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 Ghee (Clarified Butter)

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.

How To: Make honey mustard sauce or dip

Make a fabulous honey mustard sauce or dip with this video tutorial. Put one third of a cup of mayo into a bowl. Add yellow mustard and Dijon mustard into the bowl. Next add a little hot sauce. After adding the hot sauce you will add honey and one table spoon of rice vinegar. Use a whisk and mix it all together in the bowl. You can adjust the amount of mustard, hot sauce, rice vinegar, and honey to suit your taste. Once it is mixed together it is ready. All you need now is your favorite dippi...

How To: Make fresh fruit sauces

It is a waste when fresh fruits go bad. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make your own delicious fruit sauce. Use up fresh fruit you just bought or overripe fruit that has been sitting on your counter. Serve the fruity sauce over pancakes, waffles, ice cream or any other item of your choice.

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 ghee (clarified butter)

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.

How To: Make a simple sherry vinaigrette

Chef John shows you a fantastic, all-purpose salad dressing using sherry vinegar. The second is a technique that makes emulsifying a dressing a fast and easy process. The reason I like sherry vinegar so much is that combines the complex, tartness of really good wine vinegar, with the rich, sweetness of balsamic vinegar. The vinaigrette shown today literally goes great with everything; whether it’s under a delicate filet of poached fish, over a grilled steak, or with an avocado salad, as you s...

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: Prepare sweet and sour sauce

Sweet and sour sauce is tasty with stir-fried meats or as a dipping sauce. Learn how to make this flavorful sauce at home. Ingredients needed are rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, corn starch, water chooped green pepper and chopped pineapple. You can serve it over a stir-fry, or use it as a dipping sauce for dumplings or egg rolls. This is an Asian sauce.

How To: Make marinara spaghetti sauce

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...

How To: Make a raw-foods mustard sauce

In this video, we learn how to make a raw food mustard sauce with Annmarie and Kevin. You can add this to any type of sprouts you like to make a great and healthy dish. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 tbsp ground up mustard seeds with 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar. If the mixture isn't thick enough, add more mustard seeds to the bowl. If you want this to be a spicy mustard, you can add chopped up ginger and sea salt to the mixture. Add as many seasonings as you'd like to make this mustard uniquely y...

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 Mediterranean laban bi khyar tzatziki yogurt

Laban bi Khyar is a wonderful Mediterranean side dish or salad that goes great with sandwiches, rice or can be served during the summer days to cool down. This dish can also be referred to as Tzatziki sauce in Greece if you replace the mint with dill. It can be served with Gyros sandwiches as well. You will need Mediterranean yogurt, Persian cucumber, garlic, mint, and water. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Mediterranean laban bi khyar tzatziki yogurt sauce.

How To: Prepare raw hummus and guacamole

Raw and vegan dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare raw and vegan hummus and guacamole. All you need for these dip recipes is: shaved zucchini, tahini

How To: Make Louisiana-style tartar sauce

Tartar sauce is one of the most commonly used garnishes for fish. It fits perfectly with it and makes it taste, sometimes, better. With this video, you will find out how to make a Louisiana-style tartar sauce using easy to find ingredients. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Prepare a fresh tomato relish for burgers

Tired of the same old burger toppings? Forget the pickled relish, ketchup and mustard. Top your burgers and dogs with something new. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to make fresh tomato relish. This tomato relish is simple and quick to do. Use red onions and fresh tomatoes for this recipe.

How To: Make delicious barbecue sauce with ketchup and honey

Making your own barbecue sauce can be fun. It doesn't take long to prepare and each batch by adding different ingredients will have a different taste. The sauce made today is called #93 by Pit Master Matthew Whiteford. Put a large pan on the stove with no heat on. In the pan put 2 1/2 cups of ketchup. Add 1/2 cup of molasses, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of honey and a splash of whiskey. Now turn the heat on the stove to medium and add the rest of the ingredients: a ...

How To: Cut and peel an avocado quickly

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!

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: Make creamy blue cheese dressing from scratch

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 ...

How To: Prepare homemade tartar sauce

Buying tartar sauce from the store can be easy and all, but making your own can not only taste better, but be more fun as well. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to prepare your own homemade tartar sauce from scratch using easy to get ingredients. It's perfect for your fish and chips and can be used with other foods as well. Enjoy!

How To: Make a French bordelaise sauce

In this tutorial, Chef John from Food Wishes shows us how to make a simple bordelaise sauce. First, take 4 shallots and peel and slice them. Place them into a saucepan with a little bit of butter and a pinch of salt. Slowly caramelize the shallots over low-medium heat. Once they are caramelized, add 1 cup of red wine to the pot and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring and once the wine is reduced, add 2 cups of veil stock. Now, reduce this to half and remove it from heat. Pour this through a stra...

How To: Make a vodka sauce with the BBQ Pit Boys

One of our favorite sauces for dippin' in at the Barbecue. All you need is some premium vodka and a few added spices in this tomato based sauce for a taste and flavor that is second to none. In fact, you better double up on the ingredients because you'll want to keep a jar of it handy in the refrigerator. Check out how to make this mouth waterin' vodka sauce with this video from the BBQ Pit Boys.