salted peanut shortbread from flavor flours

salted peanut shortbread #gluten-free/ Patty's Food

Alice Medrich’s latest award winning baking cookbook, Flavor Flours, has done more than capture my attention in the kitchen these past few months.  I have also been introduced to a whole new idea- baking with different flours, including a few I’d never even heard of, like Teff and Sorghum.  So, while I’ve been happily baking […]

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 […]

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Mini Cheesecakes

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Mini Cheesecakes

It’s good to be home after a quick trip to St. Louis -just in time for this month’s chocolate party featuring mint which I am lucky to have growing in my garden all year long.  Once again I created a press box goodie for my son to share with his co-workers and friends.  One of […]

Mini Herbed Goat Cheese Puffs for French Fridays with Dorie


After a day of running around and thinking that I didn’t have time this afternoon to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie assigned recipe- these delightful mini puffs filled with herbed goat cheese- I realized that the best thing I could do was to whip up a batch of these puffs just to calm […]

double chocolate zucchini cupcakes with goat cheese frosting

double chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Today I’m dressing up my Summer zucchini by mixing it into a double chocolaty cupcake batter and for good measure I’m spreading a creamy goat cheese frosting  with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings on top.  One of the enjoyable things about cooking or baking at home is deciding which direction to go in with a […]

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 […]

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 […]