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 […]

Shrimp Stufed Chili Guerito Peppers

Shrimp Stuffed Chili Guerito Peppers

Shrimp Stuffed Peppers are a simple and delicious recipe that was inspired by my tuna stuffed jalapeno recipe and some yellow chilies. This recipe started with some chili gueritos which I purchased from the green grocer who still visits my workplace regularly. I like peppers, and he assured me that these were mild and would be good for stuffing. He suggested that I make some […]

Our seven favorite canned fruits

Our Seven Favorite Canned Fruits

Before I begin listing our favorite canned fruits, I want to let you know that whenever possible, we purchase fruit that has no added sugar. When that’s not possible, we try to purchase fruits that are canned in fruit juice or light syrup. If you’re interested in learning more about the nutritional value of canned fruits, check out our post “The Truth about Canned Fruits […]

Simple Steps to Fill Your Pantry

Simple Steps to Fill Your Pantry

Having a pantry full of ingredients that you can draw upon to create meals for yourself and your family is one of the things that we advocate here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Knowing that we had a pantry full of ingredients was a huge relief when we were forced to stay home for a three week period while we recovered from illness. Yes, we ran […]

Interview with Gina Marie, Vegan with Curves

Interview with Gina Marie, Vegan with Curves

Back in 2018, as we were preparing to eat vegan for 30 days, I interviewed two vegan bloggers. One of them was Benita Gibbs from At Meme’s Table. The other was Gina Marie from Vegan with Curves. Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend who had gone on a vegan diet, but hadn’t experienced the great weight loss that she had expected. When […]

The truth about canned food

Resources for Building an Emergency Food Pantry

Every home should have an emergency food pantry. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that every household should have at least a three day supply of non-perishable foods for every person in their home in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. They also recommend at least one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation. Recent world events have caused […]

Does Vegan Fish and Chips Taste Good?

Does Vegan Fish and Chips Taste Good?

Vegan fish and chips was something that we tried during our 30 days of vegan experiment. Baker’s Man is a huge fan of fish and chips, but having grown up in the United States, he doesn’t need mushy peas with his fish and chips. He is, however, a bit of a snob about his fish. While eating vegan for a month, I knew that he […]

What Do You Eat When You Have No Money and Almost No Food?

What Do You Eat When You Have No Money and Almost No Food?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have almost no food in the house and no money? That was the situation that Baker’s Man and I found ourselves in back at a time that we refer to as “when we were young and in love.” Both of us were self supporting. He had a full-time job, and I had a couple of […]