Our seven favorite canned fruits

Our Seven Favorite Canned Fruits

Before I begin listing our favorite canned fruits, I want to let you know that whenever possible, we purchase fruit that has no added sugar. When that’s not possible, we try to purchase fruits that are canned in fruit juice or light syrup. If you’re interested in learning more about the nutritional value of canned fruits, check out our post “The Truth about Canned Fruits […]

Simple Steps to Fill Your Pantry

Simple Steps to Fill Your Pantry

Having a pantry full of ingredients that you can draw upon to create meals for yourself and your family is one of the things that we advocate here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Knowing that we had a pantry full of ingredients was a huge relief when we were forced to stay home for a three week period while we recovered from illness. Yes, we ran […]

The truth about canned food

Resources for Building an Emergency Food Pantry

Every home should have an emergency food pantry. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that every household should have at least a three day supply of non-perishable foods for every person in their home in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. They also recommend at least one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation. Recent world events have caused […]

Our Twelve Favorite Canned Vegetables

Our Twelve Favorite Canned Vegetables

Is anyone wondering why I am publishing a list of our favorite canned vegetables? There’s a good reason. We’ve been talking about building food storage, and one of the topics we discussed was canned foods. So, for today’s post, I thought it might be nice to give a list of our favorite canned vegetables. Some of these vegetables are universally liked by every member of […]

The Dirt on Dried Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirt on Dried Fruits and Veggies

Dried, or dehydrated, Fruits and vegetables may seem like weird, or exotic ingredients only kept on hands by “Preppers” who live in off grid cabins awaiting the end of the world. The reality is that there’s a good chance that you’re already using them in your kitchens. What? You don’t believe me? Let me give you a list of a few of the dehydrated items […]

Facts about Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Facts about Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables are definitely more popular among my friends than canned, but there are still some friends who are suspicious of frozen produce. Today, I plan to give you some facts about frozen fruits and vegetables, so you can make an informed decision of whether or not you want to incorporate them into your family’s diet. What are some of the common concerns […]

The truth about canned foods

The Truth About Canned Food

Canning food to preserve it has been around since 1809. It was originally created to help preserve food for the French army and navy. Back in those days, people ate food that was in season and did without during the long winters. Canned food filled a need. It allowed people to preserve some of the summer’s bounty for the winter. Now, fresh fruits and vegetables […]

Fruits and Vegetables for the Pantry

Fruits and Vegetables for the Pantry

One of the concerns that my friends always express is how I keep fruits and vegetables in my pantry. They know that I realize that it’s important to ensure that you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables during the course of the day, but how can I possibly apply my pantry principle to provide the fruits and vegetables that my family needs. Obviously, fresh […]

25 Must have spices for your pantry

25 “Must Have” Spices for your Pantry

What are your “must have” spices? Every home cook has certain spices, or seasonings, that they always reach for. These are the dried spices, or spice blends, that absolutely have to be in their pantry in order for them to create meals. I was recently cleaning out my cabinets and discovered that I had many dried spices that I’ve only used once or twice. They […]

Quarantine Cooking: What am I supposed to do with all of these cans?

Quarantine Cooking: What can I do with all of these cans?

Are you one of the people who rushed to the store in a panic when you heard that there might be a quarantine and there was a chance that you would be confined to your home for an extended period of time? Did you, in your haste, fill your cart with cans of food that you don’t usually buy or eat? Now that you’ve blown […]