Category Archives for Entrees

Sheet Pan Mac n’ Cheese

Before Thanksgiving this past year, I experimented with baking stuffing on a jelly roll pan. Many of you, I imagine, understand the thought process: Why limit the best part of the stuffing to a single layer? Why not make the … Continue reading

28. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Entrees, Vegetarian | 23 comments

No-Stock French Onion Soup

I have read over the years that good French onion soup can be made with little more than water, onions, bread and cheese. But before last week, I had never read that good French onion soup should be made with … Continue reading

20. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Chicken, Entrees, Soup, Vegetarian | 37 comments

Nobu’s Chicken Teriyaki Two Ways

My senior year of college, a Chinese restaurant opened half a block from my apartment, and when I discovered that they used thighs to make their chicken teriyaki, I ran home to tell my roommate. As you might imagine, my … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 30 comments

Croque Monsieur with Poached Eggs

Soooo, I know it’s January 7th, and I should be eating kale and tofu and sipping on homemade kombucha, and I probably should not be interrupting your New Years’-resolution-dining regimen with visions of béchamel-slicked toast layered with black forest ham, … Continue reading

07. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 44 comments

Roasted Chicken with Clementines

Upon receiving Jerusalem early last summer, I poured through it cover to cover, reading about hummus wars and baba ghanoush, feeling inspired to start burning eggplants and preserving lemons with every turn of the page. Every recipe and photo made … Continue reading

31. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: chicken2, Entrees, Meat | 37 comments

Cheaters’ Duck Confit

On January 23rd, 2006, two cases of duck legs arrived to the restaurant, and per the day’s to-do list, I threw them into hotel pans, covered them with a layer of kosher salt, then headed to the walk-in to find … Continue reading

19. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Holidays, Meat | 31 comments

White Bean, Escarole & Sausage Soup

There is a not-so-little known deli in my town called Gershon’s, and the first time Ben and I stopped in, we found ourselves in the to-go line staring up at the overwhelming menu board during the midday rush, the trail … Continue reading

14. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Soup | 20 comments

Ina Garten’s Mustard-Roasted Chicken

So, as you can see, I’m kind of on a Barefoot Contessa kick right now. And it’s not stopping here. I’ve got one more recipe coming, something sweet and chocolaty and festive, and I can’t wait to share it. In … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 52 comments

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Brussels Sprouts & Walnuts

Friends, I opened the mailbox this morning and found a hand-written note from a dear old friend. I had to transcribe it and share it with you. Dear Ali, I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Pizza, Vegetarian | 36 comments

Bulgogi with Cucumber-Apple Pickle

Last Friday, Ben and I arrived at our friends’ house to find a beautiful scene: a rice cooker sitting on the counter, a serving dish spilling with pickled bean sprouts, a plate towering with sheets of roasted seaweed, and a … Continue reading

25. September 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Meat, Salads | 33 comments

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