Pantry Party November Round Up

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I’m late! I’m late! But I’m here. The Pantry Party is still alive! We’ve had a small month, but I’m not horribly surprised about it with American Thanksgiving having just occurred and the holidays looming (or already begun for some.) It’s been a hectic few weeks for me, so I’m glad to see some submissions!

This month I challenged my Pantry Partiers to make quick dishes. I got a wide variety of things construed to be recipes that can be made under 30 minutes. I love variety!

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Janet from over at  Taste Space shared an easy dessert – Chocolate Protein Bark. Using only a small handful of ingredients, Janet shows us how an easy and even healthy chocolatey treat can be made in under 30 minutes!

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Janet was not done! She also shared her Raw Parsnip Sushi Rolls. This vegan rendition of sushi is stuffed with parsnip. It’s amazing how much the parsnip resembles sushi rice in these! At first glance I never would even guess they weren’t traditional sushi. They look great and I’m sure they taste delicious too! Janet couldn’t decide which variety of sushi to make, so she has shared two different versions.

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My quick meal this month was my Spicy Fish Stew. This dish was actually a strange take on a recipe I didn’t have the ingredients for. For as quick as I made it, the flavors were wonderful. An easy dinner for a busy night!

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Michelle from Ms. enPlace shared Pine Nut Brown Butter Pasta. This pantry-based dish can be made in under 30 minutes! The sauce is made from pine nuts and butter. Sounds easy but delicious!

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The last recipe this month comes from Chaya at Bizzy Bakes. This Apple Kugel is gluten-free. Chaya made this dish per her son’s request and used baking supplies in her pantry as well as apples she had on hand. Welcome Chaya! This is her first month and we love new friends!

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Pantry Party November 2013

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Welcome to a round up featuring recipes you cook with ingredients found in your pantry. On the 1st of each month (well, this post is going up early because I got excited) I’ll announce the pantry party challenge of the month.  All you need to do is cook something based on the theme with at least one ingredient found in your pantry. Have some pasta? Some jelly? Some sauce? Flour? Sugar? Canned foods? We all have stuff pushed in our pantries that get forgotten about, so now is the time to make use of these otherwise forgotten foods.

On the 29th of each month I will post the round-up, with all the recipes and links to your blogs showcasing your contribution to the party.

I hope you’ll join me and explore your pantries!

How to Participate:

1. Visit The Law Student’s Cookbook on the 1st of each month to find out the Pantry Challenge Theme of the month.

2. Cook up something delicious based on the theme for the month with at least one ingredient found in your pantry.

3. Post the recipe on your blog. You can submit more than one recipe in a month if you wish, but all recipes must be current. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Just send me an email with a write-up of your recipe, a picture, and any other information. I’ll make a post with recipes from readers who participated.

4. You must link to the announcement post for the given month in your blog post. If you wish, you can also use the graphic above in your post or sidebar (which you can find here.)

5. Email your recipes to elizabeth@crabtech.net no later than the 28th of each month. In the email include:

* Your name

* Your blog name

* Permalink to the blog post

* A photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from the post

6. On the 29th of each month visit The Law Student’s Cookbook for the recipe round up!

The theme for November is 30 MINUTES OR LESS.
Make a dish, relying on your pantry items, that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. For me, November is the beginning of a hectic few months, during the holiday season. Easy is the way to go this month!

Pantry Party October Round Up

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It’s been a slow month here for me in terms of updating, but I was happy there were several entries for this month’s Pantry Party. This month I challenged you to make a casserole. Casseroles are the best type of pantry food there is. You throw everything together, stick it in the oven, call it a day! 😉

greek chicken casserole 4The first dish comes to us from Michelle from Ms. enPlace. Michelle shared a yummy looking Greek Chicken Casserole. This dish used a lot of pantry items, including rice, olives, canned artichokes, cream of chicken soup, dried dill, dried oregano, and some pita chips. This was the perfect dish to start this month’s round up!

zucchini_tomato_casserole_sliceThe next dish came from Little Joy Factory. Even Little Joy Factory’s daughters who don’t generally like zucchini liked this casserole. And who can blame them? Using a simple combination of dried spices and cheese, this is sure to leave people asking for seconds.

