butter biscuits that only require 4 ingrients

4 Ingredient Butter Biscuits

I’m always looking for short cuts in my kitchen that don’t sacrifice taste.  This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I found over at CountryCook.net, and it definitely fits the bill.  Brandie, the recipe author, is a genius.  Making biscuits in the morning can be time consuming and labor intensive, but this recipe goes together quickly, and you can finish getting dressed and round up the kids for breakfast while it bakes.  Of course, biscuits aren’t just for breakfast.  This would also go well as a side for a hearty stew, or as an accompaniment to any of her […]

beet greens

Beet Greens

I promise to get to today’s post, but first I would like to ask my readers to  Follow my blog with Bloglovin.  It’s a great way to get the latest feed from all of your favorite blogs all in one place. Today’s post is all about beets.  Actually, it’s about the stuff on top of your beets–the beet greens. I’ve talked about how I enjoy going to our local farmer’s market and the fresh produce that I purchase.  I had intended to post several follow up recipes using the produce that I purchased, and I prepared everything.  The problem was […]

Pineapple rice pudding

Pineapple Rice Pudding

This  recipe is a summer dessert that was created after several months of thinking about ways to modify some of my other recipes.  I love rice pudding, Glorified Rice, and Watergate salad.  I was wondering if I could somehow combine the Glorified Rice and Watergate Salad recipes to create a simplified version of rice pudding that would serve as a refreshing dessert for the hot summer months.      Aside from cooking the rice, this requires no cooking, so it’s great for days when you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the stove. This pudding is very simple […]

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

This is not an original idea.  In fact, the recipe is something that I saw on the YouTube channel Strictly Dumpling.   You can watch the video for Whole Tomato in Rice Cooker to see how he makes this dish using a rice cooker.  I was feeling too lazy to get my rice cooker out of the cabinet, so I made this on the stove top. I also used two ripe Roma tomatoes because I didn’t have any large tomatoes.   The final result was delicious and was great accompaniment to my Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon. Here’s the printable recipe.  Give it […]

Patty Cake celebrates 200 posts

The 200th Post Party

With the publication of the recipe for Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes on June 11, 2016, Patty Cake’s Pantry marked its 200th post.  Because I pretty much abandoned blogging for several months last year due to work commitments outside of cyberspace, the arrival of this milestone was nearly two months late, but it finally arrived.  I’m only pointing this out to encourage others to keep working toward their goals and not give up.    Cyberspace is filled with abandoned and neglected blogs. In honor of the occasion, we decided to have a small dinner party, but what does one serve at […]

cupcake that is an icecream sundae

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Since we are planning to have a party later this week, we decided to make some cupcakes ahead of time.    We found the idea for these cupcakes on the side of a box of cake mix, but the recipe idea can also be found here.   Sue Chef and I put our heads together and decided to switch a few things. We began with strawberry cake mix which we made into cupcakes.Once they had baked and cooled, I Sue Chef and I removed the tops of the cupcakes.I set the tops of the cupcakes to the side and Sue Chef mixed […]

Creamy baked tilapia served with rice pilaf and broccoli

Creamy Baked Tilapia

Today, I am sharing another fish recipe that I found among my mother’s recipes.  My mother was not a big fan of fish.  Her favorites were Salmon and Cod, and usually, her methods of preparation were very simple.    As an adult,  I have learned to appreciate other types of fish, but I continue to like simple methods to prepare them.   This recipe is good with pollock or any other mild, white fish. All that is required is to sprinkle the top of the fish with lemon pepper, then top it with a mixture of mayonnaise and shredded, or […]

The plated dinner of tomato rice and broccoli served with maple Dijon glazed salmon.

Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon

I am always looking for new ways to prepare fish.  Sue Chef loves salmon, so I try to find new ways prepare it for her.  This recipe is a modification of my teriyaki sauce recipe.  Teriyaki salmon is delicious,  but we wanted to try something different.   I had seen Maple Mustard Salmon on a menu at a local restaurant and decided to attempt to recreate it.  Since I didn’t order the salmon dish, I can’t tell you whether I succeeded in duplicating it, but I can tell you that this recipe makes a delicious glazed salmon that was a hit […]

Salads in a Jar in fridge

Reflections on 30 Days of Beans–Salads

It’s been a month since I completed my 30 days of beans series, and I wanted to share some thoughts about the experience.   We had anticipated that enduring 30 different bean dishes for the month of April might present a hardship, but it wasn’t.  We thought that we might get sick of beans and not eat them for a while, but we continued to eat beans at least once a week  during the month of May.   Apparently, their incredible versatility prevents boredom. Because I was blogging about beans, I challenged myself to come up with new ways to use them. […]

Rice O'Brien ready to serve

Rice O’ Brien

This is a recipe that I got from the most wonderful neighbor.  It’s something she serves regularly for her Sunday Dinners after church.  Friends and family request it, but I had never heard of Rice O’Brien  Apparently, I don’t travel in the same circles that she does.  When I asked about the recipe,  she explained how it was made, and that it can be made from freshly cooked or leftover white rice.  I often have leftover white rice, so I made a note of the recipe.  This recipe can also be made with cooked brown rice. I previously posted a […]