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How To: Make sesame seed tahini

A staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, tahini is a delicious sauce made from sesame seeds, garlic and other spices, usually eaten with pita bread. This cooking tutorial walks you through the process of toasting and blending seeds to make tahini. Enjoy with your favorite food and drink!

How To: Make spicy red romesco sauce

This is a pretty versatile sauce, with an aromatic mix of roasted tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and scallions. And it's called romesco sauce, and can be used as a spicy red sauce, zesty spread or hearty dip. It's a little different than the classic Spanish romesco because it's spiced up with a jalapeño pepper and hot crushed peppers. Toasted almonds, fresh basil and thyme are added just at the end of roasting. Adjust spiciness to your liking and serve with grilled fish and meats.

How To: Make simple tomato chutney for any dish

If you have a garden full of big, beautiful looking tomatoes, then you'll need a delicious recipe where you can use them best. This tutorial is going to show you how to make a tasty and simple tomator chutney dish. This goes well with many different dishes and can even be used as a sort of relish for hamburgers.

How To: Make Trinidad hot pepper sauce

In this video, we learn how to make Trinidad hot pepper sauce. First, cut up any hot peppers that you can find and remove the seeds from the middle of them. After this, place the peppers (you want about 8) into the blender with 1/2 of a garlic and 3 green onions. Also add in a handful of cilantro, then cover with vinegar. Place the top onto the blender, then blend it until you get a liquid consistency and everything is well blended together. When this is finished blending, pour into a couple ...

How To: Make a low-carb alfredo sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make low-carb alfredo sauce. First, melt a package of cream cheese, then add in 3/4 c parmesan cheese and 1/2 c olive oil. Next, add in 1.5 c cream and mix everything together. After this, add in 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp pepper, and 1 tbsp minced garlic. Continue to cook this in your pot until everything is melted together. When you are finished, you can serve it over your favorite pasta, or you can serve it over cooked or steamed vegetables. This is great for an...

How To: Make spaghetti pasta sauce from homegrown tomatoes

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...

How To: Make Middle Eastern chicken kofta (meatball) curry

Are you planning to throw a big party soon and really want to surprise your guests with an unexpected and unusual food? Then this chicken kofta curry is just the thing for topping rice or couscous. Kofta just means a Middle Eastern or South Asian meatball, usually made from beef or lamb (though obviously the meat is chicken in this recipe).

How To: Make bacon-sherry beurre blanc sauce

This creamy sauce goes best with a pan-seared rainbow trout, but you could also find other uses for this elegant seafood sauce, it doesn't have to stop at trout. This video recipe will show you just how to make the versatile sauce with rendered bacon and shallots, deglazed with aged sherry and veal stock, and thickened with butter. Keith Pooler of Bergamot Restaurant shows you the trick.

How To: Make the perfect creamy Caesar salad dressing

In this video, you'll get the recipe for classic, creamy Caesar dressing. Best of all, it doesn't involve raw eggs, but there are eggs in it. In Kevin Carey's version of this classic dressing, the eggs are boiled for one minute, which is a process called coddling. Then he blends them with garlic, red wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, a blend of olive oil and corn oil, and, of course, awesome anchovies!

How To: Make lemon-chive vinaigrette for fish or chicken

The perfect vinaigrette dressing for fish? For chicken? For both? The answer is lemons and chives. The combination of lemon zest and lemon juice shine in this recipe for vinaigrette, which only takes two minutes to prepare! Fresh chives, a good source of vitamin A, impart a mild onion flavor which makes this not only a flavorful salad dressing but, as Kevin Carey of Verrill Farm tells us, a terrific marinade for fish and chicken. It's perfect for basting anything you might want to cook on the...

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: Make an enchilada sauce

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make enchilada sauce. The ingredients required for this recipe are: chili, chopped white onion, chopped garlic, tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock. Begin by preheating a pot. Then add some oil into the pot. Now add all the ingredients one-by-one into the pot and stir it for 10 minutes. Finish by adding the chili and stir for 5 more minutes. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in cooking, and would like to learn how to...

How To: Make caramel apple dip

In this tutorial, we learn how to make caramel apple dip. You will need: 16 oz cream cheese, 1 c brown sugar, 4 tsp vanilla extract, and some skim milk. First, combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, then whisk together. Add milk as you go to help thin out the mixture. Mix this together for several minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture and the cream cheese is broken up completely. After this, pour your mixture into a serving dish and serve with cut up apples. Enjoy t...

