Skillet Chicken with Rosemary Potatoes and A Trip To Central Oregon

Skillet Chicken with Rosemary Potatoes / Patty's Food

  Our short getaway last week highlighted by a wonderful stay at Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon inspired my skillet dinner this week. I know real ‘mom food’ when I see it and the meals that are served out of cast iron skillets up at The Ranch House at Brasada Ranch rival any down to […]

Garden Vegetable Quiche Sans Le Crust


One of my favorite surprises waiting for me after a vacation is the patch of ground outside our back door;  checking out which plants are blooming, bearing fruit or just plain pushing out a few new leaves.  While we played golf in driving rain and freezing wind on the Old Course at Saint Andrews, among […]

Broth Braised Yukon Gold Potatoes for French Fridays with Dorie

Tonight I’m serving my Broth Braised Yukon Gold Potatoes on the side with New York strip steaks, roasted red peppers and arugula salad but I can also see these delicate cubed potatoes served alongside chicken or fish.  The small cubes of peeled Yukon Gold potatoes cook in the broth to make their own creamy sauce […]

Bistrot Paul Bert Pepper Steak For French Fridays with Dorie

Bistrot Paul Bert is a family owned restaurant in Paris that serves up a great piece of beef.  Dorie Greenspan likes their pepper steak so much that she asked for the recipe and put it in her critically acclaimed cookbook Around My French Table.  The online cooking group, French Fridays with Dorie liked it so […]

Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, Fresh Bay Leaves, Lemon Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Butter Lettuce, Green Peas and Pink Peppercorn Beurre Blanc

Roast Chicken with lemon roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes served on butter lettuce with green peas and a pink peppercorn beurre blanc was on the menu for dinner last night.  Why the fancy sauce?  Just to enjoy something different  from the normal evening fare. We roast a whole organic chicken a couple of times every […]

Potato Zatar Focaccia

  For the first time in the history of my blog, almost two years this March(!) I created two posts in one afternoon.  It’s official, I am now feeling like a highly organized woman.  Well, maybe I shouldn’t go that far but it felt pretty good to have a baking/cooking extravaganza in my kitchen and […]

Potato Mustard Bread

Comfort Food for me is homemade bread sliced while slightly warm from the oven with a bowl of homemade soup. I decided to serve my potato mustard bread with potato leek soup.  I made a small salad but didn’t really need it as the soup was filling with a slice of the bread.  If you […]