Beans and Leeks

Beans and Leeks

You know that we love beans here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and we are always looking for new ways to prepare them.  This recipe is similar to beans and greens, but it uses leeks in place of greens, and Italian seasoning, and parsley, in place of the red pepper flakes.  The result is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that is a perfect accompaniment to any meat entrée or is delicious on its own.

Canellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes  is a hearty  meal that’s loaded with nutrition and easy on calories.  The most time consuming part of the meal preparation is chopping the garlic and opening a few cans which makes it a great choice for a busy week night.  This is really a healthy, and delicious, 30 minute, vegetarian dish that is very simple to make.  The Cannellini Beans and tomatoes are delicious served over pasta or rice for a vegetarian meal, and they make a great accompaniment to chicken or fish, too.

Simple and delicious Italian Style Squash

Italian Style Squash

This is a simple and delicious recipe that can work with any summer squash.   The taste is amazing while only using simple ingredients.  The best thing is the ingredients are easy to find, inexpensive to purchase, and the whole pan is ready in about 30 minutes.  What more can you ask for a delicious vegetable side dish?  

This delicious Minestrone Soup is rich, hearty, and filling.

Minestrone Soup

This thick, rich, and filling Minestrone Soup is chock full of vegetables.  Tomatoes, Italian seasonings, and beans are the stars of this soup,

Parmesan Garlic Herbed Popcorn

Parmesan Garlic Herbed Popcorn

This is a simple, inexpensive, and delicious treat that you can make for your family that is loaded with flavor, and much less expensive than the flavored popcorn that can be purchased in the store.  It’s simple to make and loaded with flavor.   Once you start making your own flavored popcorn, you will wonder why you never did it before.   Leftovers of this popcorn are great as an addition to lunch boxes.  It’s great as a substitute for chips alongside a sandwich. Popcorn is another thing that I consider to be a Fall food.   In my opinion, it ranks […]