Hazelnut Streusel Bread

Hazelnut Streusel Bread / Patty's Food

  I could spend my time organizing myself for the holidays until the cows come home but instead I’m going to write this post, go for a walk, run to the market and spend a few hours in my kitchen making turkey soup with my Thanksgiving leftovers.  Oh, and I also have this hazelnut streusel […]

Vanilla Hazelnut Biscotti

Vanilla Hazelnut Biscotti / Patty's Food

Simple baking projects, like making homemade biscotti, are my favorites.  This week  I made two cakes that sounded good in print but didn’t turn out – maybe they contained too much fruit layered into the raw batter or were under baked (?) but they both had terrible sort of mushy textures.  The first cake was […]

Nutella Biscotti with Hazelnuts & Chocolate

Nutella Biscotti with hazelnuts & Chocolate / Patty's Food

Thankfully I still have a small stash of crumbly good hazelnut and chocolate filled Nutella biscotti wrapped up and tucked away in my kitchen for this coming weekend-the rest of my biscotti is either on it’s way or has arrived in Athens, Greece – that’s right GREECE not Georgia!  Sending this batch of Nutella biscotti […]

Chocolate-Drizzled Caramel-Hazelnut Bars

Chocolate-Drizzled Caramel-Hazelnut Bars / Patty's Food

Starting with a pressed in buttery shortbread crust these chocolate-drizzled caramel-hazelnut bars are then covered with a rich topping of hazelnuts, caramel and just enough bittersweet chocolate drizzle to edge them into the bite of chocolate category.  Although it’s best to lightly drizzle on the chocolate so as not to cover up too much of […]

Asparagus Salad with Bacon and A Six Minute Egg For French Fridays with Dorie

Fresh locally grown asparagus has been in our markets for awhile, just in time to make this wonderful salad recipe from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  The 6 minute eggs on top of the salad add the perfect finishing touch to the asparagus and the bacon.  I used mixed baby greens, toasted hazelnuts […]