Yogurt is not a difficult thing to make in your own home kitchen! You don't even need a fancy yogurt maker! All you need is some whole millk and yogurt starter, plus some mason jars, an instant read thermometer and an insulated styrofoam cooler. Make your own creamy and delicious yogurt at home.
Hummus is a delicious, creamy condiment from Asia Minor. It goes well with flatbread and fresh vegetables. Make your own out with: 2 cups of chickpeas, pinch of baking soda, carrots, onion, roasted garlic, fresh garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and pepper. Make your own roasted garlic hummus at home.
This bright, tangy salsa goes wonderfully with tortilla chips, or as a dressing for fish and pork. To make this very simple recipe, you will need: 1 serrano pepper, 1/4 a roasted onion, 3 cloves roasted garlic, 1 pound of husked and boiled tomatillos and a pinch of salt. Make spicy salsa verde out of serrano peppers and tomatillos.
Sure to be a hit at your next party, serve with toasted pita bread, corn chips or veggie slices. You will need: 1 can of red kidney beans, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, a pinch or more of chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper, lime juice and fresh cilatro. Make a zesty red bean and chipotle dip.
This smoky, flavorful salsa leaves all those jarred salsas in the dust, and it's not too difficult to make. All you need is: 3 roasted tomatoes, 1/4 a roasted onion, 2 cloves roasted garlic, 1 roasted jalapeno, 1/4 cup of water or chicken stock, salt, red onions and cilantro. Make a spicy salsa out of roasted tomatoes and jalapenos.
Mojo criollo is a simple garlic sauce which is the staple of many Cuban dishes. This is a very easy dish to make. All you need is: 12 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 cup olive oil and 1 cup of naranja agria (bitter orange juice). Make a traditional garlic sauce, or mojo criollo.
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.
Stop buying bland salsas in jars - make your own at home! For best results, make sure all your ingredients are as fresh as possible. Aside from the tomatillos and avocados, you will also need jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice. Make a delicious Mexican salsa out of tomatillos and avocados.
You don't have to use this sauce just for buffalo wings - you can use it with nearly any sort of chicken dish, from chicken tenders to buffalo fried chicken. It also makes a great sauce for hamburgers or dipping vegetables. Make your own buffalo style hot sauce at home.
Who doesn't love the tangy sour taste of sauerkraut? It's that much better when you can make it yourself. In this video, you'll be shown you can make your own homemade sauerkraut, as long as it's in a controlled environment.
Want an easy-to-make spread that makes a big impression at your holiday party? Then why not give tapenade a spin? This tapenade, which can be spread on crackers and bread, is made from salty anchovies and capers. It offers the perfect amount of bite to offset a bread base.
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.
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!
While the roasted (or, if you're Paula Deen or one of her followers, deep fried) turkey is the star and centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner, it simply wouldn't be as good without its supporting cast of sides including gravy and mashed potatoes.
Quince is a fruit very similar to apples and pears in that it grows on a deciduous tree, but it is far too astringent to eat raw. Quinces are usually cooked for a long period of time until they lose some of that acidic flavor and become tender.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it's probably time to start thinking about what you'll be serving your friends and family at the dinner table on Thanksgiving night. Of course, all the classics must be included, like the centerpiece turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry 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...
Marinara comes from the word marine which means it is a sauce for seafood. Many people like just marinara sauce on pasta without any seafood. This is an easy and fast recipe to prepare.
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...
In this Thanksgiving day guide, we learn how to prepare fresh cranberry sauce from scratch. You'll need cranberries, orange rinds, brown sugar and water. It's as simple as that. For a complete recipe, and to get started making your own fresh cranberry sauce, watch this free video cooking lesson.
Thanksgiving is coming up within a matter of weeks, which means soon enough you'll be gobbling down truckloads of turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and stuffing. Not to mention copious amounts of butter, which is used to add flavor to nearly every dish.
Thanksgiving is coming up in a matter of weeks, which no doubt means you'll be consuming lots of pumpkin pie. And while pumpkin pie is heavenly on its own, adding a dollop of whipped cream on top makes it simply godly. But don't waste your time on those yucky whipped cream cans you can buy at the store.
Move over ketchup; salsa is officially America's favorite new condiment. This is great news, since salsa has infinitely less fat, calories, and bad artificial gunk than ordinary ketchup.
We know the easy thing to do when you desire a fruit topping for your ice cream or dessert is to run to the store and purchase that squeeze bottle of strawberry "jam." But with all the gnarly chemicals and high fructose corn syrup that composes most of these toppings, you're probably getting more artificial gunk than actual strawberries.
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...
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...
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).
Turn your apple cider into a delicious syrup with a little cinnamon, brandy and brown sugar. This apple cider syrup can be used in a variety of recipes. Add it to maple cream cheese icing for pumpkin whoopie pies and even use it in cocktails that need a hint of sweetness. Experiment with it in anything that asks for the feel-good flavor of apples.
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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!
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....
Serving fish tonight? Then you're going to need some tartar sauce, but not just any tartar sauce— tart and tangy tartar sauce. You can't buy this stuff in the grocery store! Betty shows you this sauce recipe that goes great with a catfish dinner.
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!
Butter by itself is like a recipe cure-all, making everything from chicken to layer cakes taste magnificently rich and creamy. So imagine what butter flavored with garlic could do.
Hummus is one of those rare foods that are both delicious and healthy. It's made mostly of beans and tahini, which means it's packed with belly blasting fiber and lots of antioxidants, which deccelerate the aging process.