Cherry Almond Bars

Cherry Almond Bars / Patty's Food

  It looks like I’m baking my way through the entire Spring section of Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson.  How did that happen?  I’m not exactly sure because it was definitely not something I planned on doing.  This is one of those baking projects that just took on a life of […]

Cherry Upside-down Cake

Cherry Upside Down Spelt Cake / Patty's Food

  Today is one of those coastal feeling days in the SF Bay Area.  A light breeze is gently pushing a few lingering clouds out of our skies.  The air smells fresh. If you own a blue and white striped tee shirt, it’s the kind of day you might wear it. We had a wonderful […]

Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cakelets

Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cake / Patty's Food

Are you ever tempted to purchase a somewhat useful but mostly cute ‘novelty’ cake pan? If my lemon buttermilk rhubarb bundt cakelets aren’t tempting enough to get you thinking mini cakes, consider these excerpts from the Williams-Sonoma site describing the Nordic Ware Mini Bundt Pans they offer for sale- “Bake up six perfectly sculpted little […]

Blueberry Ricotta Custard Cake

Blueberry Ricotta Custard Cake / Patty's Food

  This pound cake made with creamy whole milk ricotta cheese not only tenderly embraces a basket of fresh blueberries in it’s rich flavored interior but also easily releases from the slightly cooled loaf pan.  A pound cake recipe made with whole milk ricotta that’s a keeper, for sure.  I will admit to being afraid […]

Berry Financiers for French Fridays with Dorie

Berry Financiers / Patty's Food

  After the disaster I had with the last berry filled pastry for French Fridays with Dorie I wasn’t sure I would attempt another one… I’m happy to report that my berry financiers were a total success and I was excited to use the financier molds that were a gift from a friend and have […]

Saint Patty’s Day Vanilla Cupcakes with Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting


I like to think of Saint Patrick’s Day as my personal holiday here at Patty’s Food so I hope no one minds if I say Saint Patty instead of Saint Paddy, yes there is a method to my way of celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m sticking with it! Today I’m sharing vanilla cupcakes with […]

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cupcakes & Kara’s Cupcake Boot Camp

Valentines Day Red Velvet Cupcakes / Patty's Food

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!  I made cupcakes to share using the recipes and new cupcake making skills I learned at Kara’s Cupcake Boot camp at the San Francisco Cooking School.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to take a few cooking classes this year.  I’ve been wanting to make cupcakes that look more professional, […]

Blackberry Mascarpone Cookie Sundae

Blackberry Mascarpone Cookie Sundae / Patty's Food

Saturday night and everybody went to the game except me and the ‘Littles’, we played with our iPads and watched a movie while waiting for the 49ers v Packers play off game to start.  I concocted this cookie sundae idea for my ‘Littles’ who deserve this treat because they are going to be so good […]

Mayan Cocoa-Coconut Date Bites

Mayan Cocoa-Coconut Date Bites / Patty's Food

We made a quick trip to Palm Springs after New Years in search of dry weather and a few rounds of golf that didn’t involve soaking wet greens and splattering mud, doesn’t that sound like fun?  While we can play golf almost year round in Northern California, Southern California is really the place to be, […]

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Mini Cheesecakes

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Mini Cheesecakes

It’s good to be home after a quick trip to St. Louis -just in time for this month’s chocolate party featuring mint which I am lucky to have growing in my garden all year long.  Once again I created a press box goodie for my son to share with his co-workers and friends.  One of […]