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How To: Make gravy with roux

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.

How To: Make classic Italian marinara sauce with 6 ingredients

Six. It's the magical number for marinara sauce. A great sauce doesn't need a huge list of ingredients, only a handful, and six ingredients are all it takes to make Christine and Carla Pallotta's marinara. The nebo ristorante chef/owners' recipe makes a large batch of vibrant tomato sauce which is a great idea. Use what you need and the rest will freeze perfectly for up to 3 months. That way you'll always have a hearty red sauce available when you've got a craving for the Pallotta sisters' 5-...

How To: Make masala in bulk for Indian recipes

Every few months I get together with a friend and we have a ‘masala making session’! We spilt the cost of the materials, the work load and then, split the masala. It takes a few hours but once it’s done, cooking is just so easy and so fast. All you have to do is add in the veggies or the meats and cook. Watch this how to video to learn how to make large quantities of masala sauce for all your Indian recipes.

How To: Make salsa with 7 simple 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.

How To: Thicken your gravy

Did you make a gravy for your holiday feast or just your usual dinner but it came out a little watery? Well there's a way to get it to thicken up using things such as cornmeal, a few gingersnaps, or other things! In this video you will get tips on how to thicken your watery gravy and make your feast that much better!

How To: Thicken gravy for holiday meals

Food editor Melissa Roberts shows a few different ways to thicken gravy. The first way that is shown is using either arrowroot or cornstarch. Both of these ingredients are gluten free and must be dissolved completely in cold water before adding to hot liquids as clumping will result if added straight. The next method to thicken your gravy is called a buerre manie'. A beurre manie' is French for needed butter. This method is a paste made by combining three tablespoons of butter and three table...

How To: Make spaghetti bolognese with leftover hamburger meat

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.

How To: Make a lump free sauce the easy way

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.

How To: Make hollandaise sauce with an immersion blender

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...

How To: Make gravy with a quick and easy recipe

In this tutorial, we learn how to make gravy with a quick and easy recipe. First, grab a 1/2 stick of butter and melt it in a saucepan. After this, turn the heat down to medium and add three spoonfuls of flour. Stir this together until well combined, smashing out any lumps. Now, add 1 c of chicken broth by slowly stirring into the saucepan. Wait for this to heat up, then spoon out 1 c of drippings out of whatever meat you have cooked. Once your saucepan mixture has gotten thicker, slowly stir...

How To: Make low sugar cranberry sauce

Jennifer DiDonato shows us how to make low sugar cranberry sauce in this tutorial. First, grab 1 bag of cranberries and place them into a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Let this simmer for about 7 minutes and now take 1 orange and peel the rind off of it. Now, throw the rind into the saucepan and pour the orange juice from the orange in as well. The last ingredient to add is 1/2 cup Splenda and mix together in the saucepan. Let this simmer for another 7 minutes, watching it to make sure it doe...

How To: Make fresh Mediterranean tahini from scratch with Dede

In this tutorial, learn how to make fresh and delicious Tahini with Dede. This is not tahini sauce, but actual thick and delicious Tahini paste that can be used in a ton of recipes. This dish couldn't be easier - it is essentially only two ingredients: sesame seeds and vegetable oil. Dede will walk you through the entire process and help you on your way. Enjoy!

How To: Make delicious salsa for tacos, chips, and more

Steve demonstrates how to make salsa for tacos, chips and dips. The salsa uses cilantro, 8 to 12 tomatoes, one lime, a couple of cloves of garlic, a couple of jalapeno peppers, a whole medium onion and salt. Set aside several tomatoes. Quarter the rest of the tomatoes, de-vein the jalapenos, dice half of the onion, chop the garlic and put them into the blender. Squeeze lime juice into the blender. Blend the mixture. Add a handful cilantro at the end of the blending cycle. Dump the salsa mixtu...

How To: Make an multi-purpose lemon herb marinade

This wonderful all purpose marinade uses lemon, garlic, and olive oil for its base. It is perfect for marinating any type of seafood, such as shrimp scampi and works great as a base for grilled Mahi Mahi or your favorite tilapia fish recipes. Use it on chicken or pork to brighten up the flavors while grilling. Just soak your meat of choice in the marinade for 30 minutes and prepare as desired. You'll find this an indispensable recipe in your kitchen. The ingredients are lemon, cilantro, garli...

How To: Make kala channa or black chick peas curry

In this video, we learn how to make homemade Kala Channa. Ingredients you will need are: 2 c Kala Channa, 5 c water, 1 tbsp oil, 1/8 tsp asafoetida, 1/4 tsp haldi, 1 tsp minced ginger, 1 tsp minced garlic, 14 oz pureed tomato, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 10 sprigs chopped cilantro and coriander leaves. First, soak your Kala Channa for at least 8 hours. Next, in a pressure cooker, add your Kala Channas with water and salt. Turn the pressure cooker on high then let...