Category Archives for Entrees

Pan-Seared, Oven-Finished New York Strips with Balsamic Caramel

It’s a rare occasion that a New York strip steak needs anything more than a little salt and pepper. That said, in the spirit of special-occasion dining, a good sauce does make a meal feel a wee more special. And … Continue reading

06. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Steak, Valentine's Day | 33 comments

Arancini Mac & Cheese

On many Sundays during the summer we find ourselves at 2Amys, tired and famished after a long morning at the zoo, trying to keep our two thrashing children from making too much of a disturbance. An order of arancini — … Continue reading

29. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Entrees, Pasta | 22 comments

Homemade Breadcrumbs & Infinite Ways to Use Them

Homemade breadcrumbs slipped into our dinner regimen slowly, appearing on our salads to start, the kale caesars in particular, quietly replacing croutons altogether. But shortly after their introduction, perhaps encouraged by their warm reception, they made haste, and soon began … Continue reading

18. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Pasta, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 23 comments

An Oldie but a Goodie: Honey-Baked Chicken Legs

During my recent trip home to CT, my mother taught me how to make her homemade hamburger helper, a favorite of mine and my siblings growing up, a meal we thought the toddlers in the house would enjoy as well. … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees | 49 comments

Detox: Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Nuoc Cham

When my paleo friends arrived at my doorstep carrying a Dean and Deluca bag, I suspected my fears about my non-paleo olives were for naught. And when they were as eager to open the bag as Ben and I, my … Continue reading

02. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 62 comments

Favorite Sunday Dinner: Braised Chicken with Sherry & Sherry Vinegar

I never imagined an eighth of a cow taking so long to polish off. Seven months after packing our freezer with meat, we have finally made a considerable dent, two pounds of ground beef, one liver, and a few soup … Continue reading

04. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Meat | 19 comments

Pizza with Lemon, Smoked Mozzarella & Basil

As much as I love lemons, the thought of placing them atop pizza never would have crossed my mind. Squeezing a wedge of lemon over a slice of white clam pizza — that’s natural; biting into whole slices of lemon, … Continue reading

25. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Pizza, Vegetarian | 26 comments

Super Fast Pasta Dish: Rotini with Butternut-Sage Sauce

Every so often all of my recipe hoarding proves worthwhile. A couple of nights ago, while fishing through my pasta file, pulling out every gnocchi recipe I have saved over the past decade, I found a recipe — penne with … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 40 comments

Dinner in 30 minutes: Whole Grilled Trout, Steamed Green Beans, Brown Butter Orzo “Risotto”

All I want when I’m old and gray is to live steps from a bakery like Tartine, a short drive from some good ethnic food, and a bike ride, perhaps, from a good fish market. Presently, I’m striking out on … Continue reading

03. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Entrees | 13 comments

The Best Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese, like pancakes, has always troubled me in the kitchen. Without fail, the bread burns before the cheese melts. Various techniques employed over the years have improved the final product slightly, but not so much as to leave me … Continue reading

11. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fall, Lunch, Vegetarian | 31 comments

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