Alexandra Troy

73 Articles

The Culinary Architect: A make-ahead summer party

It is summertime, and my husband and I love to entertain poolside. However, not every day is idyllic for entertaining

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Two of my favorite seafood dinners

In our home late spring means soft shell crab and fresh clam season.  My  husband and son often ask for

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The Culinary Architect: Making homemade ricotta cheese

Eating freshly made ricotta cheese is one of the best simple pleasures. Recently, I had an unopened 1/2 gallon of

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The Culinary Architect: Planning an at-home wedding, part II

Now that you have chosen the wedding basics, you need to take care of the following: WEDDING ESSENTIALS Invitations *

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The Culinary Architect: Planning a more intimate wedding

A wedding is the most important voluntary rite of passage in our lives. Statistics show that people are marrying later

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The Culinary Architect: Another book club evening with hors d’oeuvres

Well, it was my turn to host the book club again. The book we read was “Dead Wake” by Eric

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The Culinary Architect: A healthier Cinco de Mayo dinner

Give me a reason to drink margaritas and eat enchiladas — Cinco de Mayo, of course! Unfortunately, most Mexican food

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The Culinary Architect: Making an occasion with puff pastry

Puff pastry, also known as pate feuilletee in France, is a basic, time-consuming recipe that turns every day foods into

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The Culinary Architect: Night out, great vegetarian recipes, too

I am often asked to host cooking events in my commissary. These “classes” are tailored to each group. In the

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The Culinary Architect: Roasted chicken for Passover, Easter

I love to serve a juicy roasted chicken at my holiday table. Chicken is one of those foods that pleases

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The Culinary Architect: A Hawaiian Poke Bowl buffet party

From Hawaii to New York, Poke is having its day in the sun. As one of the latest new food

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The Culinary Architect: Recreating a Cuban dinner at home

My husband, son and I recently went to Cuba and ate the most delicious foods. Fresh, flavorful and satiating —

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The Culinary Architect: Texture vegetable protein in place of meat

Did you know that Texture Vegetable Protein may be substituted for ground beef, chicken or turkey in any recipe? It

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The Culinary Architect: Slow cooker corned beef, for any occasion

My family loves corned beef and cabbage. However, making this dish often involves hours of simmering and a lot of

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The Culinary Architect: Recipes for clams for all occasions

My favorite seafood are clams. I just adore clams… so much that when I was young, clams would be my

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