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 […]

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 […]

Peppermint Sugar Cookies and Sharing A Winter Story

Peppermint Sugar Cookies / Patty's Food

Years ago I read The Brambly Hedge books to my children and now I’ve rediscovered them collecting dust in a bookcase- just in time to share with my grandchildren this Christmas season.  The Brambly Hedge books are not only a children’s book series for Anglophiles but also a sweet story of the mice who live […]

Chocolate-Drizzled Caramel-Hazelnut Bars

Chocolate-Drizzled Caramel-Hazelnut Bars / Patty's Food

Starting with a pressed in buttery shortbread crust these chocolate-drizzled caramel-hazelnut bars are then covered with a rich topping of hazelnuts, caramel and just enough bittersweet chocolate drizzle to edge them into the bite of chocolate category.  Although it’s best to lightly drizzle on the chocolate so as not to cover up too much of […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Bread


What is it about a slice of this quick bread that I find so appealing?…Maybe it’s the tender crumb or the sweetness of the white chocolate or the bright red little explosions of fresh cranberries baked in each slice?  Or maybe it’s because of the holiday tradition that dates back to my early memories of […]

White Chocolate Blondies with Cranberries, Pecans and Candied Ginger


  I feel like Target introducing Christmas before Thanksgiving with these pretty white chocolate blondies with cranberries, pecans and candied ginger but it’s Chocolate Party time and the theme for this month is chocolate baked with cranberries.  The first week of November is time to at least start thinking about if not planning our holiday […]

Happy Valentine’s Day Cookies & Chocolate Bark with Red Hots


This past Saturday was my first time to make chocolate bark with red hots, decorated sugar cookies on a stick and to welcome a group of favorite food bloggers in my home for a fun day of sharing food, conversation, baking and bonding.  First off I just have to say how impressed I am with […]

Speculoos with Nutella Sandwich Cookies

The house smells like Christmas with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves from the speculoos cookies I baked today for a cookie exchange later this week.  The idea for sandwiching these fragrant spicy cookies together with Nutella comes from the Bonne Idee note next to the speculoos recipe in Around My French Table by Dorie […]

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles and The ‘You Are Special Today’ Plate

Today I have a simple and fun to make holiday style recipe for peppermint chocolate truffles to share with your family, friends or neighbors if you’re really feeling the holiday spirit.  I also would also like to put it out there that the holidays are a good time to remember to feel special about yourself. […]

Miss Patty’s Iced Pumpkin Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts

I baked pumpkin cookies for a group of hard working accountants and staff in my husband Scott’s office who are fueled by sugar and caffeine these last few days before the October 15th tax deadline. Adapted from Elinor Klivans book bigfatcookies I added a few extra goodies to these pumpkin cookies including chocolate which is, I think, […]