Simple Coleslaw

Simple Coleslaw

This simple coleslaw recipe was created as part of my five dollar grocery challenge. Coleslaw is one of my favorite salads because it can be made ahead of time. Unlike a lettuce salad which gets soggy and brown, coleslaw gets better if it sits in the fridge in it’s dressing. This is a simple and pared down version of my usual coleslaw, and it’s a […]

Faux Mixed Ceviche

Faux Mixed Ceviche

Mixed Ceviche, Patty Cake’s Pantry style, is very simple to prepare.  Do you remember my cheater’s salsa recipe?  This mixed ceviche recipe is very similar because it is made with several cheats.  In spite of this, my “homemade” mixed ceviche is always well received by my guests.   It doesn’t matter if it’s New Year’s Eve or Superbowl Sunday, this mixed ceviche, served with crunchy tortilla […]

Tuna Stuffed Avocado Salad

Stuffed Avocado Salad

When it’s warm outside, there’s nothing better in the evening, or for lunch, than an entrée salad.  This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Mountaineer Days in Wrightwood, California.  After the event had shut down, Bus Boy and I decided to stop at the Grizzly Cafe for dinner before driving home.  He ordered his usual burger and fries.  I ordered a stuffed avocado […]

Rice O'Brien ready to serve

Rice O’ Brien

This is a recipe that I got from the most wonderful neighbor.  It’s something she serves regularly for her Sunday Dinners after church.  Friends and family request it, but I had never heard of Rice O’Brien  Apparently, I don’t travel in the same circles that she does.  When I asked about the recipe,  she explained how it was made, and that it can be made […]

kidney bean and corn salad

Corn and Kidney Bean Salad

This salad was supposed to be made with black beans, but I made a little mistake.  When I was preparing the salad, I inadvertently grabbed and opened a can of kidney beans instead of black beans.  With that one error, this salad changed from what I had imagined to something deliciously different.  I used the techniques from my faux homemade salsa recipe to give the […]