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 aren’t spices that I routinely reach for, and many were purchased simply because I wanted to try a recipe that called for them. As I separated these spices, hoping to find them new homes where […]
Today is Clam Chowder Day, and I’m putting together a pot full of homemade clam chowder for my family. I have another recipe for clam chowder made from food storage items here on the Patty Cake’s Pantry website, but this time, I’m making it entirely from scratch. Homemade Clam Chowder is delicious, and it’s surprisingly simple to prepare. There’s really only minimal prep work necessary, and almost all of the ingredients are things that I keep on hand in my pantry and fridge.
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples is a twist on a traditional German side dish. At least, hat’s what a German octogenarian told me. This recipe is our attempt to recreate the dish for her. We modified the recipe for Red Cabbage and Apples that she described by preparing it in a slow cooker to make it a bit less labor intensive.