Welcome to my website! My goal is to make you feel like we are at home cooking together. There are recipes for all different moments in your life– from one pot weeknight meals to dinner for two to larger holiday celebrations, I hope this space will become a valuable resource for your home cooking. So, click and explore!

Alex Guarnaschelli is a mother, chef, TV host, and native New Yorker. In addition to appearing on various Food Network shows like Iron Chef America, Chopped, Supermarket Stakeout and The Kitchen,  Alex has a new-American restaurant, “Butter”, in midtown Manhattan, that has been running for 19 years. 

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The recipes appear in categories depending on what meal you are looking to create. You can also find individual recipes in each section that suit your mood. I grew up with parents that were either hungrily making a 15-minute weeknight meal or executing a big dinner party. There was no middle ground… For Ava and me, I sometimes whip up one simple recipe and, other times, I want a more elaborate spread. You can find every speed and recipe here for whatever you’re feeling. 

Macaroni and Cheese

This is such a classic and, while many people start with a roux as a base, I like to warm cream and slowly add in cheese so there is nothing but pure cheese flavor. I find the flour from the roux dulls the other flavors and almost clashes with the floury natur...

Prep Time:

15 minutes



Shredded Potato Cakes/Latkes with Apple and Dill

Ava has Italian American roots ion my side of the family and Jewish roots on the other side. She loves to make these and even uses chicken fat to do it when the mood strikes her. This is wonderful topped with anything from caramelized onions to some trout roe ...

Prep Time:

20 minutes



Sweet Potato Puree with Brown Butter

The biggest mistake people make with purees in simply not cooking the main ingredient long enough in the first place. Sweet potatoes can be boiled, stovetop, in water and such but I want to make this simple. Bake, scoop and mix. That’s my favorite way I am a...

Prep Time:

10 minutes




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150 Recipes for the Home Cook

For Alex Guarnaschelli, cooking has never been just about getting dinner on the table. With a legendary cookbook-editor mother (Maria Guarnaschelli)…

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For Alex Guarnaschelli—whose mother edited the seminal 1997 edition of The Joy of Cooking, which defined the food of the late twentieth century—a life in food…

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