Category Archives for Baking

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

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

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

A Few Gift Ideas

1. Something homemade: Toasted Muesli Since discovering toasted muesli this past summer, I can’t get enough of it — seriously, we make double batches of it twice a week. Its virtues are countless — healthy, whole grain, full of fiber, … Continue reading

06. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, craft, Gifts, Holidays, Pizza | 77 comments

Tiramisu — Guest Post on Cup of Jo

Friends, hello! It has been ages. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a ball at my sister’s — ate too many potatoes, drank too much punch, only wished we had made two pumpkin pies.

04. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Holidays | 8 comments

Thyme Dinner Rolls

I know that some of you might be thinking there is no possible way you have time to add one more item, let alone homemade dinner rolls, to your Thanksgiving Day timetable, but I’m here on this snowy November morning … Continue reading

26. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Holidays, Thanksgiving | 39 comments

Applesauce – Yogurt Cake | Homemade Applesauce

I don’t know how anyone could find fault in something as delectable as Teddie’s apple cake, as fun as the big apple pancake, or as glorious as the Balzano apple cake, but I happen to live with a few such … Continue reading

22. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, Holidays | 31 comments

White Bean, Escarole & Sausage Soup

There is a not-so-little known deli in my town called Gershon’s, and the first time Ben and I stopped in, we found ourselves in the to-go line staring up at the overwhelming menu board during the midday rush, the trail … Continue reading

14. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Soup | 20 comments

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake Plus Two Fair Trade Giveaways: Lake Champlain Chocolates Hot Cocoa; Bag of Fair Trade Goodies

Earlier this month, upon realizing that I had officially become my mother, not only in my preferences, but also in how I impose my preferences on others — dark meat chicken, cakes without frosting — I decided it might be … Continue reading

29. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Birthdays, Cakes, Desserts, Holidays | 218 comments

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