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Holidays

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

Saffron and Carrot Soup with Olive Oil Toasted Bread and Toasted Almond Dukkah —Yum.

Saffron-Carrot Soup with Toasted Almond Dukkah

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

Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Favorite all-purpose pie dough plus all of the pies and pastries I use it with.

Foolproof Pie Dough Recipe {Video}

My Favorite Holiday-Preparation Trick

9 Favorite Apple Recipes for Fall

Apple cobble with hot sugar crust, just baked.

Apple Cobbler with Hot Sugar Crust

Peach (or Pluot) Cobbler with Hot Sugar Crust

A bowl of Texas Caviar.

Texas Caviar

36 Favorite Summer Salads

A bowl of 3-ingredient lentil salad.

Mind-Blowing, Three-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Lentil Salad

“Dry”-Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa & Cilantro-Lime Crema

A just baked rhubarb galette.

Rhubarb-Frangipane Galette + Foolproof Food Processor Pastry Dough

A bowl of Moroccan Carrot Salad.

Harissa Carrot Salad with Avocado

two lemon madeleines on a plate

Classic Lemon Madeleines Cookie Recipe

Brioche buns on a baking sheet.

The Best, Easiest No-Knead Brioche Buns

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 (Raincoast Crisps Copycat Recipe)

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)