I'm constantly searching for a homemade pizza dough that tastes good, but isn't too challenging to execute—in other words, a recipe that doesn't require the learned and magical skill of "dough whispering" (something I've yet to attain, but hope to achieve someday).
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.
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!
You want to know the real reason you pay so much money to dine at four and five-star restaurants? Well, the quality of the food is obviously a factor. But the biggest discrepancy is quite simply the presentation. Order something as simple as pan-seared tuna with sesame seeds and it'll come drizzled in a posmodernist Pollock-esque pattern of soy sauce and a miniature dragon made out of a carrot. It's pretty impressive stuff, almost as impressive as what your bill will be.
Maki is a great Japanese sushi dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables, wrapped in seaweed. Well, if you want to make your own maki at home, learn from a professional, like in this video. He'll teach you how to make the perfect spicy salmon maki sushi roll.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Sure, you can buy Rice Krispies or something similar - but making your own puffed rice at home is not too difficult, and is much healthier! This techinque works with any starch. Fully cook your rice, and then dry it out (it usually needs about 24 hours to dry completely). Then take an oil with a high smoke point (such as canola oil) and heat it in a wok. Pour your rice into a strainer, and then submerge in the oil for a few seconds.
Pulled pork sandwiches anyone? Watch this how to video and try this easy to do recipe for real BBQ pulled pork, all done on a simple backyard BBQ smoker. All you need for this pulled pork barbecue is 8-10lbs. of Boston butt, also known as pork shoulder, and your favorite dry rub and barbecue sauce.
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:
Vraymond02 shows how to make crunchy tempura flakes. Start by peeping a pan that will be used for draining. Mix your wet ingredients together, then put flour, water, and egg whites together to form your batter. Strain your batter, then heat your oil on high heat. Pour your batter slowly into the oil; drain when you're done. It should be crispy when done. If it's poured too fast or too much is poured at once it will bake a big dough ball that won't be right. Break the pieces up, wait 5-10 minu...
Here is a video that shows you a quick and easy technique to frost a square cake. Not only will you learn how to make a perfectly smooth cake but also how to add decorative ruffles.
Most cakes are round, so it's only natural that most cake decorating tutorials only focus on how to ice and apply fondant to round cakes. But sometimes you want to think outside of the box by decorating, ironically, a box-shaped cake instead.
Tomatoes have long been salad staples, but never have they adorned your salad quite like this before. Turn your daily salad from ordinary to sexy fabulosity by cutting and folding up this beautiful tomato rose. Excellent as a garnish on most food dishes as well as a bowl of salad, this tomato rose is easy to make and impressive in show.
Nori is the Japanese term for seaweed, in particular the pressed and salted kind that you can find at most Asian supermarkets. Many nori fans eat the stuff as they would chips, since nori is slightly crunchy, slightly salty, and quite addicting. But nori is exponentially healthier than your typical Lay's salt and vinegar chips.
Royal icing is very versatile and great for cake decorating. In this how to video Edna teaches how to make simple royal icing daisies. Watch and learn how to make these beautiful daisy flowers out of royal icing for all your baked goods.
A nostalgic throwback to the soda shoppes of yore. To make this delicious shake, you will need: 1 cup of whole milk, 8 ounces of chocolate ice cream, 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup or fudge topping, whipped cream and a blender. Make the classic chocolate milkshake like a malt shop used to do.
In this video, learn how to decorate a cake that looks like a perfect soccer field. This is a great way to celebrate the upcoming World Cup game and includes everything from grass to players to goal posts. This adorable little cake will make an impressive - and delicious - addition to any event!
Before you make a batch of any kind of french fries, you should check out this video to learn how to slice russet potatoes into perfect 1/4 inch batons ready for frying. Knife skills are super important to master when it comes to professional-looking french fries that are evenly fried.
Delicious sticky pork ribs that are great served hot with some white fluffy rice. A tantalizing taste that will have you coming back for more! Delight in this Sticky Pork Spare Ribs recipe. Make sticky pork spare ribs.
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.
Don’t toss foods into the freezer willy-nilly and hope for the best! Storing them correctly preserves taste and texture. Learn how to freeze food properly.
Pour water in a pot and boil. Add salt and whole pepper corn.
Craving authentic Indian food? Then tune into this cooking how-to video with Manjula. Follow along with this Indian cooking video lesson as Manjula shows you how to make besan ladoo. Besan ladoo are traditionally served as cookies in Indian households. Try making these cookies at home.
Pulled pork is a buffet table favorite. This how to video demonstrates how to make pulled pork with homemade barbecue sauce from your slow cooker or crock-pot.
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a frappé. Save money and time by making a blended frozen coffee drink from the neighborhood cafe right at home.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a traditional Indian Phulki Ka Salan, or chickpea curry with Sheba.
Chef Sanjay Thumma from VahRehVah teaches how to make Besan Ladoo. Ingredients: 1 tsp. pistachio powder, 1 tsp. cardamom powder, 250 grams flour (besan), 100 grams ghee, 250 grams powdered sugar. Put ghee in a sauce pan. Bring it to boil. Add the besan flour. Mix. Add sugar. Mix. Add the cardamom powder. Mix well. Cool the mixture and form into small balls. Dip one edge of ladoo in ghee and dip it in the pistachio mixture. Serve. Follow these steps and enjoy a delicious Indian besan ladoo.
Do not shed anymore tears, here is the proper way to chop an onion. Now you will always have perfectly cut up onion for all your favorite dishes.
If you've ever wondered what exactly goes into a McDonald's sandwich (or what the heck that secret sauce stuff is anyways), you might be a little surprised to learn that all of the ingredients are readily available at your local grocery store. In an interesting move, McDonald's has released a video featuring Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut showing, step by step, how to make your own Big Mac sandwich at home. Here is the video, and if you'd like to read along with Coudreaut's instructions, you ca...
Watercress is an extremely healthy plant when consumed, however it can also be deadly if you select the wrong plant! How exciting. This video will teach you how to recognize the good and bad kinds of Watercress in the wild and use them as an effective wilderness food source.
Ingredients: 2-3 cups sago
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...
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...
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.
Bake and Saltfish is a popular breakfast dish in Trinidad and the rest of the West Indies. My stepfather showed me how to make this delicious recipe. I could eat this all day!
Salmon is full of protein and omega 3 fatty acid which helps you’re brain function and is a healthy fat. Add this delicious and healthy fish to your dinner with simple seasoning and cooking method that will really show off the flavor.