Spicy Cherry Tomato Rice with a recipe for Tomato Masala from Rose of Magpie’s Recipes

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My friend and next town over neighbor Rose from Magpie’s Recipes is leaving the Bay Area and moving back to India next week.  We met at a Bay Area food blogger’s lunch and soon made plans to meet at our local farmer’s market.  A few weeks later we spent the morning marketing (mostly tasting different […]

Baked Elements ‘Brooksters’- Chocolate Chip Cookies Baked On Top Of Brownie Pies

Brooksters / Patty's Food

  What self respecting chocolate lover wouldn’t want to sink their teeth into a warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie baked on top of a dark chocolate brownie pie?   Please pass the vanilla ice cream!  That’s  exactly why I made this recipe for the ‘Brooksters’ from my brand spanking new copy of Baked […]

rosemary-garlic baby lima bean arugula salad

Romano Bean and Arugula Salad / Patty's Food

After a long weekend of overindulging in spectacular restaurant food in both New Jersey and New York, it’s back to my home on the ‘left coast’ and a plate of fresh Italian inspired green bean salad. We had a quick but fun trip back east and were fortunate to be able to squeeze in a […]

chewy tarragon sugar cookies

Chewy Tarragon Sugar Cookies

Today I’m sharing a family favorite, chewy sugar cookies flavored with finely minced tarragon. I use a chewy sugar cookie recipe from America’s Test Kitchen that I’ve adapted to include my favorite cookie herb, tarragon.  This is a simple recipe for a chewy sugar cookie that is made completely by hand- no mixer is needed. […]