Category Archives for Drinks

Ina Garten’s Balsamic Brussels Sprouts // Philadelphia Fish House Punch

I woke up Sunday morning with one mission in mind: buy a punch bowl. We had had friends over on Saturday night, and the Fish House Punch had been a wild success, adored by the men and women alike, the … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Eating Locally, Holidays, Side dishes | 17 comments

Duxbury, Boston, Negroni

I often read about how well children do in routine, how structure makes them feel secure, how a schedule offers comfort. But the older I get — just celebrated a birthday — the more I realize how well I do … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Travel | 22 comments

Lifefactory Glass Bottle Giveaway // Watermelon Agua Fresca

Remember last week when I brattily exclaimed, “I want one!” after seeing my auntie Marcy’s Lifefactory glass bottle? Well, guess what? I got one. And guess what else? I have one for one of you, too, and I couldn’t be … Continue reading

23. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Eating Locally, Vegan, Vegetarian | 266 comments

Fourth of July Sparkling Cocktail

I have never considered myself a mixologist but for a gathering last Sunday, I found myself filling champagne flutes red Solo cups with peach-flavored liqueur, opening bottles of Cava, garnishing cocktails with diced peaches. If I’m going the mixed-drink route, … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Holidays | 6 comments

Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA, Light Brioche Burger Buns, and Preparing for Memorial Day

A couple of friends of ours take beer drinking very seriously. Never is their freezer not stocked with frosted pint glasses, nor their fridge with craft beers. If you drink beer at their house, they insist it be in a … Continue reading

22. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Drinks | 24 comments

Glogg + Parmesan-Rosemary Crackers = New Year’s Eve in the Making

My stepfather has a few tricks up his sleeve, two of which he breaks out every Christmas: cornbread stuffing and glogg. His stuffing deserves a separate post — it steals the show every year — but I imagine many of … Continue reading

30. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | 17 comments

The Best Bloody Mary, Breakfast at Ramos House

I’m not even the Bloody Mary type. And had my friend not encouraged me so, I wouldn’t have thought to order one. But I do as I’m told, generally, and I began my breakfast at The Ramos House Cafe with … Continue reading

12. April 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Drinks, Eating Locally, Travel | 18 comments

Tofu, Edamame & Soju

Waywaywaywaywaiiit. Stop. Seriously. I know what you’re doing. I can see you. I can’t. But I know what you’re doing. You’re turning your nose. The thought of tofu for dinner, you’re thinking, is unacceptable. I was there once, too. But … Continue reading

12. March 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Drinks, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 41 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

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