From the Mississippi Delta: Koolickles (AKA Kool-Aid Pickles)

For all pickle aficionados, apparently the combination of sour pickles and sweet Kool-Aid is surprisingly delectable. Popular in Mississippi, Kool-Aid drenched pickles are a popular treat coined Koolickles. Sound unappetizing? Don't knock it 'til you try it. The New York Times reports, "[Koolickles] have an arresting color that combines green and garnet, and a bracing sour-sweet taste that they owe to a long marinade in cherry or tropical fruit or strawberry Kool-Aid."

How To: Make cotton candy without a machine at home

Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful. Make sure you keep a bowl of cool water next to you at all times just in case any of the hot stuff gets on your skin.

How To: Make Crispy Onion Rings with Instant Mashed Potatoes

Onion rings are one of our favorite types of vegetable, right after ketchup (#1) and french fries (#2). They make virtually any food taste good, delicious topping burgers, hot dogs, salads (so bad, but so good!). Which is why if you love onion rings as much as we do, then you'll have an orgasm in your mouth with this recipe.

How To: Use the Gold Medal X-15 Cotton Candy Floss machine

This video demonstrates how to make cotton candy using the Gold Medal X-15 machine. Plug in the three-prong chord in its own independent jack. Use a heavy duty three-prong extension cord if needed. Remove the clips from the net and spread the net around the inside of the pan, and clip it onto the sides of the pan in four places. Use commercially prepared floss mix, and carefully pour it into the spinner head while the machine is off. Cover the pan with the dome and turn the power on, setting ...

How To: Make Mariquitas De Malanga (baked malanga chips)

This video tutorial is in the Food category which will show you how to make Mariquitas De Malanga (baked malanga chips). Take 2 malangas and wash them properly. Peel them and slice them in to very thin slices using a slicer. Now spray olive oil on a tray and place the slices on the tray. Spray olive oil over the slices again. Make sure the olive oil is sprayed evenly over all slices. Then sprinkle salt over the slices. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes till the slices turn crispy and go...

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: Fry Oatmeal

Cook 2-4 cups of oatmeal. Put 1.5-3 cups uncooked oatmeal in a pot with 3-6 cups water (there should be about twice as much water as oatmeal). Boil on the stove, stirring more frequently until the oatmeal reaches the desired consistency.

How To: Make a $1 soda can popcorn machine

For your next home movie night, pop some fresh popcorn without using those microwave bags. Learn how you can build a simple popcorn popper made from a soda, beer, or any aluminum can. You can use this in a camp fire, on top of a candle or simply on your stove. Check out this how-to video and find out how to build a home popcorn machine. Make a $1 soda can popcorn machine.

How To: Make pigs in a blanket from scratch

In this tutorial the how2heroes show us how to make pigs in a blanket from scratch. First, take 2 packages of mini cocktail franks, place them in a bowl and set aside. Now, that 2 1/3 cups of flour, pinch of salt, 1 stick of room temperature butter, 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese and mix it in a food processor until it's made a crumbled texture. Now, add 2 eggs and 2 tbsp of cold water and keep pulsing until the mixture has come together. Now you will place the dough on a counter with flour...

How To: Make Your Own Auntie Anne's Pretzels at Home

As a kid, I remember begging my mother almost every single time we went to the mall to buy me a pretzel from Auntie Anne's. Now, whenever I pass one of those little blue and white stands, that delicious, buttery smell instantly takes me back to being an impatient four-year-old who wants a pretzel right now. The only bad thing about Auntie Anne's is that you usually have to deal with annoying places like malls and airports to find one. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just whip some up at home...

How To: Make salty, traditional British style chunky chips

There is nothing better with a plate of perfectly fried fish than a handful of absolutely divine crispy chips. In this tutorial, learn how to fry chips the right way so that they are the perfect size, taste and texture. These salty snacks will add to your meals and provide tons of finger licking snacks throughout the day. You really can not go wrong with this recipe. Yum!!

How To: Make tasty crispy French fries

Chef John teaches how to cook homemade French Fries. 1. Cut the potatoes into strips the size and shape of French Fries. 2. Rinse in cold water. 3. Soak for about half an hour. Change the water several times. 4. Drain using paper or kitchen towel. 5. Fry the potatoes at 275 degrees F for about 5 minutes. 6. Fish the potatoes out and layer them on a paper towel. Cool completely. Chilling them is better. 7. Reheat the oil to 350 degrees F and fry the potatoes for 5-10 minutes or until golden br...

How To: Make rosemary, garlic, crackers

Julie Hasson of Everyday Dish TV teaches how to make rosemary garlic crackers. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp dried rosemary, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 3/4 tsp fine sea salt, 1/4 tsp ground pepper, optional (but good!), 1/2 cup water, 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt crystals, optional. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix. Knead the dough using both hands. Put it on...

How To: Make vegan raw flax chips & pico dip

In this video, we learn how to make vegan raw flax chips and pico dip. To start, you will cook flax seeds in a pan, then cut them into pieces that are similar to the shape of tortilla chips. After this, place the chips into a dehydrator and salt them. After they are dehydrated, they will be hard and taste delicious. You can add in spices to these chips when you cook them if you wish. After this, make pico de gallo for the chips by mixing together avocado, chilies, limes, tomatoes, and onions....

How To: Cook Argentinian corn empanadas

You don't have to go out to the restaurant to cook up this South American classic. You can make your own corn empanadas at home tonight! This recipe from The Food Network takes you through everything you need to know to make killer empanadas. This video will show you how to cook corn empanadas.

How To: Boil and fry pork wontons

Learn how to make delicious pork filled wontons. These wontons can either be boiled or deep fried. Follow along with this Asian cooking how to video to learn the step by step instructions for each of these cooking methods. You'll love making boiled and fried pork wontons.

How To: Make cinnamon apple fries with dipping sauce

Looking for apple recipes? Chef Jason Hill will show you how to make apple fries, a county fair favorite that's sure to be a hit in your home. The ingredients for the apple fries are just apples, corn starch and cinnamon but the sauce calls for cream cheese, marshmallow cream and pumpkin pie spice. Learn how to prepare apple fries by watching this video cooking tutorial.

How To: Make vegan apple cinnamon granola

Angela is back! If that's not enough to start your day right all by itself, she's going to show you how to make your own granola, because if there's one thing people think vegans eat, it's granola! Isn't it about time you did your part for the cause?

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