Category Archives for Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads

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

Addictive Kale Caesar Salad with Brioche Croutons

I have a question for all of you mortar and pestle users out there: Do you find us knife-wielding, blender-pulsing, whisk-twirling folk offensive? You probably do. I suspect Tartine’s Chad Robertson would not approve of my adaptation of his caesar … Continue reading

22. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 13 comments

Chez Panisse Eggplant, Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta

I don’t know about you, but I’m up to my eyeballs in eggplants here. My CSA delivery last week could have fed a small village, and I’m still feeling a little overwhelmed. Overwhelmed in a good way though. I mean, … Continue reading

25. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 12 comments

Pizza Margherita, Homemade Tomato Sauce, Homemade Ricotta

Oh my gosh, I have so much deliciousness to report to you all, I don’t know where to begin. I suppose it all started last week after Food 52 reminded me of Marcella Hazan’s widely adored tomato sauce recipe and … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Pizza, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 43 comments

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ben’s friend Aaron is a very good cook, a master of tacos, chicken parmesan and steak frites, in fact. Unfortunately for all of us, he’s a little possessive over his recipes. And he’s a tease, too. Often he’ll email me … Continue reading

23. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 8 comments

Whole Roasted Garlic

Have you ever roasted a whole head of garlic? And then squeezed the sweet, soft cloves over warm French bread? And then sprinkled the spread with a bit of sea salt? It is so delectable. Never did I imagine eating … Continue reading

07. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 13 comments

Homemade Applesauce

You all know it takes no time to whip up homemade applesauce, right? And you know how good it is, too, right? Just a quick little post here to make sure. I’ve been enlisted to make applesauce for this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

23. November 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Fall, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 10 comments

Sautéed Corn + an End of Summer Salad

I’m spoiled. Really spoiled. I live in a place where even tomatoes still taste good this time of year. I’m not trying to rub it in, just expressing my gratitude. I do realize, however, we are approaching mid-October and already … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 11 comments

Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese & Toasted Walnuts

I’m not sure why I’m so excited about this salad. There is nothing novel about the combination. Beets, goat cheese, walnuts. They’ve been married to death. Like tomatoes and basil and mozzarella. Like prosciutto and figs and blue cheese. Like … Continue reading

29. April 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 20 comments

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

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