Beef and pepper sandwiches-sliced leftover potroast is combined with onions and peppers and water sauteed until the meat is hot and the veggies are crisp tender. Delicious quick dinner. PattyCakesPantry.com

Beef and Pepper Sandwiches

This is a delicious sandwich with flavor is reminiscent of a cheese steak sandwich.   It’s hearty, delicious, and loaded with flavor.  It’s a 30 minute meal for a weeknight dinner that is sure to please your family.  This was made from pot roast that was leftover from a slow cooker meal we had earlier in the week. I had made my three ingredient slow cooker pot roast, and there were leftovers.   In my house, leftovers are a good thing.  Leftovers give me the opportunity to transform them into something different.  It’s actually one of my favorite things to do.  It’s […]

Chili, served piping hot from the stove.

Our Favorite Pot of Chili

Chili always makes me think of how different families do things differently.  When Baker’s Man and I were just starting out, I made him a pot of chili.  He complained to me that it was too runny.  “Chili is supposed to be thick.”  He proclaimed.   In my parent’s house, chili was very soup like.  It was definitely not thick.  I began to adjust my techniques to produce a thicker chili in order to please my new husband.  Years later, I was talking to a coworker as we were eating chili.   She shared how the first time she made chili for […]

Smothered Potatoes and Sausage

Sometimes, simple recipes are the best.  They are tasty, easy to prepare, and easy to eat.  “Plain food” was what my mother always called it.  She would always say that her recipes were “nothing fancy.” It was those un-fancy recipes that she would often rotate through when she was cooking for us.  One of the things that was in frequent rotation on our menu was fried potatoes and onions.  My father loved to eat these with a dollop of mayonnaise, while I preferred mine with a pile of ketchup.  My family didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing […]