Summer Berry No-Bake Greek Yogurt Pie with a Granola Cashew Crust

Summer Berry No-Bake Greek Yogurt Pie with a Granola Cashew Crust / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing a berry pie that you don’t have to turn on your oven to make.  That’s right, a no-bake dessert that can be made using your refrigerator which means no added heat from the oven to your already warm kitchen.  There is nothing like a heat wave the week before the 4th of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heirloom Tomato and Cheddar Pie

Heirloom Tomato and Cheddar Pie / Patty's Food

Heirloom tomatoes look to be at the peak of their season around my neck of the woods and I’m not ready to say good-bye to Summer, not yet!  I’ve been craving  tomato pie for about a year and a half…so I figured there is no time like the present to indulge myself, husband and neighbors […]

Savory Mushroom Shallot Pie for French Fridays with Dorie

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  The title of this post should read- savory mushroom shallot pie and the mystery of the missing 9″ quiche pan-sort of sounds like the title of a Nancy Drew mystery story with a food theme twist.  It was a dark and stormy night, it really was…  as I gathered the ingredients to make my […]

berry cherry pie for the 4th of july

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This year I’m making all American berry cherry pies with lattice crust tops for the 4th of July.  One more run to the farmers market this Saturday for fresh cherries, blueberries and raspberries and I’ll be good to go for the 4th.  Our group will stake out sidewalk seats for the old fashioned 4th of […]

Palm Springs Key Lime Pie

I just had to do it- turn a small portion of my Key limes from friends in Palm Springs into a pie to celebrate my husband Scott’s birthday over this past  holiday weekend.  I don’t know about everybody else but with all the running around playing golf I do it’s difficult to find time to put […]

Cream Cheese Pie with Blood Orange Slices

I used my Japanese chef’s knife to cut the rind off these little blood oranges in five slices and I think that the resulting squared off shape is kind of cool and other worldly.  I wanted to say ‘other fruitly’, even though it’s not a real word, because in some respects these fruit slices look […]

Peach Pie

Please enjoy a moment of silence for this peach pie. Here are a few photos, recipes and comments on the rewards and challenges of baking a homemade peach pie. And hopefully a small contribution to embracing the abundant fresh produce here in Northern California at the end of August. Think warm nights, corn on the […]