Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Macademia Nuts

Devil’s Food Cookies with White Chocolate and Macademia Nuts

Devil’s Food Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Macadamia Nuts are one of the latest combinations I have created for my expanding repertoire of cake mix cookies, and they are fast becoming a favorite around here. These cookies begin with a devil’s food cake mix and have a total of only five ingredients which makes them simple to prepare. They’re a great cookie to bake for the holidays or just for a snack. I love to stick a few into packed lunches as a special treat. While it may be possible to make these cookies for less if they were […]

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad is a variation on our Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad. I chose not to refer to this variation as a fruit salad because, frankly, there wasn’t a lot of fruit in this combination. The whole berry cranberries just seem to disappear among the cottage cheese, and while this still has some texture, it wasn’t enough to call it a fruit salad. I love how easy these gelatin salads are to prepare. I almost always have cottage cheese in the refrigerator and frozen whipped topping in the freezer. Since I have chosen to do 30 days of gelatin, I […]

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad contains the flavors of fall. I know some of you may be questioning the veracity of that statement because there’s no pumpkin spice, or plain pumpkin, included in this recipe, but pumpkin spice isn’t the only flavor of fall. In fact, before pumpkin spice mania took the country by storm, there were cranberries, apples, and pecans. Those flavors, along with celery, are the basis for our Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad. I have a confession to make. I’m really lazy and impatient when it comes to making gelatin dishes. I realize that I will have to get […]

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Dessert

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Dessert

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin was one of the combinations that I felt was an absolute necessity during my 30 days of gelatin. I love the combination of cranberries and raspberries. It’s really one of my favorite flavors. That’s why Cran-Raspberry Gelatin is my first new gelatin recipe in this series. This is a simple recipe, which is probably why I chose it. It’s a variation on your grandmother’s canned fruit and gelatin desserts. When I was a child, fruit and gelatin was a common dessert, so I had to pay homage to those desserts during this series, so Cran-Raspberry Gelatin was born. […]

Gelatin Desserts

Gelatin Desserts

It’s that time of year again, when I will be challenging myself to create 30 days of recipes using one ingredient, or technique. The previous two years, I have presented 30 days of beans and 30 days of canned foods, respectively. This year, I have decided that Gelatin Desserts, and gelatin recipes, in general, are under-represented on this website, so I have chosen 30 days of gelatin recipes. Some may wonder why I even care about how many gelatin recipes are on Patty Cake’s Pantry. They may also wonder why I plan on producing 30 days of recipes containing gelatin. […]

Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop Cake is usually a Christmas tradition in certain cultures, so why am I making one in February?   Don’t you know that today is National Gumdrop Day?    I already had some gumdrops, and having been inspired by this post for a Christmas Gumdrop Bundt Cake, I decided that I would celebrate today by making a Gumdrop cake.  I, however, lacked the ambition to create a cake from scratch, so I used a cake mix.  (Gasp!)   

5 favorite candy recipes--These are simple to prepare and make great gifts.

Five Favorite Homemade Candies

Why am I publishing a list of five favorite homemade candies?  Primarily, I’m publishing this list because all of these recipes contain chocolate, and I love chocolate, but each of these recipes also makes a great gift.

Cake Mix Cookies allow you to make more cookies in less time

The Best Cookie Hack–15 Dozen Cookies in 2 Hours

Fifteen dozen cookies in two hours is not an idle promise.  This is the best cookie hack.  Bus Boy and I really did this.  If you don’t have a helper, don’t worry.  Bus boy didn’t really do much more than stand around in the kitchen and supervise the baking.  Oh, I almost forgot that he taste tested some of the cookies, too. 

Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

I may be overdoing things with these crinkle cookies, but with upcoming holidays, I just realized that what we need in our lives is Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies.  Think about it.  Red is a great color for Christmas, but it’s a great color for Valentine’s day, too.  That means that there are at least two occasions where red velvet crinkle cookies can make an appearance in your house.  There are other times, too. 

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

This recipe for Pumpkin Cake Roll may be coming a little late to the annual pumpkin recipe party, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with all of my readers.  It’s just too good to wait until next fall.   This tantalizing dessert of pumpkin cake wrapped around a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting is addictive.  Besides, this Pumpkin Cake Roll freezes well, so if you’ve picked up any pumpkin that’s on sale, you can make several and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to entertain.