Category Archives for Desserts

Lemon-Ricotta Cheesecake

Before making my mother’s lemon-ricotta cheesecake earlier this month, I hadn’t made a cheesecake in years. And I’m not sure why — it is the easiest dessert to make; it can be made a day in advance; it feeds many … Continue reading

15. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cakes, Cheese, Desserts, Easter, Holidays | 33 comments

Mollie Katzen’s Chocolate Eclipse

So you probably have your Super Bowl menu all lined up. Chips and dips, sliders and smokies — your bases are covered. But have you thought about dessert? No? Phew. Because I’ve got just the thing: Mollie Katzen’s Chocolate Eclipse, … Continue reading

31. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Holidays, Vegetarian | 40 comments

Orange, Grapefruit & Green Grape Compote

This is the post I meant to write back on January 7th, when I was eating croque monsieur and thought you should, too. I still feel bad about that one. Is it too late to make things right? I hope … Continue reading

24. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Condiments, Desserts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 19 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

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

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

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 | 70 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

Rhubarb Ice Cream • Rhubarb Jam

The trouble with homemade ice cream, in my experience at least, is its half-life: what tastes smooth and creamy, light and airy on day one, becomes icy and hard, choppy and crystalized on day two. The texture after a day … Continue reading

06. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Desserts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 30 comments

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