Vegetable Primavera Casserole 4The next dish is shared by Denise of Soup Spice Everything Nice. Denise was initially stumped by what she should make for this month’s Pantry Party, but decided to try a Vegetable Primavera Casserole. This recipe, relying heavily on the pantry and on items in the freezer, made Denise want to lick her plate. Another great entry into this month’s little round up!

IMG_9294The last casserole up this month is my Cheesy Pecan Chicken Casserole. Topped with potato chips, pecans, and cheese, this chicken filled casserole was very filling. I like that you can use different chips to make the casserole different each time.

Hopefully next month we can have a bash 😉 I loved all the casserole dishes this month though, thanks for entering!

Pantry Party October 2013 Announcement

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After taking a two month nap, Pantry Party is back! My life has returned to normalcy and I once again have time to run this challenge!

Welcome to a round up featuring recipes you cook with ingredients found in your pantry. On the 1st of each month (well, this post is going up early because I got excited) I’ll announce the pantry party challenge of the month.  All you need to do is cook something based on the theme with at least one ingredient found in your pantry. Have some pasta? Some jelly? Some sauce? Flour? Sugar? Canned foods? We all have stuff pushed in our pantries that get forgotten about, so now is the time to make use of these otherwise forgotten foods.

On the 29th of each month I will post the round-up, with all the recipes and links to your blogs showcasing your contribution to the party.

I hope you’ll join me and explore your pantries!

How to Participate:

1. Visit The Law Student’s Cookbook on the 1st of each month to find out the Pantry Challenge Theme of the month.

2. Cook up something delicious based on the theme for the month with at least one ingredient found in your pantry.

3. Post the recipe on your blog. You can submit more than one recipe in a month if you wish, but all recipes must be current. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Just send me an email with a write-up of your recipe, a picture, and any other information. I’ll make a post with recipes from readers who participated.

4. You must link to the announcement post for the given month in your blog post. If you wish, you can also use the graphic above in your post or sidebar (which you can find here.)

5. Email your recipes to elizabeth@crabtech.net no later than the 28th of each month. In the email include:

* Your name

* Your blog name

* Permalink to the blog post

* A photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from the post

6. On the 29th of each month visit The Law Student’s Cookbook for the recipe round up!

The theme for October is CASSEROLE.
Make a casserole using at least one pantry item. Though I encourage you to dig to the depths of your pantry, I only require one pantry item to be present! Any type of casserole is welcome!

Pantry Party September Round Up

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Though our first month back at Pantry Party has been small, we are back nonetheless! This month at Pantry Party we made dishes that used fish in some way. Fish can be made in many different ways. I love the different selections here!

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Denise at Soup Spice Everything Nice shares the first recipe for September: Baja Beach Tacos Two Ways. These tacos are Denise’s recreation of tacos from a restaurant, Don Juanz. Denise was successful in her recreation of two different tacos from Don Juanz, the Pacific Rim and the Baja Beach. This taco recreating project appears to be a success! Both Denise’s mom and her sister enjoyed them (and really, how could they not?)

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Michelle from Ms. enPlace continues to be a loyal participant at Pantry Party. This month she shares her Perch Spaghetti. Michelle shared insight about the Louisiana wetlands and the problems that the area faces. Litter, dumping, things that should occur at a dump and not at the wetlands. Perch is one of the varieties of fish that come from the wetlands. Michelle made this lovely pasta dish using perch (as well as many other yummy ingredients.)

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Diane from Simple Living and Eating shares the next recipe: Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella, and Basil Pizza. Diane made this dish for French Fridays with Dorie. Instead of using fresh tuna, Diane who was on vacation, relied on the canned variety. These little bites look divine and would be a wonderful addition to any meal as an appetizer.

