Bubble Pizza

Bubble Pizza

Bubble Pizza has been known by many names.  I’ve heard it called bubble up pizza, bubble pizza casserole, bubble up pizza casserole, and there are probably a few other names to which  I haven’t been introduced.  No matter what you call it, this recipe for Bubble Pizza will become a regular on your weeknight meal plan. Bubble Pizza is a simple weeknight dinner that’s made in one pan. It’s a great way to use up leftover spaghetti sauce and other odds and ends, and kids love it. Of course, it can also be made from fresh ingredients. The thick biscuit […]

Burrito Pie

Burrito Pie

What do you do if there are only three tortillas, and you’re supposed to make burritos for dinner for a family?  Do you run to the store?  Absolutely not.  When we run to the store for one item, we end up buying extras, and that can hurt your grocery budget.  Instead, you whip up a simple and delicious Burrito Pie.  This recipe is a creative and tasty way to serve a family of five a filling meal with only three burrito sized tortillas.    Burrito Pie is a winning weeknight dinner.

Nine Soup Recipes for National Homemade Soup Day

Nine Soup Recipes for National Homemade Soup Day

Today is National Homemade Soup Day.  In honor of the occasion, I have decided to share nine more of our soup recipes.  Of course, soup is the perfect meal for a Winter’s Day, so I don’t need National Homemade Soup Day to make a pot of delicious, nourishing soup.  Here is our list of Nine Soups Recipes for National Homemade Soup Day.  As is my custom, these soups are listed in the order that they were published on Patty Cake’s Pantry. 

Five Dips for Entertaining--Each of these recipes is easy to make and loaded with flavor

Five Dips for Entertaining

When you’re looking for a dip recipe to serve to a group of sports enthusiasts, or hungry teenagers,  you need to look no further than this collection of five dips for entertaining.  Sure, you can always choose to serve chips and salsa.  You can even pretend to make homemade salsa by making my faux homemade salsa recipe.   It’s also easy to mix a pint of sour cream with a package of onion soup mix and serve that to your guests, but these five dips offer so much more.  The guests you’re entertaining will be very impressed with your culinary […]

5 Sheet Pan Dinners that are perfect for Winter evenings. Simple to prepare and sure tp satisfy.

Five Sheet Pan Dinners–Perfect Winter Meals

It’s cold outside, and that means it’s the perfect time of year to turn on the oven and make sheet pan dinners.  Winter is the perfect time of year for these dinners for a couple of reasons.  First, baking seems to help warm up the house.  Second, if your kids are in school, and after school activities, life can get a little crazy.  Sheet pan dinners are perfect because once you put everything on the pan and pop it into the oven, they pretty much take care of themselves.  That frees you up to help with homework or whatever else […]

The Man's Menu for the Big Game

The Man’s Menu for the Big Game

I left this post’s content to Baker’s Man.  After all, he is “The Man” around here, and according to my way of thinking, his opinion should count when we’re planning a menu for Superbowl Sunday, or any big game.  What follows are Baker’s Man’s selections or as we like to call it “The Man’s Menu for the Big Game?” There are a few criteria that Baker’s Man says are required to ensure that The Man’s Menu for the Big Game is not a flop.

11 Soup Recipes Under 250 Calories per serving

11 Soups Under 250 Calories per Serving

Why am I posting a list of 11 soups under 250 Calories per serving?  It’s mid January which means most of us are preparing to abandon our weight loss resolutions for the new year.  To help you resolve to stick to your plan, we are sharing delicious soup recipes that make a great lunch or dinner without breaking the calorie bank.  Besides, did you know that January is National Soup Month?

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Black Beans and Corn

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Black Beans and Corn

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Black Beans and Corn is a simple and delicious soup that ‘s great on these cold Winter evenings.  It’s also a figure friendly recipe.  We know you’re going to love this new version of Chicken Enchilada Soup with Black Beans and Corn. 

Leftover Makeover--a week of family dinners from only two pieces of meat

Leftover Makeover–A Week of Family Dinners from Two Pieces of Meat

One of the best ways to make the most of your grocery budget is to ensure that leftovers don’t sit in the refrigerator and spoil.  Our grandmothers possessed this skill, but it seems to have been lost over the years.  One of the complaints that I frequently hear from people is that their family members don’t like leftovers.  Another complaint I hear is how expensive meat has become.   My solution to both of these problems is the Leftover Makeover.  First, purchase fewer pieces of meat during your weekly grocery trip.  Then, turn the leftovers into something different, and your […]

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

I love hot and creamy dips.  This recipe for Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip is simple, amazing, and very easy to make.  It’s a variation on my slow cooker spinach artichoke dip, but it ‘s made in the oven.  Of course, it’s winter, so I don’t mind turning on the oven,  In the summer I might have a different opinion.