Category Archives for Entrees

Eggplant Involtini

On the fussiness scale, this recipe is up there. I hate to start on such a negative note, especially when these little ricotta-stuffed rolls turned out to be so stinking good, but I’ve become really lazy in the kitchen. When … Continue reading

29. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Vegetarian | 94 comments

Bacon, Cheddar and Pear Panini

I do not know how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s just one of those things, like pancakes and French toast, that burns on the outside for me before it’s done on the inside. A little over a year … Continue reading

15. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Lunch | 19 comments

Chez Panisse Eggplant, Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta

I don’t know about you, but I’m up to my eyeballs in eggplants here. My CSA delivery last week could have fed a small village, and I’m still feeling a little overwhelmed. Overwhelmed in a good way though. I mean, … Continue reading

25. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 12 comments

Pizza Margherita, Homemade Tomato Sauce, Homemade Ricotta

Oh my gosh, I have so much deliciousness to report to you all, I don’t know where to begin. I suppose it all started last week after Food 52 reminded me of Marcella Hazan’s widely adored tomato sauce recipe and … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Pizza, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 49 comments

Summer Squash Gratin

This is the recipe that broke the streak. A two-month-long, five-meal-rotation streak consisting of burgers, meatloaf, roast chicken, burgers and quiche. It was time. It was time to put some effort into dinner; to try something new; to open up … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 15 comments

Easiest Rack of Lamb

I think I found a magic sauce. It transformed my chicken-breast eating experience and now my rack-of-lamb-eating experience. Never would I have guessed that a simple stir of mayonnaise, mustard and some fresh herbs would play such a role in … Continue reading

16. January 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | Tags: , , , | 8 comments

Lidia Bastianich’s Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter

I haven’t been drawn to a recipe like this in awhile. It’s not that butternut squash with sage brown butter doesn’t sound insanely delicious — seriously, what sounds better this time of year? — it’s just that these days my … Continue reading

31. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 18 comments

Fresh Corn Polenta — Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fresh corn polenta — oh fresh corn polenta! How could I have forgotten about you? I discovered you this time last year. I was out to eat. You were in my bowl. It was love at first bite. You were … Continue reading

18. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eating Locally, Entrees, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 21 comments

Sautéed Corn + an End of Summer Salad

I’m spoiled. Really spoiled. I live in a place where even tomatoes still taste good this time of year. I’m not trying to rub it in, just expressing my gratitude. I do realize, however, we are approaching mid-October and already … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 11 comments

Chicken Legs Baked with White Wine, Olive Oil & Parmigiano Reggiano; Making the Most of a Whole Chicken Part Two

Can you remember one-third cup? That’s really all you need to know in order to make this recipe: one-third cup olive oil, one-third cup white wine, one-third cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Garlic and thyme are nice additions but optional. … Continue reading

22. September 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees | Tags: , , , | 26 comments

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