This Slow Cooker Beef and Mushroom Stew is the perfect comfort food for cooler evenings this fall. The best part is that because it’s a slow cooker recipe, dinner is ready when you walk through the door after a hard day at work or school.
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Make ahead mashed potatoes have been a lifesaver for me on more than one occasion. I first learned about this recipe for make-ahead mashed potatoes from a friend at church one spring. I had invited several people to come to the church on Easter Sunday to watch the children’s program that my children were participating in, and invited them to joint us for dinner at […]
Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup
Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup might not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world, but I promise that this soup is surprisingly delicious. Each time that I have made this, my friends and family members have eyed it suspiciously, but when the take their first bite, they make that sound. You know the one. It’s a cross between a moan of pleasure […]
Fried Potatoes and Onions
Fried Potatoes and Onions is a dish that was served on a regular basis when I was growing up. Potatoes are a frugal food, and combining them with onions, adds a depth of flavor that makes this a real treat. My mother would frequently fry the potatoes in the bacon fat that she had in a can on the stove. I remember eating meals that […]
Sheet Pan Fajita Potatoes
Fajita potatoes weren’t something I intended to make, but in a moment of desperation as I tried to figure out what to make for our vegan dinner, I realized I had everything it took to make fajitas. Instead of using meat, I would use russet potatoes, and since I’m in love with sheet pan dinners, I decided to make my potato fajitas in the oven. […]
Vegan Steak and Potato Foil Pouches
Vegan Steak and Potato Foil Pouches is not a typo, though it is a strange name for a recipe post. This all began when Bus Boy asked me if I could make garlic steak and potato foil packs for dinner. I told him they weren’t vegan, and he politely asked me if I could please, Please, PLEASE, make them vegan. How could I refuse my firstborn? […]
Homemade Clam Chowder
Today is Clam Chowder Day, and I’m putting together a pot full of homemade clam chowder for my family. I have another recipe for clam chowder made from food storage items here on the Patty Cake’s Pantry website, but this time, I’m making it entirely from scratch. Homemade Clam Chowder is delicious, and it’s surprisingly simple to prepare. There’s really only minimal prep work necessary, […]
Slow Cooker Spare Ribs, Sauerkraut, and Potatoes
The slow cooker is a wonderful tool for helping prepare dinner on a busy weeknight, but most recipes are only for the entrée. I love this recipe because it’s for a complete meal in the slow cooker that takes care of itself while I’m at work. All I need to do is come home and serve it. Actually, there’s other one step that makes the […]
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.
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.