Sheet Pan Fajita Potatoes

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. This recipe was inspired by two recipes that I recently read.  One was for sweet potato fajitas and the other was for oven baked easy chicken fajitas.    I didn’t have any sweet potatoes, and we […]

Vegan steak and potato foil pouches

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?  I had to make them vegan for him.  How hard could it be?   Aside from the steak, this recipe was already vegan.  I just had to find a steak substitute.  It took a couple of […]

Homemade Clam Chowder

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, and almost all of the ingredients are things that I keep on hand in my pantry and fridge. 

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs, Sauerkraut, and Potatoes

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 ribs prettier, but it’s completely optional.

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.

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. 

Polynesian Corned Beef

Polynesian Corned Beef with Roasted Vegetables

Polynesian corned beef is one of our favorite ways to have corned beef.  The recipe gets its name from the pineapple juice in the glaze that is spread generously over the corned beef both before and halfway through the baking time.  It’s also so named because Mustard-Pineapple Corned beef just didn’t have the same ring to it.    Baker’s Man is not a big fan of corned beef, but he really likes corned beef prepared this way.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saint Patrick’s day is nearly here.  That means corned beef and cabbage is on our menu.  I know it’s not traditional Irish fare, but it’s an American tradition.  Do you know what’s better than corned beef and cabbage?  Corned beef and cabbage cooked in the slow cooker.  It’s simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.  Because corned beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, it lends itself well to preparation in the slow cooker.  Did I mention that it’s delicious?

Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes

I love that this meal is cooked in the oven in only one pan.  I love that it cooks for 1 hour without requiring any of my attention.  I love that it calls for leg quarters because they are usually the most inexpensive cut of chicken, so this recipe helps our family stick to our grocery budget.  The best part is that it’s a delicious and family friendly meal, too.