Baked Rigatoni is the perfect recipe for a weeknight meal. Rigatoni entered my life this week because it was on sale for $0.79 per pound at my local grocery store. You see, I’m not loyal to a particular shape of pasta. I’m loyal to the cheapest price. Having purchased the rigatoni, I needed to find a new recipe, so this Amazingly Delicious Baked Rigatoni Recipe […]
Spanish rice can be made many different ways. This version is one that I received from a friend of mine who is actually a Salvadoran. Perhaps, I should have called this recipe Salvadoran Rice instead of Spanish Rice. She called it Spanish rice, so I feel like I should honor her choice of name for the recipe, right? There are two other versions of a […]
Vegetable kabobs are something that I’ve made before, but it wasn’t something I ever really considered as an entrée prior to beginning our 30 days of vegan. I’ve made veggie kabobs before, but usually as an accompaniment to a meat entree. As the month progressed, and we had some warmer days, I longed to make dinner on the grill. The only problem was that […]
Sloppy Joes are a family favorite around here, so I couldn’t let a month of vegan meals pass without creating a vegan version of my homemade Sloppy Joe recipe. The funny thing about Sloppy Joes is that even most of the canned sauces are already vegan, so technically, this could be a two ingredient recipe, but since we’re trying to challenge ourselves this month, I […]
Vegan Steak Chili is another one of those improbable vegan recipes, yet here we are in the midst of our 30 day of vegan, and I’m writing this recipe. I love chili, and today was a very cold day. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind around here. Chili is one of the hearty soup type recipes that my family can agree on, […]
Fajita potatoes weren’t something I intended to make, but in a moment of desperation as I tried to figure out what to make for our vegan dinner, I realized I had everything it took to make fajitas. Instead of using meat, I would use russet potatoes, and since I’m in love with sheet pan dinners, I decided to make my potato fajitas in the oven. […]
Italian Style Tilapia is another sheet pan dinner, but in my case, I prepare it in a 9X13 inch pan. This recipe is very simple. The ingredients are layered in a prepared baking pan before being placed in the oven and baked. The best part is that the Tilapia is baked from the frozen state, so it’s a great dish if you’ve forgotten to thaw […]
This recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is a great way to add more vegetables to your family’s diet. We love pasta here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Whether it’s because of my Italian heritage, or because pasta dishes are a frugal way to feed our hungry family, is up for debate. What’s not up for debate, is that this recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is delectable.
This Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole is a simple and delicious combination of sausage, vegetables, rice, and creamed soup that’s very satisfying and filling. It’s also an inexpensive recipe that will feed the whole family. Even Food Critic liked this one, and he’s notoriously hard to please.
This recipe for Rice O’Brien is one that I got from the most wonderful friend and neighbor, Caryline. It’s something she serves regularly for her Sunday Dinners after church. Friends and family request it, but I had never heard of Rice O’Brien Apparently, I don’t travel in the same circles that she does. When I asked about the recipe, she explained how it was made, […]