Today at the Loft it's all about pasta and Alex is teaching her students unique takes on traditional pasta dinners. Bubbling macaroni and cheese with breadcrumbs, or Cavatappi noodles sauced with delicately spiced yellow tomatoes -- these are recipes you'll want to repeat again and again.
Alex says there are endless ways you can prepare chicken, and today she shares with her students the recipes for Crunchy Fried Chicken , Flattened Chicken Breast with Marmalade and wilted Romaine Salad.
Alex grew up with a pizzeria in her building, so it's no wonder she has a special love of this slice of Americana. Alex teaches her students the recipes for Basic Pizza Dough, Cast Iron Pizza With Sausage and Caramelized Onions, Blackberry and Ricotta Pizza and Easy Garlic Knots.
Set a deliciously rebellious tone for the day with Alex's breakfast recipes that break the rules. a savory crustless quiche, fluffy pancakes served with a fresh fruit compote, and a side of bacon that's salty and sinfully sweet.
Alex is bringing in a bounty of tomatoes and will teach the students how to use this wonderful fruit for an entire meal. Steak that s drenched in a fresh tomato sauce, tomato and watermelon salad with strawberries, and even stuffed sweet tomatoes for dessert.
Today Alex teaches the students how to use the best fruits of the season and turn them into amazing desserts. Learn a few simple tricks to working with fruit. Then add crunchy streusel, or some creamy layers, and you've got sweet and fruity desserts that are elegant and irresistible.
Today at The Cooking Loft, Alex is using seasonal apples to add a sweet complement to pork chops, give a nice zing to cabbage and bacon, and add a crisp freshness to dessert. It's apples from A to Z! Recipes: Stovetop Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples, Apple Brown Betty, Crispy Apple Chips.
Everyone has a tried and true meatloaf recipe that satisfies a craving for comfort food. But today, Alex is taking the meatloaf to new heights. She'll round out the meal with potato salad and a mango tart. This dinner is grand enough for a party but still approachable enough for a weeknight meal.
Today Alex is teaching us how to make chocolate dishes for kids and grown-ups alike. While the students dip into a creamy chocolate fondue, Alex will put together rich chocolate layer cakes with show-stopping caramel crunch, and then its a round of Dark Rum Hot Chocolate for everyone. One word, delicious.
The perfect soup can be simple to make, and today Alex will show the students and you how to make soups for all seasons, a rich Clam Chowder is complemented with Crispy Croutons you can dunk into the bowl. Plus, a chilled fruit soup to refresh and fill you on those hot days. Soup's on!
Alex is bringing her familys Thanksgiving recipes to The Cooking Loft today. Her version of her fathers famous stuffing, her favorite juicy turkey with a smooth, no lumps gravy and a sauce that combines fresh cranberries with some of the signature spices of the season. All the students will help deliver and devour.
Grab a mixing bowl because it's cookie time at The Cooking Loft. Alex and the students will make a dozens of cookies that use several different techniques. From Sandwich cookies to No-Bake treats to Handmade Butter delights, everyone's sweet tooth will be satisfied.
Today Alex is combining her love of casual French and American cooking with an all-out holiday dinner at the Loft. Shell teach the students the trick to a perfect roast, whip up beautiful braised greens, and end it all with a decadent FlambÈed Tangerine dessert. This is a bistro holiday to remember.