If you've gotten the store bought instant gravy as a way to save time, but have found that the taste just isn't up to what you'd really like it to be, there's still a way to get that savory homemade taste with just a few extra ingredients! In this video you will learn how to combine things such as mushrooms, sherry, and other great things to make a great tasting gravy!
Want to tent your turkey so that it doesn't burn? We'll show you how.
Don't give up when your gravy clumps! There are four simple tricks you can use to smooth out lumpy gravy - use a wire whisk to break up large lumps, use a wire strainer to strain out the lumps, mix in a flour and water mixture, or run it through a blender.
If you've never tasted deep-fried turkey, you're in for a treat. Learn how to deep fry a turkey with this cooking video. This deep-fried turkey recipe is brought to you by Brett Ryan on How2Heroes. Search How2Heroes on WonderHowTo for more cooking videos.
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...
Learn how to make this delicious sweet potato crunch casserole, which can be either a dessert or a side dish. Depends on what you consider creamy sweet potatoes with pecan-brown sugar topping. You can serve this sweet potato recipe warm, at room temperature or cold, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a killer dish!
This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on.
That Thanksgiving turkey isn't anything without the right kind of gravy to accompany it. A great turkey gravy makes your feast better for everyone. It's especially great to have if your turkey is dry— it's a lifesaver. But like we said— you need the right kind of gravy!
Cooking a turkey is really quite easy and a great way to help out on Thanksgiving day. This how-to video will show a method for cooking the juiciest turkey you've ever had in a bag. Oh and don't forget the great stuffing as well.
How to make deviled eggs while avoiding common mistakes
In this tutorial, we learn how to make croissant bread pudding with Food Network. First, combine 3 whole eggs and 5 egg yolks with 3 cups of half and half. Whisk this together, then add in 1.5 c sugar and 1.5 tbsp vanilla and mix together again. After this, cut croissants in half and place on the bottom of a casserole dish. Now, layer raisins on top of this, then add on a second layer of croissants. Pour the liquid mixture over these, then push the croissants down into the custard so they abs...
Using a rub on your turkey gives a real flavor boost. We'll show you the technique.
Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platter with this technique!
To truss a chicken without using any strings, wires or skewers, hold the chicken up by the wings and let all the fluids drain out into a bowl or sink or any container. Next, use a knive or a sharp object and cut open a slit at the fat flaps just outside the bottom cavity. The slit should be about the size of a dime, and make a cut on the other flap as well. Push the leg through the slit on the opposite side, and then push the other leg to the other slit as well. The legs are now trussed. Tuck...
Food editor Melissa Roberts shows a few different ways to thicken gravy. The first way that is shown is using either arrowroot or cornstarch. Both of these ingredients are gluten free and must be dissolved completely in cold water before adding to hot liquids as clumping will result if added straight. The next method to thicken your gravy is called a buerre manie'. A beurre manie' is French for needed butter. This method is a paste made by combining three tablespoons of butter and three table...
Decorating a cake and realize you don't have any of those professional piping bags? Not to worry! If you have some wax paper, then you have everything you need to be able to make your own piping bag for icing! Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag.
Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings.
A persimmon is not ready to eat until it has a soft consistency like jelly or pudding, though the fruit can be harvested and brought inside while still hard, so long as the branch the fruit hangs from is picked along with it. One way to be sure that a persimmon is ready to eat, is to press a finger against the skin of the fruit. If a fingerprint is left, the persimmon is ripe and delicious. Once they start getting soft they go bad very quickly, so it's good to prepare them so you can eat them...
A few minutes after your peel or slice apples, they start to turn brown. In this tutorial, Betty invites you into her kitchen and shows you how to make lots of apples in advance and keep them fresh and colorful for hours. Yum!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make crispy golden roasted turkey. For this recipe you will need: 13 lb turkey, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper. To cook the turkey you will need: 1 roasting rack, 1 roasting pan and aluminum foil. First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, pat dry your turkey after rinsing thoroughly, making sure to fully dry everything. Now, rub butter all over the turkey, inside and out. You can now brush the turkey with a generous amount of olive oil and then seaso...
