Patty Cake's Pantry Top 10 posts of 2016

Patty Cake’s Pantry’s Top 10 Posts of 2016

Another year  has come to an end, and we thought it would be fun to share the top secret list of the most popular posts here at Patty Cake’s Pantry during 2016.  Instead of telling you our most popular post first, we decided to do this countdown style and are beginning with the 10th most popular post on our site for the past 12 months.

10.  Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheesemleted cheese on top of pressure cooker mac and cheese

This is a quick, simple and delicious recipe for Macaroni and Cheese that is made by putting all of the ingredients in the pressure cooker without pre-cooking the macaroni.  It’s simple and delicious.

9.   Pressure Cooker “Fried Chicken” and Mashed PotatoesA piece of pressure cooker fried chicken fresh from the oven

This chicken isn’t really fried, but it’s moist and delicious and requires only a couple of minutes under the broiler to crisp up the skin.  Cooking the potatoes with the chicken in the pressure cooker makes this a fast and convenient weeknight meal.

8.  Candied Carrots

Sweet and buttery, this recipe transforms carrots from the mundane to delicious.  Carrots prepared this way have fooled several visitors to our home into believing that they were eating candied yams.

7.  Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken DipBuffalo chicken dip prepared in the slow cooker

A recently published recipe which has been very popular with visitors.  Rich, creamy, and spicy, this dip is simple to make in the slow cooker and lets you spend your time doing other things while the slow cooker does the work.

6.   Pressure Cooker RibsDr Pepper Ribs in the pressure cooker.

Seasoned with a brine and a spice rub, these ribs are cooked to tender perfection in the pressure cooker then allowed to crisp up under the boiler for just a few minutes before serving.  These ribs are a favorite with Sue Chef, and we’re certain they will become a favorite in your family, too.

5. “Baked” Potatoes from the Pressure Cookercrispy sknned baked potatoes without using foil

Baked potatoes are a favorite side dish, but the long cooking time means that they don’t often appear on the dinner table on busy weeknight.  These “baked” potatoes start out in the pressure cooker and are finished in the oven, cutting the cooking time in half while still providing a perfect, fluffy baked potato.

4.  Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans and Hampinto beans and ham

Pinto Beans and Ham is a classic combination, but the lengthy cooking time required to cook dry beans often means that beans can’t be served on a busy weeknight.  This version requires only about 90 minutes from start to finish.  That makes Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham a winner even if it’s only in fourth place for 2016.

3.  Simple Sautéed SpinachSimple Sauteed Spinach with garlic and citrus

Sauteed spinach pairs well with garlic and a dash of citrus in this quick and simple recipe really brightens the flavor.  It’s a great side dish for any weeknight meal.

2.  Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot RoastWe served our roast with potatoes and vegetables.

The name says it all.  Three ingredients and a slow cooker makes for a simple and delicious meal that’s practically ready when you walk in the door.  Add some instant mashed potatoes and microwaved vegetables, and you have a hearty meal that is sure to satisfy even your picky eaters.

1.   Easy Apple CrispApples topped with a streusel topping ot make a delicious crisp.

What can be simpler than sliced apples with a stressful topping baked to perfection?  I couldn’t think of anything either.    Apparently, neither could my readers.  This recipe is the most popular recipe on Patty Cake’s Pantry for 2016.  It’s so popular that it has more twice as many views as its nearest competitor.    We love this recipe, but we are honestly surprised at how popular this simple and delicious dessert recipe has become with our readers.

For 2016, Dessert Wins!!!

There you have it.   The list of our most popular posts of 2016.  It was interesting that 5 of the recipes were made with a pressure cooker, two were slow cooker recipes, and two were for vegetable side dishes.  This biggest surprise though was how popular the apple crisp recipe is with our readers.

I would like to wish all of our visitors a very Happy New Year  and let you know that we appreciate you for visiting our site and checking out our recipes.  Leave a comment below if you have a different favorite recipe from Patty Cake’s Pantry.

Thanks for stopping by.


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