The Pantry Challenge--Week Two Report

The 31 Day Pantry Challenge: Week 2

The second week of our Pantry Challenge has come to a close.  We have run out of oatmeal, but we haven’t felt deprived.  Realization of what this challenge means has set in with the other members of my household.  We are low on, or completely out of several of Food Critics favorite staples.  We have nearly run out of soft drinks.  

Cooked all day in the slow cooker, this is delicious slow cooker pork for tacos

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos

Moist and delicious taco seasoned pork is the perfect, simple, slow cooker dish.    This is one of those recipes that allows you to combine all of the ingredients, put them in the slow cooker, and just it cook all day while you are at work. 

Creamy and Delicious Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole

Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole

This Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole is a simple and delicious combination of sausage, vegetables, rice, and creamed soup that’s very satisfying and filling.  It’s also an inexpensive recipe that will feed the whole family.    Even Food Critic liked this one, and he’s notoriously hard to please.

31 Day Pantry Challenge: Week 1

The first week of our Pantry Challenge has come to a close.  We haven’t run out of anything, and we haven’t felt deprived.  In fact, if I hadn’t told the family that we were doing a Pantry Challenge for the month of January, I don’t think anyone would have realized at this point.

Simple and delicious Italian Style Squash

Italian Style Squash

This is a simple and delicious recipe that can work with any summer squash.   The taste is amazing while only using simple ingredients.  The best thing is the ingredients are easy to find, inexpensive to purchase, and the whole pan is ready in about 30 minutes.  What more can you ask for a delicious vegetable side dish?  

Pepperoni Pizza Crescents

Pepperoni Pizza Crescents

These Pepperoni Pizza Crescents are simple to make and are always a crowd pleaser.  They assemble in minutes, bake in 20, and are great when served as is or with a side of quick and easy pizza sauce.  These are a favorite with my family, and I know they’ll be a hit with your family, too.

The 31 day Pantry Challenge

A 31 Day Pantry Challenge for January

Patty Cake’s Pantry is welcoming 2017 with a 31 day pantry challenge.   If you’ve never heard of a pantry challenge, allow me to explain.   The goal is to eat the food you already have in your pantry, freezer, and fridge for a set period of time.  We are embarking on a 31 day challenge. 

Patty Cake's Pantry Top 10 posts of 2016

Patty Cake’s Pantry’s Top 10 Posts of 2016

Another year  has come to an end, and we thought it would be fun to share the top secret list of the most popular posts here at Patty Cake’s Pantry during 2016.  Instead of telling you our most popular post first, we decided to do this countdown style and are beginning with the 10th most popular post on our site for the past 12 months.

Chocolate cookies loaded wtih peppermint. Delicious.

Peppermint Mocha Cake Mix Cookies

Everyone loves Peppermint Mocha Lattes, right?  Why not make a peppermint mocha cookie?  The best part is that these cookies start with a devil’s food cake mix and are ready for the oven in record time.  The end result is a dark chocolate cookie with crushed peppermint embedded in the top.  It’s festive looking and delicious.  

Buffalo chicken dip prepared in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is my family’s favorite version of Buffalo Chicken Dip.   It’s mild, creamy, delicious, and quite possibly addictive.  The best part is that you simply throw everything in the slow cooker and give it a stir halfway through the cooking time and a few minutes before serving.    Its very easy to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip in the slow cooker.