Category Archives for Entrees

Shells with Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce // Also, More Pegboard

To say that the move north — from the weeks of packing to the two-day drive to the week of unpacking — has taken a toll on the children’s diet would be an understatement. There has been too much takeout, … Continue reading

22. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian | 46 comments

Baking Steel Pizza: Tomato & Mozzarella // Caramelized Onion & Burrata

In September 2008 I returned from Slow Food Nation convinced I would, by the end of the week, build a mud oven in the alleyway next to my apartment and, as a result, have wood-fired pizzas at my disposal from … Continue reading

01. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Vegetarian | 59 comments

Chicken Souvlaki

When I think of summer dinners growing up at home, I think of this meal. I think of the smell of charred garlic and basil; I think of my stepfather sweating at the grill, a slave to his stopwatch, the … Continue reading

26. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 24 comments

Soba Salad with Marinated Tofu, Mint & Scallions

I have yet to hear of a tofu preparation touted for allowing tofu’s true flavor to shine, lauded for not overpowering tofu’s delicate nature. Subtlety is not the name of the game when it comes to dressing up tofu. Domination … Continue reading

15. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 11 comments

Three Fats on Faux Ciabatta

In addition to mascarpone sorbet, my gnudi-making debacle, which left me with pounds of semolina flour in my pantry, has led to another pleasant discovery: relatively easy and completely delicious ciabatta-like sandwich rolls. It turns out that when one cup … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 52 comments

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Toasted Bread Crumb Salsa

For years, all of my favorite cookbooks have been urging me to seek out salt-packed anchovies, that I won’t be disappointed once I find them, that their superior quality is worth the effort of soaking and filleting them, that once … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, lamb, Meat, Salsa, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 27 comments

Curried Lamb Burgers with Chutney Mustard & Greek Yogurt

Observing that the twice-a-week broiled-burger-topped-with-cheddar routine was leaving everyone at my dinner table a little wanting, I decided a change was in order. Lamb burgers seasoned with oregano and feta would do just the job, but when I reached for … Continue reading

05. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 25 comments

Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs or Wings

In the spirit of old-fashioned, unsubtle, crowd-pleasing recipes, I offer another oldie but goodie from The New New York Times Cookbook (Craig Claiborne, 1979), a recipe my mother pulled out for nearly every cocktail party she hosted and attended for … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Hors d'oeuvres | 65 comments

Pasta with Chicken, Lemon & White Wine — A Meal to Take to a Friend // Also, Spatchcock Chicken

Do you ever find yourself needing to prepare a meal for a friend? Perhaps a new mom? Or someone on bed rest? Or just someone in need? As comfortable as I feel in the kitchen, cooking for these sorts of … Continue reading

18. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Pasta | Tags: , | 54 comments

Toast with Hard Boiled Eggs & Bagna Cauda // Also, Walnut Bread

Over the weekend while looking to employ the half dozen loaves of walnut bread cluttering my countertops, I stumbled upon this little gem of a tartine in Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book. Silverton had apparently prepared this snack — grilled bread … Continue reading

13. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eggs, Entrees, Lunch, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

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