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How To: Make brown sugar cocoa fudge icing

In this video, we learn how to make brown sugar cocoa fudge icing. You will need: 2 c brown sugar, 1 stick butter, 4 tbsp cocoa, 4 tbsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp baking soda. To start, mix all the ingredients except the baking soda in a saucepan and mix until well combined. Bring to a boil for one minute then remove from the heat. Add in the baking soda and then beat until the icing is thick. After this, let it cool of and then use it for your cakes or cupcakes! You can also heat...

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: Make BBQ chicken in your microwave

Barbara Kafka, The Microwave Gourmet, is a rare breed: an award-winning chef who embraces the lowly microwave. This BBQ chicken makes a great appetizer or light meal and there's no barbecue grill required. Make BBQ chicken in your microwave.

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: Make your own New Orleans style muffelata sandwich

The Muffelata has been called the King of Sandwiches, and is a classic New Orleans style sandwhich. This tutorial shows you how to start with the right bread, and then construct your own delicious muffelata with mortadella, cheese, olives and whatever else strikes your fancy. Make your own New Orleans style muffelata sandwich.

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 a delicious shrimp scampi with frozen shrimp

Here Judy explains us how to cook Shrimp Scampi. You use frozen Shrimp. We take about 3 /4th cups of butter and put it in a pan which is heated. Add half a cup of green onions to it after melting it. Add 4 small cloves for garlic. Put sum oil on the garlic and then put it in the pan so that it does not burn in the pan. You add half a cup of chopped parsley to this. Cook it about for 2 minutes. Now add the shrimp and cook it for about 3-5 minutes and keep stirring it. Now remove the shrimp and...

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: Cook delicious lobster tails

Burhop's Seafood near Chicago, Illinois offers full instructions for preparing delicious, rich lobster tails for a gourmet dinner. In the video, the lobster tails that are being used have been shipped to the United States from Northern Australia, but the instructor ensures the viewers that one can buy lobster tails at the local store. For optimal color and flavor, Burhop's suggests preparing the lobster tails with a pat of butter as well as a small pinch of paprika. Using this technique, you ...

How To: Make a matzo bread covered in olive oil

If you love garlic bread then we can guarantee you'll love this matzo bread recipe. First eaten in Egypt by the Jews after passover, matzo bread was made flat and unleavened because the Jews had been forced to leave Egypt and had little time to bake traditionally puffed bread. The recipe survives today and is redone by Mark Bittman in this episode of The Minimalist.

How To: Cook eggs in the microwave

RobertMe shows viewers how to cook eggs in the microwave. First, you need to crack the eggs and put the yolk in a bowl. Next pour melted butter on a microwave safe plate. The best idea is to use a paper plate and pour your egg in the plate. Now, cover this with another paper plate. Put this plate and eggs in your microwave for 1 minute. You microwave make cook differently, so you'll have to test yours. Now, take out your plate with the eggs and put this back in the microwave for 15 more secon...

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: Test eggs for freshness

It's easy to find out if your eggs can be scrambled, fried, or used in a recipe - or if they need to be tossed in the trash. Watch this video to learn how to test eggs for freshness.

How To: Make sugar cookie dough with a good consistency

When we're baking sugar cookies, we all tend to do the same thing: Rush through the boring mixing and baking part, and then spend three times as long on putting on the icing and forming pretty motifs. But to create truly spectacular sugar cookies, there is more to crafting dough then simply throwing in the ingredients and blending.

How To: Cook bacon on an electric stovetop

In this video, we learn how to make bacon on an electric stove top. First, having a large cast iron skillet will give you the best results when set on low then heat up to high. Add grease into the pan to heat that up as well. Next, add in some thick pepper bacon and sear the bacon. After the bacon has sat for a few seconds, flip the strips over and cover the pan with a lid. Covering it will help keep the temperature even throughout the pan. Leave the cover on for about 10 minutes, and check t...

How To: Make a ham and cheese quesadilla

This is a great recipe in a time crunch; it can be put together in fifteen minutes. On a cutting board chop a half an onion. Add a tablespoon of butter to a frying pan and work it around as it melts. Once the pan is well oiled, place a flour tortilla in the bottom of the pan with the heat at a medium setting. Place some cheese slices on the tortilla followed by some slices of ham and top with the chopped onion. Keep in mind to keep all the ingredients spread around evenly so it all melts even...

How To: Crack crab legs and get the meat out in one piece

This video from the website What to Cook When shows us how to crack open the crab legs and get the meat out of them. Firstly starting with the cluster of legs, simply grab one of the legs and break it off of the cluster. Now simply grab the leg and starting with the joint, break it into half and pull it apart. Then take the middle section which you just broke and put your fingers right in the middle of that section, crack that one leg and then flip it over and crack it the other way. And once...

How To: Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with sesame chutney

A delicious vegetarian recipe from Nepal! You will need: 16 ounces finely chopped cabbage, 4 ounces shredded cheese, 1 ounce black pepper, 2 ounces soy sauce, whole spinach leaves, 1/4 cup grated carrot, 5 spice blend, turmeric powder, vegetable oil and momo wrappers. For the sesame chutney, you will need: 2 medium tomatoes, 3 chili peppers, 1 ounce sauteed sesame seeds, 1-2 ginger slices, 10 chopped cloves of garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil and salt. Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with se...

How To: Grill lobster in the oven with garlic and butter

Lobster, cooked in the oven or on grilled, is a gourmet treat. This is a recipe for grilled lobster that can also be cooked in the oven. This succulent recipe is better than anything Red Lobster has to offer. Watch this how to video and cook a lobster yourself with this recipe. You'll soon know why cooking lobster at home is the way to go.

How To: Make summer sausage using a domestic oven

This video shows you how to make summer sausage, highlighting the stuffing and cooking operations. The mixing of the meat and vacuum packing is not included. In this version, I use a domestic (residential) oven rather than the wood fired masonry unit in the back yard.

How To: Grill easy BBQ chicken with Chef John

For an easy, but tasty, chicken dinner Chef John shows us his recipe for barbeque chicken that helps you avoid the burned skin. With the raw chicken, cut some deep slashes that will allow the BBQ sauce and marinade to permeate the chicken. Also, make a gash on the wing to make the grilling easier. In a bowl, combine crushed garlic, one quarter cup of rice vinegar, and a couple tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Dip the chicken into this marinade. Let the chicken sit in the marinade for an hour. After ...

How To: Make Korean-style miso soup

Want to make an authentic, Korean-style miso soup? See how it's done with this free video culinary guide. For details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this free video cooking lesson. The recipe is as follows:

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