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 […]

irish breakfast cookies

irish breakfast cookies / patty's food

Cookies for breakfast on Saint Paddy’s Day? Why not? I’m sure you will love this oatmeal cookie recipe as much as we did. This is the first recipe that I’ve made from my copy of at home in the whole food kitchen by amy chaplin and even though I did make a few changes, such […]

grapefruit crémeux and palmiers ~ tuesdays with dorie

pink goo and palmiers / patty's food

This week’s baking assignment for my Tuesdays with Dorie  group is the Pink Grapefruit Tart from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan but this week I struggled with the assignment and didn’t progress past making a grapefruit crémeux for the tart.  So, in place of a fully assembled tart I’m serving up a lovely coupé […]

The Rugelach that won over France from Baking Chez Moi

The Rugelach that won over France/ Patty's Food

My latest Tuesdays with Dorie Baking project is a delicious rugelach filled with shredded coconut, toasted pecans, bittersweet chocolate chips and plump dried cherries sprinkled over cinnamon sugar and melted butter spread on a tender cream cheese dough.  After reading the recipe from Baking Chez Moi,  I immediately decided to double the recipe.  I’m glad […]

Double Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Double Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies / Patty's Food

Double Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies…coming right up…I have a batch in my oven right now as we speak- I don’t know what got into me this past month but I have baked  variations of these cookies at least half a dozen times.  I keep baking, tweaking the recipe and sharing these cookies.  Everybody loves […]

Spiced Whole Grain Ginger Cookies ~it’s a #GrainHoliday with Hodgson Mill~

Spiced Whole Grain Molasses Ginger Cookies / Patty's Food

The nice people at Hodgson Mill sent me a box with an assortment of their products including a bag of white whole wheat flour that they asked me to use in a recipe of my choice.  I admit it-I’m not as comfortable baking with whole grains, but I took the plunge this week and baked […]

Tarragon Lime Cookies with White Chocolate Lime Frosting

Tarragon Lime Cookies / Patty's Food

  I like cookies that are easy to make, fun to serve and pack a lot of flavor, especially the flavors of tarragon, lime and white chocolate.  December is the month for home baked cookies, for the most part cookies baked with the Christmas holidays and sharing with friends and family firmly in mind.  My […]

Iced Spelt Persimmon Cookies

persimmon cookies / Patty's Food

With a few adaptions, such as using spelt flour, these are the same cookies we made every year when our neighbors gave us a bag of ripe persimmons from their tree.  So, last Saturday at the farmer’s market when I saw the display of ripe, cookie ripe, persimmons I could only think of one thing…make […]

Lemon Verbena Shortbread and a few thoughts on the #ifbc2013

Lemon Verbena Shortbread / Patty's Food

I welcomed myself home with a batch of fresh baked cookies after a weekend trip to Seattle and the #IFBC2013.  First off I want to say that meeting Dorie Greenspan along with the Doristas (participants in the French Fridays with Dorie -the blogging group cooking their way through Around My French Table for the last […]