Alexandra's Kitchen A food blog with mostly simple, always seasonal recipes. Sun, 05 Nov 2023 13:53:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Alexandra's Kitchen 32 32 Lofty Popovers (Yorkshire Pudding) Sat, 21 Oct 2023 11:39:17 +0000 Lofty Popovers (Yorkshire Pudding)

There is nothing more magical than pulling a pan of lofty popovers from the oven just as everyone is sitting down for dinner, and making them couldn’t be simpler. The 5-ingredient batter comes together in seconds, and 30 minutes later, they’re done! Read on to learn the tips for making foolproof popovers every time. These […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Soup Sun, 15 Oct 2023 11:53:38 +0000 Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Soup

The weather this week called for soup. Wanting something new, I turned to Sally Schneider’s A New Way to Cook and found a recipe for roasted pumpkin and garlic soup described as “utterly simple” and “exceptionally creamy,” all of which sounded perfect. The recipe called for roasting sugar pumpkins or any winter squash and a […]

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Overnight Chia Oats (Gluten-free, Dairy Free) Sun, 01 Oct 2023 10:46:30 +0000 Overnight Chia Oats (Gluten-free, Dairy Free)

These overnight oats are loaded with fiber and protein, and I find them irresistible. They take no time to assemble and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for make-ahead breakfasts for the week. In May, en route home from the Pizza Night photoshoot in Northern California, I grabbed a cup of the overnight […]

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How to Build a Sourdough Starter from Scratch Sun, 10 Sep 2023 14:02:07 +0000 How to Build a Sourdough Starter from Scratch

This post outlines how to build a sourdough starter from scratch simply and quickly. In less than a week and with minimal effort, you will have on your hands a bubbly, active starter to use in all of your favorite sourdough recipes. Nearly every week I am asked if I have a tutorial on how […]

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Deli-Style Pasta Salad Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:44:24 +0000 Deli-Style Pasta Salad

Inspired by the classic pasta salad found in delis the world over, this one combines olives, pepperoncini, soppressata, and cheese as well as scallions and red bell pepper. Dressed in a red wine vinaigrette and loaded with texture and flavor, this one gets better by the day, so don’t be afraid to make it ahead […]

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No-Knead Soft Pretzel Rolls Sat, 26 Aug 2023 12:50:42 +0000 No-Knead Soft Pretzel Rolls

Soft-crumbed with a nice chew, these no-knead pretzel rolls are perfect for sandwiches of all kinds: egg and cheese, turkey and brie, roasted vegetables and mozzarella. The dough takes no time to mix together, and time does the work from there. Simple and delicious! At some point this summer, my youngest child introduced the family […]

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Simple White Bean Salad Sat, 15 Jul 2023 11:41:58 +0000 Simple White Bean Salad

A few weeks ago, my friend Sandy texted me a recipe for a white bean salad. She told me she had been making it for her grandchildren and thought my kids would like it, too. The recipe called for making a simple dressing, a mix of diced sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, salt, olive oil, and a […]

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Cabbage Tortillas (5-Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Baked) Sat, 08 Jul 2023 10:53:45 +0000 Cabbage Tortillas (5-Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Baked)

Made with 5 ingredients, these gluten-free, baked cabbage tortillas come together in no time and are so tasty! After 10 minutes in the oven, they emerge thin, pliable, and sturdy, perfect for any and all of your taco needs. Last week, halfway through an okonomiyaki frying session, I lost steam. I had a bowl of […]

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Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting (Lighter, Better) Sat, 01 Jul 2023 11:49:37 +0000 Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting (Lighter, Better)

Made with cold cream cheese and whipped cream, this cream cheese frosting is especially light and perfectly sweet. It comes together in no time and complements many a cake from this American Flag Sheet Cake to this One-Bowl Birthday Cake to this heavenly Carrot Cake. My friend Sally, an avid baker, passed along this Stella […]

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Easy American Flag Sheet Cake Sat, 01 Jul 2023 11:48:31 +0000 Easy American Flag Sheet Cake

Made in one bowl, this American flag sheet cake comes together in no time. Buttermilk and oil make it especially moist, and the whipped cream cheese frosting is the perfect complement. I have a hard time not making pastry-crusted and biscuit-topped bubbling berry desserts for occasions such as the Fourth of July, but earlier this […]

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