Don't give up when your gravy clumps! There are four simple tricks you can use to smooth out lumpy gravy - use a wire whisk to break up large lumps, use a wire strainer to strain out the lumps, mix in a flour and water mixture, or run it through a blender.
Do your sauces come out to thick and un-pourable? Adjust a mixture that is too thick, using stock. Watch adn learn.
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!
CHOW Video Intern, Lauren Stenmoe, shows the quick and tasty way to make your own fake blood for special occasions, such as Halloween. Don't settle for the pricey, disgusting fake blood! Instead, make your own and avoid the nasty taste and costly price.
Coca Cola is pretty ubiquitous by now, and no matter where you go, from Morocco to the United States, you'll always find someone throwing down a nice cold Coke. Coke is also, unsurprisingly, one of the most recognizable drinks in the world.
Looking for a means of preserving a pound or so of butter? Make delicious ghee, or South Asian-style clarified butter. The clarification process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Become a veritable ghee whiz with help from this South Asian culinary how-to.
This dish is a popular one of the streets of India. It's a great dish that is easy to eat and can take one bite to devour. This tutorial will focus on one part of the dish, the pani in the panu puri dish. Enjoy!
In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make meunirere sauce. A meunirere is a classic sauce that has stayed very true to its ingredients. All you need for this recipe is butter, parsley, and lemon juice.
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.
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...
Don't just make any barbecue sauce, try something different, try something "award winning". This BBQ glaze is pretty easy, and has a sweet, sour flavor with mystery ingredients that provide aromatics. If you're cooking meat tonight, this barbecue glaze is the perfect flavoring to add.
There is no better way to get an Apple Butter recipe than passed through generations. In this two part tutorial, learn how to make family favorite apple butter for use in recipes or on its own!
This thick and tasty tomato-based barbecue sauce recipe for dippin' and moppin' goes real well with most anything barbecued. Start with this basic BBQ sauce recipe and then adjust the ingredients and quantities to make it your own special sauce! It's real easy to do as demonstrated in this how to video by the BBQ Pit Boys.
Husking tomatillos can be a sticky business. By peeling off the papery husks under warm running water you can eliminate a lot of the mess. To learn how to peel, roast and blend tomatillos into a quick salsa.
That Thanksgiving turkey isn't anything without the right kind of gravy to accompany it. A great turkey gravy makes your feast better for everyone. It's especially great to have if your turkey is dry— it's a lifesaver. But like we said— you need the right kind of gravy!
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 ...
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...
Every fish or shellfish dish needs tartar sauce! It's a must! In this video, learn how to whip up delicious homemade tartar sauce with just a few ingredients! You will need:
A must for any alfredo dish - make your own white pasta sauce from scratch! You will need some milk or cream for the base. Then add in some onion, garlic, butter and any other spice you want. You will also want some corn starch or flour as a thickening agent.
Arrabiata sauce, of Roman origin, is a tomato sauce seasoned with garlic and red chili. It's tangy and spicy all at once, which means you can whip the sauce up and toss it onto any type of pasta for a taste explosion.
The quality of the turkey you roast in the oven on Thanksgiving day is tantamount to how successful your Thanksgiving table will be - turkey is, after all, the center of the celebration for most families (unless, of course, you're going the tofurky route).
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 ...
You can buy heavy cream or whipping cream at the grocery store, and then mix it in an electric mixer at home. Set your mixer to medium high (and make sure you've set up a shield of plastic wrap to protect against spatter!) and mix for five minutes. Then pour and drain, and you've got homemade butter!
Before watching this video, we thought there was only one type of butter: The kind you buy in sticks or in plastic containers at the grocery store and toss into all your foods for extra flavor. But apparently butter is a much more complex foodstuff than we thought.
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!
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!
In this installment of the wildly popular Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Guy Fieri is in Cleveland to sample a smoked trout guacamole. This modern twist on the Mexican staple looks simply divine, and also not too challenging to make if you don't mind putting a little elbow grease into the mashing of the avocados.
You've never had mayonnaise like this before. Watch this video to learn how to make homemade mayonnaise from scratch. The secret ingredient is a few drops of hot sauce, to add a nice, fresh spicy kick to your sandwiches or potato salad.
Don't settle for store-bought sauerkraut, do it right with your own two hands and make homemade sauerkraut from cabbie and sea salt. Yep, that's all it takes to make a delicious sauerkraut condiment to go with anything, like polish sausages or bratwursts. Never buy sauerkraut again. Watch this video recipe to see how to make it.
Chutney is always at hit when eating Indian food. It goes with practically anything. Use it as a naan dip, a samosa sauce, or anything else. You can really put chutneys on anything! See how to make this coconut-ginger chutney recipe.
In this video, Andrea Albin, Assistant Food Editor at Gourmet Magazine, explains an easy tip for measuring honey. She says that it can be difficult and messy to measure honey because it sticks all over the spoon when you try to get the spoon out of the jar. She suggests taking a small bowl of neutral flavored oil, such as vegetable oil, and dipping the spoon into the oil first. Next, pour the honey into the spoon. When you turn the spoon over, the honey slips out of the spoon easily without s...
Make London broil grilled steak by following these easy steps! Enjoy cooking! London broil is a preparation, not a cut of meat. It is a steak that is pan-fried (and therefore not grilled) over high heat only to medium rare, beyond which point it becomes inedibly tough. It is a useful preparation for lean, tough cuts of meat, such as flank steak, shoulder, and round. To the less pure, London broil is a preparation that involves marinating a flank steak, then grilling, broiling, or pan-frying i...
Tamra learns how to make a killer Ranchero Sauce which is the basis for our Chiliquiles breakfast and enchiladas for dinner.
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.
The perfect sauce for grilled chicken, hot wings, legs and thighs. Jalapenos, beer and butter makes for some real tasty barbecue sauce. And it's easy to make. So, put on your Barbecue Shoes because in this how to video we're making jalepeno beer barbecue sauce.
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.
This lemon vinaigrette is a very simple yet tangy and tasty, it will keep in your fridge for a while. You can put it on just about anything. Watch this how to video to learn how to make a preserved lemon vinaigrette.
Learn how to properly add oil or butter to an egg or cream base to create a mixture that won't separate. This cooking technique is called emulsifying.
In Thai cooking, fish sauce and Thai chili peppers are a staple. This is always placed on the table just as we put salt and pepper on the table. If you go to a Thai restaurant and this is not on the table, you are not at a true Thai restaurant. Prepare Thai fish sauce with chili peppers.
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.