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The last recipe is my entry: Fried Tilapia with Lemon Sauce. I brought this with me for lunch to work one day. While not a traditional lunch to actually bring to work, it was so good and I’m so glad I did. Using breadcrumbs, cornstarch, honey, soy sauce, and more, I relied on my pantry heavily for this breaded, sauced-up fish. It was a nice way to come back to hosting the Pantry Party!

Though just a small party this month – Welcome Back! And I hope you join us next month.

Pantry Party September 2013 Announcement

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After taking a two month nap, Pantry Party is back! My life has returned to normalcy and I once again have time to run this challenge!

Welcome to a round up featuring recipes you cook with ingredients found in your pantry. On the 1st of each month (well, this post is going up early because I got excited) I’ll announce the pantry party challenge of the month.  All you need to do is cook something based on the theme with at least one ingredient found in your pantry. Have some pasta? Some jelly? Some sauce? Flour? Sugar? Canned foods? We all have stuff pushed in our pantries that get forgotten about, so now is the time to make use of these otherwise forgotten foods.

On the 29th of each month I will post the round-up, with all the recipes and links to your blogs showcasing your contribution to the party.

I hope you’ll join me and explore your pantries!

How to Participate:

1. Visit The Law Student’s Cookbook on the 1st of each month to find out the Pantry Challenge Theme of the month.

2. Cook up something delicious based on the theme for the month with at least one ingredient found in your pantry.

3. Post the recipe on your blog. You can submit more than one recipe in a month if you wish, but all recipes must be current. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Just send me an email with a write-up of your recipe, a picture, and any other information. I’ll make a post with recipes from readers who participated.

4. You must link to the announcement post for the given month in your blog post. If you wish, you can also use the graphic above in your post or sidebar (which you can find here.)

5. Email your recipes to elizabeth@crabtech.net no later than the 28th of each month. In the email include:

* Your name

* Your blog name

* Permalink to the blog post

* A photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from the post

6. On the 29th of each month visit The Law Student’s Cookbook for the recipe round up!

The theme for September is FISH.
Make a dish featuring items from your pantry that includes fish! I don’t know if there’s fish substitutes for vegan/vegetarians, but if so, those are welcome also. Let your imagination run wild and create a dish featuring fish, using at least one item from your pantry!

Pantry Party July 2013 Announcement

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Welcome to a round up featuring recipes you cook with ingredients found in your pantry. On the 1st of each month (well, this post is going up early because I got excited) I’ll announce the pantry party challenge of the month.  All you need to do is cook something based on the theme with at least one ingredient found in your pantry. Have some pasta? Some jelly? Some sauce? Flour? Sugar? Canned foods? We all have stuff pushed in our pantries that get forgotten about, so now is the time to make use of these otherwise forgotten foods.

On the 29th of each month I will post the round-up, with all the recipes and links to your blogs showcasing your contribution to the party.

I hope you’ll join me and explore your pantries!

How to Participate:

1. Visit The Law Student’s Cookbook on the 1st of each month to find out the Pantry Challenge Theme of the month.

2. Cook up something delicious based on the theme for the month with at least one ingredient found in your pantry.

3. Post the recipe on your blog. You can submit more than one recipe in a month if you wish, but all recipes must be current. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Just send me an email with a write-up of your recipe, a picture, and any other information. I’ll make a post with recipes from readers who participated.

4. You must link to the announcement post for the given month in your blog post. If you wish, you can also use the graphic above in your post or sidebar (which you can find here.)

5. Email your recipes to elizabeth@crabtech.net no later than the 28th of each month. In the email include:

* Your name
* Your blog name
* Permalink to the blog post
* A photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from the post

6. On the 29th of each month visit The Law Student’s Cookbook for the recipe round up!

The theme for July is RICE.
Prepare a rice dish using items in your pantry! I’m assuming the rice is in your pantry, but for this challenge make sure to use an item other than the rice that is also from your pantry. The rice can be utilized any way in your dish – as the star or as a small component.

