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 inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch

HippyUrban teaches viewers how to make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch! First you will need to buy some MasaMix at your local Spanish market! It really is just corn flour. First, you need two cups of corn flour, 1 quarter teaspoon of salt and 1 quarter cup of water. Mix this up and add a tablespoon of water at a time to get it just right. Divide this in three and roll the dough on parchment paper. You want it to be thin and as thin as pie crust. With thicker chips, they can hold the s...

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 Balthazar NYC's famous french fries

There are so many different types of french fries out there it may be impossible to travel and try each one. If you live in California and have heard how delicious New York french fries are, it's a good chance that you may not be able to try them out. Well in this tutorial, you'll be able to make your own NYC style fries from the confine of your place. This video will focus on showing you how to make Balthazar's famous french fries. So sit back, pay attention and enjoy!

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 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: Make "Cheezy Quackers" crackers

In this video, we learn how to make "cheezy quackers" crackers. To make these you will need: 1/4 non dairy butter, 1/4 c water, 1 tsp fine sea salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/3 c nutritional yeast, and 1 c flour. First, combing the salt, pepper, yeast, and flour together in a large bowl, then combine with butter in a mixer until it becomes coarse. Add in water and mix until a dough forms. Roll this out, then place on two cookie sheets and bake in the oven at 350 degrees after you have cut in sm...

How To: Make homemade Mexican pumpkin seed candy

El Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated on November 2nd in Mexico and by Mexican Americans that commemorates the spirits of those who have died. The celebration consists of bringing your loved ones a dish they liked and sometimes decorating their graves with flowers and flags.

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: Make homemade wonton crisps

Chef John tells us that he normally would avoid any in-home deep-frying, but as you’ll see in this clip, these go so fast, and we use such a small amount of oil that it’s actually quite fast and easy. Most grocery stores carry both round and square “wonton wrappers” or, as they are sometimes called, “wonton skins.”

How To: Make chocolate bars with surprise fillings

You know how people always get frustrated when they open up a Valentine's Day chocolate gift box to find no labeling device for the chocolates there, forcing them to taste test each one to see if they like 'em? Recreate this frustration and relish in the schadenfreude by baking these melt in your mouth chocolate bars, each one filled with something different, from caramel and peanuts to almonds and more chocolate.

How To: Make chocolate peanut rocks with coconut flakes

This is a dangerous recipe for anyone who's a serious connoisseur of chocolate. Those who love chocolate (chocoholics, if you will) dig just about anything and everything coated with cacao plant treat, but this recipe for chocolate peanut rocks coated with coconut flakes will just about burst your taste buds and get you eating them nonstop.

How To: Make homemade mac and cheese

In this video, we learn how to make homemade macaroni and cheese. First, bring a big pot of water to a boil and cook 3 cup of macaroni for 8 minutes. While the noodles are cooking, add in 1/2 cup butter into a saucepan and melt. Now, whisk in 1/2 cup flour, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp of dried mustard. Cook this for one minute, until the raw flour is cooked out. Keep whisking constantly and when finished gradually add in 4 cup of milk. You can use whatever milk you prefer, and kee...

How To: Make homemade sausage rolls

The best snack is handheld. Anything that is all in one and can be eaten with one hand (and a napkin) is key to the ultimate snack or lunch. In this tutorial, learn how to make delicious sausage rolls from scratch. These babies are quick, easy and fit perfectly in your hot little hands. Enjoy!

How To: Make a giant Rolo chocolate candy

To make the giant Rolo you'll need one big bar of chocolate, a whole heap of toffee and two measuring cups, one slightly smaller than the other. First, melt the chocolate. Then, to shape your Rolo, take your small measuring cup, place it upside down inside the big measuring cup. Pour most of the melted chocolate all around it. Then, put it in the freezer to make it hard. Once the chocolate shell is ready, take the toffee and put it in the middle. Pour the rest of the chocolate on top of the 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: Make Pakistani kaju (cashew) burfi

A kaju burfi is a classic Pakistani dish based on cashew nuts. It is a smooth and delicious dish with just a hint of sweetness and a lot of creamy. This meal is very easy to make and can be enjoyed any time of the year.

How To: Make corn dogs from scratch at home

Who doesn't love a corndog? They remind us of childhood and going to the county fair or beach. Well, luckily with this video's help, you won't have to leave your house for one of these summertime treats. Check it out and make your own, step by step.

How To: Make Indian papdi chaat with Manjula

Craving authentic Indian food? Then tune into this Indian cooking how-to video with Manjula. Follow along with this video lesson as Manjula shows you how to make papri chaat. Papdi or papri chaat is a snack served in most Indian homes. Make some for your home tonight and serve it with a tamarind or mango chutney.

How To: Make bhel puri (chaat)

Bhel Puri is one variety of Indian "street food" known as "Chaat". With a nice balance of flavors, including savory, sweet and spicy, Bhel Puri is a perfect snack or appetizer idea. Try this recipe -- it's sure to please!

How To: Make Pakistani chilli achar/ pickled jalapenos

This video will show your how prepare your own pickled jalapenos in a Pakistani cuisine style also known as chilli achar. You will want to have 15 or 20 green chillis on hand which you will chop. You will need masala which you can make the masala by grounding all your seed until they are course. You will then want to cut and crush your ginger and garlic to gather. Heat up your oil and you can check by adding a little spice. Put the vinegar into the oil and cover for later. Chop your chilies i...

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