Alexandra's Kitchen

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


Added: Apr 29, 2014

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Recent Posts

  • 15 Festive Cookies to Make and Take This Holiday Season

    ‘Tis the season! What can I say, Rebecca Firth’s The Cookie Book  and its stamped spiced brown butter muscovado sugar cookies have gotten me in the Christmas spirit. Here are 15 cookies to make and take this holiday season. Happy Baking, Friends! 1. Classic Cream Cheese Cutouts: This is the...

  • Stamped Christmas Cookies: Brown Butter Muscovado

    When it comes to cookies, I shy away from anything that looks too complicated, anything that might require a piping bag or a frosting tip, anything with ornate detail. But when I saw a photo of an embossed sugar cookie, lightly glazed, looking like a frosted snowflake in Rebecca Firth’s The...

  • Saffron-Carrot Soup with Toasted Almond Dukkah

    In preparation for my chat with Margaret Roach last week, I made as many dishes as I could from as many of the fall 2018 cookbooks I could get my hands on. One of the first recipes I tested came from the almond chapter of Cal Peternell’s Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta, and I must say,...

  • 12 Days of Cookbooks (!!!) — Chatting About The Season’s New Books with Margaret Roach

    ♬♬♬ It’s the most wonderful time of the year… ♬♬♬ I hum this to myself a lot: When my first CSA arrives in June. When the first good tomatoes all but fall of the vine in early September. When snowflakes the size of golf balls drop from the sky. AND, most of all, when it’s time...

  • Apple Orchard Muffins

    I haven’t made a muffin in ages, and truthfully, muffin recipes rarely call my name anymore. But this “Apple Orchard” muffin, from the Red Truck Bakery cookbook, sounded too good not to make immediately. For one, the recipe calls for all of my favorite ingredients: oil (as opposed to...


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