A plated portion of Italian Sausage Rice Skillet melted cheese peeks out from under the serving. and Grains of rice covered in the flavorful tomato sauce. Pieces of tomato, bits of cooked sausage, mushroom, and zucchini are visible throughout the rice.

Italian Sausage and Rice Skillet

I love one pot meals, and this recipe for Italian rice skillet fits the bill perfectly. One of the best things about skillet meals is that there’s only one pan to clean up when dinner is finished. I love how simple this is to prepare, and my family loved it. Food Critic enjoyed is so much that, one of the times I made it, he […]

The word Rice is spelled in Rice on a wooden surface.

The 30 Days of Rice Challenge

It’s April, so that means that we’re going to complete one of our 30 day challenges here at Patty Cakes Pantry. This year, I have chosen to do 30 days of Rice which means that for the next 30 days, we’ll be publishing posts about, and recipes that feature, rice. If you’re wondering why we have chosen rice, the answer is simple. First, rice is […]

A 6 photo collage of cranberry recipes.

Cranberry Recipes for your Holiday Table

These cranberry recipes are a bit diverse so we’ve divided them into different sections below. In our opinion, cranberries are the quintessential holiday food. They can be prepared to be sweet or tart, and can be used as a condiment, added to a savory dish, or made into desserts. We’re sure you’ll find a cranberry recipe that you’ll love among this collection. Cranberry Sauces, Salsas, […]

Jambalaya from the Pantry

Jambalaya from the Pantry

Jambalaya from the Pantry is a simple recipe. There is more than one way to dress up boxed jambalaya mix, but we chose this method for our Pantry Cooking Challenge. With the exception of a fresh yellow onion, this recipe is made entirely from shelf stable ingredients. I guess that, technically, an onion is a shelf stable item. It’s just not a long term food […]

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Spanish rice can be made many different ways. This version is one that I received from a friend of mine who is actually a Salvadoran. Perhaps, I should have called this recipe Salvadoran Rice instead of Spanish Rice. She called it Spanish rice, so I feel like I should honor her choice of name for the recipe, right? There are two other versions of a […]

A collection of vegan side dishes

Vegan Side Dishes

Vegan side dishes may sound obvious, but many vegetable side dishes contain butter, milk, or other additions that make them not so friendly for those trying to adhere to a vegan diet.  I searched the Patty Cake’s Pantry website and collected all of my vegan side dishes.  This collection, along with my vegan entrees, and vegan soups helped me to more fully realize that I […]

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are an easy way to have a dinner ready when you return home after a busy day at work.  This requires a few minutes to put together the ingredients, but it’s well worth the effort.  These slow cooker stuffed peppers are awesome. 

Sum Gum

Sum Gum

Sum Gum is a simple and delicious combination of ground beef, green beans, rice, and Asian inspired seasonings, and it’s a perfect simple supper.    The best part is that it can all be prepared in one skillet, as long as you have some leftover rice in the refrigerator.  I love meals that don’t make a big mess, and they’re a real winner when my family […]

Spanish Rice with Corn

Spanish Rice with Corn

All of the members of my household love Spanish Rice as a side dish, and I frequently make it from scratch.  Scratch made Spanish rice uses a couple of cans–chicken broth and tomato sauce, but for this challenge,  I decided to try a different method to make Spanish rice.   This is a simple recipe is made completely from shelf stable items. This version has […]

Pineapple rice pudding

Pineapple Rice Pudding

This  recipe is a summer dessert that was created after several months of thinking about ways to modify some of my other recipes.  I love rice pudding, Glorified Rice, and Watergate salad.  I was wondering if I could somehow combine the Glorified Rice and Watergate Salad recipes to create a simplified version of rice pudding that would serve as a refreshing dessert for the hot […]