Category Archives for Must Have Recipes

Prosciutto & Gruyère Croissants

Last summer, my sister and I escaped to NYC for 36 hours. We packed in a show, some good shopping, and a lot of good eating including breakfast at Eataly and dinner at Momofuku. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this … Continue reading

26. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Lunch, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 68 comments

Processor Danish Pastry & Cheese Danishes

You know what I hate? When I stumble upon this line in a recipe: refrigerate overnight. ‘Stumble upon’ being the key here. As in, surprise! Gotcha! You thought you’d have me in your belly this morning? Ha! Nice try. Let’s … Continue reading

12. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Must Have Recipes | 44 comments

Torta Caprese — Flourless Chocolate Almond Torte

On Christmas Eve my mother served this torta caprese — a flourless, chocolate-almond torte originating from the Isle of Capri — for dessert. If this is any indication of how it was received, not a single person sitting at the … Continue reading

05. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Gluten-free, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 35 comments

Gingerbread Biscotti And A Few Favorite Holiday Recipes

Biscotti lovers seem to fall into two camps: those who view dipping as essential and those who view dipping as optional. As you can see from the photo above, I fall into the dipping-is-optional camp. I like my biscotti with … Continue reading

22. December 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Cheese, Cookies, Desserts, Must Have Recipes, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 12 comments

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

Double Chocolate Cake, Fair Trade Cocoas, & A Giveaway from Lake Champlain Chocolates

Nearly a decade ago, a pan of brownies emerged from my oven that changed everything. Before discovering this recipe, I couldn’t stash enough brownie recipes away, particularly those sounding most outrageous, the ones loaded with chocolate, the more varieties the … Continue reading

30. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Fair Trade, Gifts, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 150 comments