Category Archives for Entrees

Hearst Ranch Grass-fed Steaks, Oven-Roasted Potatoes & All-time Favorite Brownies

My mother is worried. This isn’t a new sentiment, I can assure you. Worry, I’m afraid, pervades her daily existence. She’s worried about the plastic wrap in this recipe and would like me to offer you all an alternative. One … Continue reading

26. April 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 45 comments

Gordon Hamersley’s Beet, Goat Cheese and Walnut Tart

This tart is really fun. And different. And delicious. I can’t promise a quick-and-easy dinner with this recipe — beets must be roasted; a tart shell must be baked — but with a little planning, assembly of this tart is … Continue reading

02. April 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Eggs, Entrees, Vegetarian | 20 comments

Tofu, Edamame & Soju

Waywaywaywaywaiiit. Stop. Seriously. I know what you’re doing. I can see you. I can’t. But I know what you’re doing. You’re turning your nose. The thought of tofu for dinner, you’re thinking, is unacceptable. I was there once, too. But … Continue reading

12. March 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Drinks, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 41 comments

Zuni Cafe’s Fried Eggs In Bread Crumbs

I wish I were a hen; I wouldn’t have much to do. I’d lay an egg most every day, And Sundays sometimes two. — German nursery rhyme Just a little jingle I thought you all might like. I found it … Continue reading

06. March 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Orecchiette with Hot Italian Sausage & Wilted Greens

Yipee! I’m back. It has been way too long. I believe the slowness issues on my blog have been resolved. Thank you to all who let me know my blogspot blog was painfully slow to load, and thank you to … Continue reading

27. February 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta | 37 comments

Stir-Fried Veggies and Tofu

What makes a good stir-fry? Sometimes all I want for dinner is a big bowl of steaming rice (or noodles) topped with stir-fried veggies, tofu, perhaps a little meat, and, maybe (always) a fried egg. And so, my friends, I … Continue reading

06. November 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Vegetarian | 31 comments

Pizza Pizza

I am resolved. I am resolved never to make another recipe for pizza dough. Seriously. This is it. My family has been making this recipe for years and it is incredibly delicious. Tried and True. Foolproof. No tweaking necessary. Caramelized … Continue reading

09. October 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | 38 comments

Swiss Chard Tart

I have an excellent recipe for a buttery, cornmeal tart shell. It NEVER fails to please. Why then, I ask you, must I continue to experiment with other recipes? Oiy. Rarely do they measure up. Tonight I’m annoyed. Truly. I … Continue reading

06. October 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Eggs, Entrees, Vegetarian | 19 comments

Leftover Tortillas? Make a Quiche

I hate wasting food. I really do. But sometimes, I stash things in the freezer merely to avoid the guilt of trashing food at the present moment. By “things” I mean 4 tortillas or 6 egg whites or the heels … Continue reading

25. September 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees | 27 comments

Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

I found corn masa! Real corn masa. Like freshly made every day corn masa. El Toro Rojo (in my town, San Clemente) receives a delivery of this tortilla base every day precisely because real corn masa perishes that quickly. Tonight, … Continue reading

11. September 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Eating Locally, Entrees, Vegetarian | 22 comments

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