Papaya Mango Salad in a Jar

As a food blogger, I often feel compelled to try new things, so  I can share my discoveries with you.  Sometimes, I really like the things that I taste.  Other times, I’m less than enthusiastic about it.  This is a story about a food that received both reactions; it’s about a papaya. According to National Day Calendar, June is National Papaya Month, so this recipe […]

Cucumber Jicama Salad in a Jar

I realize that I keep sticking food in a jar and publishing it here on Patty Cake’s Pantry.  The reality is that I have begun to use mason jars more than I use my plastic food storage containers.   Seriously, you have no idea how often I use them.  I even take leftover soup to work in mason jars.  I store fresh berries and cut fruit […]

Another Taco Salad In A Jar

The idea of a taco salad is very versatile. It can be made with a wide range of ingredients.  While I occasionally make taco salads that contain meat, I frequently make vegetarian versions.   There’s already a version of a Taco Salad in a Jar on this site, but I came up with a different version that I felt warranted publication.   The process is […]

Layered Melon Salad in a Jar

I must be feeling lazy this week because everything I’ve been making has been a cheat.  Today’s post is no different, but it was so cute, I had to share it.  I was cutting up some melons and packaging the chunks to take with our lunches.  I ran out of the plastic box-shaped containers, so I impulsively grabbed a wide mouth pint jar to fill […]

Spinach Salad In A Jar

I realize that I may be beating a dead horse here,but I still love those Salads in a Jar.  This time, though, I decided to make a spinach salad.  In fact, I decided to make this spinach salad. Here’s the assembly instructions.  You will notice that I switched out some of the ingredients from my original post containing these salad ingredients to make this more diet […]

Chef’s Salad in a Jar

I am continuing my series of salads in a jar this week with the Chef’s Salad.  The Chef’s Salad’s origins are often disputed, but it may have been based upon a 17th and 18th century dish called  Salmagundi which was a salad composed of meat, eggs, and vegetables served with a vinaigrette.  Some say the Chef’s Salad was inspired by the Cobb Salad invented at […]

Antipasto Salad in a Jar

I know that I keep posting about salads in a jar, but I can’t help myself.  I really like making them because they look so pretty.  They taste good, too, and if I’m careful about what I put into them, they can be friendly for my waistline.   The possibilities are limitless. A few weeks ago, I went out to eat at one of my favorite […]

Taco Salad in a Jar

Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing salad in a jar recipes here.  This is the third post in that series.  I am really in love with the salad in a jar idea because it allows me to make the salads on the weekend and have ready-made lunches that I can grab at least through Wednesday.  This ensures that I will eat a […]

Chinese Chicken Salad in a Jar

This recipe is a combination of two ideas that came from two different places.  The first is the salad in a jar idea which I discussed a few weeks ago and you can read about here.  The second is an idea for a Chinese chicken salad that I ate in the wee hours of the morning in a diner inside the old Boardwalk Hotel and […]

Salad in a Jar

It all started with a Good Housekeeping magazine that someone had left on the table in the break room at work.   Inside, there was an article about how to make yourself look seven years younger.  One of the things they recommended was this salad which was supposed to promote healthy skin because of all of the healthy ingredients. What I noticed about the salad […]