Top Posts of 2017

Top Posts of 2017

Another year has come to an end, and I always like to look at which posts were the most popular during the year.   I love looking back and seeing which recipes you, my readers, have enjoyed the most.  This year, there were some surprises in the list as well as a couple of returning recipes.  Check out our countdown below to discover the most popular post on Patty Cake’s Pantry for 2017. 

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.

Orange white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pecans

White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pecans

Homemade white chocolate fudge loaded with pecans and dried cranberries is the perfect holiday treat.  This recipe is another variation of my famous five minute fudge recipe, so it’s very easy to make.  The flavor of cranberries and pecans mixed with the white chocolate gets an additional flavor boost through the addition of a few drops of orange essential oil. 

pie made from irish potatoes

Ice Potato Pie

What can you do when you need to make a holiday pie, but don’t have any sweet potatoes, pecans, or pumpkin in the house?  The answer is simple.  Take some of those russet potatoes that are almost always hanging around the house, cook them, mash them, and turn them into a delicious Ice Potato Pie.  This pie is every bit as delicious as a sweet potato pie.  The only difference is that it’s a little lighter in color. 

camarones al mojo de ajo

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

Shrimp cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce is sure to become a family favorite.  This is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to prepare and serve shrimp.  The sauce is great for dipping tortillas.  It’s one of Baker’s Man’s favorite meals, and I’m sure it will become a favorite in your family, too.

Roasted chicken from a crok pot

“Roasted” Chicken from the Slow Cooker

This is one of the simplest ways to prepare a chicken.  Stick a whole seasoned chicken in the crockpot in the morning and turn it on low.   Eight  hours later, you return home to a delicious, juicy, fall of the bone chicken.  My chicken has cooked as long as 10 hours with no problem.  Add a salad and some potatoes or rice, and you have a complete meal.    If you don’t want to eat the chicken right away, the meat can be removed from the bones, and shredded to be used to make chicken salad, enchiladas, and added to soup.  […]

Blueberry Pear Crumble-- served with a scoop of vanilla icecream, this is the perfect simple dessert.

Blueberry Pear Crumble

One of the best things about summer is the prevalence of delicious fruit which can serve as the basis for many delicious desserts like this Blueberry Pear Crumble. The end of blueberry season coincides with the beginning of pear season.  What better way to celebrate the combination than with this delicious dessert?  This dessert was inspired by my Apple Crisp, and the presence of some ripe pears and blueberries that were sharing space in my  kitchen.  Why shouldn’t I combine the two into a crumble? You may be wondering about crumbles.  According to several sources, a crumble is a dessert […]

Barbecued chicken and potatoes foil pouch dinner--Simple ingredients assembled in a foil pouch create the perfect 30 minuted grilling meal. PattyCakesPantry.com

Barbecued Chicken and Potatoes Foil Pouch Dinner

This is the latest of our foil pouch combinations.  What can be simpler than throwing ingredients into a foil pouch  and tossing it on the grill?  This is a simple and delicious combination. Potatoes tossed with onions, and mini peppers are layered with chicken tossed with barbecue sauce before sealing them in a foil pouch and grilling for 15 to 20 minutes until done.    The finished dinner is loaded with the delicious flavors of summer and clean up is as easy as throwing away the foil when you’re through. It seems that our foil pouches are made from what we […]

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak--marinated flank steak is grilled for just a few minutes per side before being sliced and served.PattyCakesPantry.com

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak is the perfect meat for grilling quickly at a high temperature, and it’s made better by marinating it.  All you need is to mix up a few common pantry ingredients, pour them over the steak, and allow the steaks to marinate.  I usually allow flank steak to sit in the marinade overnight, but it can also be marinated for as little as two to three hours.  To have a freezer meal,  place the bag with the steak and marinade in the freezer until you’re ready to grill it.  Yes,  I said that you can put the marinated steak […]