Category Archives for Cookies

Very Cute Seals & Cookies

One time it took my dad 7 hours to drive from New Haven, CT to Philadelphia, PA. Was there traffic, you may wonder? No. How then could it have taken so long? Well, he arrived to Philadelphia proper in about … Continue reading

30. January 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cookies, Desserts, Eating Locally | 2 comments

World Peace Cookies

Before heading out on our eight-day road trip to San Diego, I thought I’d share a recipe I’ve made three times this past week, a Dorie Greenspan recipe for a cookie created by pastry chef Pierre Hermé. For the past … Continue reading

27. December 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 4 comments

Boozy Chocolate Truffles

I am currently sitting on the floor of my barren living room, on a carpet strewn with random bobby pins, pen caps and Styrofoam packing peanuts. Though no furniture remains, I’m hanging out in this dust-bunny-filled corner, drawn by my … Continue reading

20. December 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 1 comment

Daley Toffee

Well, after spending hours in the test kitchen, sifting through recipes submitted for The Bulletin’s “Edible Gift Recipe Contest”, I found a winner — Daley Toffee, a family recipe submitted by Laura Daley of Mount Airy. Crunchy, sweet, chocolaty, nutty, … Continue reading

01. December 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cookies, Desserts, Gifts | 5 comments

Green Tea Madeleines & Birchrun Hills Farm Blue

I realized I forgot to report a few other details from my little gathering last weekend. On Sunday morning, my friends and I slowly recovered from the late-night festivities with the help of coffee for some, tea for others, and … Continue reading

16. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Cookies, Desserts | 1 comment

Black Prince Tomatoes & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I never thought I would say that I have a favorite tomato, but as of this past Saturday I do. As I passed through Reading Terminal Market on my way to the Fair Food Farmstand, I stopped at the Livengood … Continue reading

14. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Eating Locally, Salads, Vegetarian | 9 comments

Baklava

This past Friday night, after dinner at Buddakan with nine of my high school friends followed by an evening of dancing at Plough and the Stars, two of my friends and I found ourselves famished back in my apartment. Luckily, … Continue reading

26. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 2 comments

Memorial Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

During a recent visit to upstate Vermont, I enjoyed several Chester Bars with two of my little cousins. Chester Bars, a Vermont specialty, are ice cream cookie sandwiches, similar to Chipwiches, but so much better. This red, white and blue … Continue reading

28. May 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
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Biscotti And Homemade Chai

The base recipe for these vanilla-almond biscotti (pictured above) can be adapted to all tastes. If you’re still looking for something to give your mother, or somebody else’s, on Mother’s Day, try making these. The almonds, pistachios and craisins can … Continue reading

10. May 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cookies, Desserts, Drinks | 1 comment

Two Kentucky Derby Day Desserts

A panel of four judges from Jefferson Medical College, led by my sister Lindsey, polished off this mint julep cake in one sitting. A bourbon-butter sauce moistens the vanilla-buttermilk cake when it first emerges from the oven; and a crème … Continue reading

03. May 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 2 comments

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