bacon wrapped green beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

This is a simple and delicious way to prepare green beans.  Wrapping bundles of green beans in bacon elevates this humble vegetable to a new level.  It can even be made from leftover garlic green beans which means you can have it ready in minutes.  All you need to make this delicious dish is some young and tender whole green beans and some prosciutto.  Wrap the prosciutto around bundles of partially cooked green beans, saute them in a combination of butter and olive oil until everything is heated through, and you have a simple a delicious accompaniment to your meal. […]

Grilled Aspagus skewers

Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my all time favorite vegetables.  Grilling asparagus brings out the flavor and adds a smokiness to this delicious vegetable that makes it irresistible.  This is Baker’s Man’s favorite vegetable, and he loves to have it either grilled or roasted in the oven.  Since we are still experiencing summer heat, we opted to grill our Asparagus. As a child, I didn’t eat asparagus often, but it was always a staple on our Easter table.    As college students, Baker’s Man and I ate canned asparagus when we could find it on sale, but  it’s  not the same […]

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak--marinated flank steak is grilled for just a few minutes per side before being sliced and served.PattyCakesPantry.com

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak is the perfect meat for grilling quickly at a high temperature, and it’s made better by marinating it.  All you need is to mix up a few common pantry ingredients, pour them over the steak, and allow the steaks to marinate.  I usually allow flank steak to sit in the marinade overnight, but it can also be marinated for as little as two to three hours.  To have a freezer meal,  place the bag with the steak and marinade in the freezer until you’re ready to grill it.  Yes,  I said that you can put the marinated steak […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus--Only two ingredients and less than 30 minutes to a delicious addition to your summer barbecue.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

We love asparagus.  We roast it in the oven during cold months, and we throw it on the grill with the exact same seasoning combination in the summer.  These Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles are so delicious that we just can’t get enough of them.   We love asparagus here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and who doesn’t love bacon?   I just knew that this recipe was going to be a keeper, and  I was certain that I would make bacon wrapped asparagus bundles at some point during the summer. The idea for this combination was not my own.  I kept […]

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Grilled Potatoes

If you’ve never tried grilled potatoes, you need to add them to your next summer barbecue.  These potatoes are perfectly seasoned, and the light carmelization that grilling adds to their flesh makes them irresistibly delicious.  These idea for these grilled potatoes actually started with a potato salad.   I saw a delicious recipe for grilled potato salad a few weeks ago.  The recipe looked and sounded delicious, but what intrigued me more that the potato salad was the idea of grilling potatoes.  We love potatoes around here.  Baked potatoes are a favorite with Sue Chef and Bus Boy, and   […]

chorizo buger

Chorizo Burgers

Recently, I was making some burgers, and didn’t have enough thawed ground beef to make burgers for all of my dinner guests.  That was when I remembered something my octogenarian friend, Pearl, told me.   She had grown up in a very large family in Louisiana.  Because beef was more expensive than pork, they frequently mixed pork sausage with their ground beef to make their burgers.  She was referring to using their homemade breakfast sausage in the burgers, but I didn’t have any thawed breakfast sausage, either.  I had a pound of beef chorizo in my refrigerator, so I decided […]