25 Must have spices for your pantry

25 “Must Have” Spices for your Pantry

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 […]

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad contains the flavors of fall. I know some of you may be questioning the veracity of that statement because there’s no pumpkin spice, or plain pumpkin, included in this recipe, but pumpkin spice isn’t the only flavor of fall. In fact, before pumpkin spice mania took the country by storm, there were cranberries, apples, and pecans. Those flavors, along with celery, […]

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

This recipe for vegan banana nut muffins happened by accident.  Everyone knows that I love making my easy 1-2-3 banana bread, and I’ve even come up with a vegan version for my 30 Days of Vegan Challenge.  Since it’s time to start heading back to school, I thought that making some banana muffins for lunches might be a good idea, but I didn’t have any […]

Cinnamon "Honey Butter" (Vegan)

Cinnamon “Honey Butter” (Vegan)

Cinnamon “Honey Butter” was another necessity to ensure that our 30 days of vegan were tolerable.  Sometimes, you just want some sweet honey butter to put on your cornbread or biscuits.  The problem is that honey is an animal product, butter is, too.  Once again, I was forced to come up with a solution to this problem.  Fortunately, I’m becoming more skilled at creating vegan […]

Vegan Easy Blueberry Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)

This Vegan Easy Blueberry Apple Crisp is a re-make of one of my oldest dessert recipes.  I love to make my Easy Apple Crisp because it’s simple to prepare, and it’s a family favorite.  This recipe is very easy to modify, too.   I’ve already created a  gluten free version of this apple crisp for a friend with gluten intolerance.  That version also happens to […]

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops are a sheet pan dinner style version of an American classic.  Both Baker’s Man and I grew up eating pork chops with apple sauce, so this combination wasn’t unusual at all.  The final result was tender, delicious, and very easy to prepare.  In fact, after some initial resistance to the recipe, Baker’s Man has approved this recipe for regular rotation […]

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

This recipe for Pumpkin Cake Roll may be coming a little late to the annual pumpkin recipe party, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with all of my readers.  It’s just too good to wait until next fall.   This tantalizing dessert of pumpkin cake wrapped around a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting is addictive.  Besides, this Pumpkin Cake Roll freezes […]

Easy Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

My Easy Apple Crisp recipe is very popular here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and we eat it often.  I have a friend who can’t tolerate gluten, and we needed to bring a dessert to her for dinner.  I decided to see if I could modify my original Easy Apple Crisp to make  a gluten-free version.  It turns out that the modification was also pretty easy.  […]

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are a simple and delicious side dish for poultry or pork.  This version, which starts with canned sweet potatoes is very simple to put together and have on the table in record time.  Sweet potatoes are a favorite in my family, ans Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are always a big hit. 

This streusel topped sweet potato casserole is rich, creamy, and delicious. It's like having dessert with dinner.

Streusel Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe is for a sweet potato casserole that is so sweet and delicious that it’s almost like eating dessert.    The secret is baking the sweet potatoes before making the casserole because baking makes sweet potatoes taste even sweeter than usual.