Category Archives for Baking

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 | 51 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 | 35 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 | 22 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

Basic Apple Pie

When my friend Anne announced she was getting married in my neck of the woods and asked if I might be interested in making some apple pies in place of a wedding cake, I immediately called my aunt Marcy to … Continue reading

11. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Holidays | 45 comments

Millet Muffins

Every time I visit Philadelphia, I have high hopes of hitting up all of my favorite spots: La Colombe for a cappucino, Cafe Lutecia for a croissant, Ding Ho for fresh rice noodles, Reading Terminal Market for a soft pretzel, … Continue reading

31. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Gluten-free, muffins | 51 comments

Goodbye Marine Corps; Moving to New York // Also, Olive Oil Toast

So, the funny thing about blogging for what now feels like a long time is that I feel I have to tell you everything. I can’t just say, “Hey, I’ve moved to Schenectady! And I have a kitchen with a … Continue reading

16. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Travel | 125 comments

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yesterday, while three movers packed away our lives into boxes, I snuck one last dish into the oven, a mixture of steel cut oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, and coarsely chopped almonds, a dish I have been addicted to in some … Continue reading

09. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Vegetarian | 115 comments

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