Category Archives for Baking

David Lebovitz’ Chocolate Biscotti — Great Recipe

Several months ago a dear friend casually mentioned in an email her disappointment with a batch of chocolate biscotti she had just baked. I have been obsessed with finding a good chocolate biscotti recipe ever since, testing recipes, fiddling with … Continue reading

05. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 13 comments

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

I had signed up to make a “super summery dessert” for a Fourth of July party. I contemplated trifle, pie and tres leches cake. And then I thought, “What could be more summery than a pan of bubbling peaches and … Continue reading

05. July 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 12 comments

Homemade Focaccia + Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Sandwiches

Next time you are invited to a potluck picnic, volunteer to make sandwiches. And then make these. You will be loved forever. I promise. Roasted red peppers, arugula and an herbed goat cheese* is a particularly nice combination at the … Continue reading

28. June 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Lunch, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 16 comments

Overnight French Toast

I’m a real sucker for any sort of breakfast carb, especially when I’m out to eat. Challah French toast. Lemon-ricotta pancakes. Blueberry-cornmeal hotcakes. You name it. If it’s floured, fried and dripping in syrup, it has my name all over … Continue reading

07. June 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast | 16 comments

The Easiest (Best?) Ribs You Will Ever Make + Delicious Buttermilk Cornbread

The best ribs you’ve ever made? Let me qualify that. These are the only ones I know how to make, which make them the best I’ve ever made. That said, this recipe takes five minutes to prepare. Literally. Five minutes. … Continue reading

08. April 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Meat | 33 comments

Shower Desserts: Lemon Bars & Brownies

Last week, for about point five seconds, I entertained the idea of making petits fours for a baby shower. I’m so glad I came to my senses. In fact I’m so glad I tossed out all of my  grand ideas: … Continue reading

26. March 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 23 comments

Hamburger Buns, My Favorite Way to Eat a Burger, and J&J Grassfed Beef

About a month ago, a hankering for homemade hamburger buns led me to a wonderful discovery: Belles Hamburger Buns. You see, I wanted to find the perfect vehicle to hold the burgers I have been savoring every week since stocking up … Continue reading

20. November 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 36 comments

Balzano Apple Cake, Revisited

I have blogged about this cake before. It is one of my favorites, and I want it to be one of yours, too. The roots of Balzano apple cake lie in the Alto Adige region of Italy, where Scott Carsberg … Continue reading

06. November 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Olallie Cafe recipes | 60 comments

The Best Bread Pudding, So Much Love for Tartine

I never expected to receive a return phone call. I had been agonizing over how I was going to make my bread pudding … with fruit baked in it or without? Did Tartine really not add any fruit to the … Continue reading

13. October 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes, Travel | 40 comments

Tomato, Corn & Cheese Galette — A Favorite Summer Meal — With A Chocolate Chip Cookie for Dessert

The August 2000 issue of Fine Cooking Magazine was fantastic. I can’t believe that two of my all-time favorite recipes came from that issue — from one article in fact — and that I have now been making these recipes … Continue reading

21. September 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 48 comments

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