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.
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.
Thanksgiving is coming up within a matter of weeks, which means soon enough you'll be gobbling down truckloads of turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and stuffing. Not to mention copious amounts of butter, which is used to add flavor to nearly every dish.
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!
CHOW Video Intern, Lauren Stenmoe, shows the quick and tasty way to make your own fake blood for special occasions, such as Halloween. Don't settle for the pricey, disgusting fake blood! Instead, make your own and avoid the nasty taste and costly price.
Pesto recipes keep summer going all year long. Rita Heikenfeld, from AboutEating.com, had a bumper crop of basil this year. And one of her favorite ways to keep that basil on her table year round is this pesto recipe for the freezer. Pair this basil pesto recipe with pasta for a fresh and delicious dish that will keep you thinking of your garden all year round. Watch this how to video and learn how easy it is to make homemade pesto with fresh basil. All you need is basil, olive oil, garlic, p...
In this tutorial, learn how to get that party started in about a minute with Bobby Flay's famous Mexican guacamole recipe! This guac is the perfect addition to any party and goes great with chips, tacos, burritos - anything!
In this video, you'll be learning how to make a delicious guacamole. Not just any guacamole, though. This guacamole is crunchy, and it's made with a tool called a molcajete, which is the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an authentic alfredo sauce. First, you will want to add some soft butter into a bowl and break it apart. Then, mix in some grated cheese (your choice) and mix together until you have a creamy paste. Once this is a paste, add in your cooked pasta and mix everything together until the pasta is coated. Add in some of the pasta water to the bowl if you would like, then add in the vegetables to the dish. You can season this with some more seasonings if you wo...
A delicious pasta basic is tomato sauce. A perfect, homemade tomato sauce can turn a typical spaghetti dish into a gourmet dinner. In this video, our friends at the Pasta Channel teach us exactly which tomatoes to select and which spices to add to come up with an amazing, authentic sauce that is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters!
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!
In cooking, a Roux is used to add thickening to either a soup or a sauce and are a crucial base to both for certain recipe's such as a gumbo sauce or a Alfredo/cheese sauce. In this video you will learn how to make a basic roux to get started with melting butter in a pan and stirring in equal parts flour.
Serving fish tonight? Then you're going to need some tartar sauce, but not just any tartar sauce— tart and tangy tartar sauce. You can't buy this stuff in the grocery store! Betty shows you this sauce recipe that goes great with a catfish dinner.
You can buy heavy cream or whipping cream at the grocery store, and then mix it in an electric mixer at home. Set your mixer to medium high (and make sure you've set up a shield of plastic wrap to protect against spatter!) and mix for five minutes. Then pour and drain, and you've got homemade butter!
In this tutorial, Chef Andre Robin shows us how to make a homemade roux. A roux is a basis for soups, stews, gumbos and much more. You can make a roux in as little as three minutes and do it easily. First, take 1 cup of powdered roux mix. Once you've done this mix it with 2 cups of cool water and put it in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it's dark and gooey you have your very own roux. You can add onions, celery, green pepper, chicken, sausage, rice and many other different items to make yo...
In this tutorial, Chef David Ritter shows us how to make a kosher béarnaise sauce. You will need: white wine vinegar, white wine, dried tarragon, fresh tarragon, shallots (minced). First, place some peppercorn, the shallots, tarragon, white wine vinegar and white wine into a saucepan. Place this over high heat until it's reduced. Now, take pre-made hollandaise sauce and add the tarragon to that mixture. Once the heated mixture is done, pour it through a strainer into the hollandaise sauce. Wh...
Salsa is always a great appetizing treat to serve with chips or in a salad. This recipe for traditional Mexican salsa will provide the kick for your kickback. So kickback and learn how to make traditional Mexican salsa that will make your guests hot!
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.
Do your sauces come out to thick and un-pourable? Adjust a mixture that is too thick, using stock. Watch adn learn.
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.
This bright, tangy salsa goes wonderfully with tortilla chips, or as a dressing for fish and pork. To make this very simple recipe, you will need: 1 serrano pepper, 1/4 a roasted onion, 3 cloves roasted garlic, 1 pound of husked and boiled tomatillos and a pinch of salt. Make spicy salsa verde out of serrano peppers and tomatillos.
Sure to be a hit at your next party, serve with toasted pita bread, corn chips or veggie slices. You will need: 1 can of red kidney beans, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, a pinch or more of chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper, lime juice and fresh cilatro. Make a zesty red bean and chipotle dip.
This smoky, flavorful salsa leaves all those jarred salsas in the dust, and it's not too difficult to make. All you need is: 3 roasted tomatoes, 1/4 a roasted onion, 2 cloves roasted garlic, 1 roasted jalapeno, 1/4 cup of water or chicken stock, salt, red onions and cilantro. Make a spicy salsa out of roasted tomatoes and jalapenos.
Mojo criollo is a simple garlic sauce which is the staple of many Cuban dishes. This is a very easy dish to make. All you need is: 12 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 cup olive oil and 1 cup of naranja agria (bitter orange juice). Make a traditional garlic sauce, or mojo criollo.
A must for any alfredo dish - make your own white pasta sauce from scratch! You will need some milk or cream for the base. Then add in some onion, garlic, butter and any other spice you want. You will also want some corn starch or flour as a thickening agent.
Stop buying bland salsas in jars - make your own at home! For best results, make sure all your ingredients are as fresh as possible. Aside from the tomatillos and avocados, you will also need jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice. Make a delicious Mexican salsa out of tomatillos and avocados.
You don't have to use this sauce just for buffalo wings - you can use it with nearly any sort of chicken dish, from chicken tenders to buffalo fried chicken. It also makes a great sauce for hamburgers or dipping vegetables. Make your own buffalo style hot sauce at home.
Who doesn't love the tangy sour taste of sauerkraut? It's that much better when you can make it yourself. In this video, you'll be shown you can make your own homemade sauerkraut, as long as it's in a controlled environment.
Want an easy-to-make spread that makes a big impression at your holiday party? Then why not give tapenade a spin? This tapenade, which can be spread on crackers and bread, is made from salty anchovies and capers. It offers the perfect amount of bite to offset a bread base.
I keep Pico De Gallo around all the time. I find it is very versatile and can be used for any meal. My youngest son loves to cook and it was one of the first things I taught him to make. As you read my writings about food I've made, you will find a lot of references to the pico. I've made up this little recipe to give you a smile as well as the ingredients and method.
That Thanksgiving turkey isn't anything without the right kind of gravy to accompany it. A great turkey gravy makes your feast better for everyone. It's especially great to have if your turkey is dry— it's a lifesaver. But like we said— you need the right kind of gravy!