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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:

DIY Rehydration Drinks: How to Make Your Own Electrolyte-Enhanced Water for Cheap

While it's easy to make fun of water with "electrolytes," there's actually some science behind it. Despite the name, electrolyte-enhanced water isn't all that high-tech, it mostly means that it's been infused with vitamins and minerals such as potassium and sodium, which are very helpful in preventing dehydration. Unfortunately, electrolyte water isn't especially cheap, and compared to the tap, it's downright expensive. Luckily, there's a few recipes out there that can help you mix your own e...

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 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: 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.

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: McDonald's Secret Sauce Revealed: Here's the Official Big Mac Recipe

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...

How To: Make Indian yogurt curry (punjabi kadhi )

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.

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: Trim lamb shoulder

In this video, we learn how to trim a lamb shoulder with Lidia Bastianich. Start off with your raw piece of meat laid out in front of you. You will want to trim the meat around the outside where the most fat lies. Remove the fat that is excessive with a sharp knife. Cut as close to the bone as possible, then trim off the excess fat. Remember, some fat is good to keep on the meat for flavor. Cut the meat into cubes after you have removed the fat from it. Once finished, you will be able to roas...

How To: Make a Bicycle Ice Cream Maker

All you need is salt, ice, milk, sugar, and a bicycle to make ice cream in 10 minutes. The ice cream maker is mounted onto your bike. As you pedal, it churns the ice cream. After ten minutes, delicious ice cream is created from your pedal power. Pedal-powered deliciousness!

How To: Make delicious slow roasted baby back ribs

If anything is worth the cooking time, its these ribs. To make them, you will need: 1 full rack of ribs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes and 2 1/2 tablespoons cumin. To make the BBQ sauce, you will need: 16 pounds of ketchup (this makes a lot of sauce!), 4 cups cider or red wine vinegar, 4 onions, 2 pounds diced bacon, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons chil powder, 3-4 pureed chipotle peppers, 1/2 cup molasses, salt and the zest...

How To: Make your own fresh mozzarella

Join your new friends at Tutto Italiano to learn how to make a very special treat for yourself. You can make yourself some fresh mozzarella at home today if you thing you've got the culinary skills to put it together. This video will show you how to make your own fresh mozzarella.

How To: Use your soda charger to carbonate fruit

Carbonating fruit is simple and delicious. First, get a soda charger with two chargers ready. Next, put in berries such as blueberries or strawberries and fuse the gas. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Use as a garnish for desserts, salads, mixed drinks, or as a snack.

How To: Make smoked chicken apple sausage, cabbage & potatoes

While it is a classic winter dish, it’s delicious anytime of the year, and the ingredients are easy to find no matter what the season. Secondly, summer cooking is all about quick and easy, and this one-dish recipe definitely qualifies. Remember “braised” doesn’t always mean slow-cooked. Lastly, what a great reminder to enjoy every wonderfully warm second of this summer, because before you realize it you’ll be raking leaves in a sweater.

How To: Make a sauce for spring rolls

Do you need a great sauce for those delicious spring rolls you just conjured? Well this recipe for an exquisite spring roll sauce will have your taste buds springing up for joy. This video will show you exactly how to make a delicious sauce for spring rolls. What you will need:

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: Make southern low country crab stew with Paula Deen

Fabulous and creamy, make this scrumptious low country carb stew. Follow along as Paula Deen shows you how to make it. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting, like this recipe. Watch how easy this low country crab stew is to prepare and c...

How To: Open a coconut with a sharp stick in the ground

In this video, we learn how to open a coconut with a sharp stick in the ground. You will want to start off by pushing the coconut into the stick, breaking apart the outer shell until you get to the middle. Depending on how experienced you are, this can take just a few minutes or it can take a while. Be careful not to push your hand into the sharp stick, as you can severely injure yourself. When the coconut comes out of the shell, you can clean it off and use it for food, or use the shells as ...

How To: Pickle beetroot & store garlic

Jonathan Wallace demonstrates how to pickle beet root and store garlic. First, boil the beet root. Keep the root and about three to six centimeters of the stem on the beets during the boiling process. Next, create a spiced pickling vinegar by using 2 1/4 liters of vinegar, cinnamon powder, 12 cloves, two tablespoons of coriander seed, one tablespoon of mustard seed, four dried red chilies and two teaspoons of black peppercorn. Boil the ingredients together and then let it simmer for 15 minute...

How To: Reheat pre-cooked sausage so it's ready fast

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!

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