Panforte - Learn all about this
Italian confection (a round, flat cake) that is a cross between
fruitcake, candy, and honey cakes.
Pan vs. Reactive Pan - What is a non-reactive pan?
and Pan Sizes
to substitute different pans sizes
- How to stock a pantry - A well-stocked
Pantry Organizations - Managing Your Extra Stables
What’s the solution for storing extra condiments and staples?
New Year’s Resolutions Should Start in the Pantry
Open your pantry and you’ll be opening the key to keeping some of
your New Year’s resolutions. Are you planning to get fit? Are you hoping
to lose weight? Do want your family to be healthier? If you answered
yes, then join the crowd. Those are some of the top ten New Year’s
Resolutions. To keep those, you need to add one more. Another of the top
ten promises is to get organized.
Food Storage Chart - Shelf Life of Foods -
Storage does not improve the quality of
any food. The quality of a food will also not decrease significantly
during storage as long as the food is stored properly and used within
the recommended time frame.
Pasta Hints and Tips
- Hints & tips on cooking pasta.
Pastie or Pasty - The identifying
feature of the Cornish pasty is really the pastry and it’s crimping.
When pasties are being made, each member of the family has their
initials marked at one corner.
Pavlova, Meringue Cake - There
is a controversary with both Australia and New Zealand. While it has
been suggested this dessert was created in New Zealand, it has also
become recognized as a popular Australian dish.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich - Peanut
butter and jelly are considered staples in Americans' kitchen. Learn
about the favorite sandwich of American children.
Peggy's Baking Corner -
Cooking tutorials, with photos, of making your own beautiful
cakes, cookies, frostings, and even cookie cutters by Peggy
4th of July Top Hat Cake
Chocolate Amaretto Snowball Cake
Crop Circle Cake
Ear of Corn Cupcakes
Easter Egg Cake
Father's Day Tie Cake
Make your own Cookie Cutters
and Gumpaste Cutters
Mother's Day Triangle Cake
Ski Slope Cake
Valentine's Day Cake
- Along with salt, pepper is
on nearly every table. Historically significant, pepper
is the most common spice in use. Nutritionally
beneficial and medicinally positive, pepper offers a
unique flavor and a variety of uses. It is the third
most common ingredient behind water and salt.
There are a variety of peppercorns commonly used.
Brazilian Pink Peppers - What
are Brazilaian Pink Peppers?
Philadelphia Cheese Steak - A cheese
steak sandwich is not really a steak at all – it is a sandwich made with
chipped steak, steak that has been frozen and sliced really thin) and
cooked on a grill top. Learn about Philadelphia's famous sandwich.
Perfectly Planned Picnics
- The hard part of all this outdoor dining, besides
the no-see-ums, is all that organizing. To make picnicking
and outdoor dining easier, I created a checklist which I
keep in my picnic basket. I’ve added it here to make your
summer more organized.
Golden Rules of
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any
question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product,
throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips
is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms,
such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or
ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.
The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can
cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the time for barbecues
and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets
is food borne bacteria. You can't see them, you can't taste them -
but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.
Packing your Cooler -
Coolers are wonderful for family
outings. A day at the beach, the park, a sporting event or even a trip
to an amusement park. If you are going on a long trip, it's
best to bring one cooler for beverages/drinks and a separate cooler for
food. The reason is because beverage coolers are opened frequently,
allowing cold air to escape. Coolers with food will stay colder longer
because it will be opened less frequently. Depending on the length of
your trip/day out, a separate cooler with extra ice will help you to
replenish ice in food and beverage coolers.
The first pies, called
"coffins" or "coffyns" were savory meat pies with the crusts or pastry
being tall, straight-sided with sealed-on floors and lids.
Read about the
and history of Pies.
Apple Pie a la Mode
Bird's Nest Pudding,Sonker,
Ice Box Pie
Key Lime Pie
Pastie or Pasty
Sugar Cream Pie,
Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie,
Indiana Cream Pie,
Pies: Perfect Pie
perfect pie crust is both tender and flaky, It is tender enough to bite easily
and it is also flaky so that distinct layers of dough are clearly visible.
There are more than one type of pie crust that different
bakers swear by. In fact, bakers will swear by their favorite recipes.
Pie Crust Hints
and Tips - Additional hits and tips for
making the perfect pie crust.
- History, legends and lore of pizza.
Pudding - Why is Plum Pudding called
Plum Pudding when there are no plums in it?
Poaching vs. Simmering vs. Boiling - The difference between
poaching, simmering, and boiling is just a matter of temperature degrees.
Po' Boy, Submarine, Hoagie, Dagwood, Italian Sandwiches -
sandwiches are known by various names depending on where you live in this
country. Some of those names include: Submarine, Heros, Hoagie, Grinder, Po'
Boy, Rocket, Torpedo, Dagwood, Hero, Zepplin, and Italian Sandwich. These
are king-sized sandwich on a loaf of bread approximately 12 inches long and
3 inches wide, filled with various cold cuts and many different trimmings.
Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is
served in most Hawaiian homes and restaurants as a side
dish, and no gathering in Hawaii would be complete without a
few bowls of poke. In Hawaiian, poke means "cut piece" or
"small piece." Poke is bite-size pieces of raw fish doused
in seasonings. Poke is actually the Hawaiian version of the
elegant Japanese sashimi (a combining of the Hawaiian and
Japanese taste for raw fish). The fish for poke is sometimes
even lightly seared or fried. Learn about the history and
enjoy the recipe included.
The pummelo is an exotic large citrus fruit that is an ancient
ancestor of the common grapefruit. Learn all about this unusual fruit.
Cracker Jacks &
Popcorn Balls. Learn about the history.
Potatoes - The "Great Famine" or also called the "Great Starvation"
in Ireland was caused because the potato crop became diseased. Learn
more about potatoes.
Perfect Baked Potato
- Any potato can be
baked, but for the perfect baked potato with the desired flaky
texture, it is recommended that mature, baking-type potatoes such as
the Russet be used.
Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes
NEVER use a blender or food processor
to make mashed potatoes. There are starch packets inside the potato
cells and the blender blades rip right through them, releasing the
starch and this makes the potatoes into library paste.
- History of different
Advice On Stuffing A Turkey Safely
Green Chicken Liver
Freezing Turkeys, Frozen Turkey Safety
Making Perfect Turkey Gravy
Making Turkey Stock
Roasting a Turkey Guidelines
Shrinkage When Cooking Chicken
Smoked Turkey Tips
Thanksgiving Planning - Stress-Free Thanksgiving
Pound Cake - The name comes
from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of
butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Read about the history of this cake.
Prime Rib - Chart for
Roasting Prime Rib - Learn how to prepare, cook, and serve the
perfect prime rib roast for your family and friends.
Pumpkin Pie -
Early American settlers
made pumpkin pie by filling a hollowed out shell with
milk, honey and spices, then baking it in hot ashes. Learn about this favorite American
Purchase and Use a Good Instant-Read Thermometers -
meat thermometers take the
guesswork out of cooking, as they measures the internal temperature of
your cooked meat and poultry, or any casseroles, to assure that a safe
temperature has been reached, harmful bacteria have been destroyed, and
your food is cook perfectly. A cooking or meat
thermometer should not be a "sometime thing." Use it every time you
prepare foods like poultry, roasts, hams, casseroles, meat loaves and