Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart / Patty's Food

  I could make a Strawberry Almond Cream Tart every week during strawberry season-that’s how much I like this recipe from Cooking Light’s Way to Bake cook book.  Score-I love it when I find a favorite recipe!  This strawberry tart with a graham cracker crust has it all going on-it’s fresh, fruity, light and sweet […]

Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart with a ~Giveaway~ Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer and Softcrape Hand Mixer

Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's Food

  Oh Happy Day!   Today is the day I’m offering one lucky reader an easier way to make my Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart.  It is my pleasure to host a Giveaway from Hamilton Beach for both a SoftScrape 6 Speed Mixer with Case and a 6 Speed Stand Mixer.   The generous folks at Hamilton Beach […]

Strawberry Crostata with Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Crostata with Rhubarb Jam / Patty's Food

Tink, tink, tink.  I know that we are headed towards Summer when I wake up early to make coffee and hear the chirping of birds outside my kitchen window.  Only the birds don’t  all go tweet tweet, we always have a few loud ones that go tink, tink, tink which is kind of weird and […]

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes / Patty's Food

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!  January is the month for lists, lots and lots of lists to start planning in the new year.  I’m so busy this month but I’m happily planning a tea party for my granddaughter Gracie’s birthday coming up in February.  I’m thinking of a mother daughter tea with hats, […]

Buttermilk Pie with Pecan Crust from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

Buttermilk Pie with Pecan Crust / Patty's Food

I baked my first buttermilk pie from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook.  I’ve always been curious to bake a buttermilk pie and not having a family recipe or tradition of buttermilk pie baking, I turned to this wonderful heirloom dessert cookbook for a delicious recipe.  Buttermilk pie has a unique flavor and the aroma […]

Hazelnut Streusel Bread

Hazelnut Streusel Bread / Patty's Food

  I could spend my time organizing myself for the holidays until the cows come home but instead I’m going to write this post, go for a walk, run to the market and spend a few hours in my kitchen making turkey soup with my Thanksgiving leftovers.  Oh, and I also have this hazelnut streusel […]

Musician’s Brittle~de musico~ and My Trip to Andalusia, Spain

Musician's Bars / Patty's Food

  I’m home from our 2 week trip to Spain and while I’m happy to be home there are so many things I enjoyed and remember about our trip.  I know my husband is missing his daily siesta and says that’s why he’s going to bed earlier at night.  I miss the daily adventure of […]

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake and a cookbook Giveaway

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake / Patty's Food

Yesterday we came home from 2 amazing weeks exploring Andalusia, Spain and I know I’ve been neglecting my blog but soon I will have some wonderful photos and recipes to share from our road trip adventure in the south of Spain.  What seems like months ago -before we left for vacation,  I prepared these fun […]

Sable Breton Galette with Berries and Lemon Curd for French Fridays

Sable Breton Galette with Berries and Lemon Curd / Patty's Food

Could it be possible that I’ve found a new favorite dessert?  I’m talking about a large buttery shortbread cookie spread with a thick layer of homemade lemon curd that’s piled high with fresh berries and sprinkled with lavender vanilla bean sugar.  A BFF of desserts.  Yes, I found a new favorite dessert today. Once again […]

Strawberry Lemon Lime Bars

Strawberry Lemon Lime Bars / Patty's Food

Jammy slices of strawberries nestled into a lemon lime filling supported by an oat-y flavored shortbread crust were a couple of good reasons why I thought it was okay to mess with one of my favorites- Classic Lemon Bars.  Plus the strawberries look pretty- all jammy on top of the lemon lime filling.  The strawberries and lemons came […]