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.
Watch this simple recipe for homemade mayonnaise, presented as an easy to follow guide by chef Sarah Cook for the BBC.
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.
In this video, we learn how to make southern style vinegar based barbecue sauce. You will need: 2 tsp cayenne pepper powder, 6 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp coriander powder, 4 tsp thyme, 4 tsp celery seed, 4 tsp oregano, 2 tbsp salt, 6 tbsp chili powder, 4 tsp garlic powder, 4 tsp yellow mustard seed, 4 tsp black pepper, and 4 tsp onion powder. Next, pour the dry ingredients into a large jar with 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup of water. All you need to do is brush your ribs with this before and during cookin...
Watch this how to video and find out how to make perfect white sauce with no lumps from UKTV Food. Bechamel is a basic white sauce often used as a base for other sauces. This French sauce is also a key ingredient in many other recipes, watch and learn how to prepare it.
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!
Calling all meat lovers! This tutorial focuses on red meat, more specifically: baby back ribs! You'll find out how to cook the ribs as well as make a delicious looking pasta dish using the following ingredients:
Chef Jason Hill shares an authentic Mexican salsa recipe using 7 simple ingredients: cilantro, jalapenos, kosher salt, garlic, lime, onion, and of course, tomatoes. Your friends will BEG you for this recipe! Learn how to prepare this salsa by watching and following along with this video cooking tutorial.
The quality of the turkey you roast in the oven on Thanksgiving day is tantamount to how successful your Thanksgiving table will be - turkey is, after all, the center of the celebration for most families (unless, of course, you're going the tofurky route).
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.
In this clip, learn how to make a tapenade for your party or get-together that you can serve as an appetizer or a first course. This classy dish is also great for cocktail parties and can be served on little individual pieces of bread or crackers. Present this healthy and delicious treat to your guests and they are sure to love every bite.
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...
Chefs George Germon and Johanne Killeen demonstrate how to make hot fanny sauce. Intensely browned caramel, onions and a jalepeno pepper are combined to create a spicy sauce; perfect on steak, chicken or ribs. Make hot fanny sauce.
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...
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.
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.
This is a song with a quick history of avocado's birth into guacamole. Then there's the recipe sung by two mariachi. You need avocados, tomatoes, chiles, lime, salt, onion and chips to dip. This is a healthy alternative to cheese or ranch dips.
Cranberry sauce is one of the most important side dishes to any Thanksgiving dinner—even Christmas dinner! And if you're like me, you usually buy a can of cranberry sauce for the holidays because you don't have the extra time to go homemade with the turkey stealing the show.
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.
In this how to video Chef Jean-Pierre's garlic puree is a great flavor enhancer for any recipe requiring garlic. Use it as you would use minced raw garlic in pasta sauces, salsa, stews, stir fry etc. Be sure to refrigerate it, or freeze it, in a tightly sealed container.
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.
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.
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.