Category Archives for Desserts

Wedding Cake, Desconstructed

Somebody please come save me from myself. I am home alone with this now 2/3-eaten cake. Every morning I tell myself I’m going to throw it into the compost bin*, but somehow I talk myself out of it and find … Continue reading

12. August 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 2 comments

S’mores and an Awesome Margarita Recipe

A recipe for s’mores I believe is unnecessary. This recipe for margaritas, however, I must share with you. Over the weekend, during a little trip to Half Moon Lake, Wisconsin to visit Ben’s family and friends, a classic, summer deluge … Continue reading

22. July 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Desserts, Drinks | Leave a comment

L.A. Times Culinary SOS: Buttercake Bakery’s Marble Cake

I so badly wanted to dislike this cake. After reading the Ina Garten-inspired ingredient list, looking over the some-what complicated instructions, and spotting the calorie content per serving (so unnecessarily provided at the end of the recipe), I had that … Continue reading

10. July 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Desserts | 4 comments

Weekend Baking II: Open-Face Plum Cake

I’m really liking my Sunday morning routine. I get up a little before Ben, find something to bake, and whip it up, or at least have it in the oven, before Ben wakes up. This tradition is now in its … Continue reading

26. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Desserts | 6 comments

Rosemary-Goat’s Milk Gelato & The Chino Vegetable Stand

Sometimes I like to test my husband’s taste buds. Here’s an example. The other night, Ben was pacing around the kitchen after dinner looking for some more food. “Can I make you a bowl of cereal?” I asked. Sure, he … Continue reading

08. May 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Desserts, Eating Locally | 4 comments

Dark Chocolate & Plastic Bulls

A few months ago, Martha Stewart Living magazine reported the results of a study conducted in Europe regarding chocolate. Now I can’t remember the exact findings, but the blurb read something like this: To maximize its antioxidant powers, chocolate must … Continue reading

13. February 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 4 comments

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

Homemade Marshmallows

Every so often the Food Network offers some really good ideas. Last Sunday, I watched Tyler Florence make marshmallows, a food I never thought I would venture to make from scratch. But after seeing the two egg whites whip in … Continue reading

16. December 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Desserts | 6 comments

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