irish breakfast cookies

irish breakfast cookies / patty's food

Cookies for breakfast on Saint Paddy’s Day? Why not? I’m sure you will love this oatmeal cookie recipe as much as we did. This is the first recipe that I’ve made from my copy of at home in the whole food kitchen by amy chaplin and even though I did make a few changes, such […]

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 […]

Honey Almond Granola

Honey Almond Granola / Patty's Food

  Do you have a recipe that you make from scratch just about every week? Well, this is that recipe for me and it happens to be for granola. We crave Greek yogurt sprinkled with honey almond granola…using this recipe. It is easy, fits in a large glass canister on my counter and easily satisfies […]

Musician’s Brittle~de musico~ and My Trip to Andalusia, Spain

Musician's Bars / Patty's Food

  I’m home from our 2 week trip to Spain and while I’m happy to be home there are so many things I enjoyed and remember about our trip.  I know my husband is missing his daily siesta and says that’s why he’s going to bed earlier at night.  I miss the daily adventure of […]

Italian Crumbly Cake and a few more thoughts about the #IFBC2013

Italian Crumbly Cake / Patty's Food

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the #IFBC (International Food Bloggers Conference) which I wrote about in my previous post.  I enjoyed the keynote speaker, Dorie Greenspan and spent a fun weekend in Seattle with the Doristas.  I also had the privilege of attending two photography sessions offered at the #IFBC conference by […]

Blackberry Almond Buttermilk Cake

Blackberry Almond Buttermilk Cake / Patty's Food

I made 3 cakes with fruit yesterday morning and this blackberry almond buttermilk cake was hands down the winner.  Not that there was a contest or anything like that, it just worked out that this cake took the ‘cake’ for first prize in my mini morning bake-off.  This has been a crazy week for me, […]

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 […]

Very Berry ~4 kinds of Berries~ Napa Cabbage Salad

Very Berry Slaw / Patty's Food

I was in the mood for an easy fresh and fruity salad today.  The strawberries from San Diego at the farmer’s market this morning were calling out to me, saying both serve me with vanilla ice cream for dessert and toss me into a salad for dinner tonight.  Is this berry overload?  Impossible, the parade […]

Fennel Fig & Almond Bread

Fennel Fig & Almond Bread / Patty's Food

  I made this bread last year and loved it.  Somehow it never made it to the blog but I never forgot about it and finally got around to making another loaf.  A few months ago I also made a small batch of fig preserves which I broke into last week to spread on slices […]

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, […]