A bowl of slow cooker beef and mushroom stew garnished with a sprig of fresh parsley for color.

Slow Cooker Beef and Mushroom Stew

This Slow Cooker Beef and Mushroom Stew is the perfect comfort food for cooler evenings this fall. The best part is that because it’s a slow cooker recipe, dinner is ready when you walk through the door after a hard day at work or school.

A plated portion of Italian Sausage Rice Skillet melted cheese peeks out from under the serving. and Grains of rice covered in the flavorful tomato sauce. Pieces of tomato, bits of cooked sausage, mushroom, and zucchini are visible throughout the rice.

Italian Sausage and Rice Skillet

I love one pot meals, and this recipe for Italian rice skillet fits the bill perfectly. One of the best things about skillet meals is that there’s only one pan to clean up when dinner is finished. I love how simple this is to prepare, and my family loved it. Food Critic enjoyed is so much that, one of the times I made it, he […]

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Which is Better–Brown or White Rice?

It’s a question that deserves some thought. Is brown or white rice better? Among my friends, there are definite opinions about whether you should be eating brown rice or white rice. I even have a few friends who have given up all grains, so they don’t eat rice at all, unless it’s cauliflower rice. Of course, cauliflower rice isn’t really rice. Since we are in […]

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The 30 Days of Rice Challenge

It’s April, so that means that we’re going to complete one of our 30 day challenges here at Patty Cakes Pantry. This year, I have chosen to do 30 days of Rice which means that for the next 30 days, we’ll be publishing posts about, and recipes that feature, rice. If you’re wondering why we have chosen rice, the answer is simple. First, rice is […]

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Top Posts of 2021

Are you as excited as we are to see what were the top posts of 2021? It’s New Year’s Day 2022, so that means we’re going to take a long look at last years top posts. Looking at what’s popular helps us to better understand the needs of our readers, so here’s our list. What were the top posts of 2021? As we have done […]

A holiday table with turkey, salad, cranberries, and olives. The table has a white table cloth and there are wine glasses with stem on the table.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving side dishes can sometimes outshine the turkey, and that’s fine with me. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving turkey is all the leftover turkey that I can transform into delicious dinners, but this post isn’t about the turkey. It’s all about side dishes. This collection of Thanksgiving side dishes is here to help you plan your holiday meal. This post is still a work […]

A 6 photo collage of cranberry recipes.

Cranberry Recipes for your Holiday Table

These cranberry recipes are a bit diverse so we’ve divided them into different sections below. In our opinion, cranberries are the quintessential holiday food. They can be prepared to be sweet or tart, and can be used as a condiment, added to a savory dish, or made into desserts. We’re sure you’ll find a cranberry recipe that you’ll love among this collection. Cranberry Sauces, Salsas, […]

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Squash Recipes for Thanksgiving

Squash is not one of the most popular vegetables in the USA. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 20, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t like it. In spite of it’s lack of popularity, for some reason, squash seems to be mandatory on the Thanksgiving table, so we have collected several squash recipes for you to consider as a possible side for […]

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Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

Green Beans are the fifteenth most popular vegetable in the USA, so it seems only right to provide you with a collection of green bean recipes. Some of these recipes use fresh green beans while others utilize canned or frozen green beans. You’ll find keto recipes, gluten free recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes for those who eschew processed foods. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure […]

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20 Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts are one of the flavors of fall. There are those who don’t like them, but I believe that the real reason that they don’t like them is because they’ve only had them overcooked and mushy. These recipes are the perfect tool to change your mind if you’re not a fan of Brussels sprouts. Check out this collection of amazing recipes. Whether you like […]