Category Archives for Appetizers

Cheese Sticks for Oscar Night

When it comes to hors d’ouevres, I never know what to make. Fortunately, I have friends that do. Oscar night is fixin’ to be a good one thanks to these cheese sticks brought to my attention by my friend Darcy. … Continue reading

24. February 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cheese | 25 comments

Cauliflower and Apple Soup with Olive Oil-Fried Bread

Cauliflower eluded my kitchen for far too long. I discovered it only about a year ago, in roasted form at high heat tossed with nothing but olive oil and kosher salt, a method which produces perfectly charred salty florets, addictive … Continue reading

20. January 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Soup, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Glogg + Parmesan-Rosemary Crackers = New Year’s Eve in the Making

My stepfather has a few tricks up his sleeve, two of which he breaks out every Christmas: cornbread stuffing and glogg. His stuffing deserves a separate post — it steals the show every year — but I imagine many of … Continue reading

30. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | 17 comments

Addictive Kale Caesar Salad with Brioche Croutons

I have a question for all of you mortar and pestle users out there: Do you find us knife-wielding, blender-pulsing, whisk-twirling folk offensive? You probably do. I suspect Tartine’s Chad Robertson would not approve of my adaptation of his caesar … Continue reading

22. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 13 comments

Lunch: Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Fresh Ricotta & Grilled Bread

Oh, hello there. Sorry to do this again while you’re all busy working, but I feel compelled to share another lunch with you: roasted grapes with thyme over grilled bread and fresh ricotta…yummmmmm. I promise to only do this when … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, appetizers2, Cheese, Lunch, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 55 comments

Lunch: Tomatoes, Ricotta, Grilled Bread

Oh, hi there. Just a quick little post here. I couldn’t resist sharing my lunch with all of you. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty happy with it. And it took all of about 5 minutes to throw together. … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 7 comments

Pizza Margherita, Homemade Tomato Sauce, Homemade Ricotta

Oh my gosh, I have so much deliciousness to report to you all, I don’t know where to begin. I suppose it all started last week after Food 52 reminded me of Marcella Hazan’s widely adored tomato sauce recipe and … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Pizza, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 43 comments

Corn Fritters

Oh, where to begin, where to begin. I saw this recipe in last weekend’s WSJ’s food section and began foaming at the mouth. Look at this picture. Do those corn cakes not look perfect to you? Golden brown, loaded with … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Hors d'oeuvres, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki

I think I’m the last person on the planet to make zucchini fritters. Why it has taken me so long to give them a go I do not know. Maybe it’s that I have a general pancake-making phobia? Or that … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | 97 comments

Whole Roasted Garlic

Have you ever roasted a whole head of garlic? And then squeezed the sweet, soft cloves over warm French bread? And then sprinkled the spread with a bit of sea salt? It is so delectable. Never did I imagine eating … Continue reading

07. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 13 comments

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