Category Archives for Baking

My Mother’s Peasant Bread: The Best Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make

When I tell you that, if forced, I had to pick one and only one recipe to share with you that this — my mother’s peasant bread — would be it, I am serious. I would almost in fact be … Continue reading

07. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Olallie Cafe recipes | 1,548 comments

Double Chocolate Cake, Fair Trade Cocoas, & A Giveaway from Lake Champlain Chocolates

Nearly a decade ago, a pan of brownies emerged from my oven that changed everything. Before discovering this recipe, I couldn’t stash enough brownie recipes away, particularly those sounding most outrageous, the ones loaded with chocolate, the more varieties the … Continue reading

30. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Fair Trade, Gifts, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 150 comments

Pizza with Lemon, Smoked Mozzarella & Basil

As much as I love lemons, the thought of placing them atop pizza never would have crossed my mind. Squeezing a wedge of lemon over a slice of white clam pizza — that’s natural; biting into whole slices of lemon, … Continue reading

25. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Pizza, Vegetarian | 26 comments

Big Apple Pancake

I posted this recipe to Facebook over the weekend, so I’ll keep this brief. I have made this big apple pancake two weekends in a row now, and I have a feeling the run will continue for the remainder of … Continue reading

21. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, CSA, Fall, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Homemade Angel Food Cake

On Monday, Graham turned one, and the four of us celebrated the only way I know how, with an angel food cake, the cake my mother made for me and each of my siblings for nearly the first two decades … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 28 comments

Molly Wizenberg’s Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

A couple of Sundays ago over a plate of freshly baked French toast, Ben confessed that what he had really wanted to make me for my birthday breakfast was a batch of cinnamon rolls but couldn’t find a straightforward recipe … Continue reading

26. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast | 33 comments

French Apple Tart & Cinnamon Snails

If you struggle with anger management, this post might be a good one to skip. Just send it straight to your trash can if you’re reading via email; just skip back to the grilled cheese or the French toast, if … Continue reading

19. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 36 comments

Baked French Toast

Hi there. With it being the weekend and all, I won’t keep you. I just thought, in case you hadn’t decided on breakfast yet, that you might be interested in this baked French toast, a dish I find nearly impossible … Continue reading

07. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast | 17 comments

A Sprouted Kitchen Feast

I couldn’t make a decision. And my attempts to organize my thoughts — adhering cute page flags to particularly tempting recipes — proved futile. In the midst of this frenzied state of drooling and tabbing, drooling and tabbing, my mother … Continue reading

29. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Vegetarian | 34 comments

Real Frozen Yogurt

I’ve been eating frozen yogurt for 15 years. My sister, who used to run to TCBY during high school cross country “practice,” introduced me to it; roommates in college fueled the addiction; California taught me to consider it a major … Continue reading

22. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 28 comments

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