Author Archives: Alisa Stutzbach

Warm Rice Salad with Spinach, Dill, Tomatoes, and Feta

On the warm days of summer, the last thing I want to do is spend a long time—or really any time—cooking in a hot kitchen. But sometimes a purely cold, uncooked meal just doesn’t cut it, you know? This quick … Continue reading

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Summer Berry Tart Revisited

For a recent celebration, I made my berry tart again—this time with more crisp pictures from my awesome new camera!—and it continues to be a favorite. I’ve learned that the gluten-free tart crust is definitely easier to make consistently the … Continue reading

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Mustard-Roasted Potatoes with Dill

I used to think that mashed potatoes were my ultimate comfort food. I was wrong. Mashed potatoes can sometimes be too smooth, or not creamy enough, or so filled with butter that the guilt outweighs the comfort. (Don’t get me wrong, though—perfect mashed potatoes are akin to heaven!) However, these roasted potatoes have far surpassed the title once held by their mashed siblings; they’re the perfect blend of crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside, a bit salty, a bit tangy, and topped with dilly freshness. Plus, they’re nearly impossible to ruin! Continue reading

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Sticky Rice with Mango

If I were ever to run a food truck, I’m pretty sure my main offerings would start out with Pad Thai and sticky rice with mango. With the addition of a nice, fresh salad with sesame ginger carrot dressing, my version of a perfect three-course meal would be covered! Continue reading

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Pad Thai

A couple weeks ago, I took one of the most energizing classes I’ve yet to experience. Sorry, library school, but my Southeast Asian street food cooking class at Tante Marie’s was more exciting than User Needs and Behavior in Theory and Practice (which, um, actually was one of my favorite classes—yeah, I realize that makes me a nerd). Continue reading

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Tart Citrus Tart

Having been born and raised in Florida, I guess it’s pretty much inevitable that Key lime pie is one of my ideal desserts. I’m not talking about the cloyingly sweet custard kind that sticks to your teeth, though, and definitely … Continue reading

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Christopher Elbow Caramels and Chocolates

It is so hard to find a good caramel. One that makes your eyes soften, your shoulders relax, and provokes an involuntary exhale as the caramel is released from its thin chocolate shell. One that melts like butter when it … Continue reading

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Savory Stir Fry Sauces

Stir fry is one of those meals that withstands—and even relishes—improvisation. Pretty much any vegetable or protein is fair game, and you can nearly throw the kitchen sink into the sauce. It’s become one of the go-to meals my husband … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Cheese Fondue

Our New Year’s tradition—”tradition” being now a four year streak—is a very late night cheese fondue with the Haupts prepared after my New Year’s Eve performance in Dallas. Since the concert usually ends after 10pm, dinner ends up being right … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

If my husband had his way, I’m pretty sure he’d want apple pie–with vanilla ice cream, of course–for every meal. Alas, since our physical hearts probably can’t take it (although our metaphorical hearts would be in heaven!), I try to … Continue reading

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