Don't give up when your gravy clumps! There are four simple tricks you can use to smooth out lumpy gravy - use a wire whisk to break up large lumps, use a wire strainer to strain out the lumps, mix in a flour and water mixture, or run it through a blender.
Don't just make any barbecue sauce, try something different, try something "award winning". This BBQ glaze is pretty easy, and has a sweet, sour flavor with mystery ingredients that provide aromatics. If you're cooking meat tonight, this barbecue glaze is the perfect flavoring to add.
Turn those store bought dips into designer party foods. Make a star dip stencil from a flexible cutting board. Make lemon peel stars with canape cutters. Serve your dips in stylish glassware to add that extra special touch. Turn store-bought dips into designer party food.
This video demonstrates a recipe for Hollandaise sauce, which is an egg based sauce similar to mayonnaise except that it's warm and made with butter. First he melts the butter in a sauce pan and lets it boil. He breaks some eggs into a tall glass and adds some vinegar. He pours the hot butter into the glass and uses a Bamix immersion blender to mix the ingredients, whipping it up until the mixture is thick and creamy in the glass. He then cooks a piece of salmon to go with the Hollandaise sau...
This dish is a popular one of the streets of India. It's a great dish that is easy to eat and can take one bite to devour. This tutorial will focus on one part of the dish, the pani in the panu puri dish. Enjoy!
In this video, Andrea Albin, Assistant Food Editor at Gourmet Magazine, explains an easy tip for measuring honey. She says that it can be difficult and messy to measure honey because it sticks all over the spoon when you try to get the spoon out of the jar. She suggests taking a small bowl of neutral flavored oil, such as vegetable oil, and dipping the spoon into the oil first. Next, pour the honey into the spoon. When you turn the spoon over, the honey slips out of the spoon easily without s...
Do your sauces come out to thick and un-pourable? Adjust a mixture that is too thick, using stock. Watch adn learn.
If you've gotten the store bought instant gravy as a way to save time, but have found that the taste just isn't up to what you'd really like it to be, there's still a way to get that savory homemade taste with just a few extra ingredients! In this video you will learn how to combine things such as mushrooms, sherry, and other great things to make a great tasting gravy!
Coca Cola is pretty ubiquitous by now, and no matter where you go, from Morocco to the United States, you'll always find someone throwing down a nice cold Coke. Coke is also, unsurprisingly, one of the most recognizable drinks in the world.
Are you planning to throw a big party soon and really want to surprise your guests with an unexpected and unusual food? Then this chicken kofta curry is just the thing for topping rice or couscous. Kofta just means a Middle Eastern or South Asian meatball, usually made from beef or lamb (though obviously the meat is chicken in this recipe).
There's nothing better than homemade dressing, and this blue cheese dressing recipe is sure to stay in your recipe box. Watch and learn how to make this dressing from scratch, in just minutes, with Kevin Carey of Verrill Farm. He'll show you how to make this tangy, creamy yet textured, versatile blue cheese dressing. Pungent blue cheese mixes with mayonnaise, sour cream, scallions, red wine vinegar and a pinch of seasonings. Serve with chicken wings, as a dip for crunchy vegetables or simply ...
In this tutorial, talk show host Jenny Jones shows you how easy it is to take store bought butter and a smidge of canola oil and mix them together into a healthier spread. This butter can be used like normal butter in recipes, on toast and anywhere else. Try this easy mixture out - you won't lose any of the taste and you just might live longer! Enjoy!
In this clip, learn how to use the right technique so that you can come up with a lump free sauce every time. Most people are afraid of making their own sauces because they are afraid of lumps but if you follow a few simple steps you will get a smooth roux or topping every time.
This video shows how to make a simple marinara sauce. To make this sauce you will need some garlic cloves, onion, extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, Italian herbs and canned tomatoes. Peel and chop the garlic and onion. Heat the skillet and add the olive oil (don‚Äôt put oil into a cold pan). Add the onions and sautv© until they are translucent; then add the garlic and let it brown. Pour in the tomatoes, along with the spices and some sea salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil and t...
In this video from inthemoodforfood.com, Chef Kev shows us how to make mustard. Mustard is actually really quick to make once you've actually soaked the mustad seeds overnight. We're going to use two types of mustard. One if yellow mustard, and the other is brown or black mustard that's slightly spicier. Put 3 tablespoons of each into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Put this into a blender and add the following: An additional 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of tu...
This is a demonstration video on how to make Mango-Papaya Salsa. The video starts out with a man in a kitchen. He begins by peeling and cutting up a mango. Next, he splits a papaya open and scrapes out the seeds. He demonstrates how to cut up the fruit into small pieces. He combines the mango and papaya in a large mixing bowl. Next he squeezes the juice of a freshly cut lime. He then mixes up the ingredients by hand. He presents the dish on a platter with a garnish of limes around the edge. H...
