cake gets a double apple punch from fresh apple cider and sliced...

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Somebody save me. I almost always gain a couple of pounds in October, and I swear, this ice cream is a major reason why. 'Tis the season here in beautiful Salem, Massachusetts, though. The season...

Triple Chocolate Espresso Pudding Cake

This is a summer standby at The Mouse House. (Warning: This cake is not bikini friendly.) It's dark, dense, and fudge-y, and is the perfect foil for everything from ice cream to fresh berries. I like...

How to Make Homemade Pie Crust

There are times when it's easier to use pre-made or frozen pie crust. Wait, what? Go on: Scold me if you want. When you've already been going for 12 hours by the time 6 pm rolls around, sometimes convenience wins. That said, when I do have the time, I definitely always make my own crust. Nothing compares.

Buttery Lemon Layer Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Somebody help me: After 35 years, I think I'm developing a sweet tooth. Tragic, right? Get over it and join the rest of the world, Mouse. I know. All my life, I've always been a salty snacker....

Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

Death by chocolate? Yes, please! Honestly, I couldn't think of a better way to go. This ice cream is easy to make, and gets its luxurious chocolate flavor from a generous amount of cocoa powder, chocolate...

Milk & Honey Ice Cream

Hands down, my favorite dessert has always been a dish of good vanilla ice cream drizzled with honey. Kinda boring for a food writer, right? I mean, don't get me wrong, I'll happily consume your fancy...

Angel Food Cake

As I write this, my angel food cake is upside down, cooling in the kitchen. Upside down. You heard me right. Making angel food cake is one of the great acts of culinary faith. After separating a...

How to Make Dulce de Leche

I've always said that I don't have a sweet tooth. For the large part, that's true. I'll take a handful of salty pretzels over chocolate almost any day. However. Dulce de leche might be my undoing....

Poached Pears with Spiced Caramel

If you know me, you know that I'm not a huge fan of making fussy desserts. Creamy. Buttery. Rich. Yes. But fussy, not my speed. (Don't get me wrong, I love fancy pastry, but life's...