Our seven favorite canned fruits

Our Seven Favorite Canned Fruits

Before I begin listing our favorite canned fruits, I want to let you know that whenever possible, we purchase fruit that has no added sugar. When that’s not possible, we try to purchase fruits that are canned in fruit juice or light syrup. If you’re interested in learning more about the nutritional value of canned fruits, check out our post “The Truth about Canned Fruits […]

Simple Steps to Fill Your Pantry

Simple Steps to Fill Your Pantry

Having a pantry full of ingredients that you can draw upon to create meals for yourself and your family is one of the things that we advocate here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Knowing that we had a pantry full of ingredients was a huge relief when we were forced to stay home for a three week period while we recovered from illness. Yes, we ran […]

Interview with Gina Marie, Vegan with Curves

Interview with Gina Marie, Vegan with Curves

Back in 2018, as we were preparing to eat vegan for 30 days, I interviewed two vegan bloggers. One of them was Benita Gibbs from At Meme’s Table. The other was Gina Marie from Vegan with Curves. Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend who had gone on a vegan diet, but hadn’t experienced the great weight loss that she had expected. When […]

The truth about canned food

Resources for Building an Emergency Food Pantry

Every home should have an emergency food pantry. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that every household should have at least a three day supply of non-perishable foods for every person in their home in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. They also recommend at least one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation. Recent world events have caused […]

Does Vegan Fish and Chips Taste Good?

Does Vegan Fish and Chips Taste Good?

Vegan fish and chips was something that we tried during our 30 days of vegan experiment. Baker’s Man is a huge fan of fish and chips, but having grown up in the United States, he doesn’t need mushy peas with his fish and chips. He is, however, a bit of a snob about his fish. While eating vegan for a month, I knew that he […]

What Do You Eat When You Have No Money and Almost No Food?

What Do You Eat When You Have No Money and Almost No Food?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have almost no food in the house and no money? That was the situation that Baker’s Man and I found ourselves in back at a time that we refer to as “when we were young and in love.” Both of us were self supporting. He had a full-time job, and I had a couple of […]

Foil Pouch Fail

Foil Pouch Fail

I think that as a food blogger, it’s important to share the truth about my recipe development. It might seem like all of my recipes turn out perfectly, not that you can tell by my photos. (Getting good quality photos of food is still a challenge.) I want to take this opportunity to tell you that’s not the case. Often, my recipe ideas don’t turn […]

Our Twelve Favorite Canned Vegetables

Our Twelve Favorite Canned Vegetables

Is anyone wondering why I am publishing a list of our favorite canned vegetables? There’s a good reason. We’ve been talking about building food storage, and one of the topics we discussed was canned foods. So, for today’s post, I thought it might be nice to give a list of our favorite canned vegetables. Some of these vegetables are universally liked by every member of […]

The Dirt on Dried Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirt on Dried Fruits and Veggies

Dried, or dehydrated, Fruits and vegetables may seem like weird, or exotic ingredients only kept on hands by “Preppers” who live in off grid cabins awaiting the end of the world. The reality is that there’s a good chance that you’re already using them in your kitchens. What? You don’t believe me? Let me give you a list of a few of the dehydrated items […]

Facts about Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Facts about Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables are definitely more popular among my friends than canned, but there are still some friends who are suspicious of frozen produce. Today, I plan to give you some facts about frozen fruits and vegetables, so you can make an informed decision of whether or not you want to incorporate them into your family’s diet. What are some of the common concerns […]