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.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes is a simple and delicious recipe for a nearly complete meal from your slow cooker.  A chicken is stuffed and “roasted” in the slow cooker atop a bed of russet potatoes.  The end result is chicken, stuffing, and baked potatoes that are cooked while you’re at work.  All you need to do when you come home is cook a vegetable or throw together a salad.    Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes allows you to have a fancy Sunday Dinner on a weeknight. 

Roasted-Onion-Potatoes

Roasted Onion Potatoes

Are you looking for a simple and flavorful way to make potatoes? If you are, then this recipe for Roasted Onion Potatoes is perfect for you.  Three ingredients and a hot oven are all you need to have a delicious and filling potato side dish to accompany whatever you’re serving for dinner. 

This delicious Minestrone Soup is rich, hearty, and filling.

Minestrone Soup

This thick, rich, and filling Minestrone Soup is chock full of vegetables.  Tomatoes, Italian seasonings, and beans are the stars of this soup,

Roasted chicken from a crok pot

“Roasted” Chicken from the Slow Cooker

This is one of the simplest ways to prepare a chicken.  Stick a whole seasoned chicken in the crockpot in the morning and turn it on low.   Eight  hours later, you return home to a delicious, juicy, fall of the bone chicken.  My chicken has cooked as long as 10 hours with no problem.  Add a salad and some potatoes or rice, and you have a complete meal.    If you don’t want to eat the chicken right away, the meat can be removed from the bones, and shredded to be used to make chicken salad, enchiladas, and added to soup.  […]

grilled corn and potatoes

Fire Roasted Corn and Potatoes

Sometimes, we get so caught up in creating perfect recipes, we forget about the simple things in life.   My mother was famous around here for saying “I like plain food.”    Sometimes, this statement annoyed me, but as I write this, on the anniversary of her birth, I realize that she was right.    Today’s post was supposed to be about grilling corn, but as I began to write the post, I remembered a time when our family was whole,  and I realized something.  My mother was right.   Plain food can be very nice, indeed.  Corn on the cob is one of […]

Barbecued chicken and potatoes foil pouch dinner--Simple ingredients assembled in a foil pouch create the perfect 30 minuted grilling meal. PattyCakesPantry.com

Barbecued Chicken and Potatoes Foil Pouch Dinner

This is the latest of our foil pouch combinations.  What can be simpler than throwing ingredients into a foil pouch  and tossing it on the grill?  This is a simple and delicious combination. Potatoes tossed with onions, and mini peppers are layered with chicken tossed with barbecue sauce before sealing them in a foil pouch and grilling for 15 to 20 minutes until done.    The finished dinner is loaded with the delicious flavors of summer and clean up is as easy as throwing away the foil when you’re through. It seems that our foil pouches are made from what we […]

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Lemon Pepper Chicken and Vegetables Foil Pouch Dinner

Lemon pepper chicken and vegetables cooked in a foil pouch on the grill make a delicious and delightful dinner for a warm summer night.   These pouches are the perfect way to give your family a well balanced meal without heating up the house.Once again, the process of making these foil pouches is  very easy.  All you need to do is arrange halved small red potatoes, coins of corn still on the cob, sliced squash, sliced onion, and some baby carrots onto the foil.  Sprinkle these with 1/8 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning, and drizzle with some olive oil.  The vegetables […]

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Grilled Potatoes

If you’ve never tried grilled potatoes, you need to add them to your next summer barbecue.  These potatoes are perfectly seasoned, and the light carmelization that grilling adds to their flesh makes them irresistibly delicious.  These idea for these grilled potatoes actually started with a potato salad.   I saw a delicious recipe for grilled potato salad a few weeks ago.  The recipe looked and sounded delicious, but what intrigued me more that the potato salad was the idea of grilling potatoes.  We love potatoes around here.  Baked potatoes are a favorite with Sue Chef and Bus Boy, and   […]