Sue Chef’s Alfredo Sauce

This is a simple and fool proof recipe for Alfredo sauce that’s rich and creamy.  Sue Chef and Baker’s Man created it one day when we had no jars of Alfredo Sauce in the house.  This recipe creates a quick and delicious sauce, and once you’ve made this homemade version, you will never buy the Alfredo sauce in jars again.  Everyone thinks that Alfredo sauce goes best with fettuccine.  It’s quite good that way, and our photos show it served with fettuccine, but we believe that Sue Chef’s Alfredo Sauce is best served over a pasta that really holds onto […]

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes is another in our series of one pan roasted dinners.  It’s easy to assemble and takes care of itself while it bakes.  This means that Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes is a perfect recipe for a busy weeknight.

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.

Navy Bean and Bacon Soup from Canned Beans

Navy Bean and Bacon Soup (from Canned Beans)

This recipe for Navy Bean and Bacon Soup is made from canned beans.  It’s simple to make, uses readily available ingredients, and makes it possible to have dinner on the table in just a few minutes.  That’s what makes this recipe for Navy Bean and Bacon Soup a keeper.

Baked No Boil Mac and Cheese

Baked No Boil Mac and Cheese

In my humble opinion, nothing says comfort food like macaroni and cheese.  This version is baked, beginning with uncooked macaroni.  Not cooking the macaroni first saves some hands on time.  This helps to get dinner on the table while you are busy helping the kids with homework or working on that report for work.    The best part is that this recipe for Baked No Boil Mac and Cheese isn’t just simple to prepare.  It tastes delicious, too.

Chicken and Dumplings from Food Storage

Nothing says comfort food like chicken and dumplings.  This version which begins with canned chicken, cream of celery, or cream of mushroom soup, canned mixed vegetables, and canned milk simplifies the process significantly.  This recipe has chicken and dumplings ready to serve in about a half an hour.  Simple and delicious, this recipe will put chicken and dumplings back on the weeknight menu. 

Creamed Peas and Potatoes made from cnned vegetables

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and  Potatoes is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entree.    This was always a spring side dish in my house when I was growing up.  Then, it was made with fresh new potatoes and sweet peas.  Back then, I particularly loved having creamed peas and potatoes as a side dish with chicken.

Roasted Onion and Musroom Burgers with Potatoes--A one pan meal.

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes is a one dish meal that gets a family friendly dinner on the table in no time.  It’s simple, delicious, and is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.  I created this meal when my family requested burgers and roasted potatoes, but the burgers were still frozen, and my attention was needed in other places besides the kitchen.  

Corned Beef Hash with eggs

Corned Beef Hash

What do you do when you have leftover corned beef?  The answer is simple–make Corned Beef Hash.  I confess that we usually get our corned beef hash from a can, but it’s very easy to prepare from scratch, and it uses up St. Patrick’s Day leftovers.  Once you try the homemade version, you may never go back to eating the canned stuff.