A Fun and Patriotic Menu for the 4th of July

A Fun and Patriotic Menu for the 4th of July

My children love days when the meals all follow the same theme. This is especially true for holidays. I have found some fun recipes that make a festive menu for the fourth of July, so I decided to share them with you as if they are one day’s meal plan or menu. Let’s start with Breakfast. What could be more fun than Flag Waffles? If waffles are too complicated for your morning, consider these Red, White and Bue Parfaits For Lunch, how about some of these Red, White, and Blue Pinwheels. These would also make a great addition to a […]

Sweet Treats for the 4th of July

22 Sweet Treats for Fourth of July

During the holidays, I love to have festive snack foods. The more festive the foods, the easier it is for us to get caught up in the holiday spirit. This year will be different because of the global pandemic that’s affecting all of our lives, so I have collected recipes for snack foods to serve at your Fourth of July celebration. Check out these amazing treats. Lemon Mascarpone Doughnuts Why not begin the day with some homemade doughnuts paired with fresh berries for a patriotic breakfast treat? Red, White, and Blue Strawberries Dipped strawberries are perfect any time of year, […]

No Bake Desserts for the 4th of July

Ten No Bake Desserts for Fourth of July

I don’t know about where you live, but July is the hottest month of the year here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Since it’s so hot, turning on the stove and oven are the last thing anyone wants to do. That’s why I’m always looking for no bake desserts. Check out this collection of Patriotic No Bake Desserts for the Fourth of July. American Flag Cheesecake This is a creative way to prepare a patriotic cheesecake for your holiday table. I love that there’s no baking required. Rice Krispies Treat Sparklers Rice krispie treats are a favorite with our children. Adding […]

Baked Desserts for 4th of July

18 Patriotic Baked Desserts for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is the highlight of mid summer. This year will be different thanks to a global pandemic, but that’s no reason not to celebrate this great country of ours with a festive patriotic dessert. I have collected some amazing baked dessert recipes to share with you. Whether you’re looking for something cute, for the children, or something classy, for the adults with more sophisticated tastes, you’ll find something here. Click on the links below to learn how to make these treats. (If you’re looking for cookie recipes, you’ll find them in this post of Sweet Treats.) Super […]

3 Salads for 4th of July

Three Salads for Fourth of July

Your Independence day barbecue needs more that just hotdogs and hamburgers, right? Maybe you could add a salad, but it might not be well received. I’m here to tell you that there’s no reason for your salad for the Fourth of July to be boring, and there’s no reason to leave a salad off of your table because it doesn’t go with the theme. Check out this collection of Salad recipes that could grace your table this Fourth of July. Red White and Blue Watermelon Salad with Blueberries Fruit pairs well with cheese, and this simple salad is a light […]

Eight Frozen Treats for Independence Day

Eight Frozen Treats for Independence Day

Summer is hot in our part of the world, and Frozen Treats are always a good thing to have on the Fourth of July. I have collected several recipes for frozen treats from around the web for your consideration. Red, White, and Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles Red, white, and blue popsicles almost always make their way onto our 4th of July menu. These layers are made from smoothies, so their a healthier option. Patriotic Red, White and Blue Graham Cracker Frozen Treat Homemade ice cream sandwiches are something fun that the kids can help create. They’re fast and easy to prepare. […]

Fourth of July Treats for Special Diets

Nine Fourth of July Treats for Special Diets

Holidays are a time to celebrate, but for people with special diets or dietary sensitivities, family get-togethers can be stressful. A friend of mine who has gluten intolerance always worries if there will be something that she is able to eat when she is invited to someone’s house. This collection of recipes is for those people who have someone in your circle of friends, or family, who follow a special diet. There are several different types of diets represented–low carb, keto, paleo, vegan, and gluten free. Hopefully you will find something in this list to meet your needs. Low Carb […]

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Edible Christmas Gifts

Christmas is heralded as the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, many of us become stressed because we feel the need to give gifts to so many people outside of our immediate family. Trying to find a relevant gift that the person will appreciate without ruining your Christmas budget can be stressful. There’s a simple solution–Food Gifts. I know that someone just rolled their eyes at me for this recommendation, or maybe I’m just looking at Sue Chef who would be a gold medalist if eye rolling was an Olympic sport. Let’s look at some of the common objections […]

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

     Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes have become one of my favorite ways to prepare sweet potatoes whether I’m serving them plain or adding them to recipes.  I love to slip the prepared sweet potatoes out of their skin and serve them with only butter, and occasionally brown sugar and cinnamon, mashed into their flesh, but the possibilities are endless.   Cooking your sweet potatoes in the Instant pot is the easiest, and simplest,  way to cook sweet potatoes  in order to incorporate them into other recipes such as Pineapple Sweet Potatoes, Streusel Topped Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Tangy Yams, or a sweet […]

Easter Desserts

Easter Desserts

It’s almost Easter, and I suspect that many of you, like me, have been searching Pinterest for the sure way to impress your family and friends with the perfect Easter dinner. Your hopes are high, and your stress levels are even higher, as you choose your menu and select a tablescape. You’ve decided that you will hand paint the Easter eggs for a more striking center piece. You’ll pass around a tray of French macarons in assorted colors after the meal, but there’s just one problem. You can’t paint, and the last time you made macarons, the egg whites deflated […]