A picture of a mango that has had the flesh cut into cubes, but not separated from the skin is visible sitting atop a white cutting board with a bluish trim. The orange flesh is separated into finger like protrusions as the mang0 has been pushed slightly "inside out" making the skin on the back which is not visible be concave. This causes the finger-like protrusions to separate creating the "petals" of the mango flower. The mango has been sprinkled lightly with chili lime seasoning whith deposited red granules on the petals creating a pretty contrast.

How to Make a Mango Flower

Mango flowers are a retro type “recipe.” This was something that was was popular to make, and serve, in the middle of the 20th century. I say “recipe” because this doesn’t really have any ingredients except for a mango. This “recipe” is simply a series of instructions for cutting the Mango into a “flower.” It’s not even the most complicated or fancy version of a […]

A view of a loaf of Nutella swirl bread with one slice removed. A line of nutella is visible in the center of the loaf.

Easy Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

Easy Nutella Swirl Banana Bread is a twist on a recipe that I saw over at Little Spice jar. Her recipe is made completely from scratch, and it looked amazing, so I wanted to try it. I already had some very ripe bananas at home, so it would have been perfect. There was just one problem. After working for 10 hours, I was way too […]

A plated portion of Grilled Chicken Caesar

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar salad is a perfect meal for summer. When it’s hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the stove. That means we grill. Frequently, we will grill enough food to last for several days, so all we have to do is reheat the meat and serve up the sides which I will admit are mostly cold salads this […]

A plated serving of sausage and pepper tortellini sprinkled with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley leaves

Easy Sausage and Pepper Tortellini (IP)

Sausage and Pepper Tortellini prepared in the pressure cooker is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It’s perfect for the Summer months when you don’t want to turn on the stove, but you still want to make a delicious dinner for your family. Don’t feel like you need to limit this meal to Summer, though. It’s so simple to prepare that you can make it […]

A view into a bowl of sliced brussel sprouts, red onion, chopped bacon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans all tossed in a sweet and sour mayonnaise based dressing.

Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad

This recipe for Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad was inspired by two sources. First, there’s a pre-packaged salad mix that contains shaved brussel sprouts in addition to other ingredients that I have fallen in love with. The second source was my own Bacon and Broccoli Salad recipe. If you’ve been visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry for a while, you know that I love to save money, […]

Deviled Quail Eggs

Deviled Quail Eggs

Deviled Quail Eggs were born out of necessity. It all started with some adorable Japanese (Coturnix) Quail which I brought home in early September. I had purchased some three day old chicks (young chickens) on July 3, and my baby chicks had finally grown large enough to move outside to the chicken yard, and I wanted to try something new. Quail eggs are delicious, and […]

Snickers Apple Salad

Snickers Apple Salad

This recipe for Snicker’s Apple Salad was given to me by a client. He told me it was amazing. He wasn’t lying. This salad reminds me of a caramel apple coated in nuts, but buried in whipped cream. I’d never heard of Snicker’s Apple Salad before he shared this recipe. It’s decadent. It’s delicious. It should be illegal, but since it contains apples, a fruit, […]

Our Ten Favorite Slow Cooker Suppers

Our Ten Favorite Slow Cooker Suppers

The slow cooker is an amazing tool that is one of my favorite appliances. There’s really no limit to how creative you can get with a slow cooker. That’s why I thought that slow cooker suppers seemed like a great thing to discuss this week. Afterall, it is “Crock-tober.” I have to admit that I have been a bit remiss in sharing my slow cooker […]

Simple Pineapple Banana Pudding

Simple Pineapple Banana Pudding

Pineapple Banana Pudding is what you get when you combine two of our existing recipes. This recipe is a combination of our Watergate Salad recipe as well as our Easy Southern Style Banana Pudding. It’s easy to assemble, and the combination of pineapple and bananas makes this dessert taste very tropical. This Simple Pineapple Banana Pudding is amazing. You have to try this recipe. You’ll […]

Sausage and Grits Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Grits Breakfast Casserole

As I titled this post Sausage and Grits Breakfast Casserole, I wondered if I was limiting it. I mean. I suppose you could have this for lunch or dinner, but I really feel like it’s a great breakfast dish. It would also be great for brunch. Sausage and Grits Breakfast Casserole is very versatile, and it’s approved by my family. Just so you know, getting […]