Hot Food How-Tos

How To: Make a pull-apart football cupcakes

BettyCrockerTV shows viewers how to make pull-apart football cupcakes! First, you should cook cupcakes, and then arrange the cupcakes on the platter. Start with three rows of three cupcakes. Next add two on each side! Then add one on the end to finish this off. Now it should look like a football. Now to frost, you should not frost each cupcake. Instead, pipes frosting on to all of the cupcakes in the shape of a football. It should take 2 cups of frosting. Now, after piping frosting onto the c...

How To: Prepare Moringa Tea

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.

How To: Remove skin from raw chicken

This video shows you how to remove skin from raw chicken. The narrator says this is actually a healthier choice. To remove the skin from a raw chicken thigh, grasp the skin and pull it off in one piece. You can use a knife if it's necessary. To remove skin from a drumstick, start at the meaty end and pull down so it is removed all in one piece. In the end of the video, the viewer is reminded to wash their hands before and after handling raw meat to prevent spreading bacteria. Remove skin from...

How To: Measure honey without making a mess

In this video, Andrea Albin, Assistant Food Editor at Gourmet Magazine, explains an easy tip for measuring honey. She says that it can be difficult and messy to measure honey because it sticks all over the spoon when you try to get the spoon out of the jar. She suggests taking a small bowl of neutral flavored oil, such as vegetable oil, and dipping the spoon into the oil first. Next, pour the honey into the spoon. When you turn the spoon over, the honey slips out of the spoon easily without s...

HowTo: Eat a Human

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").

How To: Make crunchy tempura flakes for sushi

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...

How To: Cook Chicken Tinola

Nothing beats eating a meal with soup, especially rice. So here comes my own version of chicken tinola. This one is among the favorite viands on a Filipinos meal, because of its tasty soup and also its meat and vegetable combination saves you time and fuel when cooking.

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: Eat edible flowers

Rita Heikenfeld from AboutEating discusses some of the flowers that are not only beautiful but also edible. It is important not to eat flowers that have been sprayed with chemicals. Some of the more common edible flowers are the zinnia, petunia, and the marigold, which has a delicious citrus flavor and is used in bath oils. Impatiens are edible (just the flowers, not the leaves) and come in a variety of colors.

How To: Open a can using a Swiss Army Knife

This is a video demonstrating how to open a can with a Swiss Army Knife can opener. To begin, place the can on a flat surface. Open the can opener on the Swiss Army Knife. Make sure that the hook of the can opener is on the outer ring of the can and that the cutting part is on the inside. Use the blade to puncture a hole in the can, pulling up on the handle and pushing the blade along the can. Move the can in a counter clockwise motion cutting along the way. Use the tip of the can opener to p...

How To: Use a Swiss Army knife cork screw to open wine

This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find the middle of the cork and push the tip into the center. Twist the cork into the center. Because cheap bottles of wine often have corks that have deteriorated, it is important to place the cork screw in the center of the c...

How To: Split and clean rock shrimp

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to split and clean rock shrimp. The rock shrimp looks similar to the regular shrimp, except it has a hard outer shell. Begin by taking off the head of the rock shrimp. Now take a knife and cut down the middle of the shrimp to open the shell. Users may also use scissors to cut. Cut straight down into the back and crack it open. Take the vein out and remove the meat from the shell. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy eating seafood and would...

How To: Make beef jerky from top round slices

Learn how to make beef jerky from top round slices by following a few simple steps. First you'll be cutting beef top round roast into 1/4" strips with the grain. You'll then be shown a selection of spices and sauces necessary to season the meat. After mixing the proper spices and sauces, you'll then add a bit of water to the ingredients so that you can drench the top round slices in the mixture. Once the meat is drenched in the liquid you'll be shown how to put the meat and liquid in a Ziploc...

How To: Heat hot dogs in a thermos for a quick on the go meal

For kids and grown ups, hot dogs are a staple of the American diet. But try to bring one with to school, or work, without a microwave isn't exactly tasty, and trying to eat them either cold and uncooked or heated early and then eaten later is not the best way to go. In this video you will learn how to make a hot dog in a piping hot thermos that will keep it hot enough until you pull it out for lunch.

How To: Don't Buy Vitamin Water—Make Your Own Healthier Version at Home Without All That Sugar

How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...

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: Flip an omelette the right way

An egg omelette may seem like an easy feat, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to make an omelette crumble and break! In this video conducted by Good To Know, learn how to prepare an omelette the right way! ... The way that keeps it in one piece!

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

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...

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.

Make Great Depression meals: Dandelion salad

94-year-old Clara shares economical and delicious meals from Depression-era American homes. This episode: Dandelion Salad! Dig up dandelions and discard flowers, roots and dead leaves. Soak in clean water and rinse 3 times. Repeat twice more, if necessary. Dry leaves once they are clean. Arrange leaves in bowl. Pour lemon juice and olive oil over leaves. Mix salad with a spoon or your hands. Enjoy! Follow Clara's instructions and you will have a fresh, delicious and very economical salad stra...

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 crispy rice noodles

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make crispy rice noodles. Begin with a 6-8 oz package of vermicelli rice noodles and soak them in water for 20 minutes. Then drain the noodles into a colander and let the dry. Now add 2-3 cups of peanut oil into a wok and heat it on high temperature. Then add in a handful of the rice noodles and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Now remove the crispy noodles and place them on a paper towel to remove some of the oil. This video will benefit those viewers...

How To: Make brown sugar from molasses and white sugar

This video is about how to make brown sugar out of white sugar (granulated sugar) and molasses. Brown sugar is not more natural than regular white sugar, it is just white sugar with some molasses added. "Raw sugar" is a more natural form of sugar than white granulated sugar that comes from the sugar cane plant. To make your own brown sugar simply take some white sugar and add some molasses and mix well. The more molasses you add, the darker the brown sugar will be. If you are baking a recipe ...

How To: Make a crispy grilled sandwich

This video shows you how to make quick, delicious, crispy grilled cheese sandwiches. The secret is in using Parkay margarine. Heat a large, non-stick skillet pan. Butter one side of both slices of bread with Parkay margarine, and place the bread on the heated pan, buttered side down. Place sliced cheese, broken in pieces if needed, to cover an entire slice of bread with the cheese. When buttered side of the other slice is browned, flip it over on top of the cheese. When the cheese is melted, ...

How To: Make a Korean dessert known as Su Jung Gwa

This tutorial video will teach you to make Su Jung Gwa, a popular Korean dessert. This Korean dessert is delicious, but it takes some time to prepare. Su Jung Gwa is a Korean traditional beverage made with dried persimmons, ginger, cinnamon and sugar. It tastes sweet and a little spicy and when you serve this you usually sprinkle some pine nuts on it. You can drink this as a dessert.

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