Pantry Party June Round Up

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If studying for the bar has taken anything from me, the list would include: energy, motivation, self-esteem, and time. There’s probably more. But this lack of time makes it hard to post on here (…or cook), but I do actually have a recipe I’ll be putting up hopefully later today. But my lack of time also made it harder for me this month to get the news on Pantry Party’s theme out. We don’t have a ton of entries, but we do have some great looking recipes anyway.

This month, Pantry Party went cheesy. Bloggers around the blogosphere were challenged to make a dish using items from their pantry that included cheese. Vegans were not excluded though, despite the clearly dairy theme. Vegan cheese was encouraged and accepted as well!

The next theme will be up in a few days, on July 1st. Hope you join us!

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The first dish comes from Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla. This Caramelized Red Onion-Potato-Mozzarella Galette looks like a great use of cheese! I’ve never actually had a galette, but I think I’m going to have to try my hand at one now.

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Camilla shared another dish as well, much different than the above galette. This Rhubarb Salad with Salt-Crusted Beets, Feta, and Spring Greens, uses cheese in a healthier way: a salad! With all this cheese, it’s good we have some greens in here!

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I made two dishes this month, the first being Sriacha Mac and Cheese. I love making mac and cheese from scratch with different flavor combinations. This spicy cheesy dish was perfect. And it was easier than most other mac and cheeses I’ve made from scratch.

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I’m also sharing my Baked Reuben Sandwich, which might look strange, but I ate way more of it than necessary. The slices of swiss in it were all melty and wonderful.

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Janet from The Taste Space made me so happy that I included vegan cheese in my description for the theme, because if I hadn’t this wonderful veggie dish wouldn’t be with us right now. This dish, Zucchini “Meatballs” and Tomato-Curry Sauce with Almond Parmesan, is such a fun play on the traditional spaghetti and meatball dish. The cheese that Janet uses is Raw Vegan Parmesan which is made from almonds, yeast flakes, miso, and salt. I’m so fascinated by this! And with the Indian flavors in this fun meatball dish . . . I’m loving it!

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Isn’t it cool that cheese doesn’t have to be savory? Michelle from Ms. enPlace took us away from the world of savory cheeses and made Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars. Michelle has a history with red velvet, with her grandpa making it for her for her birthday one year. These bars were introduced to Michelle by a co-worker. Michelle’s love of red velvet made her love this variation! I’m loving it too and I haven’t even tried one.

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These next three cheesy dishes come from Lori at Lori’s Culinary Creations. Her first shared dish is her Cheesy Millet Cakes. Lori first learned about millet in a grains class she took. I’m first learning about it from Lori! These look lovely and cheesy, using delicious Monterey jack cheese.

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Lori also showed up cheese for breakfast, with this Fondue-Style Cheese & Mushroom Omelet. This looks rather messy to eat, but all that melty cheese in the omelet is looking mighty tempting!

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Lori shared the last dish of the month: Moist Cheddar Chicken. In line with one of our previous themes (breaded,) I absolutely love chicken coated with cheese. This looks great and is a nice close to our month!

Cheese was more fun that I even expected this month. We had savory, sweet, breakfast, and vegan!

Now, what will next month bring?

Pantry Party June 2013 Announcement

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Welcome to a round up featuring recipes you cook with ingredients found in your pantry. On the 1st of each month (well, this post is going up early because I got excited) I’ll announce the pantry party challenge of the month.  All you need to do is cook something based on the theme with at least one ingredient found in your pantry. Have some pasta? Some jelly? Some sauce? Flour? Sugar? Canned foods? We all have stuff pushed in our pantries that get forgotten about, so now is the time to make use of these otherwise forgotten foods.

On the 29th of each month I will post the round-up, with all the recipes and links to your blogs showcasing your contribution to the party.

I hope you’ll join me and explore your pantries!

How to Participate:

1. Visit The Law Student’s Cookbook on the 1st of each month to find out the Pantry Challenge Theme of the month.

2. Cook up something delicious based on the theme for the month with at least one ingredient found in your pantry.

3. Post the recipe on your blog. You can submit more than one recipe in a month if you wish, but all recipes must be current. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Just send me an email with a write-up of your recipe, a picture, and any other information. I’ll make a post with recipes from readers who participated.

