Alexandra's Kitchen

A cooking and recipe blog with a focus on shopping locally and cooking seasonally.


Added: Apr 29, 2014

Owner: theblogindex

Recent Posts

  • Foolproof Pie Dough {Video} + Bourbon Pecan Pie {No Corn Syrup} with Salted Whipped Cream

    Last Sunday, I spent a few hours at a local olive oil shop, Evergreen Olive Oil Co, and while I was there I met two women, who I soon discovered love to cook. We chatted about what we were making for Thanksgiving, and when I told them I was on punch and pie duty, they... The post Foolproof Pie...

  • Talking Cookbooks with A Way to Garden’s Margaret Roach + A Giveaway

    If you’ve spent any time on my blog ever, you know I love cookbooks. Nearly every recipe I write about comes from one, either newly released or decades old, borrowed from a friend or the library, stolen from my mother or aunt. I recently counted and discovered I have close to 500 books in...

  • Thanksgiving 2017

    OK Friends. One week till Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I’ve compiled all of my favorite recipes and tips below. I was hoping to have some advice regarding the bird this year, but alas I do not. I’ve recounted my recent dry-brining experiment below should it offer any guidance, but likely it...

  • No-Cook Cranberry Sauce

    I thought it would be fun to try two cranberry sauces this year: my favorite Red Wine (or Port) Cranberry Sauce, and this no-cook relish I found on Epicurious. I omitted the cinnamon, added a pinch of sea salt, and used the full 1/2 cup sugar — it’s delicious! Fresh, sweet-tart, and scented...

  • Sweet and Salty, Addictive Candied Pepitas

    Skip to Recipe Last week I made a candied pepitas recipe from the November Food and Wine, omitting the spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, and cayenne) and, after a few attempts, slightly changing the method: instead of toasting the seeds with the sugar, I toasted the pepitas alone first, melted the sugar...


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