Alexandra Troy

Alexandra Troy

15 Articles

The Culinary Architect: A holiday celebration without an oven

By Alexandra Troy Yes, it can be done! A holiday celebration without an oven. The other day  my oven broke and

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The Culinary Architect: My favorite birthday meal

If I had a dollar for every time someone asks me, “What is your favorite meal?”… This year for my

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An open house in January

My most favorite time to host a party is in January. Why?  Everyone has been over invited in December and

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The Culinary Architect: Warm up your fall with a stew

By Alexandra Troy Fall is a wonderful time to eat and enjoy comforting one-pot stews. I love making a big

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Culinary Architect: A game plan for a Super Bowl and Chinese New Year party

Whenever I entertain, at home, I put together a “game plan.” This consists of easy to prepare, make-ahead hors d’oeuvres,

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Warm up with Hungarian goulash

When it’s so cold outside, nothing makes me happier than making, serving and eating stew. Being of Hungarian descent, I

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Culinary Architect: A gourmet summer party for 12 in a flash

During recent years endless hours of party planning and spending time in the kitchen have given way to dining out

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Culinary Architect: Entertaining with style by opening a can

My husband and I love eating Tapas - Spanish hors d’oeuvres, as we spent our honeymoon in Spain. We enjoyed

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The Cobb Salad revisited

According to The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, Calif., their owner, Bob Cobb, invented the Cobb Salad in 1937. Supposedly,

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Colorful hors d’oeuvres for summer parties

Recently, Culinary Architect catered The Preview Party of True Colors at The Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. This

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Column: Beat the heat by only cooking with a blender

When it is so hot out, I think of using recipes that do not make my kitchen any hotter than

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The Culinary Architect: Make Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Into A Feast

BY ALEXANDRA TROY With the weather as warm as it has been, it is enticing to continue to grill outdoors.  I

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A turkey feast for fall entertaining

For some reason fall and turkey go together in my mind. When the weather starts to turn I start to crave

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The Culinary Architect: Making the most of fall’s apples

BY ALEXANDRA TROY This time of year farmsteads and even grocery markets are overflowing with freshly-picked apples. Did you know

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The Culinary Architect: An easy grilled clambake in a bag

Making a traditional clambake is no easy task. First, you need to find a beach where it is legal to

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