Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

This recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is a great way to add more vegetables to your family’s diet.  We love pasta here at Patty Cake’s Pantry.   Whether it’s because of my Italian heritage, or because pasta dishes are a frugal way to feed our hungry family, is up for debate.  What’s not up for debate, is that this recipe  for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is delectable. 

Rich and creamy corn chowder is comfort food in a bowl.

Creamy Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder, loaded with celery, onions, carrots, and corn in a thick creamy base is  to serve on a cold and stormy day.  This soup is pure comfort food at it’s finest.  The best part is that this recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare.  You can have dinner on the table in about 45 minutes. 

Macaroni and cheese cooked in the slow cooker--a one pot meal

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

What is better than cheesy gooey macaroni and cheese?   Macaroni and cheese made in the slow cooker that  cooked itself while you were at church or out running errands.  This version, made entirely in the slow cooker using uncooked pasta is rich and creamy and doesn’t disappoint.  The one pot preparation is a snap. Macaroni and cheese is a true comfort food, and since I made Macaroni and Cheese in my pressure cooker, I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to make macaroni and cheese in my slow cooker without cooking the macaroni first.  I think I’ve finally found the […]

A cream sauce filled with rich flavor and super foods Kale and Cannelli beans.

Penne with Creamy Kale and Canellini Sauce

I really love beans and greens, and one of the things I sometimes add to the basic dish is a pound of Italian sausage.  The addition of that one extra ingredient transforms the dish from a side into an entree.  Of course, I could eat the vegetarian version as an entree, but Baker’s Man prefers meat in his entrees.  As I was contemplating what to make for dinner this evening, I kept thinking of beans and greens, but the recipe had already been published.  I considered just adding Italian sausage to the recipe and publishing it as a variation, but […]

mleted cheese on top of pressure cooker mac and cheese

Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

I received an electric pressure cooker as a gift for Christmas.  I didn’t have a pressure cooker on my wish list, but Bus Boy decided that I needed one.  I was very surprised, but didn’t know what I would use it for.  I have a stove top pressure cooker that’s an older model, and it works fine.  I didn’t see a reason for a new and electric model.  Now, after two weeks of ownership, I am wondering how I ever survived without one.  It was midway through Christmas day when I finally opened the box and pulled out the pressure […]