Alexandra Stafford

Alexandra Stafford is a writer, photographer, and designer.

Slaw & Order

Didn’t think red cabbage could be exciting? Think again

Make the most out of your red cabbage with a vibrant, addictive salad -- plus a million other ways to love cabbage more.

Rooting for you

Carrots get a makeover with these awesome recipes

Carrots deserve more than their perennial role as a crudité. Here's how to store, prep, and serve this overlooked root -- and how to make the best broth you've had this season.

Food

What to do with all those sweet potatoes — no marshmallows necessary

Here are a couple dozen recipes to get you through an excess of sweet potatoes without an excess of sweet, from savory fritters to soups.

beet it

Delicious recipes to beet your winter blues

The many ways to get through an overload of beets, starting with this bright salad.

Food

This recipe will convert any remaining brussels sprouts haters

Make a smarter stuffing with brussels sprouts, and learn the finer points of sprout preparation.

Fry 'em in a pan, Stan

There must be 50 ways to prep potatoes

Too often overlooked in a world of more beautiful vegetables, potatoes deserve to be shown off, starting with this Rösti.

buttload of butternuts

The best recipes for your endless supply of butternut squash

Butternut squash doesn't have to be dressed with warm spices and sage -- here's how to stay excited about our favorite winter squash, starting with a bright salad recipe.

Food

What to do with an overload of cauliflower

Cauliflower's delicate taste makes it an excellent foil to more flavorful ingredients. This pasta recipe will teach you the ways.

Food

What to do with an overload of eggplant

Learn the best ways to store, prep, and cook this late-summer vegetable, then dig into a classic eggplant parmesan.