Fruits and Vegetables for the Pantry

Fruits and Vegetables for the Pantry

One of the concerns that my friends always express is how I keep fruits and vegetables in my pantry. They know that I realize that it’s important to ensure that you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables during the course of the day, but how can I possibly apply my pantry principle to provide the fruits and vegetables that my family needs. Obviously, fresh […]

Baked No boil Macaroni and Cheese

Three Ways to Make Macaroni and Cheese (No Boil)

Macaroni and Cheese is Food Critic’s favorite food. He requests it for every holiday meal and on any special occasion where he gets to choose the menu. He’s a Mac and Cheese Addict, and he’s pretty picky about his Macaroni and Cheese, too. He is a huge fan of my traditionally made “Macaroni and Cheese Cake” which is what he calls macaroni and cheese that’s […]

Homemade Vitamin Water

Homemade Vitamin Water

Homemade vitamin water is the solution to encourage yourself, and your family, to drink more water. Everyone knows that they should drink more water, but I often hear people complain that they don’t like water. I love water, even the plain stuff, so I don’t really understand how people can not like it, but I realize it’s a common complaint. Right now, it’s 108 degrees […]

Review: McCormick's Grill Mates Marinades

Review: McCormick’s Grill Mates Marinade

Usually, I don’t review products on Patty Cake’s Pantry, but since we’re in the middle of grilling season, I decided to share. I have found a product that I really love. That product is McCormick’s Grill Mates Marinade. This post is NOT sponsored. This is just a product that I’ve found that I really enjoy, so I wanted to share it with you, my readers. […]

A Fun and Patriotic Menu for the 4th of July

A Fun and Patriotic Menu for the 4th of July

My children love days when the meals all follow the same theme. This is especially true for holidays. I have found some fun recipes that make a festive menu for the fourth of July, so I decided to share them with you as if they are one day’s meal plan or menu. Let’s start with Breakfast. What could be more fun than Flag Waffles? If […]

Sweet Treats for the 4th of July

22 Sweet Treats for Fourth of July

During the holidays, I love to have festive snack foods. The more festive the foods, the easier it is for us to get caught up in the holiday spirit. This year will be different because of the global pandemic that’s affecting all of our lives, so I have collected recipes for snack foods to serve at your Fourth of July celebration. Check out these amazing […]

No Bake Desserts for the 4th of July

Ten No Bake Desserts for Fourth of July

I don’t know about where you live, but July is the hottest month of the year here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Since it’s so hot, turning on the stove and oven are the last thing anyone wants to do. That’s why I’m always looking for no bake desserts. Check out this collection of Patriotic No Bake Desserts for the Fourth of July. American Flag Cheesecake […]

Baked Desserts for 4th of July

18 Patriotic Baked Desserts for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is the highlight of mid summer. This year will be different thanks to a global pandemic, but that’s no reason not to celebrate this great country of ours with a festive patriotic dessert. I have collected some amazing baked dessert recipes to share with you. Whether you’re looking for something cute, for the children, or something classy, for the adults with […]

3 Salads for 4th of July

Three Salads for Fourth of July

Your Independence day barbecue needs more that just hotdogs and hamburgers, right? Maybe you could add a salad, but it might not be well received. I’m here to tell you that there’s no reason for your salad for the Fourth of July to be boring, and there’s no reason to leave a salad off of your table because it doesn’t go with the theme. Check […]

Eleven Patriotic Beverages for American Independence Day--The 4th of July

Eleven Patriotic Beverages for American Independence Day

Are you like me? Do you try to make every aspect of your Summer barbecue festive? I have collected some recipes for Patriotic Beverages from around the web to share with you. Some are non-alcoholic and other’s are “adult beverages.” Check out these recipes by clicking the links below. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Strawberry Blueberry Infused Water Fruit infused water is a great drink for the whole […]