Country Zucchini Casserole

Country Zucchini Casserole

Country Zucchini Casserole is a great way to use up that abundance of zucchini that is almost always prevalent, at some point, during every home gardeners summer.  I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new ways to use up the zucchini harvest from my summer garden.  Most years, I have a bumper crop of zucchini. The best crop I ever had was 20 pounds per week, but one year, the zucchini weren’t very productive.  That year, we had more crookneck and patty pan squashes, but I suspect that any type of summer squash, or even a mixture […]

Burrito Pie

Burrito Pie

What do you do if there are only three tortillas, and you’re supposed to make burritos for dinner for a family?  Do you run to the store?  Absolutely not.  When we run to the store for one item, we end up buying extras, and that can hurt your grocery budget.  Instead, you whip up a simple and delicious Burrito Pie.  This recipe is a creative and tasty way to serve a family of five a filling meal with only three burrito sized tortillas.    Burrito Pie is a winning weeknight dinner.

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

This recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is a great way to add more vegetables to your family’s diet.  We love pasta here at Patty Cake’s Pantry.   Whether it’s because of my Italian heritage, or because pasta dishes are a frugal way to feed our hungry family, is up for debate.  What’s not up for debate, is that this recipe  for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is delectable. 

Moist and Delicious Cornbread

Moist and Delicious Corn Bread

Have you ever experienced dry and crumbly corn bread?  Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence.  You pick up the freshly cut piece of cornbread, and as you attempt to cut it in half to spread it with butter, it falls into pieces.  This recipe guarantees a moist and delicious pan of corn bread through the addition of a can of creamed style corn.  This recipe lives up to its name–Moist and Delicious, but one of the best things about this recipe is that it begins with two boxes of cornbread mix. 

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are easy to make because they start with canned chicken, but don’t let that humble beginning fool you.  These are delicious, creamy, and certain to become a family favorite.  In fact, my family requests this version more often than they request regular chicken enchiladas. 

Southwest Style Hominy Casserole

Southwest Style Hominy Casserole

Hominy is something that I grew up eating.  My mother’s favorite way to serve it was with bacon.  This recipe, which gets flavor from diced green chilis, and creaminess from sour cream and shredded cheese is delicious.  It makes a great side dish to go with anything that pairs well with the flavors of the southwest.

Five Cup Salad

Five Cup Salad

Five cup salad, also known as Ambrosia in some circles, is a staple on our holiday tables.  It’s simple to make, requiring only about 5 – 10 minutes prep-time, and it’s delicious, too.  The best part about this recipe is that I don’t even have to modify the recipe to make it work for my 30 days of cans challenge because the recipe is made from canned fruit. 

Green Chili Enchi-sagna

Green Chili Enchi-sagna

What do you do get when you arrange your tortillas, filling, and green enchilada sauce  in layers instead of rolling them up?  It’s something that I call delicious.  We also call it Enchi-sagna.  Enchi-sagna is Patty Cake’s short hand for Enchilada Lasagna.  The best reason for making our Green Chili Enchi-sagna  this way is that it takes much less time that rolling enchiladas and placing them into a pan.  That helps get dinner on the table faster on those busy evenings, and since you don’t have to roll them up, it doesn’t matter if your tortillas are a little bit […]

Simple and delicious shrimp dip

Shrimp Dip

This is a very simple and savory shrimp dip that is quick to make, and always tastes delicious.    A bowl of this dip, surrounded by corn chips is always appreciated by friends and family alike.