Category Archives for Pasta

Campanelle with Hard-Boiled Eggs, Capers & Watercress

The union of egg and noodle has long been celebrated: beaten eggs form the base of a creamy sauce in pasta carbonara; eggs scrambled with rice noodles are essential in Pad Thai; and poached or fried eggs cracked atop fresh … Continue reading

23. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Easter, Eggs, Pasta | 9 comments

Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

I left Tara Kitchen on Saturday afternoon, my belly filled with chicken and preserved lemons, my bag with jars of harissa, tomato jam, and ras-el-hanout. I had just spent two hours learning about Moroccan cooking, scribbling notes while sipping on … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 42 comments

What To Do with Those Preserved Lemons? Pizza, Orzo

A little over a year ago, I made Kesté’s lemon pizza, whose beguiling combination of smoked mozzarella, sliced lemon and fresh basil defied all conventions and challenged my ideal of pizza. When I first began experimenting with preserved lemons, this … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pasta, Pizza, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 35 comments

Sheet Pan Pasta Gratin with Kale

Can we agree that there never is enough crispy topping on the baked pasta gratin? Didn’t we just discuss this? Yes. I’ll keep this brief. Without a bread crumb topping, this sheet pan pasta gratin comes together even faster than … Continue reading

18. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 53 comments

Ina Garten’s Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola

Most often, when I see recipes with quantity-ingredient combos such as one cup heavy cream, two sticks butter, a quarter pound cheese, I don’t give them a second look. It just never seems necessary — comfort food can succeed at … Continue reading

17. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 59 comments

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Brussels Sprouts & Walnuts

Friends, I opened the mailbox this morning and found a hand-written note from a dear old friend. I had to transcribe it and share it with you. Dear Ali, I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Pizza, Vegetarian | 36 comments

Shells with Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce // Also, More Pegboard

To say that the move north — from the weeks of packing to the two-day drive to the week of unpacking — has taken a toll on the children’s diet would be an understatement. There has been too much takeout, … Continue reading

22. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian | 46 comments

Pasta with Chicken, Lemon & White Wine — A Meal to Take to a Friend // Also, Spatchcock Chicken

Do you ever find yourself needing to prepare a meal for a friend? Perhaps a new mom? Or someone on bed rest? Or just someone in need? As comfortable as I feel in the kitchen, cooking for these sorts of … Continue reading

18. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Pasta | Tags: , | 54 comments

Arancini Mac & Cheese

On many Sundays during the summer we find ourselves at 2Amys, tired and famished after a long morning at the zoo, trying to keep our two thrashing children from making too much of a disturbance. An order of arancini — … Continue reading

29. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Entrees, Pasta | 22 comments

Homemade Breadcrumbs & Infinite Ways to Use Them

Homemade breadcrumbs slipped into our dinner regimen slowly, appearing on our salads to start, the kale caesars in particular, quietly replacing croutons altogether. But shortly after their introduction, perhaps encouraged by their warm reception, they made haste, and soon began … Continue reading

18. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Pasta, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 23 comments

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