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Christmas

Every Christmas I make this favorite, classic cream cheese cut-out cookie recipe and this foolproof pie dough recipe. I also work my way through Christmas appetizer recipes including many cheese board assemblies often featuring these homemade crackers. These overnight brioche cinnamon rolls have become a Christmas morning tradition. 

A montage of gifts.

Gift Guide 2020

montage of thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving Menu 2020: Punch, Rolls, Stuffing, Pie, Gravy, and More

A plate of sautéed chicories with chile oil.

Sautéed Endive & Radicchio with Chile Oil

Bread Toast Crumbs Kit in a box.

Peasant Bread Kits: The Gift of Homemade Bread

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12 Gifts for Her

slice of sausage, spinach and egg casserole

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Casserole with Spinach

Homemade apple chutney recipe in a glass mason jar

Adaptable Chutney Recipe with Apples, Ginger & Lemon

Marisa McClellan's apple-date butter, ready to be processed

Cinnamon-Spiced Apple-Date Butter

19 Festive Appetizers to Ring in the New Year

19 Festive Appetizers to Ring in the New Year

A brioche cinnamon bun, frosted.

The BEST Overnight Brioche Cinnamon Buns

15 Savory Gifts to gift all season long

15 Savory Homemade Treats to Gift All Season

just-baked orange-ricotta pound cake — this is a one-bowl cake, flavored with orange zest and orange liqueur, made with butter (as opposed to oil). It stays moist for days and makes a wonderful gift.

One-Bowl, Orange-Ricotta Pound Cake

Christmas gift guide 2018

2018 Gift Guide

15 festive cookies to make and take this holiday season.

15 Festive Cookies to Make and Take This Holiday Season

Stamped spiced brown butter muscovado cookies with maple glaze on a cooling rack.

Stamped Christmas Cookies: Brown Butter Muscovado

The 12 Days of Cookbooks — the second annual discussion with Master Gardener Margaret Roach and author and blogger Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra's Kitchen

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

Sister Pie's Salted Maple Pie

Sister Pie’s Salted Maple Pie

A bowl of roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds, Manchego, and balsamic.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Manchego and Almonds

My Favorite Holiday-Preparation Trick

A bowl of kale salad with shallot vinaigrette.

Favorite Kale Salad + Large Batch Shallot Vinaigrette

A cheese board filled with homemade three-seed crackers, cheese, candied pepitas, fruit, and quince paste.

Three-Seed Crackers (Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps & Raincoast Crisps Copycat Recipe) + How to Assemble A Cheese Board (Video)

A pan of roast chicken and shallots.

One-Pan Roast Chicken and Shallots

A friend emailed me recently asking if I had any ideas for locally made, last-minute food gifts, so I put together a little list. // alexandracooks.com

Favorite Local Spots For Last-Minute Gifts (Schenectady, Niskayuna, Clifton Park, Saratoga)

A montage of homemade gifts.

25 Homemade Gifts to Make Today