Category Archives for Entrees

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

How to Make the Most of One Whole Chicken, Part One: Broiled Tarragon Breasts

I’ll be honest. If I saw a recipe for broiled chicken breasts on a blog, I’d probably stop reading. The words chicken breasts never make my mouth water. Sorry. Blame Liza. I was conditioned at an early age to favor … Continue reading

13. September 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees | Tags: , , | 19 comments

Nectarine Pizza with Fresh Basil and Reduced Balsamic

I ate this whole pizza tonight. All of it. By myself. Not one slice remains for me for my breakfast tomorrow. I tried to refrain. No dice. So, if you’re still in summer-bathing-suit mode, avert your eyes. This combination is … Continue reading

18. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , | 52 comments

A Super Summery Pasta

I am obsessed with roasted red peppers at the moment. I have been preparing them by the half dozen and using them all week chopped up in salads or left whole in sandwiches or laid atop a bagel with cream … Continue reading

18. July 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 34 comments

Homemade Focaccia + Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Sandwiches

Next time you are invited to a potluck picnic, volunteer to make sandwiches. And then make these. You will be loved forever. I promise. Roasted red peppers, arugula and an herbed goat cheese* is a particularly nice combination at the … Continue reading

28. June 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Lunch, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 16 comments

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