Category Archives for Baking

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 | 49 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 | 110 comments

Baking Steel Pizza: Tomato & Mozzarella // Caramelized Onion & Burrata

In September 2008 I returned from Slow Food Nation convinced I would, by the end of the week, build a mud oven in the alleyway next to my apartment and, as a result, have wood-fired pizzas at my disposal from … Continue reading

01. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Vegetarian | 59 comments

Burnt Eggplant with Za’atar Flatbread

Last summer I discovered eggplant caviar, a dish made from peeled eggplant roasted in a foil-covered pan, a preparation that, with minimal oil, produces the creamiest lightest flesh imaginable. Seasoned with fresh herbs and macerated shallots, spooned over grilled bread, … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Canal House Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, a friend told me she had checked out Canal House Cooks Every Day from the library and described it as the loveliest cookbook she had seen in a long time. Middle child that I am, … Continue reading

10. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 66 comments

Peach Frangipane Tart

There is nothing I don’t love about a summer fruit galette: the sugared and golden crust, crisp and flaky throughout; the delicate ratio of fruit to pastry; the rustic look of dough enveloping fruit. At the height of stone-fruit season, … Continue reading

02. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Holidays, Vegetarian | 29 comments

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Idea: Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffle Mix

A few days ago, Ben came home from work to be greeted by shrieks of joy from the children. They lept into his arms, then immediately threw themselves to the ground in the living room where they began their usual … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, craft, Father's Day, Gifts, Holidays | 18 comments

Pissaladière/Focaccia: What to Do With Past-Prime Lahey Pizza Dough

Happily Ever After: or so ends the tale of so many kitchen accidents, this story of a batch of past-prime Jim Lahey pizza dough being no exception. Once upon a time, an avid admirer of the Lahey pizza recipe opened … Continue reading

12. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Lunch | 15 comments

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