This recipe for Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad was inspired by two sources. First, there’s a pre-packaged salad mix that contains shaved Brussels 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, […]
Deviled Quail Eggs were born out of necessity. It all started with some adorable Japanese (Coturnix) Quail which I brought home in early September. I had purchased some three day old chicks (young chickens) on July 3, and my baby chicks had finally grown large enough to move outside to the chicken yard, and I wanted to try something new. Quail eggs are delicious, and […]
Shrimp Stuffed Peppers are a simple and delicious recipe that was inspired by my tuna stuffed jalapeno recipe and some yellow chilies. This recipe started with some chili gueritos which I purchased from the green grocer who still visits my workplace regularly. I like peppers, and he assured me that these were mild and would be good for stuffing. He suggested that I make some […]
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 […]
Pea salad is my favorite way to eat peas. The first time I tried pea salad was at a buffet. My companion told me it was “delicious,” so I reluctantly tried it. I’m not a big fan of peas. We ate them often when I was a child, so they aren’t my favorite vegetable unless raw. My opinion changed when I tried pea salad, and […]
Simple Seafood salad is something that I love. It’s one of my favorite things to buy at the store, but I don’t do it often because it’s what I consider a luxury item. I have been making crab salad at home for years, so I decided to try my hand at making a copycat of the seafood salad that’s available in the deli at my […]
I love hot and creamy dips. This recipe for Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip is simple, amazing, and very easy to make. It’s a variation on my slow cooker spinach artichoke dip, but it ‘s made in the oven. Of course, it’s winter, so I don’t mind turning on the oven, In the summer I might have a different opinion.
What do you do when you one have one can of Tuna and a lot of people to serve? Do you run to the store for another one? No! Instead, add something extra to stretch it so that your Tuna Salad for three can become Tuna Salad for 6. This little secret ingredient can also help to stretch your grocery dollars.
I love chicken salad. It’s creamy, crunchy, and versatile. Best of all, I can make it without turning on the stove or oven, as long as I have leftover chicken or some canned chicken in my pantry. This makes chicken salad perfect for those warmer days.
This delicious Broccoli Salad is very simple to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavors. It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats, and it’s a great alternative to potato or macaroni salad. Once you taste Broccoli Salad, you will wonder why you would ever want to eat any other salad. It’s that good, or maybe, I’m just really in love with it. The first time […]