How To: Store fondant icing projects

So, you've entered the world of cake decorating and fondant icing! What is one to do with their projects once finished? In this video, learn from the best ways to store your fondant icing projects. Take some final precautions and store your cake the best way possible. After all, your time, effort and creativity have made it very special!

How To: Distill your own water at home

In this video, a man shows us a Do-it-yourself method of distilling water. You will need heat resistant containers, tubing, and a rubber washer. You need to run the tubing through the rubber washer, and place that on top of the heat resistant beaker. Then, you use a container (any will do, as long as it's bigger than the beaker) and cut 2 holes for the rubber tube to tunnel through the container. Next, you add ice water to the now tunneled container, and run the tubing to the last container t...

How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

From the Mississippi Delta: Koolickles (AKA Kool-Aid Pickles)

For all pickle aficionados, apparently the combination of sour pickles and sweet Kool-Aid is surprisingly delectable. Popular in Mississippi, Kool-Aid drenched pickles are a popular treat coined Koolickles. Sound unappetizing? Don't knock it 'til you try it. The New York Times reports, "[Koolickles] have an arresting color that combines green and garnet, and a bracing sour-sweet taste that they owe to a long marinade in cherry or tropical fruit or strawberry Kool-Aid."

How To: Prepare and cook pork leg tamales

Learn how to cook tamales! Pork leg hot tamales, to be specific. Add a whole onion to a pot of boiling water, along with four cloves of garlic. Next, add the pork leg meat and a little salt and cover it, letting it cook for about 1.5 to 2 hours. That's just how you get the meet prepared. Watch the whole video to learn about prepping the New Mexican chili peppers and the finishing touches.

How To: Make Fresh Caramel Popcorn in Under 5 Minutes

Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napkins - things can get pretty sticky!

How To: Carve a watermelon baby stroller filled with fruit

This watermelon baby carriage is just waiting to get rolled into a baby shower! When traditional gifts like baby bibs and ginormous baskets of diapers and pacifiers won't cut it, this stroller is all that and then some. Carved out of a single piece of watermelon, the stroller comes equipped with wheels, a sun shade, and a handle for pushing.

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Cook a perfect crackling pork chop

This video shows you how to prepare a pork chop with perfect crackling. First, you will need to cut the rind, making hash marks along its’ sides. Then, you will need to season it well, with sea salt and crushed back pepper. Place it in the oven with potatoes: they should be clean and quartered. When the pork chop and potatoes are in the oven, you may prepare sweet peas for your side dish. Cook entry until the rind is crispy, and the meat is still moist. Do not over cook. When the pork chops a...

News: Whats Happen if You Mix Red Bull & Milk?

Casein is a protein that is found in milk. Groups of casein normally float around in milk without bonding. These groupings have a negative charge. The acidity of the Red Bull causes the negative charges on the casein groupings to become neutralized. Instead of pushing each other apart, the casein starts to clump together causing the milk to curdle and form solid matter.

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 volcano sushi roll

An anonymous sushi chef explains how to make a Volcano Roll. First, he pats down a thin layer of rice over the sliced seaweed. Then, he spreads toasted sesame seeds all over the rice. A layer of salmon is then applied. He then spreads salmon eggs and scallions all over the salmon. Some tempura flakes go over the layer of salmon fish as well. He rolls the entire thing up very tightly to make sure it does not fall apart when eaten. He then deep-fries the entire roll and slices it into even piec...

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Make a delicious shrimp scampi with frozen shrimp

Here Judy explains us how to cook Shrimp Scampi. You use frozen Shrimp. We take about 3 /4th cups of butter and put it in a pan which is heated. Add half a cup of green onions to it after melting it. Add 4 small cloves for garlic. Put sum oil on the garlic and then put it in the pan so that it does not burn in the pan. You add half a cup of chopped parsley to this. Cook it about for 2 minutes. Now add the shrimp and cook it for about 3-5 minutes and keep stirring it. Now remove the shrimp and...

