Faux Mixed Ceviche

Faux Mixed Ceviche

Mixed Ceviche, Patty Cake’s Pantry style, is very simple to prepare.  Do you remember my cheater’s salsa recipe?  This mixed ceviche recipe is very similar because it is made with several cheats.  In spite of this, my “homemade” mixed ceviche is always well received by my guests.   It doesn’t matter if it’s New Year’s Eve or Superbowl Sunday, this mixed ceviche, served with crunchy tortilla […]

Cream cheese and pepper jelly decorated wtih ripe olives make the perfect appetizer for your halloween buffet

A Simple, Frank, Halloween Appetizer

If you are looking for an easy appetizer that is sure to impress, we have the perfect solution for you.  This Frankenstein appetizer is made from only three ingredients.  It’s easy to prepare, and your friends will think that you are a Halloween  menu planning genius. 

Four simple and delicious appetizer recipes to make in your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Appetizer Recipes

I love my slow cooker.  I add ingredients to the ceramic crock, and when I return,  there’s  a prepared entrée or even a complete meal.  My slow cooker is a life saver on busy weeknights.  Since this is October, a month being referred to as “Crocktober” in certain circles, I decided to share four of Patty Cake’s Pantry’s favorite slow cooker appetizer recipes.   After all, […]

Four Layer Shrimp Cocktail

Four Layer Shrimp Dip

Four Layer Shrimp Dip is one of those simple recipes that can be thrown together at the last minute when you’re expecting guests.  The best part about Four Layer Shrimp Dip is that it’s so tasty no one will suspect that it’s so easy to make. 

Slow cooker spinach artichoke dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Do you love that creamy, hot spinach and artichoke dip that is available as an appetizer in so many restaurants?  This creamy dip  tastes better, and it’s made entirely in a slow cooker.  It’s  so simple and delicious, you will find that you don’t need a special occasion to make it.  Served with  tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa, this is a definite crowd […]

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.

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.

Simple and delicious shrimp dip

Shrimp Dip

This is a very simple and savory shrimp dip that is quick to make, and always tastes delicious.    A bowl of this dip, surrounded by corn chips is always appreciated by friends and family alike. 

bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

These bacon wrapped jalapenos are so delicious that they should be outlawed.  The fact that they can be assembled a day ahead so that all you need to do on serving day is to pop them into the oven makes them perfect for any get together.  These are great as an appetizer for a family meal and are the perfect game time snack. 

prosciutto wrapped melon

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

There’s something absolutely delicious about the combination of sweet and salty.  That tantalizing taste is the reason we put sea salt on our caramel, and it’s the reason why the combination of salty prosciutto, or even deli ham,  goes so well with sweet cantaloupe.