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.
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!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make crispy golden roasted turkey. For this recipe you will need: 13 lb turkey, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper. To cook the turkey you will need: 1 roasting rack, 1 roasting pan and aluminum foil. First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, pat dry your turkey after rinsing thoroughly, making sure to fully dry everything. Now, rub butter all over the turkey, inside and out. You can now brush the turkey with a generous amount of olive oil and then seaso...
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...
The battle between Pepsi and Coke has been a grueling one, with both sides securing their secret formulas for great tasting, addicting sodas behind lock and key.
Pour water in a pot and boil. Add salt and whole pepper corn.
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!
This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on.
Every once in a while, we highlight a questionable Faux-To on WonderHowTo. For example, tested false by Mythbusters and others, the tennis ball car break-in method appears to be completely debunk (even though Russell Crow pulls it off in his latest film, "The Next Three Days").
Learn how to make this delicious sweet potato crunch casserole, which can be either a dessert or a side dish. Depends on what you consider creamy sweet potatoes with pecan-brown sugar topping. You can serve this sweet potato recipe warm, at room temperature or cold, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a killer dish!
To truss a chicken without using any strings, wires or skewers, hold the chicken up by the wings and let all the fluids drain out into a bowl or sink or any container. Next, use a knive or a sharp object and cut open a slit at the fat flaps just outside the bottom cavity. The slit should be about the size of a dime, and make a cut on the other flap as well. Push the leg through the slit on the opposite side, and then push the other leg to the other slit as well. The legs are now trussed. Tuck...
Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to show you how to cook like pro. In this video he demonstrates how to cook up a delightfully tender roast loin of pork with lemon and sage. Make pork loin with Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay.
Use this quick and easy tip for chopping sticky dried fruit. The dried fruit can often stick to itself and become very difficult to chop into distinct pieces. This is important for baking cakes or other dessert recipes that require the ingredient.
Here are some cooking instructions at John's Cuisine of how to cook the Vietnamese delicacy balut or partially developed duck egg. This is supposedly also a aphrodisiac. The all-time Filipino favorite dishes are now unveiled to the whole world. Hosted by John-Eric Taburada watch this tutorial on how to prepare fried balut.
Watch this how to video sequence to learn how to prepare delicious Louisiana style deep fried pork loins. Caution, this recipe is not intended for those on a diet.
In order to make Shooting Stars for Cakes made from Fondant Icing, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: fondant cookie cutters, wire cutters, gumpaste, a pastry brush, icing spatula, glue (or gumpaste with water), a paint brush, a fondant rolling pin, powdered sugar, floral wire, and a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Your onion deserves better. And even, parallel slices are the way to clean onion geometry. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to chop an onion the right way, into nice even squares.
Gourmet editor, Ruth, tells us all about the different graters and why choosing the best grater for each job is very important. The classical grater is called a knuckle bleeder. This is because when you're at the end of the item you're grating, you have to get your hand really close to it and you might scrape your knuckles. The hand grater is easier to use and provides smaller pieces which makes it ideal for most grating jobs. A zester grater is also easy to use and provides more volume than ...
This video shows how to throw a Hawaiian pig roast. Remember, the most important part is to drink while you prep the pig and build the fire. Just do not burn yourself or undercook it. The longer you leave it in the ground, the better it is.
Web Chef demonstrates how to prepare and clean snow crab. First, fill a large pot halfway full of water, add a dash of sea salt and bring it to a boil. Throw in the crabs, replace the lid and cook them for 15 minutes. Remove the crabs from the pot and run them under cold water. Pull out the crab's apron and break half the body from the shell. Grab the legs and pry it out from its shell. Break out the mouth and the lungs. Rinse the crab under cold water. Pry the body away from the other half o...
This tutorial video will teach you how to make dukbokki, a popular Korean snack that is essentially a hot and spicy rice cake. To make this Korean dish, you will need a rice cake, dried anchovies, hot pepper paste, sugar, and green onions. Hot and spicy!
Just like you can get in a diner! Perfect to serve with eggs. For this recipe, you will need: 1 medium peeled russet potato, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried garlic, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, a box grater and some butter for frying. Make crispy and seasoned hash browns.
This special recipe works just as well with halibut, sole, plaice, or any other flat fish. Make pan fried turbot.
Carp can make great fish recipes. Watch this how to video and learn how to make Cajun carp. This spicy fish and shrimp recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Gather up your ingredients and prepare some carp for dinner.
Wondering how to shape the fondant into a beautiful rose you can decorate your cakes with? This how to video is step by step demonstration on how to make the center and the the leaves of a fondant rose.
Want to tent your turkey so that it doesn't burn? We'll show you how.
Using a rub on your turkey gives a real flavor boost. We'll show you the technique.
A persimmon is not ready to eat until it has a soft consistency like jelly or pudding, though the fruit can be harvested and brought inside while still hard, so long as the branch the fruit hangs from is picked along with it. One way to be sure that a persimmon is ready to eat, is to press a finger against the skin of the fruit. If a fingerprint is left, the persimmon is ripe and delicious. Once they start getting soft they go bad very quickly, so it's good to prepare them so you can eat them...
Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings.
Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.
If you want to start the party out right, you have to impress the crowd with your awesome bartending skills. While lighting cocktails on fire is a nice way to warm up the crowd, it's been done by thousands of bartenders across the globe. Plus, if you're not careful, you could end up like this guy:
A purée is a great side dish for any dinnertime meal, because it's a healthy and creamy substance from fruit or vegetables. In this video recipe, you'll learn a vegetable variety, full of butternut squash.
Cooking a delicious ribeye roast for dinner? In this video, learn how to slow cook a ribeye roast. Advice:
In this Thanksgiving Day guide, we learn how to brine a turkey to add flavor and lock in moisture. This free video cooking lesson provides instructions on how to prepare both traditional and "kicked-up" brines. For all of the details, take a look.
This video shows you how to make summer sausage, highlighting the stuffing and cooking operations. The mixing of the meat and vacuum packing is not included. In this version, I use a domestic (residential) oven rather than the wood fired masonry unit in the back yard.
According to Gordon Ramsey there are only a few but very important steps to take when cooking a rib eye steak.The first thing to remember is that the tools and seasonings are almost as important as the main dish.You should pick out ingredients that are as fresh as possible such as rosemary,olive oil,salt,pepper,garlic and butter.You can let god quality tools like a knife and griddle do most of your work for you.And lastly you should choose a quality side dish like artichokes to make your rib ...
Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the roast from its packaging and place it in a sturdy roasting pan.
Julienne-cut vegetables is just a fancy way of saying very skinnily-cut vegetables. But chefs use the term to sound cool and professional (or at least we think so). Either way, when it comes down to food, presentation is definitely half the battle.
In cooking, a Roux is used to add thickening to either a soup or a sauce and are a crucial base to both for certain recipe's such as a gumbo sauce or a Alfredo/cheese sauce. In this video you will learn how to make a basic roux to get started with melting butter in a pan and stirring in equal parts flour.
This is a very easy silencer you can make using nothing more than a roll of paper towels, an expanse of aluminum foil and a water bottle. Like most silencers, however, this one won't work forever so you'll need to be able to make a lot of them if you want to do more frequent shooting. It's also a bit bulky. But if those aren't problems for you, then watch this video and have fun with your new rifle silencer!