Banana Apricot Bread with Apricot-Pluot Jam

Banana Apricot Bread with Apricot Pluot Jam / Patty's Food

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, fish are jumpin’ and the apricot trees are loaded with apricots.  I created my own mini heatwave in the kitchen over the weekend with both apricot-pluot jam bubbling away in the preserving kettle and a loaf of banana apricot bread in the oven.  It was worth it.  Apricots are […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Bread


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 […]

Poached Pear and Ginger Quick Bread

Poached Pear and Ginger Quick Bread / Patty Price / Patty's Food

Today is the first official day of bread baking season at my house, if I had a sign that said ‘bread baking season open’ I would hang it over my stove.  I have a long list of breads I want to make over the next few months so today I’m kicking off my season with […]

zucchini bread with walnuts and chocolate


Baking with zucchini is a time honored gardener’s Summertime activity.  First we grow the zucchini, maybe even grow multiple plants because they are so easy to grow, then we say, ‘what do I do with all my zucchini?’  Bags of zucchini and recipes that range from breads, cakes, pickles to delicious side dishes for dinner […]

Cinnamon Sugar Topped Blackberry Rhubarb Bread


I’m not sure what my favorite part of this bread is, the buttery cinnamon sugar topping or the blackberries and rhubarb nestled in the tender slices.  Possibly it could be the whole package that tempts me.  My original plan was to go with the recipe and make rhubarb bread with chopped walnuts but these blackberries […]

Chocolate Banana Marble Bread

Saturday morning I was having a good old time whipping up this chocolate banana marble bread that is really more like cake than a quick bread.  I made a banana puree in my food processor instead of the usual mashing of the bananas that go into a banana bread.  I used cake flour instead of […]