Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart with a ~Giveaway~ Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer and Softcrape Hand Mixer

Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's Food

  Oh Happy Day!   Today is the day I’m offering one lucky reader an easier way to make my Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart.  It is my pleasure to host a Giveaway from Hamilton Beach for both a SoftScrape 6 Speed Mixer with Case and a 6 Speed Stand Mixer.   The generous folks at Hamilton Beach […]

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 […]

Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake / Patty's Food

  I love to bake with walnuts.  I think it comes from my formative years, growing up in a small tract home in Danville, California that was built on what was an old walnut orchard.  We had a huge walnut tree in our front yard and another one in the back.  I remember they were […]

Arugula, Apricot and Walnut Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette

Arugula and Apricot Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette / Patty's Food

  One more recipe with apricots but this time I’m sharing a savory salad using apricots with toasted walnuts, arugula dressed in a tangy apricot-pinot noir vinaigrette and a locally made sheep’s milk cheese shaved over the top.  The local cheese is Weirauch Farm & Creamery Saint Rose raw aged farmstead sheep from Petaluma.  This […]

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 […]

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts / Patty's Food

I made a salad with fresh cherries and soft goat cheese similar to this one for dinner last week, only using arugula instead of spinach.  When I went to the market this morning looking for more arugula to make my new favorite salad with cherries and goat cheese I found beautiful fresh spinach instead and […]

Spinach Salad with Asparagus & Cara Cara Oranges

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  How could I resist picking up such a beautiful bunch of fresh spinach to use in my salad?  The obvious answer is that I couldn’t.  I almost gave it a little hug before I put it in my basket at the market.  Along with slender spears of Spring asparagus, French Breakfast Radishes, Cara Cara […]

Butter Leaf, Tangerine and Toasted Walnut Salad with a Citrus Dressing

Butter Leaf Salad with Tangerines, Walnuts and a Citrus Dressing / Patty's Food

The tangerines from my backyard tree are so sweet right now I’ve been trying to eat a few every day.  I handed my granddaughter Gracie a small tangerine and what seemed like a second later she had eaten the entire tangerine peel and all.  I was thinking, oh no -but she had a big smile […]

Cheddar Walnut Crackers for French Fridays

Cheddar Walnut Crackers for French Fridays / Patty's Food

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie savory cracker recipe comes at a perfect time to bake for a holiday party, serve a stack of tender cheddar walnut crackers with small glasses of bubbly and you will have yourself a nice appetizer setup.  Buttery shortbread crackers with savory flavor would also be good added to a […]

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 […]