Category Archives for Entrees

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

Moules Marinière, So Easy A …

Dipping crusty bread into the broth of a pot of steaming mussels has to be one of my favorite eating experiences. You? And when a restaurant offers mussels, I’m inclined to order them because, one, I rarely make them at … Continue reading

23. May 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Entrees, Fish | 15 comments

The Easiest (Best?) Ribs You Will Ever Make + Delicious Buttermilk Cornbread

The best ribs you’ve ever made? Let me qualify that. These are the only ones I know how to make, which make them the best I’ve ever made. That said, this recipe takes five minutes to prepare. Literally. Five minutes. … Continue reading

08. April 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Meat | 33 comments

Bean & Cheese Burritos, Beef Tacos & Homemade Flour Tortillas

I have a confession. I eat at Taco Bell about once a month. And I love it. More than love it. Look forward to it even. I know, I know. You hypocrite, you say. Well, let me explain. You see, … Continue reading

29. January 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Vegetarian | 42 comments

Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup + Beer Bread = Yum Yum Yum

I should just rename my blog “Liza’s Daughter’s Blog.” These days, it seems, I only make dishes that my mother has fed me or told me about. When I was home in CT for my sister’s wedding last month, I … Continue reading

07. January 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Entrees, Soup | 45 comments

Hamburger Buns, My Favorite Way to Eat a Burger, and J&J Grassfed Beef

About a month ago, a hankering for homemade hamburger buns led me to a wonderful discovery: Belles Hamburger Buns. You see, I wanted to find the perfect vehicle to hold the burgers I have been savoring every week since stocking up … Continue reading

20. November 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 36 comments

Dinner for One with Bittman’s ‘Polenta without Fear’ + A Huge Thank You

I never thought the day would come when I would consider sautéed greens over polenta topped with a fried egg as the idea of the most delicious dinner. Well, the day is here (has been for a little while now), … Continue reading

23. October 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Eggs, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 34 comments

Tomato, Corn & Cheese Galette — A Favorite Summer Meal — With A Chocolate Chip Cookie for Dessert

The August 2000 issue of Fine Cooking Magazine was fantastic. I can’t believe that two of my all-time favorite recipes came from that issue — from one article in fact — and that I have now been making these recipes … Continue reading

21. September 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 48 comments

In Honor of Top Chef: Padma’s Salad with Rancho Gordo Beans & Bäco Flatbreads

Early last Wednesday morning, before the premier of Top Chef Las Vegas, Padma Lakshmi made a delectable looking salad on the Today Show with Matt Lauer. She chopped up fresh spinach, mixed it with chickpeas, bell peppers and chives, and … Continue reading

25. August 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Tartine’s Quiche, Homemade Crème Fraîche & A Little Trip to Napa & Bouchon

The weekend would begin with quiche. That was a given. My friend would pick me up at the San Francisco airport and before beginning our journey north, we would stop for breakfast. For quiche, that is. I have been dreaming … Continue reading

17. August 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 32 comments

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