What are your “must have” spices? Every home cook has certain spices, or seasonings, that they always reach for. These are the dried spices, or spice blends, that absolutely have to be in their pantry in order for them to create meals. I was recently cleaning out my cabinets and discovered that I had many dried spices that I’ve only used once or twice. They aren’t spices that I routinely reach for, and many were purchased simply because I wanted to try a recipe that called for them. As I separated these spices, hoping to find them new homes where […]
This Vegan Easy Blueberry Apple Crisp is a re-make of one of my oldest dessert recipes. I love to make my Easy Apple Crisp because it’s simple to prepare, and it’s a family favorite. This recipe is very easy to modify, too. I’ve already created a gluten free version of this apple crisp for a friend with gluten intolerance. That version also happens to be vegan. Having this recipe By using different fruits, or mixing different fruits together, you can create an entirely different dessert using this same recipe. I’ve used this recipe to create a Blueberry Pear Crumble […]
Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops are a sheet pan dinner style version of an American classic. Both Baker’s Man and I grew up eating pork chops with apple sauce, so this combination wasn’t unusual at all. The final result was tender, delicious, and very easy to prepare. In fact, after some initial resistance to the recipe, Baker’s Man has approved this recipe for regular rotation on our menu during the colder months.
This recipe for Pumpkin Cake Roll may be coming a little late to the annual pumpkin recipe party, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with all of my readers. It’s just too good to wait until next fall. This tantalizing dessert of pumpkin cake wrapped around a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting is addictive. Besides, this Pumpkin Cake Roll freezes well, so if you’ve picked up any pumpkin that’s on sale, you can make several and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to entertain.
My Easy Apple Crisp recipe is very popular here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and we eat it often. I have a friend who can’t tolerate gluten, and we needed to bring a dessert to her for dinner. I decided to see if I could modify my original Easy Apple Crisp to make a gluten-free version. It turns out that the modification was also pretty easy. The recipe was a huge success,
Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are a simple and delicious side dish for poultry or pork. This version, which starts with canned sweet potatoes is very simple to put together and have on the table in record time. Sweet potatoes are a favorite in my family, ans Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are always a big hit.
This recipe is for a sweet potato casserole that is so sweet and delicious that it’s almost like eating dessert. The secret is baking the sweet potatoes before making the casserole because baking makes sweet potatoes taste even sweeter than usual.
What can you do when you need to make a holiday pie, but don’t have any sweet potatoes, pecans, or pumpkin in the house? The answer is simple. Take some of those russet potatoes that are almost always hanging around the house, cook them, mash them, and turn them into a delicious Ice Potato Pie. This pie is every bit as delicious as a sweet potato pie. The only difference is that it’s a little lighter in color.
I decided to finish out my 30 days of beans with another dessert recipe, the Navy Bean Pie. This pie recipe is not something made by the Navy, at least not to my knowledge. It is, in fact, made from navy beans which are reported to have been a staple food of the US Navy in the early 20th century. This pie has its roots in the culture of African American Muslims, and is truly an American original. The navy bean is the only bean that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad allowed in the strict dietary code for the Nation of […]
This recipe for Apple Crisp is very old. I’ve been making it for Baker’s Man since we were in college. My mother used to make it for me when I was growing up. That’s how I learned to make it. The thing that I like most about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of complicated ingredients. I also like that there is no crust for me to mix up and roll. I confess. I have crust making anxiety. My mom was able to throw things together in a bowl, mix it up, then roll it into […]