meyer lemon madeleines~baking chez moi~tuesdays with dorie~my pastry adventure continues

meyer lemon madeleines / patty's food

We love lemon madeleines chez nous and think they are one of the best teatime pastries.  They are good plain, with a lemon glaze and/ or sprinkled with powdered sugar.  I like them so much that I made the recipe twice this week, once for my grandchildren who are now the latest generation in our […]

lemon coconut yogurt muffins with tillamook farmstyle greek yogurt

Lemon Coconut Yogurt Muffins with Tillamook Farmstyle Greek Yogurt / Patty's Food

  Up until today I hadn’t  been too adventurous with the delicious stash of Tillamook Farmstyle Greek Yogurt in my fridge- very nicely shipped to me by Tillamook.  I’ve been enjoying it throughout the week for breakfast or as a snack with a sprinkling of my homemade almond honey granola.  I’ve also done a little […]

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes / Patty's Food

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!  January is the month for lists, lots and lots of lists to start planning in the new year.  I’m so busy this month but I’m happily planning a tea party for my granddaughter Gracie’s birthday coming up in February.  I’m thinking of a mother daughter tea with hats, […]

Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cakelets

Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cake / Patty's Food

Are you ever tempted to purchase a somewhat useful but mostly cute ‘novelty’ cake pan? If my lemon buttermilk rhubarb bundt cakelets aren’t tempting enough to get you thinking mini cakes, consider these excerpts from the Williams-Sonoma site describing the Nordic Ware Mini Bundt Pans they offer for sale- “Bake up six perfectly sculpted little […]

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 […]

Classic Lemon Bars

Classic Lemon Bars / Patty's Food

January is not only the month of healthy eating but also the month for baking lemon bars and the month that decides which teams go to the Super Bowl.  Much like my classic lemon bars, the SF 49ers played and won what will become a classic game against Atlanta that earned them a spot in […]

Lemon Loaf Cake with Light Meyer Lemon Curd and Berries for Tuesdays with Dorie


As part of a make ahead dessert for a Spring  dinner party, I’m giving this week’s Baking with Julia’s recipe for lemon loaf cake an A+.  Imagine small plates holding two thin slices of lemon loaf resting in a puddle of lemon curd with a luscious serving of fresh berries on top- a lovely way to make […]

Shallot, Chive & Meyer Lemon Biscuits with My Go-To Butternut Squash & Apple Soup for FFWD


These simple Saint-Germain-des-Près Onion Biscuits from Around My French Table received a bonne idée from me this week.  I substituted the original recipe’s 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion for 2 small finely chopped shallots and about 1/4 cup minced fresh chives.  With a surplus of Meyer lemons in my produce bin I’m always looking […]

Meyer Lemon Quatre-Quarts with Berries & Cream for French Fridays

As we get closer to the weekend and the SF 49ers playoff game against the Giants for a place in the Super Bowl- my heart is filled with pride for our team and my son Taylor.  This has been a dream season  for the team and their fans here in the Bay Area.  Some of […]

Meyer Lemon Bar Cookies with Rosemary

In the spirit of baking light and healthier in January here is a reduced fat recipe for lemon bars that is so good you won’t miss the extra calories.  I adapted this lemon bar recipe from another new to me ‘lightened up’ cook book America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2012,  I added finely chopped […]