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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.

How To: Make your own hamburger buns and condiments for BBQs

In this two part series, learn how to avoid a summer filled with soggy buns, dry burgers and store bought salads or condiments by making your own from scratch! Forget those disappointing BBQ eats and have a delicious summer full of picnics. Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and every sunny day in between will taste so much better with these recipes. The best part? All of these meals cost less than 8 bucks a person! Delight your tastebuds AND your wallet! Enjoy!

How To: Make labneh or Mediterranean strained yogurt with Dede

In this tutorial, learn how to make a yogurt spread that is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean called Labneh. Labneh is cheap and easy to make and is similar to cream cheese. You can spread this strained yogurt on lots of things such as pita or bread for a little extra taste. Follow along and get started with your Mediterranean dip with Dede.

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 white bean hummus with parmesan and basil

In this clip, learn how to create a unique hummus dip with Dede. Dede loves adding interesting twists to her dips and this one is especially exciting. This hummus is made with white beans and prepared with parmesan and basil for an interesting and unique taste. Follow along with this clip and serve this with chips, pita, veggies or even on a sandwich. Enjoy!

How To: Make Mediterranean hummus with Dede

In this video, learn how to prepare traditional Mediterranean hummus dip that you can serve for any occasion. This fresh hummus is good for you and low fat and makes a perfect snack, appetizer or treat for a party. You can serve you hummus with pita bread, chips, veggies or anything else that needs a little extra flavor. Follow along with Dede and prepare perfect hummus.

How To: Make hummus from scratch in 1 minute

In this tutorial, learn how to make Sunny Anderson's recipe for the classic Greek/Middle Eastern dip hummus. This hummus can be made in a super short amount of time and is so much tastier and more fresh than the store bought versions. Mix in whatever flavors you like or keep it plain - however you prefer it, this recipe will definitely make you happy.

How To: Make Nasturtium butter with fresh flowers

Ever think to add flowers to your butter? No? Well, you're missing out! In this tutorial, learn how to make Nasturtium butter with fresh picked flowers. This makes the butter beautiful, colorful and gives it a unique flavor. These flowers grow easily in most any backyard, so add this interesting twist to your meal tonight and impress your partner.

How To: Make traditional style spaghetti sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make spaghetti sauce with Jack Scalfani. You will need: cooking wine, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, basil leaf, onion powder, can of tomato puree, can of crush tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, sweet Italian sausage, and fresh garlic. First, pour olive oil into a sauce pan and turn heat on high, then add in your sausage and then add in garlic and onion powder. Cook this until everything is brown and then add in some red cooking wine. After this, let simmer ...

How To: Marinate and grill meat or fish for fantastic flavor

In this clip, Chefs Beau MacMillan and Anne Burrell teach you the secrets of marinating and grilling your meat or fish. A perfectly marinated filet can mean the difference between a tasty meal and a bland one. Follow along with the Chefs as they show you how to grill up your dinner like a professional and bring out the unique flavors in both your meat and your marinade. Enjoy!

How To: Make savory crepes with fresh bechamel sauce

In this clip, Chef Beau MacMillan (with some help from Chef Anne Burrell) teaches you how to make absolutely amazing crepes that are smothered in fresh, homemade bechamel sauce. These savory, creamy crepes make a delicious dinner or even breakfast and you will enjoy seeing the yummy smiles on the faces of everyone you serve them to. Enjoy!

How To: Serve olive tapenade for a party or get-together

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.

How To: Make a tasty asparagus with horseradish dip

If you're planning a dinner party or get together with friends, having snacks out for your guests is always a good idea. Having ranch and chips is easy, but making your own dip from scratch will show how important these gatherings can be. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to make a delicious and tasty asparagus with horseradish dip. Perfect for any occassion and goes well with almost anything. Here are the ingedients below:

How To: Make "thirty second" salad dressing with Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones shows you how to make a quick and healthy salad dressing in 30 seconds. If you're looking for a quick-and-easy salad dressing, the 30-second recipe demonstrated in this 44-second video cooking lesson is pretty hard to beat. For details, and to get started making your own thirty-second salad dressing, watch this quick culinary clip.

How To: Make tartar sauce with real homemade mayonnaise

For those looking to make something from scratch at home, check out this tutorial. Tartar sauce is one of the most commonly used garnishes when it comes to eating fish. It fits perfectly with it and can even be used when eating fries. So in the video above, you'll find out how to make tartar sauce at home using real homemade mayonnaise. So good luck and enjoy!

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 tartar sauce

Making your own homemade tartar sauce can somtimes be better than buying it already made from the store. You can control what you put in it and how much, which in turn can make it much healthier for you and others. This tutorial will show you how to prepare tartar sauce in very little time. Enjoy!

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 crab balls with creamy homemade tartar sauce

You may have heard about crab cakes, but have you ever heard of crab balls? Well in this tutorial, you'll discover how to make crab balls with a delicious creamy homemade tartar sauce. It's an easy recipe to follow and can be made for almost any occasion. So sit back and enjoy the goodness of this food tutorial.

How To: Make sauce for buffalo chicken wings

Need to know how to make sauce for buffalo chicken wings or any other fried chicken dish? In this free video cooking lesson, you'll learn how to do just that. For more information, including a full recipe and step-by-step preparation instructions, and to get started making this sauce yourself, watch this free video culinary guide.

How To: Make gravy from chicken or turkey fat or drippings

From Gills Fast & Healthy, a video on how to make gravy from chicken or turkey fat or drippings. Get advice from someone who has been in the restaurant and catering business for twenty-five years as a cook and chef. In this video, learn how to make a pan gravy from the fat of a chicken or turkey from chef, Gilbert Boyd.

How To: Make a fresh tomato and corn salsa

Salsa is the prefect summer time snack, perfect for any kind of chip. And this version made with corn is even better than your standard salsa. Throw some spice into your day with this refreshing recipe that will always find itself in your fridge. Watch the full video recipe for making the fresh tomato and corn salsa.