Category Archives for Entrees

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 | 28 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

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Piadines, sort of

On May 25th, I pressed the “on” button on my food processor. I haven’t turned it off since. It’s just been going going going, churning out bowlfuls of the kitchn’s magical one-ingredient ice cream, batches of Bittman’s one-minute mayonnaise, and … Continue reading

17. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Chicken, Entrees, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 19 comments

Linguine with Roasted Red Peppers, Crabmeat & Basil

This time of year, all I want to eat is fresh fish. Grilled whole, pan-seared, raw — I don’t care. Unfortunately, the markets in my town make this sort of desired eating an impossibility. Where I live, the freshest fish … Continue reading

10. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fish, Pasta, Seafood | 28 comments

Homemade Tarragon Mayonnaise + A Squeeze of Lemon = Unbelievable Lobster Rolls

With lobster rolls on my brain for weeks, it was high time to brush up on my homemade mayonnaise making. I took my mother’s advice and made Mark Bittman’s food processor mayonnaise, which, as my mother promised, was both delicious … Continue reading

03. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fish, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Seafood | 15 comments

Summer Squash Spaghetti

Several years ago I bought a Benriner turning slicer. It is a ridiculous (but fun) tool that sits in my cupboard 364 days a year. To justify hanging on to it, I pull it out every year, just once, at … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 20 comments

Dead Easy Steak Marinade

It’s always nice when dead easy produces damn delicious. This little marinade — equal parts Worcestershire sauce and olive oil combined with a healthy sprinkling of lemon pepper — is a good one to have on hand this time of … Continue reading

16. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 24 comments

Falafel with Lima Bean Salad

When you live in a land where your best options for ethnic food reside in the hot-food buffet line at Wegmans, you have to take matters into your own hands. Several days ago, after finding myself pedalling to Christos’ falafel … Continue reading

09. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Vegetarian | 23 comments

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