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 […]

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 […]

Spiced Whole Grain Ginger Cookies ~it’s a #GrainHoliday with Hodgson Mill~

Spiced Whole Grain Molasses Ginger Cookies / Patty's Food

The nice people at Hodgson Mill sent me a box with an assortment of their products including a bag of white whole wheat flour that they asked me to use in a recipe of my choice.  I admit it-I’m not as comfortable baking with whole grains, but I took the plunge this week and baked […]

Cinnamon Honey Graham Cracker Hearts

Cinnamon Honey Graham Cracker Hearts / Patty's Food

  Every mom has to have a few tricks in her bag and a bag of cinnamon honey graham cracker hearts will go a long way to make the family happy  while satisfying a sweet tooth.  My contribution to Shay’s virtual baby shower hosted by Aubrey at Home Grown and Healthy is my favorite graham […]

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 […]

Sweet Spicy and Smoky Pecans with A Tour at Safari West


I’m in love with a bowl of the most beautiful spicy sweet and smoky flavored pecans or rather I’m in love with the memory of a bowl of the most beautiful spicy sweet and smoky flavored pecans.  Did I also mention that I’m in love with ground red New Mexican chipotle peppers and Spanish smoked […]

Cinnamon Roll Scones

Cinnamon Roll Scones / Patty's Food

Expecting house guests over the Thanksgiving holiday?  Homemade  cinnamon rolls for breakfast sound good?  This recipe uses rolled out scone dough instead of the usual yeast dough so it’s much easier and quicker to make for company.  I would say mixing bowl to table in under an hour and does it make the kitchen smell […]

Fresh Cocoa Apple Cake

Fresh Cocoa Apple Cake / Patty's Food

  I planted 2 apple trees in my garden about 10 years ago that are thankfully producing a fair amount of apples.  However, I could have made a few more fresh apple cakes this week if I didn’t have to share my apples with the birds, it’s kind of sad to reach for a beautiful […]

Cinnamon Sugar Topped Blackberry Rhubarb Bread


I’m not sure what my favorite part of this bread is, the buttery cinnamon sugar topping or the blackberries and rhubarb nestled in the tender slices.  Possibly it could be the whole package that tempts me.  My original plan was to go with the recipe and make rhubarb bread with chopped walnuts but these blackberries […]

Honey Spiced Madeleines with Dark Chocolate Chunks for French Fridays with Dorie

Last year for a dinner party I served Dorie’s honey spiced madeleines with poached pears and loved them.  This time I wanted to try something a little different and decided to add Scharffen Berger bittersweet baking chunks to my cookies.  I have to admit that after I topped the madeleine dough with the chocolate I […]