Holiday Hiatus

Merry Christmas from PMAT

Well, friends.  PMAT is signing off until the New Year.  We’re off to visit friends and family in and around Charlotte, and we’ll be Hosting Visitors here through New Year’s.  I hope everyone’s 2009 was wonderful and that 2010 will be even better.  I look forward to catching up with everyone then.  Merry Christmas and […]

Creamy, Dreamy, Spicy Fudge, and Not a Jar of Marshmallow Fluff In Sight.

ancho-cinnamon fudge

I might make a couple of enemies around here with my next statement, so get ready:  I think that fudge made with marshmallow fluff is Cheating.  Fudge is all about achieving a very singular texture through temperature and crystallization control.  The only safety nets one should have when making fudge are 1)a thermometer and 2)a […]

Sunday Suppers (Monday Evening Edition): Chicken and Chickpea Curry

Penzeys Spices

Hello, friends!  It has been quite the Whirlwind the past couple of days.  Do you guys remember Cindy?  You know, my friend from college who gave me the recipe for Miss Patsy’s Pound Cake which then morphed into Van Halen Pound Cake?  Well, The Beloved and I drove up to Richmond to attend her Annual […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (for keeping or giving)

cookie mix in a jar

So, I’ve recently started running some polls over on PCO.  Partly for fun, and partly because it helps me figure out what you guys want to know about/like/dislike/etc.  I asked what people think is the best homemade food gift.  One third of folks who responded said Cookies.  I guess that’s not too weird, but 0%–that’s […]

Apple Pie Buttermilk Pancakes or Hooray for Birthday Weekends!

Gaffney peach

It has been awhile.  Let me assure you, friends, that I have been Very Busy making all the pages on PCO beautiful and useful.  I’m all the way to the “D” pages.  It sounds not so great, but there are a Very Ton of  “A” and “C” pages.  Today, I hope to get through to […]