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Friday, May 20, 2022
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Individual Baked Pears with Dulce De Leche

These individual baked pears with homemade dulce de leche are a simple, elegant way to end a festive meal.  The Bosc pears are poached until tender in a sweet syrup that's fragrant with cinnamon, ginger,...
Elderberry Syrup The Hungry Mouse 2

Best recipes for cold and flu season

With everything that's going on in the world right now, I feel like I need to be extra prepared this winter. Here are my favorite, best recipes for cold and flu season.  I'm not a...
Foil baked lamb shank at The Hungry Mouse

Foil Baked Lamb Shanks

These foil-baked lamb shanks are a great way to turn a fairly humble and inexpensive piece of meat into a luscious feast fit for a king.  They also make the most amazing, cold-weather carnivore comfort...

Tatte Bakery In Boston

You guys! Tatte Bakery & Cafe in Boston is one of my fav spots for pastry. There are more than a dozen locations in the greater Boston area. (Find one near you!) If you enjoy...

How to Roast a Leg of Lamb

Intimidated by how to roast a leg of lamb? Don't be. It's deceptively simple to do. This post will teach you how to buy a leg of lamb, guide you through the whole roasting process...

How to Cook White Truffles

What are white truffles? How do you buy them? Let's talk about how to cook white truffles. White truffles, a.k.a. tartufo bianco, are a highly prized, fragrant type of wild fungus that are only in...

Roast Turkey Alternatives for the Holidays

Sick of roasting a huge, traditional bird with stuffing and all the trimmings for Christmas or the holidays? Try these roast turkey alternatives! Maybe you want to make something smaller because you're not having a...

Earls Prudential Restaurant Review (Boston, MA)

A friend and I recently went adventuring for lunch in Boston's Back Bay. Check out my quick Earl's Prudential restaurant review.  It's a great spot for lunch and after-work drinks.  The food is an eclectic mix...

Happy Thanksgiving from Salem!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all from Salem, Massachusetts! We're mostly skipping festivities this year because we lost our wolf pup, Penelope, very unexpectedly last month. Right now, we're looking forward to winter and putting a little...

Icelandic Cod En Papillote (Parchment Baked Fish Steaks)

Baking fish en papillote is one of my favorite things to make when we have guests over. Mad love to my dear friend Chef Eric for brainstorming this simple, Asian-inspired holiday dish with me over...