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: 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 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: Use the Top Lighting Cotton Candy Maker

There are several steps required to successfully use a cotton candy maker. Start by preheating the cotton candy maker for five minutes. Turn the cotton candy maker off and pour the sugar into the machine. Turn it back on and as it begins to spin, take a stick and move it around the spinning cylinder and the cotton candy will begin to adhere to the stick. As you move it around the cylinder, stop every two or three times around and roll up what you have gathered by moving the stick.

How To: Make deep fried onion rings on the stove

This video demonstrates how to make Game Day onion rings. For this first you need to take a Spanish onion and cut it into slices so that you can easily take out rings. Then take some flour and add corn meal into it. Then add salt, Kosher salt, cayenne powder and pepper. Mix them together and keep aside. In a dish take some butter milk and season it with salt and pepper. If you wish you can add some Tabasco or hot sauce into it. Take an onion ring and dip it in the flour mixture and shed out t...

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 Fruit Loop "Fiesta" butter cookies

Trix are for kids, but Fruit Loops are for everyone? Don't you ever think you're too old to nom on the pure sugar heaven that is Fruit Loops! While we are totally for grabbing handfuls out of the box and stuffing it in your face, there are other ways you can make use of this colorful "tropical" treat.

How To: Make tortilla chips at home from scratch

This video shows you how to make tortilla chips at home. First, you will need to preheat your deep fryer to 375 degrees. Slice tortillas into wedges or whatever size or shape you want. You may stack them and cut several at once, if that makes it easier for you. Prepare a plate for your tortillas, by lining a plate with paper towels. This will absorb the excess oil, and it will prevent your chips from being too greasy. Place 10-15 tortilla pieces into your fryer basket. Drop the basket in the ...

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 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: Roast spicy gourmet flavored chipotle, garlic and Worcestershire pumpkin seeds

Whether you're making pumpkin pie or carving jack-o'-lanterns during Halloween, make sure you save those pumpkin seeds, because they're a great source of fiber and can be a tasty snack. The best thing about baking pumpkin seeds is that you can get really creative with the flavor. In this video recipe, you'll learn how to make a spicy chipotle chili pepper, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce flavored batch of roasted pumpkin seeds.

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: Seal a bag of chips without a clip

Twist ties and bag clips are for sissies. Here’s how to keep an open bag of chips fresh with your bare hands. This how-to video shows a technique that requires no equipment. It's all about folding the right way. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to air-proof and seal a bag of chips without a clip.

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...

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