A 6 photo collage of cranberry recipes.

Cranberry Recipes for your Holiday Table

These cranberry recipes are a bit diverse so we’ve divided them into different sections below. In our opinion, cranberries are the quintessential holiday food. They can be prepared to be sweet or tart, and can be used as a condiment, added to a savory dish, or made into desserts. We’re sure you’ll find a cranberry recipe that you’ll love among this collection. Cranberry Sauces, Salsas, […]

A collage composed of six photos of some of the squash recipes that are featured in this post.

Squash Recipes for Thanksgiving

Squash is not one of the most popular vegetables in the USA. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 20, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t like it. In spite of it’s lack of popularity, for some reason, squash seems to be mandatory on the Thanksgiving table, so we have collected several squash recipes for you to consider as a possible side for […]

A collage showing 6 different green bean recipes that are featured in the post below.

Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

Green Beans are the fifteenth most popular vegetable in the USA, so it seems only right to provide you with a collection of green bean recipes. Some of these recipes use fresh green beans while others utilize canned or frozen green beans. You’ll find keto recipes, gluten free recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes for those who eschew processed foods. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure […]

A six photo collage of different brussels sprouts recipes

20 Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels Sprouts are one of the flavors of fall. There are those who don’t like them, but I believe that the real reason that they don’t like them is because they’ve only had them overcooked and mushy. These recipes are the perfect tool to change your mind if you’re not a fan of Brussels sprouts. Check out this collection of amazing recipes. Whether you like […]

A collage containing phots of 6 of the recipes below.

29 Sweet Potato Recipes

The lowly sweet potato is a nutrient dense food that’s surprisingly versatile as well as economical to add to your menu. Sweet potatoes are a great accompaniment to any meal, and they’re a great addition to a holiday table. In fact, sweet potatoes are requested by certain members of our household for all of the major holiday meals. Because we believe that sweet potatoes are […]

A collage of 6 photos of different mashed potatoe recipes.

41 Mashed Potatoes Recipes

In my house, mashed potatoes are a mandatory component of our Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, every Thanksgiving, its Bus Boy, my oldest, who accompanies me to the kitchen in the early morning and begins peeling the potatoes while I get the turkey ready to go into the oven. I generally use the same mashed potato recipe over and over each year, but this year, I […]

There's a lot of spaghetti in a spaghetti squash. The squash has been cut in half, and the threads "spaghetti" have been separated with a fork.

Five Ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Today, I want to talk about spaghetti squash.   You’ve probably seen it in your local store.  An oblong shaped yellow orb,  spaghetti squash is named for the long strands that the flesh of the squash is composed of.  Spaghetti squash doesn’t taste like spaghetti, but the threads of flesh are of a similar size and texture to a very al dente capellini or angel hair pasta.  All […]

A view into a bowl of sliced brussel sprouts, red onion, chopped bacon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans all tossed in a sweet and sour mayonnaise based dressing.

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad

This recipe for Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad was inspired by two sources. First, there’s a pre-packaged salad mix that contains shaved Brussels sprouts in addition to other ingredients that I have fallen in love with. The second source was my own Bacon and Broccoli Salad recipe. If you’ve been visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry for a while, you know that I love to save money, […]

Sweet Potatoes--Five Ways

Sweet Potatoes–Five Ways

Sweet Potatoes are a Fall favorite in our household, so we decided to share five different ways to prepare them. This time of year, I can frequently find fresh sweet potatoes on sale for fifty cents per pound, so they’re a frugal choice as a side dish. These five recipes for sweet potatoes aren’t arranged in any particular order; they’re all delicious. Pineapple Sweet Potatoes […]

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 […]