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Mocha Scone Nibbles

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Itty bitty Mocha Scone Nibble. You are making a 1-inch x 1-inch x 1.5 inch isosceles triangle of a scone. I’m giving you my ICING recipe, and pointing you to the scone recipe on the King Arthur Flour website for their step-by-step photo tutorial. Don’t be scared, it’s not hard. But it takes a lot […]

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Light Monkey Bread ~ Larry’s Project

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Sniff, sniff. Mmmm! This is Larry’s baking project: Lightened Up Monkey Bread. Gotta love Cooking Light magazine, it doesn’t disappoint. Their column, The Enlightened Cook, publishes “recipe makeovers” that actually, factually work. Friday, the October issue arrived. Sunday, Larry was making their Lightened Up Monkey Bread  from page 160.

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Comfort Food ~ Chile Cheese Pie

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Today, I could write flowery “there’s a touch of autumn in the air” prose.  Noooo, this is about cheese. And sour cream. Things suited to be baked up with rice, chilies and hot sauce for a Chile Cheese Pie. 

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Citrus French Toast with Marmalade Drizzle

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  Lately, I’ve been eating challah on Fridays around sundown. My Jewish readers might think, “Such a good girl, going to Shabbat.” Catholic-raised me must tell the truth: I volunteer at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital until 5 PM on Fridays. We have a meditation room (not to be confused with a medication room) and […]

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Guest Post by Erika at In Erika’s Kitchen: Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Provolone

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It sure is nice to have food friends with great recipes to guest post for me. Meet Erika who not only works a crazy full-time schedule but is mom to 2 boys, wife to Mr., blogs at In Erika’s Kitchen and columnist at LA Cooking Examiner.  Erika writes: When Patti was looking for guest recipes to […]

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Apple Cinnamon Brunch Braid

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What to do with the second half of my dessert dough from the King Arthur Flour baking demo? I did what they said, I froze it. And then I wanted to eat it. They taught us how to do this at the demo, too, so I made an apple filled braid. First, GO HERE for […]

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Oven German Apple Pancake a la Dinah’s

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Don’t let the photo scare you, this is Sunday brunch deliciousness in our home. My Westside neighbor and fellow food blogger, Erika Penzer Kerekes, tapped me for a classic Los Angeles recipe to feature in her cooking column on LA Examiner.com. Both her column on this national website and her personal blog In Erika’s Kitchen […]

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Crockpot Overnight Apple Oatmeal

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I’m just thrilled with the fact that steel cut oatmeal can be easy to make. Waking up to the aroma of hot cinnamon and apples is lovely — breakfast is ready even before the coffee perks! This recipe includes fruit and nuts, healthy.

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Cheese Blintzes

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There’s a growing community of food bloggers here in LA. We’re getting to know each other by stepping away from our computers each month for face-time, networking and good eats together. And, recipe sharing! Last month, Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen hosted a brunch where Small Pleasures Catering blogger/caterer Giselle arrived with pretty pillows of […]

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Fresh Basil Quiche with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

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It worked, he ate it.  TWO portions.  I know that Larry is a Real Man, and now I know he will Eat Quiche.  Maybe it was the All Butter Pie Shell that put it over the top because nuttin’ tastes bedda dan budduh. We humans really are easily swayed.  The stigma quiche picked up via […]

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Fresh Homemade Yogurt

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Why make yogurt?  To feel French, mostly.  And then to feel healthy.  Plus then to just do it for fun, since it is quite easy, it tastes fine and ingredients are few.  When I make homemade yogurt, I use my little yogurt maker machine, purchased after reading French Women Don’t Get Fat.  Cute book and […]

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