Chicken Tortilla Soup topped with melted cheese and tortill chips top the soup.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my favorites.  It’s a very easy recipe and is delicious.  My favorite part is the layer of chips and melted cheese on top of the bowl of soup, but the whole thing is a special treat. This recipe for chicken tortilla soup  begins with ground or chopped chicken that is sautéed with onions, garlic, carrots, and celery.  The mixture is combined with tomatoes with green chilies, beans, corn, broth, and spices before being simmered until the flavors are fully combined. The soup is ladled into oven safe bowls and topped with tortilla chips and […]

feta cheese and cannellini beans star in this pasta salad flavored with basil pesto

Chicken Orzo Salad

Basil pesto, olive oil, and lemon are tossed together with melon seed shaped pasta which is also known as orzo,  feta cheese,  cannellini beans, and diced chicken to make this refreshing pasta salad.    The salad was easy to assemble.  It required no chopping or cutting, except for cutting a lemon in half to get the juice.  The end result received Baker’s Man’s seal of approval, and after 22 days of bean recipes, that’s not an easy task. The next time you find yourself wondering what you should make with some leftover basil pesto, consider this recipe.  If you want to […]

Chicken Chop Suey

Chicken Chop Suey

We have been cooking and eating a lot of Asian inspired dishes here at Patty Cake’s Pantry.  It started with our search for Sum Gum, included a retro chop suey recipe which used canned chop suey vegetables.   I haven’t decided if I want to share that one with you.  We continued our asian culinary adventure with fried rice, chow mein, and now chop suey.  Fortunately, no one at my house is complaining. Many people mistakenly believe that chop suey was invented in the U.S. by Chinese Americans; however, anthropologists believe that it was actually a leftover dish that was […]