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How To: Cook scrambled eggs with bacon and oysters

In this cooking how to video tutorial Mark Bittman, from the New York Times, makes scrambled eggs with bacon and oysters. This special recipe from the dining section of the news paper is also called The Hangtown Fry. Grab your fresh eggs, oysters and smoked bacon for this simple dish.

How To: Make a blue jeans shaped birthday cake

In this video, we learn how to make a pants shaped cake. You will just need to take a pre-made cake (any flavor) and cut it into a jeans shape using a cut out you can find on www.bettycrocker.com. Set this aside and make your favorite frosting colors that you want to use in this. First, put the blue jeans color onto the cake and then start adding other colors to make pockets and stitches on the jeans. You can also add candies and other items to make this cake look more like jeans. You can dre...

How To: Make Dr. Pepper grilled pork chops

This is a video describing how to make Dr. Pepper grilled pork chops. The first thing is the pork chops are marinated in a plastic bag with rosemary, Dr. Pepper, olive oil, salt and pepper, rum, and honey. Finally a tablespoon of chopped garlic is added. The pork chop should be marinated for an hour. He then makes some coleslaw. He slices the onion, adding cabbage, carrots and dried cherries. he then adds red wine vinegar and whole grain mustard, a touch of olive oil and salt and pepper. He t...

How To: Juice key limes

Gourmet food editor Melissa Roberts talks about key limes here. Key limes are much smaller than the conventional limes that you usually see at supermarkets. When they go out of season they become a little dry, their peak season being spring. They're picked off trees when they're dark-green but they're not ripe yet, they are ripe when they become pale green. As they are so small it can be tricky juicing them. A reamer can be used but it is better to use a citrus squeezer, there is a smaller on...

How To: Eat starfish

Are you bored with ordinary meals? Why not tap into your adventurous side and try Starfish? Yes, that's right, those cute little fish that you see on the sand - you can eat them! So, if you are interested, check out this video and master the techniques needed to eat these spiny sea creatures.

How To: Cook eggs over a campfire without a frying pan

Nothing's better than frying up some eggs over the morning fire when you're camping. The smell of the outdoors, the heat of the fire, the bubbling of the eggs as they sit in that hot pan. But wait, what if you don't have a pan? If you don't have one, or you'd like to save the space in your camping bags, then try this out…

How To: Make an authentic Philly cheesesteak

Are you wishing for a taste of Philadelphia food in your own home? The Philly cheesesteak is a classic sandwich made with sliced steak and melted cheese. No matter how far you might live from the City of Brotherly Love, this recipe teaches you how to make this East Coast staple.

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: Can fresh tomatoes with salt and vinegar

Want to make the tomatoes in the garden last through winter? Then watch this how to video and learn how to easy it is to can tomatoes. Canning tomatoes involves blanching, peeling, and taking out the core. Pour some vinegar and salt into your jar and you are almost done canning. Watch and learn how it is done.

How To: Make a creamy coleslaw with a food processor

Can you imagine anybody who doesn't like coleslaw? In restaurants, it's one of the most popular sides to any meal. It's also the most popular salad topping. And it's not hard to make at all, especially with a food processor. You can prepare delicious slaw right at home, for the whole family. Check out this video recipe for creamy cole slaw from Chef Hubert Keller.

How To: Cut cucumbers for use in sushi

This video explains how to cut cucumbers when you're using them in sushi. Begin by peeling the cucumber. Cut off both the ends then cut it right down the middle so you have two pieces. Hold the cucumber in one hand and skin it with the other hand. This is to be done in one, long, slow, rotating motion. The knife needs to be moving up and down the whole time while you are cutting extremely thin. This requires a lot of patience and time. It is very important to not rush through this. When you g...

How To: Eat green mangoes in the Vietnamese tradition

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly eat green mangoes the Vietnamese way. The ingredients you need are: washed cold green mangoes, a peeler, a plate, sugar, a spoon, a bowl, and fish sauce. First, peel your mango until it's all the way free of the skin and cut the mango into slices. Now, in your small bowl you will pour in fish sauce and add in sugar, then mix together. Now, you can dip your mangoes into the sauce and eat as much as you like! This is a delicacy in Vietnam and how they ...

How To: Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember to save the stems, open up the flower gently and pluck out the thing in the middle. You want to pick off the spinets on the back of leaves, wash them rubbing them to soften the leaves up. Then you would take the stem an...

How To: Make Lots O'Meat Lasagna with Paula Deen

In this episode of Paula's Best Dishes, with guest Cheryl Day, celebrity chef Paula Deen shares her recipe for Lots O'Meat Lasagna. If you and your family love a meaty pasta, this is definitely going to be a winning recipe in your house. And if you want to be just like Paula Deen, you can make some garlic bread and turn that slice of lasagna into a lasagna sandwich! Ingredients:

How To: Choose a perfectly ripe Tommy Atkins mango

Just because the grocery store sells produce, doesn't mean it's all good and ready to eat. Mangos are a particularly tricky fruit to get right… er… ripe. Tommy Atkins mangos the more common mangos, and are usually grown in Mexico (originally Florida). When choosing a Tommy Atkins mango, you need to look for a mango without bruising and with as much color as possible. Green is not quite ready yet. Red is excellent, but a beautiful mix of red and yellow is the best.

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...

How To: Can turnips

Canning is an old technique that has been used by various countries and peoples. It helps preserve food for a longer period of time and can sometimes make certain food taste better. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to can turnips easily. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a cappuccino on a home espresso machine

In order to prepare Cappuccino with your home espresso machine, you will need the following: milk, coffee, an espresso machine. Fill steamed milk container 2/3 full of milk. Submerge the milk underneath the spinner, before you turn it on. Allow it to steam the milk, until it is warm and frothy. Keep an eye on it, judging the consistency for your self. Remove, when the milk is warm and frothy. Turn the machine off, before you remove the cup. Clean your wand.

How To: Remove tenderloins from chicken breast

In this video it is demonstrated how to remove tenderloins from chicken breast. The tenderloin runs just beneath the breast bone it is a really nice and sweet piece of meat. It is white in color. To remove it take a chicken breast and flip it over so that you can see the breastbone. Then take a knife (or you can do it with your finger as well) and just cut across the breastbone. It is attached by a tendon so if you cut the tendon, the tenderloin comes out very easily. This is a simple way to ...

How To: Make a chai latte with milk and chai powder

Want to make a chai latte like a champion barista? There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Make instant noodles on the stove

To make instant noodles you would need a pot, a pair of chopsticks, scissors, napkin and most importantly the right instant noodles that you want. Start by opening the noodle bag using the scissors. Empty the contents by removing the packets of flavoring first. Toss the noodles into the pot and add some water. Place the pot on top of the stove and heat it up to a boiling degree. Once the water would boil, mix in the flavoring for an added taste. Use the chopsticks to stir the contents well un...

How To: Clean and cut a whole pineapple

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...

How To: Bake salmon in the oven with mayonnaise and onions

Learn how to bake salmon in the oven with mayonnaise and onions in simple steps. You will need: a large onion, salmon, mayonnaise1. First peel out the outer layer of the onion, then cut it out and separate each of its layers. 2. Now slice the separated layers of the onion nicely and keep it aside. 3. Now take a suitable tray, place a piece of aluminum foil over it and spray it with butter. 4. Place the cleanly rinsed salmon on the tray and season it. 5. Add some oil to a pan, then add the sli...