Category Archives for Entrees

Broiled Lamb Chops with Nigella’s Mint Sauce

Nigella Lawson’s mint sauce first appeared on our Easter table in 2003, the same year the Easter Egg Nest Cake made its debut, both recipes having appeared in the New York Times earlier that week. Unlike the Easter Egg Nest … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Easter, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Green Olives

I will consider this post a success if, by the end, one of two things happens: 1. You feel inspired to tackle Moroccan cooking, immediately buy a tagine, preserve and then purée a batch of lemons, find a source for … Continue reading

12. March 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Eating Locally, Entrees, Preserves | 59 comments

Skirt or Flap Steak with Shallots | Also, Chocolate Bread

You know how sometimes a day — a year — can rip by in an instant? But somehow the ten minutes while the steak is resting feel interminable? Without gainful employment, that steak will draw you in, those crispy bits … Continue reading

12. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Holidays, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Valentine's Day | 23 comments

Canal House Chicken and Rice

Last week, a friend, a reliable source of all things cooking — books, ingredients, attire, drinks — texted me a recipe. It came from Canal House Cooking Volume No. 6: The Grocery Store, and she described it as a small … Continue reading

06. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Meat | 67 comments

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 | 41 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 | 41 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 | 37 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 | 40 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

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