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How To: Make homemade valentine's hot chocolate stones

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade valentine's hot chocolate stones. First, take 8 oz of a good dark chocolate and chop it up. Place this in a bowl, then add in 1/8 tsp of chipotle peppers. Also add in a pinch of salt, then add in 1/2 c of heavy cream to a skillet and bring to a boil. After it boils, pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for around 3 minutes. Then, give it a stir until it's completely smooth and beautiful. Pour this onto plastic wrap, then roll into a log sha...

How To: Make an easy tomato and basil salad with mascarpone and bleu cheese mousse

A tomato and basil salad sounds like a simple delight, right? It is, and the only thing that can make it even better is a mousse with a delicious blend of mascarpone and bleu cheese. Eric Brennan, Executive Chef at Post 390, created a tower of garden-fresh tomatoes with layers of basil and a decadent and creamy mascarpone-bleu cheese mousse. No slaving over a hot stove here and a real crowd pleaser.

How To: Make a Southern Italian pasta with sardines

Got a few cans of sardines you've been stashing in your emergency kit that are so old you don't even know when you purchased them? Well, as long as your sardines aren't expired (canned goods can last years) you can actually put some use to them before the world ends simply by tossing them into a pasta.

How To: Make labneh or Mediterranean strained yogurt with Dede

In this tutorial, learn how to make a yogurt spread that is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean called Labneh. Labneh is cheap and easy to make and is similar to cream cheese. You can spread this strained yogurt on lots of things such as pita or bread for a little extra taste. Follow along and get started with your Mediterranean dip with Dede.

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: Oven-cook beef brisket

Make a fantastic brisket for your next holiday meal. Brisket can be dry and bland when not done correctly so remind everyone just how delicious and oven-roasted beef brisket can be with this flavor popping recipe.

How To: Thaw meat and chicken safely

Looking for a fast way to thaw your meat without using the microwave? Thawing meat can be unhealthy if you do it without the proper care. Be safe! Here are two techniques that will give you great thawed meat that will be ready for dinner.

How To: Cook different cuts of steak

Do you know how to cook beef short ribs? How about a point off natural brisket? In this video, Andrew Zimmerman, offers simple and easy recommendations on his favorite methods of preparing and cooking various cuts of steak. Zimmerman lets you know what kinds of steak work best with a sweet marinade or a saltier one. He also lets you know about different methods of cooking steaks such as pan frying, grilling, and even poaching. Zimmerman's key to a perfect steak, however, is its rest time. He ...

How To: Make challah

How2heroes has a great tutorial on how to make and bake challah. This Jewish dish can be enjoyed all year long, by anyone who loves the taste of delicious bread. Suzanne Mermelstein shows us the best way to bake a delicious loaf.

How To: Make soul food stewed okra & tomatoes with the Neelys

The Neelys whip up a batch of stewed okra and tomatoes with bacon. This veggie recipe is sure to satisfy your sould food craving. This cooking how-to video is part of Down Home With The Neelys show hosted by Gina Neely, Pat Neely. Pat and Gina Neely and their family own and operate some of Tennessee's best - and devilishly delicious - barbecue restaurants. But when they are relaxing at home in Memphis, they love to create tasty dishes their whole family can enjoy. Now they're ready to share s...

How To: Cook coke or beer marinated steak

Coke used as marinade leaves your beef extra tender and succulent. Watch this how to video to learn how use coke or beer to make a delicious marinade for just about any steak you want to grill. Marinate top sirloin steak in coke or beer with one handful of chopped onions for 20 minutes to 4 hours.

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: Cook a prime rib eye steak on an outdoor grill

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook a prime rib steak on an outdoor grill. Before you begin, heat your grill up for 15-20 minutes. Now, prepare your steak by sprinkling salt and pepper on all sides of it. Now, place the steak on the grill so that it's not directly on the heat. Cook this on both sides, then add two pats of butter on the top of it when it's almost done cooking. Keep grilling the steak until it's to the temperature you prefer. When finished, let the steak sit for 10 minutes, ...

How To: Make a Hawaiian sushi roll

Are you tired of paying the high price of take-out sushi? If you wish that you could save on eating out and want to learn how to make your own Hawaiian rolls then this is the video for you! A Hawaiian roll is like a California roll but with a twist; it's star ingredients are shrimp and mango. Wow! your guests or even your family by learning a few quick tricks on ,how you can make these easy rolls at home.

How To: Make perfect rice in a cast iron skillet

In this video, we learn how to make the perfect rice in an cast iron skillet. First, place 1 cup of basmati rice into the skillet with 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Now, add in 1 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt into the skillet and turn it on high heat, and let it come to a simmer. Once it starts to simmer, stir it and turn the heat to low, then cover it. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and don't uncover it while you're waiting. When the 20 minutes is up, remove the lid for three seconds, then place t...

How To: Make a classic chicken pot pie with Nigella Lawson

Make some Chicken Pot Pie to warm your heart! Melt butter, add flour, and use a bit of chicken stock concentrate. Gives it a savory taste. Then whisk milk. This is the base. The chicken, ham, and peas should be mixed together in the base. Put it in your pie crust. Make a layer of crust to put on top. Cut off the extra dough and pinch it around. Slash it atleast four or five times so that the steam can come out. You can personalize with little batter cut outs. And splash with a little egg was ...

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: 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: Make a BBQ-glaze

Don't just make any barbecue sauce, try something different, try something "award winning". This BBQ glaze is pretty easy, and has a sweet, sour flavor with mystery ingredients that provide aromatics. If you're cooking meat tonight, this barbecue glaze is the perfect flavoring to add.

How To: Frost a cupcake with a spatula for beginners

Please do us a favor and preserve your cupcake's modesty by dressing her nakedness up in a sweet parka of strawberry-flavored royal icing. While we're aware of the challenges that frosting a cupcake produces (we've had plenty of occasions when we've ended up with more frosting on ourselves than on the cupcakes), this video lays it out easily for anyone to follow.

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...

How To: Airbrush a cake

Have an airbrush machine just for baking. Be certain that it is always clean. Cover the surface where you will be working as the color will fly. Cover around the cake and behind the cake. You can use newspaper, butcher paper or a disposable tablecloth. Pressure, angle and speed are very important when using an airbrush. It is best to practice. The more practice, the more comfortable you will become with the airbrush. Draw what you are going to put on the cake to use as a guide. Put just a bit...

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: Cut tuna for sashimi

This video is for those of you who know what sashimi is and want to make it. To cut fish for sashimi, you have to cut the fish at a right angle to the veins of the fish. Now go and make some sashimi.

How To: Cook a Simple Sinigang Na Bangus (Milkfish Stew)

Sinigang or Pinoy stew is one of the most famous and favorite meals among the Filipinos. It's also one of the most easiest to cook. Also, there are many ways to cook it, only the ingredients varies. The following tutorial is the most simplest form of cooking sinigang. This is my version of what is called sinigang na bangus.