Rhubarb Brown Butter Bars

Rhubarb Brown Butter Bars / Patty's Food

l love rhubarb.  My favorite way to eat it is either oven roasted or stewed with sugar and spices.  I love to eat stewed rhubarb in a little bowl with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.  I also like to try new recipes with rhubarb, like this one for rhubarb brown butter […]

Vanilla Scented Quince Jelly

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  I’m just crazy about the color of quince jelly so when my son-in-law presented me with a bag of quinces the week before Thanksgiving I pictured the beautiful bright color of quince jelly way before I reached for my preserving pot or jelly jars.  It’s hard to believe that this beautiful shimmering orange color […]

French Fridays Peach Melba

Peach Melba / Patty's Food

How could I resist making this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe? ( As you can see, I didn’t!) I especially couldn’t resist this latest FFWD recipe for a peach sundae created by Auguste Escoffier for the  nineteenth century opera singer Nellie Melba.  Taking the fascinating history of the first peach melba aside, this […]

Almost Guilt Free Rosemary Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Apricot Compote

Searching for an olive oil cake to make this weekend I came across a link to Catholic Guilt and Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake from Lora at The Cake Duchess.  Please follow the link to find the recipe and her story.  I love the story that goes along with her recipe but decided that my […]

Tourteau de Chèvre for French Fridays with Dorie

I feel like Sam I Am in Green Eggs and Ham, do you like tourteau de chèvre?  But instead of saying, I do not like tourteau de chèvre, I would say right away, yes I do Sam I Am, I like tourteau de chèvre and I would eat it in a boat, with a goat, […]

Caramelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This is not the pineapple upside-down cake that I used to make back in the day, you know the one with the canned pineapple and maraschino cherries from the Betty Crocker cookbook.  This cake is all grown up with a  vanilla bean scraped into the cake batter and a splash of brandy.  My pineapple upside-down […]