Category Archives for Fall

Chez Panisse Almond Torte

Some of you know my sister Lindsey. Some of you have only read about her here and thus only know about her penchant for crust-based dishes — pies and quiches in particular — and her love for Peeps and leftovers. … Continue reading

14. December 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Fall, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 33 comments

Salsa di Parmigiano; Homemade Advent Calendar, for next year perhaps

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with two of my aunts in northern Virginia. Over the course of seven hours, we found a reason to use this sauce — salsa di Parmigiano — three times. For our lunch, we spread it … Continue reading

05. December 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Cheese, craft, Fall, Hors d'oeuvres, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Orange-and-Ricotta Pound Cake & A Few Gift Ideas

As five of us celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving down here in Virginia, the rest of my family journeyed north to Vermont to the shores of Lake Champlain for a wild gathering with my aunt and uncle. Upon returning, my mother … Continue reading

30. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, craft, Desserts, Fair Trade, Fall, Gifts | 43 comments

Maple Cream Tart

Sometimes things just work out for the best. Just as I was about to declare Thanksgiving ruined — my third corn syrup-less pecan pie tasted just as curdled and watery and messy as my first — I took a stab … Continue reading

20. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Fall | 37 comments

Suzanne Goin’s Slow-Cooked Kale & Stuffing, Maybe

I’ve been trying to do a test run of Suzanne Goin’s stuffing with slow-cooked kale, but I can’t get beyond the cooking of the slow-cooked kale step. I’ve tried twice, but the kale keeps disappearing, and as a result, my … Continue reading

18. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Fall, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 29 comments

Big Apple Pancake

I posted this recipe to Facebook over the weekend, so I’ll keep this brief. I have made this big apple pancake two weekends in a row now, and I have a feeling the run will continue for the remainder of … Continue reading

21. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, CSA, Fall, Vegetarian | 28 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

Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

My sister LOVES cranberry sauce. And by LOVES I mean she enjoys a little turkey and stuffing with her cranberry sauce. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of Lindsey mounding cranberry sauce onto every food group on her plate. … Continue reading

23. November 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Fall, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 15 comments

Cooking With My Mama — Teddie’s Apple Cake

Is it sick that shortly after dinner, often when I’m still full, I start looking forward to breakfast? It is a little, isn’t it? Well, what can I say, it’s the truth. But it isn’t any old breakfast I go … Continue reading

16. November 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Fall | 43 comments

Roast Chicken + Bread Salad, Zuni Cafe Style

Roasting a whole chicken used to feel like an ordeal to meal. It certainly was a process, one never attempted mid-week. After poking a lemon with a skewer 25 times, smashing garlic cloves, chopping up carrots and shallots, stuffing the … Continue reading

02. November 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Fall | 31 comments

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