Paper Clip Stop Knots

To prevent the knot from slipping when making a loop on the Candy Pacifiers, place a paper clip on ribbon about 1 inch above top of pacifier; tie a knot. Remove paper clip. Tie ends of ribbon into…

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Parboiling Peppers

Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Cook seeded whole peppers until crisp-tender, about 2-3 minutes depending on the size of the pepper. Remove from the water with tongs and…

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Pastel Tea Cookies

Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Insert a round tip; fill bag with icing. Hold bag at a 45° angle to the cookie, and pipe a bead of icing around the edge. Stop…

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Pastry Bag Pointer

Secure the frosting tip and coupler on the pastry bag. Place the tip of the pastry bag in an empty tall glass. Fold the wide opening of the bag halfway over the glass.

Use a spoon to transfer…

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Pastry Cutouts for a Pie Crust

Pastry Cutouts are suitable for a single- or double-crust pie.

To make cutouts, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out with 1-in. to 1-1/2-in. cookie cutters of desired shape. With a…

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Pastry Shell Prebaking

After placing pastry in the pie plate and fluting edges, line unpricked shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil or parchment paper. If desired, fill with dried beans, uncooked rice or pie…

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Patting a Crust into a Pan

Transfer the dough or crumb mixture to a greased pan and spread evenly. Press into the pan, using your fingers. Make sure to go into the corners and along the sides.

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Placing your thumbs on the fruit or vegetable, move the blade of a paring or utility knife toward you.

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Peeling a Pearl Onion

In a Dutch oven or large kettle, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add pearl onions; boil for 3 minutes.

Drain and rinse in cold water; peel and set aside.

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Peeling and Deveining Shrimp

Start on the underside by the head area to remove shell from shrimp. Pull legs and first section of shell to one side. Continue pulling shell up around the top and to the other side. Pull off…

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