the pantry fairy

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Mother’s Day is drawing near, and if you are anything like me – a mom with small children – it can be hard to really relax and enjoy “your” day. I remember well a Mother’s Day nightmare that left me in tears when my little ones were still babies. My husband was at work; my oldest daughter had opted to spend the day with another family. My son, then 2, woke up from his nap screaming and had a nasty fever. The baby woke up screaming from her nap with an explosive diaper all over her crib and all over her. I was in tearsRead More →

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

3 ingredients + 5 minutes prep = fresh, warm peanut butter cookies made from scratch.Read More →

slow cooker scalloped potatoes and ham

Relax tonight with dinner done in your slow cooker! Sliced potatoes with bursts of ham and onion are in a creamy, cheesy sauce. Easy to make, easy to clean up!Read More →

quick sour cream coffee cake

A wonderfully moist coffee cake swirled with cinnamon and walnuts – perfect for brunch!Read More →

savory creamed spinach

Creamed spinach is a simple side dish that will easily dress up your quick weeknight dinner!Read More →


Warm, hearty chili is both nutritious AND delicious – perfect on a cold day.Read More →


Shredded coconut takes a cookie jar classic and gives it an exotic, tropical flair. Read More →

salted caramel cupcakes

Well… This salted caramel cupcakes recipe doesn’t exactly fit the Pantry Fairy theme of simple cooking from your pantry, as it contains a few specialty ingredients. But you guys, it was too good NOT to share! And really, it isn’t too complicated. These cupcakes would be a good fit if you are looking for something a little classier to indulge in for a special occasion. Salted Caramel Cupcakes yield: 12 cupcakes        prep time: 30 minutes        total time: 50 minutes (plus time to cool) Moist brown sugar cupcakes, topped with a rich caramel frosting, finished with a light dusting ofRead More →

Simple tater tots make this dish super easy to make, but looks like you spent a lot of time on it.Read More →

It was time to cook dinner one evening, and I did what all of us do – opened the fridge and scratched my head. What did we have that I could combine into a meal? There was a kielbasa link that needed to be cooked. I had a random bag of spinach that my mom had passed on before she left for vacation. I had half a red onion that needed to be used that a friend had left a few days before after making his famous guacamole. I found this recipe on Pinterest for Cheesy Sausage Pasta, and found that I could modify it toRead More →