How To: Poach eggs made easy

In this video, we learn how to easily poach eggs. These are easy and require no fat to cook! First, get a skillet and head 1.5" of water with salt. After it starts to boil, reduce the heat, then carefully crack an egg into the water. Cook them for three to five minutes, or until the egg whites begin to thicken. Pick up cup with a spoon and allow excess water to drip off. You can also place onto a clean towel or paper towels to drain the water off of them as well. To finish, serve with your fa...

How To: Make a meaty cheese dip

In order to prepare a meaty cheese dip, you will need the following ingredients: 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of Colby Jack cheese, 1/2 of a block of Velveeta, 2 T onion powder, 2 T of garlic powder, 2 T of Cajun seasoning, 2 lbs of ground beef, 2 cups of salsa, jalapenos, and black pepper.

How To: Make Yummy Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette

In this video from Betty's Kitchen, learn how to make a delicious low-calorie vinaigrette for your salads. This tangy dressing has just a hint of raspberry sweetness and contains no oil so you can avoid all the fat and calories that oils bring. It tastes great and will keep for weeks, possibly even months, in your fridge. Enjoy!

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 a southern style vinegar based barbecue sauce

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...

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: Make a London beef broil

In this tutorial, we learn how to make London broil with Chef John. If your meat is frozen, slowly defrost it in the fridge for two days. After it's thawed, cut the meat in half so you have two thick pieces. Next, find the half that has fat on each side, and cut off the part with fat. Now, add balsamic vinegar, black pepper, olive oil, and dried Italian herbs into a pan and marinade your meat in it on both sides. Now preheat your oven on high broil and place your meat on a rack with foil unde...

How To: Make a thick and sweet barbecue sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a sweet BBQ sauce. First, heat 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat in a pot. Next, add in 2 tbsp of chopped ginger and 1 large chopped onion. Cook until the onions are golden and tender, now add 3 tbsp chili powder and 3 minced cloves of garlic and cook for 1 minute. Now, add 8 oz of crushed pineapple, 1 (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes and 1/3 cup ketchup. Stir this together, then add in 1/4 cup cider vinegar and 3 tbsp dark brown sugar. Mi...

How To: Make tomato-based salsa

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tomato based salsa. First, place a large pot of water to boil. Now, score the bottom of your tomatoes. When the water boils, immerge the tomatoes into the water until the skin starts to fall off. When finished, place the tomatoes into an ice bath. Next, remove the skin from the tomatoes then squeeze out any liquids and seeds. Now grate a lime and squeeze 2 tbsp of juice. Add in 1 minced jalape–o and 1/2 of a small chopped onion to the lime juice in a mix...

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 a healthier butter at home with Jenny Jones

In this tutorial, talk show host Jenny Jones shows you how easy it is to take store bought butter and a smidge of canola oil and mix them together into a healthier spread. This butter can be used like normal butter in recipes, on toast and anywhere else. Try this easy mixture out - you won't lose any of the taste and you just might live longer! Enjoy!

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: Use salsa as a sauce for cooking with Rachael Ray

Did you know that salsa is the most popular condiment in the USA? This is because it is so versatile! Salsa is not only for tortilla chips and tacos anymore! Use this delicious and spicy dip as a marinade or sauce for tons of other recipes. Top fish, chicken and meats with it on the grill or use it like a salad dressing. This clip with the Food Network's Rachael Ray will show you tons of insider chef tips for this spicy Mexican condiment.

How To: Make a low fat spinach and artichoke dip from scratch

In this tutorial, learn how to create a lower fat version of that delicious spinach and artichoke dip from scratch. Your local sports bar does not want you to see this clip because you'll see just how easy it is to make it on your own at home. This dip is great for a party, an appetizer, the big game or any other time you need something ooey and gooey to munch on.

How To: Make fresh spicy salsa in less than five minutes

In this clip, learn how to make a perfectly fresh tomato salsa with Ellie Krieger from the Food Network. Ellie walks you through the process of pulling together this spicy sauce in less than five minutes. All you need are your veggies and a blender and you're on your way. So, when you have friends coming over and you've forgotten the dip - no need to worry, whip this up and you'll have snacks on the table before anyone even notices you were gone.