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:
In this tutorial, learn how to fake sous vide sausage and reheat it so it's ready when you need it. If you are unsure when your guests will arrive or when you will actually be eating - then use this simple method. By keeping your sausage in boiling water, you will save the flavor and keep it cooked for as long as you need, before you get it onto the plate. Check out this clip for the full details and enjoy!
Most people need their morning pick-me-up to get the day started right. There's a Starbucks on every corner and caffeine "shots" are sold in convenience stores everywhere. Even Mountain Dew is getting in on the action with its new KickStart "breakfast" drink (whatever that means). With a whopping 5% real fruit juice!
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.
In this video, we learn how to can okra. After picking the okra, wash and clean it. Then, cut the two ends of the okra off to discard. Cut the rest into small pieces to cook and can. After this, prepare the canning jars by putting them in the dishwasher, then add 6 tbsp white vinegar to a gallon of water in a large pot. Boil the okra in this with salt for six minutes. Then, let the water come back to a boil and boil for six more minutes. From here, use the jars from the dishwasher to can the ...
Interested in making Greek food but you don't know how? Start with Greek fish plaki! This free online cooking lesson about Greek food taught by an expert chef will have you on your way in no time.
A fun and simple project, you can make little figures of people out of sugar paste. This is a simple and tasty decorating tip to top your next cake or confection. All you need is a little food coloring and a few dabs of water.
Love espresso but don't feel like giving your arm and leg to Starbucks? Well, your prayers have been answered! This great video details the steps needed to make an amazing Cafe' Cortado. I can see it now, you're salivating, and your wallet is thanking you too!
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...
Intro to Camotes Older Filipinos love eating camotes, also known as sweet potato fries, for breakfast. Aside from filling your stomach completely, it also has fewer carbs than regular white rice.
Unless you're making a one layer cake, which doesn't seem to exist all that often anymore, putting together double, triple, and even quadruple layered cakes requires that skill we learned by trial in error when we were wee little toddlers playing with legos: stacking.
Chef Dan Bobo explains the proper way to clean and cut a whole pineapple, putting safety and cleanliness first. The first step is to wash the pineapple. Then, you can start cutting it: First, try to find the flattest side of it by rolling it over the table. Then, hold it firmly, make sure you keep your hand clear the knife and just cut the top of it. Discard the cut piece and repeat the same to cut the bottom of the pineapple. Now, you can use the new, flat surfaces of the pineapple to cut th...
Ingredients: 1 kg mutton, boneless
Many regions in India have their own style of cooking kadhi, a yogurt based curry (or soup). Punjabi kadhi is easily recognizable because it has pakodas, fried dumplings made of chickpea flour. Punjabi Kadhi can be enjoyed with plain white rice or chapati. Try this tangy and delicious recipe for Punjabi Kadhi.
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...
Gumpaste is very versatile for cake decorating. This how to video guide you through the step by step process of cutting and shaping a bra and panty set out of gumpaste. You can use your gumpaste bra and panty to decorate any birthday cake.
Luci Lock shows you how to avoid the heavy price tag and unhealthy processing of commercial flavored olive oils. You'll love this simple and delicious recipe for garlic chili olive oil.
Yummy in my tummy! No matter which way you shake it, the scorpion isn't a 'normal' meal to us, yanks.
Chef Sanjay shows you how to make rava dosa (an Indian bread) which is a quick version of the dosa recipe. It's made with rava/sooji/semolina so it's easier to make and doesn't need to be kept overnight.
One of the hardest fruits to determine the freshness of is the watermelon. It's the biggest question in the produce department of grocery stores, so you're not the only one having problems. This video from YourProduceGuy gives you the tips to finding out what to do when picking out a fresh and perfectly ripe watermelon and the local store. There's a sweet spot for every fruit.
Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil. Put in the beef cube and beef. Then boil until the meat is tender (about 1 to 2 hours if slowly cooked or 20 minutes if using a pressure cooker).
