Burrilada--A burrito baked enchilada style.

Burr-i-lada

Burrilada is what you get when you transform a burrito into an enchilada. I really wanted to call this recipe Easy Enchiritos which I think sounded better, but Taco Bell already trademarked the name, Enchirito, so Burrilada it is. This recipe continues our Pantry Cooking Series. Today’s recipe begins with frozen burritos. These particular burritos had been abandoned in our freezer long enough that they […]

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole is a simple, satisfying meal that’s great for a weeknight. The ingredients list for this recipe includes five different cans, so it’s definitely a pantry recipe. I already had some cream cheese, sour cream and cheese in the refrigerator, so I was able to make this Chicken Taco Casserole without needing to go to the store. If things were different, I might […]

Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen is the pantry staple of college students, but it can be so much more. This Ramen Stir Fry recipe starts with Ramen, and with the addition of some vegetables and oil, a couple simple packs of Ramen can be transformed into something that feeds the entire family, and gets them to eat their vegetables, too. I have been making variations of this Ramen Stir […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie can be made in many different ways. This version was made primarily from cans of food that I found while organizing my kitchen cabinets and determining what was on hand. Challenging times sometimes require a pantry challenge. This recipe for Chicken Pot Pie is perfect to make during a Pantry Challenge, but it’s also simple enough for a weeknight. I posted a […]

Taco Skillet

Taco Skillet

Taco Skillet is a simple, one-dish, meal that’s perfect for a busy weeknight. There’s no chopping, or dicing, to prepare this recipe. I must confess, though. I did opt to serve it with a salad on the side, so I did some chopping while everything came to a boil and simmered on the stove. Taco skillet was a big hit with our family, and I […]

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Pizza Pull Apart Bread made its original appearance on Patty Cake’s Pantry four years ago. Unfortunately, being new to blogging, I didn’t include a recipe card, but I gave lots of helpful tips. Today, I have decided to revisit this recipe and give it an update including a printable recipe card. This is an easy recipe, that’s a great crowd pleaser. It’s simple to prepare, […]

Corn Dog Casserole

Corn Dog Casserole

Corn Dog Casserole is the best solution to homemade corn dogs. I really don’t like deep frying foods, but my family really likes corn dogs. I occasionally purchase frozen corn dogs which we cook, but this Corn dog casserole is more cost effective, and it’s tasty, too. Don’t tell the children, but it sneaks in some vegetables, too. This doesn’t taste the same as a […]

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops are a sheet pan dinner style version of an American classic.  Both Baker’s Man and I grew up eating pork chops with apple sauce, so this combination wasn’t unusual at all.  The final result was tender, delicious, and very easy to prepare.  In fact, after some initial resistance to the recipe, Baker’s Man has approved this recipe for regular rotation […]

Stuffing Meatloaf

Stuffing Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an American classic, and is something that many people list as a comfort food.  In our household, meatloaf is something that’s reserved for Fall and Winter meals when I don’t mind turning on the oven.  This recipe for stuffing meatloaf is different from our previous meatloaf recipe.  This version gets the majority of the seasoning from a package of corn bread stuffing mix […]

Fish and Seafood Recipes

Fish and Seafood Recipes

Fish and Seafood recipes are a favorite of Baker’s Man, so we have several of them in our recipe rotation.  Since it’s the middle of Lent, I thought that I should share them here in case any of my readers are looking for something new to try on those “meatless” days of Lent.  I apologize for not getting this posted sooner, but I’ve been a […]