Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

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. 

Beans and Leeks

Beans and Leeks

You know that we love beans here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and we are always looking for new ways to prepare them.  This recipe is similar to beans and greens, but it uses leeks in place of greens, and Italian seasoning, and parsley, in place of the red pepper flakes.  The result is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that is a perfect accompaniment to any meat entrée or is delicious on its own.

Pearl's Cream Style Corn

Pearl’s Cream Style Corn

This is a very simple combination that creates a delicious cream style corn that doesn’t seem like it came from a can.  The best part is that it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish which means your vegetable side dish is ready without any of the usual muss and fuss.

Chicken Linguine Alfredo

Chicken Linguine Alfredo

Alfredo is a huge favorite in our household, so I couldn’t let a month of canned recipes go by without trying to make a version of Chicken Linguine Alfredo using canned food.    The specific canned ingredients chosen for this recipe were canned milk and canned chicken, and the result was delicious.  In fact,  I may use canned milk in my Alfredo more often. 

Baked No Boil Mac and Cheese

Baked No Boil Mac and Cheese

In my humble opinion, nothing says comfort food like macaroni and cheese.  This version is baked, beginning with uncooked macaroni.  Not cooking the macaroni first saves some hands on time.  This helps to get dinner on the table while you are busy helping the kids with homework or working on that report for work.    The best part is that this recipe for Baked No Boil Mac and Cheese isn’t just simple to prepare.  It tastes delicious, too.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes made from cnned vegetables

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and  Potatoes is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entree.    This was always a spring side dish in my house when I was growing up.  Then, it was made with fresh new potatoes and sweet peas.  Back then, I particularly loved having creamed peas and potatoes as a side dish with chicken.

Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham is one of those simple and delicious recipes that just sort of happened one day.  I love cabbage.  It’s economical, stores well, and it’s readily available during the cooler months of the year.  Fried Cabbage with Ham is easy to prepare and can be served as either a side dish or an entrée, depending upon the appetites and tastes of your family members.    Accompanied by some corn bread, this makes a satisfying meal. 

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches can be made on the heels of bread. No one will notice.

A Well Heeled Grilled Cheese

I don’t know what you do with the heels of your loaves of bread, but I’m hoping that your response is not that you throw them out.  Little kids, and adults, often turn up their noses when offered a sandwich made on the heels from the loaf of bread, but I have a solution.    Everyone loves grilled cheese sandwiches, and it’s possible to use the heels from a loaf of bread to make a grilled cheese sandwich , or a tuna or patty melt, on the heels of a loaf of bread and serve it to a family member without […]

Baked Pizza Sliders--large dinner rolls filled with pizza toppings and grushed with garlic butter before being baked

Baked Pizza Sliders

Baked Pizza Sliders are easy to make and delicious.   Rolls, spread with my Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce, are topped with meat and cheese before being brushed with garlic and herb butter and baked in the oven.  The result is a delicious, crispy bread loaded with melted cheese and meat.  Baked Pizza Sliders are sure to become a  favorite with your family like they have with mine.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes is a simple and delicious recipe for a nearly complete meal from your slow cooker.  A chicken is stuffed and “roasted” in the slow cooker atop a bed of russet potatoes.  The end result is chicken, stuffing, and baked potatoes that are cooked while you’re at work.  All you need to do when you come home is cook a vegetable or throw together a salad.    Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes allows you to have a fancy Sunday Dinner on a weeknight.