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.
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!
Jenny Jones shows you how to make a quick and healthy salad dressing in 30 seconds. If you're looking for a quick-and-easy salad dressing, the 30-second recipe demonstrated in this 44-second video cooking lesson is pretty hard to beat. For details, and to get started making your own thirty-second salad dressing, watch this quick culinary clip.
Here's a video for a great recipe for a citronette dressing.
Bethenny doesn't like to let any food go to waste, like some hamburger patties she grilled the day before. In this cooking how-to video, Bethenny Frankel shows you how to make quick and easy spaghetti bolognese using the leftover hamburger meat. Follow along and see how tasty the spaghetti bolognese can be with items you probably already have in our fridge.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make spaghetti pasta sauce from homegrown tomatoes. First, pick out your favorite tomatoes from your garden. next, you need to wash them and they remove the skins by first boiling the water. After this, cut your tomatoes into small chunks, then chop up garlic and onions. Now, place olive oil into a pot on low heat and add in the garlic and onions. SautŽ these, then add in the cut up tomatoes and stir. Let these cook on medium heat, then chop up any other vege...
This mild Santa Maria-style salsa recipe is adapted from one by Susan Righetti, an authority on the cuisine of California's central coast. Susan calls Santa Maria-style salsa, "the ketchup" of the Santa Maria valley, since it's always served along side the area's famous barbecued beef.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
While the roasted (or, if you're Paula Deen or one of her followers, deep fried) turkey is the star and centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner, it simply wouldn't be as good without its supporting cast of sides including gravy and mashed potatoes.
Quince is a fruit very similar to apples and pears in that it grows on a deciduous tree, but it is far too astringent to eat raw. Quinces are usually cooked for a long period of time until they lose some of that acidic flavor and become tender.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it's probably time to start thinking about what you'll be serving your friends and family at the dinner table on Thanksgiving night. Of course, all the classics must be included, like the centerpiece turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
The family will love this pasta recipe. Easy to prepare. Ingredients you will need:
This video shows various ways to create marinara spaghetti sauce. Making marinara sauce takes around thirty minutes if created from scratch. marinara sauce generally contains onion, carrots, sugar, white wine, parsley and bay leaves. The dish is started by heating olive oil in a sauce pan which garlic is added. All of the herbs are then added to the heated olive oil. one can of tomato sauce is then mixed in to complete the last ingredient required. The Sauce must then simmer for thirty minute...
Marinara comes from the word marine which means it is a sauce for seafood. Many people like just marinara sauce on pasta without any seafood. This is an easy and fast recipe to prepare.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a hearty spaghetti sauce. First, pour some chopped onions and diced green pepper into a skillet with olive oil. After this, add in a chopped red bell pepper in with the mix. Let this saute for 5-10 minutes covered over medium low heat. You can tell when it's done because the onions will be clear. From here, add in your meat to the pan and then break it up with a spatula. Cook this down and then add in tomato paste after draining the oils from the pan. Le...
In this Thanksgiving day guide, we learn how to prepare fresh cranberry sauce from scratch. You'll need cranberries, orange rinds, brown sugar and water. It's as simple as that. For a complete recipe, and to get started making your own fresh cranberry sauce, watch this free video cooking lesson.
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.
Thanksgiving is coming up in a matter of weeks, which no doubt means you'll be consuming lots of pumpkin pie. And while pumpkin pie is heavenly on its own, adding a dollop of whipped cream on top makes it simply godly. But don't waste your time on those yucky whipped cream cans you can buy at the store.