What Do You Eat When You Have No Money and Almost No Food?

What Do You Eat When You Have No Money and Almost No Food?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have almost no food in the house and no money? That was the situation that Baker’s Man and I found ourselves in back at a time that we refer to as “when we were young and in love.” Both of us were self supporting. He had a full-time job, and I had a couple of […]

Foil Pouch Fail

Foil Pouch Fail

I think that as a food blogger, it’s important to share the truth about my recipe development. It might seem like all of my recipes turn out perfectly, not that you can tell by my photos. (Getting good quality photos of food is still a challenge.) I want to take this opportunity to tell you that’s not the case. Often, my recipe ideas don’t turn […]

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 […]

Baked No boil Macaroni and Cheese

Three Ways to Make Macaroni and Cheese (No Boil)

Macaroni and Cheese is Food Critic’s favorite food. He requests it for every holiday meal and on any special occasion where he gets to choose the menu. He’s a Mac and Cheese Addict, and he’s pretty picky about his Macaroni and Cheese, too. He is a huge fan of my traditionally made “Macaroni and Cheese Cake” which is what he calls macaroni and cheese that’s […]

Homemade Vitamin Water

Homemade Vitamin Water

Homemade vitamin water is the solution to encourage yourself, and your family, to drink more water. Everyone knows that they should drink more water, but I often hear people complain that they don’t like water. I love water, even the plain stuff, so I don’t really understand how people can not like it, but I realize it’s a common complaint. Right now, it’s 108 degrees […]

Review: McCormick's Grill Mates Marinades

Review: McCormick’s Grill Mates Marinade

Usually, I don’t review products on Patty Cake’s Pantry, but since we’re in the middle of grilling season, I decided to share. I have found a product that I really love. That product is McCormick’s Grill Mates Marinade. This post is NOT sponsored. This is just a product that I’ve found that I really enjoy, so I wanted to share it with you, my readers. […]