Category Archives for Bread

No-Stock French Onion Soup

I have read over the years that good French onion soup can be made with little more than water, onions, bread and cheese. But before last week, I had never read that good French onion soup should be made with … Continue reading

20. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Chicken, Entrees, Soup, Vegetarian | 37 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

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

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

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

Super Easy Summer Squash Gratin

This time of year I suspect few of you are thinking about summer squash. Many of you are more likely celebrating the last prune plums of the season or refusing to eat anything but tomatoes before they disappear for too … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 15 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

Ricotta with Thyme, Olive Oil & Grilled Bread

Last week, while packing away a few cookbooks, an old newspaper clipping tucked between two books slipped off the shelf and swooped into my lap, opening as it landed to reveal a photograph of a mouth-watering spread: a bowl filled … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Cheese, Vegetarian | 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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