Browsing category: How To’s & General Information

How To Freeze Cakes — Frosted or Unfrosted

Reader question… “I absolutely love your delicious mix in the pan cake recipes. I make them all the time now. I have a question.”

Equivalent Measurements For Vegetables

This chart is for equivalent measurements for the vegetables that I use the most, and now when a recipe calls for half a cup of celery, I can see at a glance that I need to chop approximately one stalk!

Irradiating The Food Supply

How do you feel about eating irradiated food? And how do you feel about the FDA regulation that allows sellers to start irradiating fresh iceberg lettuce and spinach, right away.

Dehydrating Fruits

Pretreating fruits with citric acid or lemon juice solutions before drying helps to keep light-colored fruits from darkening and serves as an antimicrobial treatment for all fruits.

Equivalent Measurements For Herbs & Spices

This chart is for equivalent measurements for herbs and spices… fresh and dried herbs, fresh garlic, garlic powder and garlic salt, fresh ginger, parsley, and fresh and dried sage.

Equivalent Measurements For Beans & Nuts

This chart is for equivalent measurements for beans and nuts… barley, kidney beans, lentils, navy beans, pinto beans, split peas, turtle beans, white beans, almonds, pine nuts, and walnuts.

All About Allspice

Did you think that allspice was a blend of several other spices? If so, you’re not alone… but you ARE wrong! Allspice is actually the dried berries of a small evergreen shrub called Pimenta Dioica.

All About Peppercorns

Peppercorns are berries from an evergreen climbing vine called the Piper nigrum that grows in India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Black, green, and white peppercorns all come the same plant… the difference in taste and color comes from the different ways they are harvested.

All About Salt

Table salt comes from salt mines. It is fine-grained and usually contains calcium silicate or some other anti-caking agent to help it flow freely. Some table salt also contains iodine. Table salt is 99% sodium chloride.

Equivalent Measurements For Meat & Dairy

This chart lists equivalent measurements for meat and dairy products… bacon, beef, chicken, ham, cheese, and yogurt.