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 […]

Patty C ake's Pantry's 10 most popular posts. These are the recipes that bring the readers to our site.

Top 10 Most Popular Posts

When we had my 200th post party, I was looking at the analytics on my site to find out which posts had the most views.    I was hoping to get an idea about what sort of posts were drawing traffic, so I could write more of that type of post.   I was surprised at some of the posts that held these top spots.  Here’s my list of the top 10 posts from my first 200: Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries This is my version of the  Costco Spinach Salad.  It’s very easy to put together, and it tastes great.  […]

Shrimp boil foil packet for the grill

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

I love Shrimp Boil.  The first time I ever had it, my aunt, who was living in New Orleans at the time, brought shell-on shrimp and seasonings up to my grandmother’s house and made a shrimp boil for the family.  For me, it was love at first bite.  We make shrimp boil at our house from time to time, but this version is much easier.   The foil packets are assembled and grilled for 10 minutes on each side.  You have all the flavor of a shrimp boil without all the mess.  It’s definitely a winning combination. All you need is […]

Tomato, Olive, and Mozarella Salad 1

Tomato, Mozzarella and Olive Salad

I am always looking for new recipes to make for my family.  I often pass by the deli counter in my local grocery store to see what’s new in the way of salads.  On one trip, I noticed a very interesting looking salad.  It was a very colorful mixture of red, white, black, and green.  Intrigued, I asked the girl behind the case what it was.  She said it was a mixture of tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella cheese.  I was very interested in what the dressing was, but since I didn’t want to part with $5.79 per pound,  I thanked […]

Teriyaki Burger 1

Teriyaki Burgers

At the beginning of the summer grilling season, I posted my recipe for teriyaki sauce, but if you’re looking for a way to whip up some teriyaki flavored burgers without having to first whip up a batch of teriyaki sauce, this recipe is for you.  All you need is a mug, a bowl, 5 items you probably already have in your kitchen, and  1 1/2 pounds of ground beef to grill up some of the most delicious teriyaki burgers you will ever taste.  Children always love these.All you do is mix soy sauce, sugar, wine vinegar, garlic powder, and sesame […]

butter biscuits that only require 4 ingrients

4 Ingredient Butter Biscuits

I’m always looking for short cuts in my kitchen that don’t sacrifice taste.  This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I found over at CountryCook.net, and it definitely fits the bill.  Brandie, the recipe author, is a genius.  Making biscuits in the morning can be time consuming and labor intensive, but this recipe goes together quickly, and you can finish getting dressed and round up the kids for breakfast while it bakes.  Of course, biscuits aren’t just for breakfast.  This would also go well as a side for a hearty stew, or as an accompaniment to any of Brandie’s […]

beet greens

Beet Greens

I promise to get to today’s post, but first I would like to ask my readers to  Follow my blog with Bloglovin.  It’s a great way to get the latest feed from all of your favorite blogs all in one place. Today’s post is all about beets.  Actually, it’s about the stuff on top of your beets–the beet greens. I’ve talked about how I enjoy going to our local farmer’s market and the fresh produce that I purchase.  I had intended to post several follow up recipes using the produce that I purchased, and I prepared everything.  The problem was […]

Pineapple rice pudding

Pineapple Rice Pudding

This  recipe is a summer dessert that was created after several months of thinking about ways to modify some of my other recipes.  I love rice pudding, Glorified Rice, and Watergate salad.  I was wondering if I could somehow combine the Glorified Rice and Watergate Salad recipes to create a simplified version of rice pudding that would serve as a refreshing dessert for the hot summer months.      Aside from cooking the rice, this requires no cooking, so it’s great for days when you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the stove. This pudding is very simple […]

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

This is not an original idea.  In fact, the recipe is something that I saw on the YouTube channel Strictly Dumpling.   You can watch the video for Whole Tomato in Rice Cooker to see how he makes this dish using a rice cooker.  I was feeling too lazy to get my rice cooker out of the cabinet, so I made this on the stove top. I also used two ripe Roma tomatoes because I didn’t have any large tomatoes.   The final result was delicious and was great accompaniment to my Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon. Here’s the printable recipe.  Give it […]

Creamy baked tilapia served with rice pilaf and broccoli

Creamy Baked Tilapia

Today, I am sharing another fish recipe that I found among my mother’s recipes.  My mother was not a big fan of fish.  Her favorites were Salmon and Cod, and usually, her methods of preparation were very simple.    As an adult,  I have learned to appreciate other types of fish, but I continue to like simple methods to prepare them.   This recipe is good with pollock or any other mild, white fish. All that is required is to sprinkle the top of the fish with lemon pepper, then top it with a mixture of mayonnaise and shredded, or […]