Cook book author, Susan McIntosh shares tips on how to get creative with grits and goes over different ideas for dishes that can combine grits with other delicious sides. Creamy Grits with Ham and Red-Eye Gravy, Pork with Mushrooms and Two-Corn Grits, Italian Sausage over Garlic Polenta, and Anniversary Shrimp and Grits are just a few available in her all-things grits cookbook: "Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food".
Wilted lettuce is usually what you call something that is ready to be thrown away, but in this case it is the name of a delicious salad! In this tutorial, Betty will show you how to create a traditional recipe for Wilted Lettuce Salad. This salad is easy and delicious and can be made fresh, at home. Enjoy this yummy sidedish at your next meal, or serve it as a whole dinner. Enjoy!
Beef jerky is a nutritious and protein packed snack that is very easy to transport anywhere. By making your own beef jerky you can avoid unhealthy preservatives and will have truly terrific results if you choose a nice cut of meat. Things you'll need:
Mangoes are not easy to peel. This technique shows how to preserve them in the freezer. Mangoes start off green and become purple and then finally orange. When they are brilliant colored, it's time to pick them or buy them. They have a clear almost sticky juice when they're ready. The central stone is flat and round. It's quite hard to remove. Use a thin flexible life to follow the contour of the mango. Lie it down on one of its flat sides. Then peel it in small sections, holding it still wit...
Flank steak makes a great grilling meal. Prepare flank steak with an awesome marinade, a tomato salad, and healthy fries. Serve your meal with a great gilled pineapple desert. Watch this how to video to learn how to make flank steak with fries.
This video shows us how to make distilled water for your carnivorous plants, such as a Venus Fly Trap.
Ingredients: 1/2 kg Minced Beef
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...
In this how to video learn the basics on how to make a dog out of fondant icing. This technique for cake decorating is great for beginners. To finish off your sweet fondant puppy, paint a little white spot in the eye, it makes a difference to the look, so don't you forget to do it.
Ingredients: 2-3 cups sago
Eggplant is a great summer vegetable that's hearty enough to replace meat in some dishes! They are big and odd-looking though, and most people don't know how to tell if they're ripe and delicious. Watch this video to find out how.
The pita bread at authentic Lebanese restaurants is to die for! It's the best part of Lebanese cuisine, so how to you make it? This video will share Dmitra "Dima" Khoury's family recipe for pita bread, perfect as any meal companion.
Place your coffee beans in a metal plate over a heating source. Push the beans around with a utensil. Push them continuously so they do not burn. After a while, they should begin to change color from hay yellow to a more blackish color. Once the coffee beans are mostly black (a few dark brown are ok) grind your beans into a powder. Separately boil some water in a kettle. After the water begins to boil, add desired amount of sugar and coffee powder. The more coffee you use the stronger it will...
Royal icing is essential when it comes to cake decorating. This how-to video is a step by step guide on how to make royal icing for cake decorations. All you need for royal icing is merengue powder, powdered sugar, and water,
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!
Sanjay Thumma teaches the secret of making north and south Indian buttermilk from curd. For the south Indian type finely chop down some green chilies, curry leaves, coriander and a crushed piece of ginger. Use some roasted cumin and roll it down to powder it as shown. Blend a cup of curd with 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt to it. Finally add all other ingredients to the buttermilk to complete it in south Indian style. Now for the north Indian style add some cumin powder and chaat mas...
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!
Interested in making an edible Jell-O brain? With the right tools and proper ingredients, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about four minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own hello brains, watch this video guide.
Yo ho ho and a.. tube of icing? Do you have some nautical fans in the family? Someone who's bonkers about boats who's having a birthday soon? This how-to gets you up and boating in no time, helping your create a water themed desert. This is a great little cake, simple to make, perfect for anyone interested in boating. Would also make a nice retirement cake. A great video to help you float this idea out of your imagination and onto the birthday table!