A holiday table with turkey, salad, cranberries, and olives. The table has a white table cloth and there are wine glasses with stem on the table.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving side dishes can sometimes outshine the turkey, and that’s fine with me. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving turkey is all the leftover turkey that I can transform into delicious dinners, but this post isn’t about the turkey. It’s all about side dishes. This collection of Thanksgiving side dishes is here to help you plan your holiday meal. This post is still a work […]

Beef-less Broccoli is plated with white rice.

Beef-less Broccoli (Instant Pot)

Beef-less Broccoli is a great recipe for Meatless Monday.  It’s simple to prepare, and the use of soy curls marinated in a teriyaki style marinade is a great meat substitute, even Baker’s Man had no complaints about the Beef-less Broccoli when I served it for dinner.  This recipe is basically a vegan version of broccoli beef, and it’s delicious. I know that someone is going […]

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

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. 

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

This delicious Broccoli Salad is very simple to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavors.  It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats, and it’s a great alternative to potato or macaroni salad.  Once you taste Broccoli Salad, you will wonder why you would ever want to eat any other salad.  It’s that good, or maybe, I’m just really in love with it. The first time […]

Completed Zorba Sandwich

The Zorba

When I was away at college, I spoke with my parents at least once a week.  It was during one of these weekly calls that my mother told me about a sandwich that she and my father had for lunch one day while traveling to a neighboring town.  The sandwich was called “The Zorba.”  She described the ingredients, a mixture of ground beef, broccoli, and […]