How To: Use the Bottle Opener on a Swiss Army Knife to Pop Off Bottle Caps

The Swiss army knife has a lifetime warranty and is the brand that MacGuyver used in his series so you know that it's good. The keychain side of the knife contains a bottle opener while the other side contains a can opener with a sharp cutting edge. The bottle opener has a flathead screwdriver on its top. You can use it to open bottles of ale when traveling through Europe by using a leverage technique. The top should then easily come off of your desired bottled beverage.

How To: Dry basil and tarragon without them turning brown

Drying herbs using this method works well for herbs like basil, mint and tarragon. Herbs that don't have the fleshy body like sage Drying herbs like tarragon can be a bit trickier than fleshy herbs like sage. Tarragon is said to be great for your blood pressure and is a wonderful addition to things like soups and stews. Its also adds wonderful freshness to an early morning omelet. After a rough chop and time to dry, these herbs will hold their color and flavor until you are ready to use them....

How To: Prepare and eat a dragonfruit

Jaqueesha demonstrates how to prepare and eat a dragonfruit. To prepare the dragonfruit you will need a knife, plate and paper towel. Preparing a dragonfruit involves simply peeling it and cutting it into pieces. First, cut off the stem which is not edible. Then, peel off the outer purple part off of the fruit can stain the skin so be sure to wash your hands after you work with the fruit. Dragonfruit has the texture of a mango. Slice the dragonfruit in half lengthwise. Then, cut each dragonfr...

How To: Make lemon zest with or without a zesting tool

Making lemon zest isn't hard and doesn't take a long time, especially if you have a lemon zester. A zesting tool is the number one preferred way to get that lemon zest with no mess and no fuss. So, in the first video tutorial, see how to make lemon zest with a zester. Use a zesting tool for the peeling, and make sure to wash the outside of the lemon thoroughly to remove dirt and residue. Then zest away!

How To: Create an elaborate cucumber tomato border garnish for a salad

Let's face it: When it comes to most elaborate food garnishes at restaurants, we go "Oh! How pretty!" and then toss it aside so we can chow down on the food, the beautiful adornment forgotten forever. Not so with this salad food garnish. Made from fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad border is both beautiful and delicious. Easy to make yet impressively placed, it'll definitely garner you garnish compliments at your next soiree.

How To: Make Homemade Carrot Cake

Don't buy a carrot cake from the store—make a delicious one right in your own kitchen with your own two hands. A homemade carrot cake is always more appreciated and enjoyable than a store-bought one. So try this recipe out! This gorgeous carrot cake boasts three layers. The various textures of shredded carrots, chopped pineapple, and velvety cream cheese frosting combine to make every bite memorable. And wait until you see how it's decorated. A winning technique from Clare Garland of Ashmont ...

How To: Clone a Snickers Candy Bar at Home

Famous food cloner Todd Wilbur wraps his head with tape and attempts to duplicate the world's most popular candy bar. You will need water, vanilla extract, peanut butter, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, caramel, and peanuts. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a Snickers bar at home.

How To: Make an awesome Swiss mushroom burger

Mushroom Swiss burgers, your guilty pleasure. Don't worry, no one will know that you're cheating on your diet. And heck, it isn't cheating if you're watching this video right!? Instead of going to McDonalds and spending $4 on one of their angus third pounder burgers, why not spend less then that and make your own!? In this great video, you will learn how to cook all the main ingredients and make your own burger patties.

How To: Bake 30 minute simple scalloped potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a comfort food dish enjoyed by many families during Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season, but that time period tends to be the only time period in which this dish gets any play. That's because, delicious as they are, scalloped potatoes take an awful lot of work and time to prepare, and no one wants to slave away at the oven for hours.

How To: Store ginger, garlic & green chili paste

Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...

How To: Crack an egg so you can preserve the shell

Learn how to crack an egg so that you can preserve the shell in simple steps. First take an egg and a butter knife and you have to make a hole at its top. To make the hole gently tap the top of the egg to make a crack. Now insert the knife in the crack and peel its top out. Pour the egg yolk in a container and rinse the shell several times with hot water. Spray an anti-bacterial spray to kill any germs in it and let it dry for sometime with its hole facing downwards.

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