cranberry orange cornmeal muffins

cranberry orange cornmeal muffins/Pattys Food

fall is the time we see fresh cranberries in the market. bakers, like myself, will pick up at the very least two bags of the coveted little bright red jewels, enough for a baking project in addition to the compulsory holiday cranberry sauce.  my cranberry baking projects, for the most part use sweetened cranberries, like […]

Spinach Tart with Olive Oil Sesame Cracker Crust

Spinach Tart

cooking for family and friends is the best kind of cooking.  naturally I’m thinking of our fast approaching holidays and encouraging you to expand your recipe collection to include this spinach tart. I like to think about what I might serve as a starter or an appetizer for a dinner party.  I like the idea […]

Crunchy Quinoa Arugula Salad with Shredded Carrots & Sliced Almonds

Crunchy Quinoa Arugula Salad with Sliced Almonds and Shredded Carrots / Patty's Food

I love a simple Summer salad, especially one with a little crunch in every bite.  Enter shredded carrots and sliced almonds to add that crunch.  This salad is so simple that you could make it from ingredients found at a grocery store salad bar or you could prepare your own quinoa and slice your own […]

Apricot Raspberry Tart with Blackberries and Pistachios ~Baking Chez Moi

Apricot Raspberry Tart / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing photos of my apricot raspberry tart along with a few tales of my tart baking adventures.  I’m circling back with the Tuesdays with Dorie online baking group this week to join in with their assignment to bake a simple fruit tart from Baking Chez Moi. Apricot season is a short one, some […]

Summer Berry No-Bake Greek Yogurt Pie with a Granola Cashew Crust

Summer Berry No-Bake Greek Yogurt Pie with a Granola Cashew Crust / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing a berry pie that you don’t have to turn on your oven to make.  That’s right, a no-bake dessert that can be made using your refrigerator which means no added heat from the oven to your already warm kitchen.  There is nothing like a heat wave the week before the 4th of […]

grilled avocado, corn and blueberry baby kale salad with a chipotle lime vinaigrette

Grilled Avocado, blueberry and corn kale salad / Patty's Food

I think it’s time to share a salad recipe.  Grilled avocado, corn and blueberry baby kale salad with a chipotle lime vinaigrette sounds good to me.  This is a quick easy salad recipe with a lot of Summer flavors.  Don’t be afraid of grilling the avocado slices, that’s kind of fun to do using a […]

salted peanut shortbread from flavor flours

salted peanut shortbread #gluten-free/ Patty's Food

Alice Medrich’s latest award winning baking cookbook, Flavor Flours, has done more than capture my attention in the kitchen these past few months.  I have also been introduced to a whole new idea- baking with different flours, including a few I’d never even heard of, like Teff and Sorghum.  So, while I’ve been happily baking […]

Rhubarb Brown Butter Bars

Rhubarb Brown Butter Bars / Patty's Food

l love rhubarb.  My favorite way to eat it is either oven roasted or stewed with sugar and spices.  I love to eat stewed rhubarb in a little bowl with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.  I also like to try new recipes with rhubarb, like this one for rhubarb brown butter […]

Limoncello Cupcakes~Tuesdays with Dorie~Baking Chez Moi

The little bursts of lemony Limoncello flavor in each bite are at the top of a long list of things I love about this cupcake recipe from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie baking group brings an over-the-top sweet treat to my blog.  I will say that this is one […]

rhubarb ~ raspberry crisp

Rhubarb~Raspberry Crisp / Patty's Food

I made a new extremely generous friend in the produce aisle at Safeway yesterday.  I was looking everywhere for the fresh stalks of rhubarb and by the time I found them, a very nice man was already putting the last of the rhubarb, all 8 stalks, in his bag and when he saw my reaction-he […]