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 […]

Mango Blueberry Kale salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing

Mango Blueberry Kale Salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing / Patty's Food

This is the last day of our two week vacation to Central Oregon or to be more precise, to Powell Butte, Oregon.  My home away from home has been at Brasada Ranch on Alfalfa Road in Powell Butte, Oregon and I guess I’m ready to return home but maybe not really.  Except for the smoky […]

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup for French Fridays with Dorie & Food Revolution Day

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup / Patty's Food

  Today is my second day home from vacation and I’m running around while trying to get to the giant pile of laundry on top of my washing machine.  Today is also the cook’s recipe choice for  French Fridays with Dorie and Cook & Share Food Revolution Day.  I think Dorie’s spicy Vietnamese chicken noodle […]

Shrimp, Wild Mushrooms and Rice Noodles for French Fridays

Shrimp and Rice Noodles for French Fridays / Patty's Food

A package of dried wild mushrooms and a box of thin rice noodles came to the rescue last night as my local market didn’t carry several of the ingredients in this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe and I didn’t want to drive over to the Asian market in the next town.  Hey-at least […]

easy thai basil ginger-pickled cucumbers

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I love the scent of vanilla sugar.  This morning I topped off my canister of vanilla scented sugar with a new bag of sugar from the market-just smells so good!  I am a baker at heart, but today it’s all about chilled spicy pickled cucumbers.  This easy recipe is perfect for a Summer picnic.  It’s […]

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 […]