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 […]

lemon coconut yogurt muffins with tillamook farmstyle greek yogurt

Lemon Coconut Yogurt Muffins with Tillamook Farmstyle Greek Yogurt / Patty's Food

  Up until today I hadn’t  been too adventurous with the delicious stash of Tillamook Farmstyle Greek Yogurt in my fridge- very nicely shipped to me by Tillamook.  I’ve been enjoying it throughout the week for breakfast or as a snack with a sprinkling of my homemade almond honey granola.  I’ve also done a little […]

Blueberry Ricotta Muffins with Lemon Sugar Topping and Mountain Biking in the Deschutes National Forest

Blueberry Ricotta Muffins with Lemon Sugar Topping / Patty's Food

  I think baking blueberry muffins in August is a really good idea.  Blueberries are plump, sweet and cheap in the market this time of year.  A few months ago I made a blueberry ricotta custard cake that we loved so I thought why not try ricotta baked in a blueberry muffin and see what […]

Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar

Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar / Patty's Food

Fun with strawberries 101.  First thing- find sweet strawberries, I found mine at the Santa Rosa farmer’s market.  Second thing-find an excuse to take some time to yourself for strawberry recipe development (very important!)  Excuses could include, I’m sick, headache, cramps, backache etc…you get the idea.  Third thing- when everybody is out of the house […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins with Rhubarb Conserve

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins with Rhubarb Conserve / Patty's Food

Strawberries and rhubarb do make a great pie filling but they also pair wonderfully in these muffins, especially with the addition of your own homemade rhubarb conserve.  Rhubarb conserve is jammy sweet with a concentrated tangy rhubarb flavor to it.   When it’s in season I can’t get enough rhubarb and one of my favorite […]

Carrot Cake Muffins with Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


  I’m home for a short week before heading to Palm Springs with the girls to relax, have fun and play a few rounds of golf in the warm weather of the great South land.  I’m so humbled by my inability to lose a few pounds and keep them off that I’m fully ready to […]

blueberry scone muffins

blueberry scone muffins

  I found baby blueberries at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market from a  grower out of Sebastopol who grows 10 different varieties of blueberries, of course they’re not all ripe at the same time but wouldn’t it be fun to see and taste all those different types of blueberries at once.  This morning they were […]

Strawberries and Cream Muffins


I found this strawberry muffin recipe while searching for chocolate waffles, and thankfully I had all the ingredients in my pantry including a beautiful basket of strawberries to make them.  The chocolate waffles will have to wait, but not for too long.  We’ve had so much rain, it’s good-we needed it and the hills are […]

Light Banana Chunk Muffins


Banana chunk muffins are the latest addition to my expanding collection of light baking recipes.  I’m exploring another new to me cook book, Light and Easy Baking by Beatrice Ojakangas.  Her light baking cook book is filled with simple easy to follow recipes for all the things I like to bake including a chapter on […]

Goat Cheese, Chive & Scallion Muffins

These goat cheese chive and scallion muffins are the latest recipe I’ve made from the New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle,  an inspirational cookbook that is quickly becoming  one of my favorites this Summer.  I have quite a few recipes bookmarked and also made her delicious yellow squash muffins last week.  Imagine a cookbook […]