rhubarb ~ raspberry crisp

Rhubarb~Raspberry Crisp / Patty's Food

I made a new extremely generous friend in the produce aisle at Safeway yesterday.  I was looking everywhere for the fresh stalks of rhubarb and by the time I found them, a very nice man was already putting the last of the rhubarb, all 8 stalks, in his bag and when he saw my reaction-he […]

Buttermilk Pie with Pecan Crust from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

Buttermilk Pie with Pecan Crust / Patty's Food

I baked my first buttermilk pie from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook.  I’ve always been curious to bake a buttermilk pie and not having a family recipe or tradition of buttermilk pie baking, I turned to this wonderful heirloom dessert cookbook for a delicious recipe.  Buttermilk pie has a unique flavor and the aroma […]

Musician’s Brittle~de musico~ and My Trip to Andalusia, Spain

Musician's Bars / Patty's Food

  I’m home from our 2 week trip to Spain and while I’m happy to be home there are so many things I enjoyed and remember about our trip.  I know my husband is missing his daily siesta and says that’s why he’s going to bed earlier at night.  I miss the daily adventure of […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Bread

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What is it about a slice of this quick bread that I find so appealing?…Maybe it’s the tender crumb or the sweetness of the white chocolate or the bright red little explosions of fresh cranberries baked in each slice?  Or maybe it’s because of the holiday tradition that dates back to my early memories of […]

Sweet Spicy and Smoky Pecans with A Tour at Safari West

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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 […]

White Chocolate Blondies with Cranberries, Pecans and Candied Ginger

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  I feel like Target introducing Christmas before Thanksgiving with these pretty white chocolate blondies with cranberries, pecans and candied ginger but it’s Chocolate Party time and the theme for this month is chocolate baked with cranberries.  The first week of November is time to at least start thinking about if not planning our holiday […]