Patty Cake’s Pantry

file0002002724882Patty Cake’s Pantry is the brain-child of a mad kitchen scientist who loves to experiment and play with her food, at least while she’s  in the kitchen.  She is determined to feed her family tasty, frugal, and nutritious meals while holding down a full-time job.   Our mission is to demystify the process of meal preparation so that even novice cooks, with no experience, can learn to prepare simple, delicious, and frugal meals for themselves and their families.  Toward that goal, this site is also committed to sharing information on the principle of building a pantry that is well stocked with simple staple items, purchased at the best price, which can be utilized as the building blocks of simple, healthy, and nutritious meals.

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7 thoughts on “Patty Cake’s Pantry

  1. Hi there. This s so weird. I’m from Eugene 1981 & prior and fell in love with the Zorba sandwich. I was just sitting here reminiscing about it and typed in the search box Zorba sandwich and saw your recipe. Amazing! Couldn’t remember what all was in it but it was super yummy.I’m going to make them this weekend with your recipe. Have a great evening and thanks again. Patti

    1. I’m so glad that you found the recipe and my site. I honestly thought that I was the only person on the planet who remembered them. After you make it, will you come back and let me know if it’s like the one you remembered? I never got to taste the original, only my mom’s version.

  2. I have been looking for the barbecued shrimp receipe from Castagnola’s Lobster House Restaurant in Santa Barbara and saw your shrimp Louie receipe! Do you know the bbq shrimp sauce?

    1. Unfortunately, when I used to eat there, I only ate two things on their menu–the Louie Salads or the fried fish platters, but I will ask around and see if anyone knows the recipe for the bbq shrimp salad.

      1. Teresa, I haven’t had any luck finding your recipe, but someone suggested that you try calling the San Francisco Castagnola’s and ask them if they have the recipe. It’s not on their menu, but it’s worth a try.

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