A view into a bowl of sliced brussel sprouts, red onion, chopped bacon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans all tossed in a sweet and sour mayonnaise based dressing.

Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad

This recipe for Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad was inspired by two sources. First, there’s a pre-packaged salad mix that contains shaved brussel sprouts in addition to other ingredients that I have fallen in love with. The second source was my own Bacon and Broccoli Salad recipe. If you’ve been visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry for a while, you know that I love to save money, […]

Orange white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pecans

White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pecans

Homemade white chocolate fudge loaded with pecans and dried cranberries is the perfect holiday treat.  This recipe is another variation of my famous five minute fudge recipe, so it’s very easy to make.  The flavor of cranberries and pecans mixed with the white chocolate gets an additional flavor boost through the addition of a few drops of orange essential oil. 

Cranberry Chicken Salad

As the weather starts to get warmer, I want to turn on my oven less.  That means that we grill in the summer and bake in the winter.  As, I mentioned in an early post on this site.  April’s weather was very unpredictable.  One day it was warm, almost hot.  A few days later, we were bundling up in our coats. On one of those […]