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Mollie Katzen’s Chocolate Eclipse

So you probably have your Super Bowl menu all lined up. Chips and dips, sliders and smokies — your bases are covered. But have you thought about dessert? No? Phew. Because I’ve got just the thing: Mollie Katzen’s Chocolate Eclipse, … Continue reading

31. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Holidays, Vegetarian | 17 comments

Sheet Pan Mac n’ Cheese

Before Thanksgiving this past year, I experimented with baking stuffing on a jelly roll pan. Many of you, I imagine, understand the thought process: Why limit the best part of the stuffing to a single layer? Why not make the … Continue reading

28. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Entrees, Vegetarian | 20 comments

Orange, Grapefruit & Green Grape Compote

This is the post I meant to write back on January 7th, when I was eating croque monsieur and thought you should, too. I still feel bad about that one. Is it too late to make things right? I hope … Continue reading

24. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Condiments, Desserts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 11 comments

No-Stock French Onion Soup

I have read over the years that good French onion soup can be made with little more than water, onions, bread and cheese. But before last week, I had never read that good French onion soup should be made with … Continue reading

20. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Chicken, Entrees, Soup, Vegetarian | 37 comments

Nobu’s Chicken Teriyaki Two Ways

My senior year of college, a Chinese restaurant opened half a block from my apartment, and when I discovered that they used thighs to make their chicken teriyaki, I ran home to tell my roommate. As you might imagine, my … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 30 comments

Preserved Lemons Two Ways: Weekend Project?

I typically don’t/never do this: 1. Post a recipe I’ve made only once. 2. Suggest you make something I’ve never tasted. Why am I making the exception today? Well, this is the thing: preserving, as many of you know, takes … Continue reading

10. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Condiments, Gifts, Preserves, techniques | 30 comments

Croque Monsieur with Poached Eggs

Soooo, I know it’s January 7th, and I should be eating kale and tofu and sipping on homemade kombucha, and I probably should not be interrupting your New Years’-resolution-dining regimen with visions of béchamel-slicked toast layered with black forest ham, … Continue reading

07. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 44 comments

Roasted Chicken with Clementines

Upon receiving Jerusalem early last summer, I poured through it cover to cover, reading about hummus wars and baba ghanoush, feeling inspired to start burning eggplants and preserving lemons with every turn of the page. Every recipe and photo made … Continue reading

31. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: chicken2, Entrees, Meat | 37 comments

Cheaters’ Duck Confit

On January 23rd, 2006, two cases of duck legs arrived to the restaurant, and per the day’s to-do list, I threw them into hotel pans, covered them with a layer of kosher salt, then headed to the walk-in to find … Continue reading

19. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Holidays, Meat | 31 comments

Cinnamon Rolls with Pearl Sugar

There was no need to fiddle with a recipe that needed no fiddling. I have made Molly Wizenberg’s irresistibly soft and sticky cinnamon rolls countless times always to rave reviews. But when I received a note from a friend over … Continue reading

13. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Holidays | 34 comments

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