Alexandra's Kitchen

Summer

A stack of slab sandwiches with whipped honey goat cheese, roasted red peppers, olive tapenade and greens.

Slab Sandwich with Olive Tapenade, Whipped Honey Goat Cheese, and Roasted Red Peppers

A jar of homemade harissa paste.

Simple, Delicious Harissa Paste Made at Home

Overnight, refrigerator foccacia, freshly baked and sliced.

Overnight, Refrigerator Focaccia = The Best Focaccia Bread Recipe

A board with beet-avocado tartines.

Beet and Avocado Tartine with Perfect Instant Pot Beets

quinoa flax bread sliced and toasted

Quinoa and Flax Toasting Bread

A bowl of brown rice, crispy tofu and mushrooms, and perfect instant pot soft-boiled eggs.

Perfect Instant Pot Soft-Boiled Eggs

My cookbook, Bread Toast Crumbs, was published last April. In June, illustrator Steph Becker designed toast bookplates and toaster notecards. If you're still in need of a gift this holiday season, it's not too late to order a copy of Bread Toast Crumbs and include with it a toaster notecard with an inscribed toast bookplate! // alexandracooks.com

The 54-Cent Gift to Give All Season + Free (Toast) Bookplates and (Toaster) Notecards

An overhead shot of a bowl of vegetarian cabbage soup in a bowl.

Favorite Cabbage Soup, Updated

Making sourdough bread doesn't have to be complicated.Once you make this recipe once or twice, the rhythm becomes second nature.

How to Make Simple Sourdough Bread: A Step-By-Step Guide

A skillet filled with pasta carbonara.

Favorite Weeknight Meal: No-Bacon Pasta Carbonara Loaded with Greens

Chickpea Tagine with “Tomato Jam” and Roasted Delicata Squash

Here I've pickled peppers, onions, and fennel, and I've been tucking the mix into sandwiches, spreading it atop melty cheese toasts, and, as intended, sprinkling it over just-baked pizza. I imagine it would be fabulous with grilled bratwurst or in a Philly cheesesteak-style sandwich. // alexandracooks.com

Simple, Quick- Pickled Vegetables

A plate of oven-roasted cauliflower florets with parmesan.

Easy Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower Florets Recipe

This roasted eggplant lasagna with sautéed greens uses tomato sauce layered between noodles, roasted eggplant rounds, sautéed Swiss chard, and a mix of parmesan and mozzarella. I've omitted the classic ricotta + egg layer here because I've never loved it, but feel free to add it. This is a recipe that can be tailored to your liking. // alexandracooks.com

Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Swiss Chard Lasagna

Two quart containers filled with tomato sauce.

Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter, Simplified

A bowl of corn pasta.

Melissa Clark’s Creamy (No-Cream!) Corn Pasta with Basil

A bowl of raw corn salad with tomatoes, feta, and basil.

Mark Bittman’s Raw Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, Basil & Mint

A platter of grilled hanger steak, resting.

How to Cook Hanger Steak on the Grill

A gif of uncooked ratatouille and roasted ratatouille.

Roasted Ratatouille = The Best Ratatouille

A bowl filled with the best one-pan baked ziti with a fork and napkin.

One-Pan Baked Ziti — A Miracle!

A bowl of Vietnamese cucumber salad.

Samin Nosrat’s Vietnamese Cucumber Salad

Overhead shot of corn soup with herb salsa.

Five-Ingredient Corn Soup with Herb Salsa

A bowl of ginger-sesame soba and salmon.

Ginger-Sesame Soba Noodles with Cedar Plank Salmon

cucumber and green grape gazpacho

Green Gazpacho Soup