Cooking a turkey is a long and arduous process if you're never done it before, and requires careful preparation. If you've bought a frozen turkey, one of the first things your need to make sure of is that you've thawed it properly before you start cooking it, and this video will show you how to make sure your bird is all the way thawed.
Within a week's time it'll be Turkey Day! That means, quite appropriately, that you'll be stuffing your tummy with copious amounts of roast turkey. What that also means, unfortunately, is that you'll be spending hours camped out in front of the oven, basting and probably reading a copy of "Us Weekly" to get through the wait.
Sanjay Thumma teaches the secret of making north and south Indian buttermilk from curd. For the south Indian type finely chop down some green chilies, curry leaves, coriander and a crushed piece of ginger. Use some roasted cumin and roll it down to powder it as shown. Blend a cup of curd with 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt to it. Finally add all other ingredients to the buttermilk to complete it in south Indian style. Now for the north Indian style add some cumin powder and chaat mas...
Healthy Kids Rock demonstrate how to make your own garlic butter. Making garlic butter is easy and requires only a few simple ingredients and techniques. To make the garlic butter first,roughly chop three large cloves of garlic. Then, sprinkle salt over the garlic and mince the garlic with a knife. The garlic should take on an almost pureed texture. Then add garlic puree to 500 grams of softened butter. Next, chop a handful of parsley and add it to the garlic butter mixture. Once the herbs ar...
Always keep some cabbage handy because it has a long shelf life. It’s great for those days when you can’t think of anything else to make.
To make a pumpkin pie layer cheesecake, first blend together two packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup of sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. After that, add two eggs, one at a time and beat until smooth and creamy. Pour half of the cheesecake mixture into a graham cracker crust. In a different bowl, add 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg. Stir until combined. Pour over the cheesecake layer and bake 35-40 minutes at 325 degrees. Top with homemade w...
The difference between professional cake decorator's icing and your run-of-the-mill canned icing from Pillsbury Doughboy - or simple homemade icing - is that the pro variety is much smoother, richer, and tastier without being too sweet.
The latest culinary trend? How about breaded and fried deer balls. That's right, you heard me. The Atlantic makes an interesting point about the political correctness of "nose-to-tail" eating:
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!
Paula Deen of Get Cooking will show us how to make peach cobbler. Ingredients are as follows: 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour; 8 tablespoon or 1 stick of butter; 1/2 cup of water, 2 cups sugar, divided; 4 cups peeled sliced peaches; 1 1/2 cup milk; ground cinnamon
Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to show you how to cook like pro. Tonight he makes roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Don't forget the gravy. Make roast beef with Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay.
Thawing frozen food on the countertop or in warm water may put your family at risk from food-borne bacteria. Keep them safe by following these methods.
Learn how to make royal icing for decorating cookies and cakes this Christmas. It is a simple recipe, with just 2 ingredients: confectioner sugar and egg whites. You can use royal icing to assemble gingerbread houses. This is a strong, adhesive frosting, perfect for dessert assembly and cake decorating. Be sure to stick around for Chapter Two, to learn how to fill a pastry bag with the royal icing.
This food tutorial presents one of the most important and widely used cooking skills you'll ever need to know: how to cook eggs over easy. Eggs are pretty much standard for breakfast and are used in a variety of other recipes, so it's important to know how to cook them well.
Learn how to use a standing mixer from our baking and catering expert in this free cooking video series on how to use a stand mixer.
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.
Cooking a delicious ribeye roast for dinner? In this video, learn how to slow cook a ribeye roast. Advice:
Most people need their morning pick-me-up to get the day started right. There's a Starbucks on every corner and caffeine "shots" are sold in convenience stores everywhere. Even Mountain Dew is getting in on the action with its new KickStart "breakfast" drink (whatever that means). With a whopping 5% real fruit juice!
Check out this cooking tip from the Milen Show. Cooking doesn't have to be tough or stressful. Find out how to make it quick and easy! Watch this video tip for how to grate cheese the easy way!
Learn how to inject your turkey with olive oil to keep the meat moist.