4. You must link to the announcement post for the given month in your blog post. If you wish, you can also use the graphic above in your post or sidebar (which you can find here.)

5. Email your recipes to elizabeth@crabtech.net no later than the 28th of each month. In the email include:

* Your name
* Your blog name
* Permalink to the blog post
* A photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from the post

6. On the 29th of each month visit The Law Student’s Cookbook for the recipe round up!

The theme for June is CHEESE.
Make a dish featuring items from your pantry that includes cheese! If you’re a vegan, by all means, use some vegan cheese and join us! Let your imagination run wild and create a cheesy dish with items from your pantry!

Pantry Party May Round Up

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This month at Pantry Party we shared our stuffed recipes. This theme brought a ton of variation, because not only are there many different types of food that can be stuffed but there are also many different ways you can stuff food – allowing for much diversity among the recipes. These may be my favorite types of themes because I never know what to expect. This month’s Pantry Party brought a delightful variety. 

I’m currently in the middle of studying for the California State Bar Exam which is conducted at the end of July/beginning of August. This is a nice little break after my 8-hour day of studying.

The next theme will be posted June 1st, so be looking for it!

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The first dish comes from Michelle over at Ms. enPlace. Michelle shared these beautifully colored Crawfish Stuffed Grilled Peppers. After catching some crawfish Michelle needed to make them. She shares some information about Louisiana crawfish boils. My family actually has a crawfish boil every year too (despite us living in California.) I’m hoping I can make it this year (and pull myself away from the books for one day) because I’d love some leftover crawfish to make these.

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Chris from A Kitchen Hoor shares with us the next dish: Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Mini Meatloaves. I love mini food, so these little mini bundles of meat stuffed with cheese are too cute. The flavors sound great as well. What a great looking dinner.

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Next dish up shares the one type of dish that got repeated several times in these stuffed recipes. Lori from Lori’s Culinary Creations shared her Turkey Stuffed Peppers. I love how many different varieties we can get with a stuffed pepper – what a great shell for stuffing. These peppers include barbecue sauce, ketchup, and Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning (amongst many other delicious ingredients.)

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Janet from The Taste Space showed us that other peppers can be stuffed too! Janet’s Besan-Stuffed Red Peppers utilize a different type of pepper to get stuffed. I’ve never heard of besan before. I love Janet’s blog and her recipes because I’m constantly being exposed to new ingredients and great ideas. To get the seeds out without cracking the pepper Janet had to use some skill. She seems super skilled in her kitchen generally, so I’m not surprised she succeeded!

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Moving in a different direction Ruth from Makey-Cakey shares her Date Stuffed Porridge Muffins. Ruth had made porridge muffins before, but in honor of Pantry Party she gave them a good old fashioned stuffing – stuffed with dates! Ruth also used a box of Grape Nuts she’s been scared to eat to include in the batter of the muffins. Great use of the pantry!

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On a similar vein of baking, I made Chicken Stuffed Rolls. Working with yeast bread, I made a chicken mixture to fill my rolls. For as much work as yeast breads can sometimes provide (and by work I really just mean time) these rolls were really easy to make.

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Danielle of Busy Mom’s Helper shared with us two stuffed recipes. The first is Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms. Danielle acknowledges that mushrooms are one of those love or hate type foods. For me, I love mushrooms. I would love to pop one of these bad boys into my mouth in all their bacon and cheesey goodness.

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Also from Danielle and for our last recipe of the month, is the Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken. For as delicious as I’m sure this recipe is (because basil is great and pesto is great) this doesn’t look incredibly harm. It looks like a great recipe for a night when you want something that seems fancy but don’t feel like slaving away in the kitchen! Perfect!

Now, I told you – stuffed was a great theme. It left us with 3 pepper recipes, meatloaf, muffins, bread, chicken, crawfish, mushrooms… There was such an incredible amount of diversity in the dishes! So fun! Next month’s theme will be announced on the 1st. Thanks for joining this month and I hope to see you next month!