Eel sauce, or kabayaki sauce, is a thick, sweet Japanese sauce commonly served as a dipping sauce for Japanese seafood dishes. This eel sauce recipe is quick and easy... as well as delicious.
Learn how to make gravy with roux. Preparing smooth and savory gravy is easier than you may think. The trick to avoiding lumps is to use a roux as a thickener for gravy. To prepare the gravy, you'll need broth (turkey, chicken or a combination of broth and water), fat separator, roasting pan, all purpose flour and roux.
Here is a basic BBQ sauce that's quick and easy to make, and goes real well with most kinds of BBQ. Start with this recipe and then make it your own "secret sauce" by adjusting the ingredients and quantities. That's what BBQ is all about. Watch this how to video and let the BBQ Pit boys show you how to make this homemade barbecue sauce.
Sometimes the simplest sauces are the best, and this recipe for Creole sauce sure is simple. In this how to video Chef Paul show you how to make a great tasting Creole sauce. What makes it Creole style is the mustard. Gather some cream, mustard, pepper sauce, sugar, and spices to make this special sauce.
In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make meunirere sauce. A meunirere is a classic sauce that has stayed very true to its ingredients. All you need for this recipe is butter, parsley, and lemon juice.
Many people who have trouble with dairy can eat ghee because it lacks the milk solids that give rise to problems. Ghee has a distinct and delicious taste to add to your healthy dishes. Watch this how to video and learn how to make ghee in your own kitchen.
In this how to video Chef Jean Pierre's shares his recipe for pesto. Pesto is very versatile sauce and should be made to taste. Most basil pesto recipes call for pine nuts, but you can easily substitute walnuts, almonds, or any other nuts you may prefer. Be creative! The best thing is you can freeze it, so it is available whenever you need it.
A gastrique is a classic French sauce made with a reduction of fruit and vinegar. This black currant and balsamic gastrique goes well with any meat.
Learn how to properly add oil or butter to an egg or cream base to create a mixture that won't separate. This cooking technique is called emulsifying.
Luci Lock shows you how to avoid the heavy price tag and unhealthy processing of commercial flavored olive oils. You'll love this simple and delicious recipe for garlic chili olive oil.
This video demonstrates how to make homemade ranch dressing. You can also make this low fat using low fat mayo and skim milk. Nothing is as good as homemade. Make homemade ranch dressing using mayo.
Husking tomatillos can be a sticky business. By peeling off the papery husks under warm running water you can eliminate a lot of the mess. To learn how to peel, roast and blend tomatillos into a quick salsa.
In Thai cooking, fish sauce and Thai chili peppers are a staple. This is always placed on the table just as we put salt and pepper on the table. If you go to a Thai restaurant and this is not on the table, you are not at a true Thai restaurant. Prepare Thai fish sauce with chili peppers.
Chef Emeril Lagasse demonstrates how to make roux. This is a mixture composed of flour and oil, used to thicken dishes. Make roux with Chef Emeril Lagasse.
Ghee is also known as clarified butter and is an integral part of cooking and a must have in most Indian kitchens. It is made from fresh butter that is melted and simmered to get a clear golden liquid. You can use the ghee to season lentils, vegetables, to make parathas, sweets or even use it as a spread.
This popular tomato and corn salsa dish is easy to make and on the eyes! The colors and flavors really pop, and all you need are the right ingredients to compliment each other. Ingredients
Ingredients 1/2 cup lemon juice
Ingredients 1/2 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves
Ingredients 1 small onion (4 ounces), cut in 1-inch pieces
Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Sometimes, in the case of a guacamole emergency, you just need to peel an avocado in a hurry. This video will teach you how to do. Using only a knife and making just four cuts, you can peel an avocado in less than two minutes. Your cinco de mayo party won't be without guacamole for long!
An Italian classic, this sauce is sure to be popular whenever you make it. For this recipe (big enough to serve a whole family), you will need: 5 pounds ground beef, 12 ounces chopped carrots, 8 ounces chopped celery, 6 ounces yellow onion, 2 ounces fresh garlic, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 bottle Burgundy wine, 1 pound tomato paste, 28 ounces pureed tomatoes, salt and pepper. Make a traditional beef bolognese sauce for your pasta.
Yogurt is not a difficult thing to make in your own home kitchen! You don't even need a fancy yogurt maker! All you need is some whole millk and yogurt starter, plus some mason jars, an instant read thermometer and an insulated styrofoam cooler. Make your own creamy and delicious yogurt at home.
Hummus is a delicious, creamy condiment from Asia Minor. It goes well with flatbread and fresh vegetables. Make your own out with: 2 cups of chickpeas, pinch of baking soda, carrots, onion, roasted garlic, fresh garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and pepper. Make your own roasted garlic hummus at home.