Author Archives: allison

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Ahhh holiday treat season, the best/worst time of the the year. These cookies, in addition to being extremely charming to look at, are light and flavorful and perfect for tricking yourself and others into thinking they can’t possibly be all … Continue reading

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strawberry basil peach crostata

This year I’m making a midsummer’s resolution to 1) bake more often and 2) post more recipes to the Patron Saint. I used to think of this blog as a 21st century diary where I always had to accompany my … Continue reading

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strawberry thyme mini pies

When I was a little girl I was fascinated by miniatures. One of the best days of my childhood included a visit to the Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures in downtown Los Angeles. The museum housed the Kayes’ privately commissioned, … Continue reading

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chocolate covered caramelized matzoh

It wasn’t until I arrived at the end of this recipe and was just finishing sprinkling the toasted almonds over top that I noticed a little note at the bottom of the page on what ingredients to leave out if … Continue reading

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tart cherry and apple galette

When I asked what type of pie I should bake for a get-together of some of my oldest and dearest high school friends, two of them piped up enthusiastically. “Cherry!” said one. “Apple!” said another. 

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salted caramel pumpkin pie

This pie is an ode to two of my favorite things. Like many Americans, I can appreciate a good decorative gourd. And even better than a decorative gourd is an edible one. I baked this pie at Thanksgiving. Months later, my … Continue reading

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blueberry birthday pie with fresh basil

Continuing with the theme of posting about pies I baked six months ago, this blueberry birthday pie with fresh basil was a delectable summer treat. The recipe is super simple. It combines cooked and fresh berries for a delightful mix of flavors and textures. I … Continue reading

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