Category Archives for Desserts

Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix Baking Spree

Three-hundred sixty-four days a year, my mother suffers from make-it-from-scratch syndrome. On her one day a year liberated from this affliction, she spends a few hours preparing a Greek New Year’s cake (vasilopita), pulling from the pantry a box of … Continue reading

07. December 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 3 comments

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

Fair Trade Pecan Tart

Once a term used only to label coffee, chocolate, tea and a few other imported products, Fair Trade now describes a few domestic items as well. In honor of Fair Trade month (October), four farmers — two banana farmers from … Continue reading

04. November 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally | Leave a comment

Pumpkin Cupcakes

These cupcakes, the third in a series of pumpkin recipes, are really a seasonal treat — they’ll please everyone: On Monday, fearing if I left them in my reach they would disappear as quickly as last week’s apple cake, I … Continue reading

27. October 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 4 comments

Pumpkin Waffles, Bread Pudding

There’s nothing like gourd season to separate the purists and the pretenders in the kitchen. As I grew up indoctrinated with my mother’s culinary canons — chicken stock is made at home from real chickens, herbs and vegetables; salad dressing … Continue reading

26. October 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Desserts | 3 comments

Best Dessert Ever

Seriously, this may be my favorite dessert ever. After cookies and cream ice cream, that is. No really, I have taken this don’t-take-your-mother’s-advice thing way too far. She, I mean my mother — (Liza hates to be referred to as … Continue reading

18. October 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 20 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

Peach Ice Cream

Last Wednesday afternoon, with the temperature climbing to 98 degrees and the heat index steady at 105, I couldn’t help but join the masses in Capogiro for a tasting spree. Welcomed by a case teeming with colors and custards flowing … Continue reading

15. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
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