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How To: Make Pico De Gallo (Salsa Mexicana)

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.

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 hearty spaghetti sauce

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...

How To: Make a buffalo wing dip

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a buffalo wing dig. This is to be baked in a 9x13 baking dish. You will need: 2 packages cream cheese, hot wing sauce, blue cheese dressing, 3 celery stalks, 2 c your choice cheese, and 2 c chopped boiled chicken. Combine all of these ingredients together in a large mixing bowl After this, pour into your baking dish and add more cheese to the top. Bake this in the oven until golden brown on the top and enjoy! To make another dip, you will need: 2 c chees...

How To: Make homemade spaghetti sauce

In this video, we learn how to make homemade spaghetti sauce. This uses ground turkey instead of meat. First, chop up a small onion and turn your pot on high. Fill it with 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and the diced onions. Next, add in 1 tbsp garlic shallot puree. Then, add in 1 tbsp dried basil leaves crushed up with your fingers. Then, add in 1 tbsp dried oregano and your ground turkey meat. Then, add in 1/3 c sherry wine and then 2 cans of organic crushed tomatoes. Let this simmer and mix...

How To: Make a vegan-style Italian pesto sauce

Pesto is a great sauce for things like pasta, pita bread or spinach salad, making it a healthy addition for any lunch or dinner meal. In this video, you'll learn a recipe for an Italian pesto sauce, vegan-style. It's made from fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and cilantro, and is best served fresh. It's delicious and easy to make.

How To: Make caramel sauce at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to make caramel sauce at home. First, pour some sugar and water into a large saucepan. Turn on the heat and then wait for the reaction between them to begin. The sugar and water should start to boil, then put the lid on for two minutes and then take it off. After this, boil for 5-10 more minutes until it gets darker. After this, you will need to stir in the butter and the cream. Once both of these are completely combined, you will pour into a dish and let the ca...

How To: Make an authentic alfredo sauce

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...

How To: Make apple butter cream sauce

In this video, we learn how to make apple butter cream sauce. Start out by adding one piece of butter to a skillet and letting it melt. Then, add in some shallots to the skillet and saute them for a minute. Next, add in some white wine to the skillet and let it reduce. Then spoon in some apple butter to the skillet and continue to simmer and mix together. Next, add in some heavy cream and finish off with adding in some more butter. Melt this all together, then when finished you can pour over ...

How To: Make delicious guacamole dip

Skinny and Mini teach us how to make delicious guacamole dip in this video. First, take a ripe avocado and scoop the middle out into a bowl. After this, use a fork to mash up the avocados and get rid of the big pieces. Now, take some onions, tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, and any other types of items you want for the dip and cut them up into small pieces. Now, throw them all inside the bowl and mix everything up together. When finished, pour this into a serving dish and enjoy with chips or a de...

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: 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 guacamole from scratch

In this tutorial, we learn how to make guacamole from scratch. First, take an avocado and scoop the middle out into a mixing bowl. After this, finely chop up an onion and have someone else mash up the avocado in the bowl with a fork. Now, chop up a tomato into small pieces, then add into the bowl. After this, squeeze fresh lime juice into the mix and then chop up a jalapeno pepper, taking out all the seeds. Add in some garlic salt to the bowl, then mix everything together until it's combined....

How To: Make your instant gravy taste like homemade

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!

How To: Make a healthy, vegan salad dressing

Just because you're vegan, doesn't mean you have to substitute flavor with drab foods. Remember mayonnaise? Well, it can be substituted with something called Vegenaise, a vegan mayo substitute, perfect for potato salads. And for your southern-style greens cooked with pot liquor, you can substitute the meats with simple chipotle chili and smoked jalapeño peppers.