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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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...

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...

Creating the Perfect Charcuterie Board

If you've hang out at The Mouse House with any regularity, chances are you've seen a charcuterie board or two (or ten). It's been a signature entertaining move for years, and will always be one...

Food Ornaments for Christmas

We've been in the market for some new ornaments for our tree for a while. And man, did I hit the jackpot today. Check out these gorgeous, super ornate Christmas food ornaments I found...

Mexican Chocolate Skull Cakes for Day of the Dead

This is one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes ever.  It's a spicy Mexican chocolate cake with a thin sugar glaze in honor of the Day of the Dead.  We thought we'd mix it up a...

Best Fudge Brownies

Any brownie recipe that starts with over a pound of butter and chocolate has my vote.  Hands down, these are the best brownies I think I've ever made.  For this recipe, I very slightly adapted Ina...

How to Make Perfect French Toast

French toast is our go-to Sunday brunch food.  It's also our late-night superstar. Nothing hits the spot better when you roll in after midnight and you're ravenous... (Can I get an Amen?) We love it because, no matter...