This recipe for Creamy French Onion Rigatoni is a variation on a recipe that I make often. We initially used two of the components of our slow cooker roast recipe, and used it to make a pasta based casserole which was delicious. One day, though, when I went to grab a can of cream of mushroom soup, I discovered I didn’t have any. Instead, I […]
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 […]
Pea salad is my favorite way to eat peas. The first time I tried pea salad was at a buffet. My companion told me it was “delicious,” so I reluctantly tried it. I’m not a big fan of peas. We ate them often when I was a child, so they aren’t my favorite vegetable unless raw. My opinion changed when I tried pea salad, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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, 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 […]