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.
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.
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 ...
Life is too short to get stuck eating thick, lumpy crepes. In this tutorial, learn how to make the French treat like a professional chef - light, fluffy and delicious. These crepes are so magnificent that all you need is some light sugar to enjoy them. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime!
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.
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."
This recipe will be a bit time consuming and may seem a bit lengthy—it can take up to an hour to complete depending how big of a batch you are making—but the end result is fantastic. That being said, here are the few things you will need.
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.
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!
Is your kitchen suffering from a serious lack of equipment and supplies? Well, that's no excuse to not make impressive gourmet appetizers. This video from Eric Ripert will show you how you can take a simple toaster oven and make a dish to impress the most cultured of crowds. All you need is some bread, smoked salmon, and quail eggs.
The art of the potato chip. You can make them the fancy way. You can make them the lazy way. Or you can try the Serious Eats way: extra crunchy.
Before you make a batch of any kind of french fries, you should check out this video to learn how to slice russet potatoes into perfect 1/4 inch batons ready for frying. Knife skills are super important to master when it comes to professional-looking french fries that are evenly fried.
If there's anything I've ascertained from all my candy-eating, it's that Pop Rocks are singularly the most awesome candy ever. The carbon dioxide gas that's mixed with the hard sugar forms a load of tiny, 600-psi bubbles, which vigorously release when they melt in your mouth.
The gold standard of great foods on a stick is reserved for honey battered corn dogs and shish kabob (which is surprisingly spelled just like it sounds). But when I saw this absolutely amazing concoction of breakfast food combined with the queen of meats, I fell in love. Now, if you are looking at this picture and still don't know what it is, you are definitely not a chicken and waffles fan, otherwise you would have figured it out right away. I mean, what else goes well with syrup-drenched wa...
This tutorial video will teach you how to make a delicious Burmese treat that will work great as a starter. These fritters have chilies, peas, and various spices. The fritters are deep fried and are done in a few minutes.
Puppy chow is not for your puppies! It is a sweet, chocolate and crunchy treat made from Chexmix coated in a mixture of peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter. This is a very decadent treat that can be stored in a plastic bag.
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.
Want a quick snack? Watch this video to learn how to properly boil frozen dumplings.
Candied apples are the classic Halloween treat and continue to be popular up to today. Perhaps it's the mix of the tartness of the apple with the sweet caramel goodness of the shell? Either way, Halloween isn't complete without sinking your fake vampire teeth into one of these.
It's not Keebler or Nabisco that rules the cookie market. It's your daughter. It's your next door neighbor's niece. It's that uniform-clad girl with the badges on her chest sweetly smiling at you in front of Walmart, trying to get you to buy some cookies for her organization.
Maybe you're a fast food snob. Or maybe you openly gorge. Either way. I don't care what anybody says, McDonald's french fries are downright mouthwatering.
These hush puppies use corn and lobster for the filling, and are a perfect treat for summertime snacking. To make them, you will need: 1 cup of yellow cornmeal, 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup of chopped scallions, 1/2 cup corn kernels, 1/2 cup of lobster meat, canola oil, salt and pepper. Make a batch of corn and lobster hush puppies.
Andrea Can Cook demonstrates how to make pigs in a blanket using crescent rolls. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. To make pigs in a blanket, you will need a tube of crescent rolls and hot dogs. Unfold the crescent rolls onto a baking sheet. Roll up the hot dogs in the crescent roll triangles by placing the hot dogs on the wide part of the triangle and rolling them up towards the tip. Bake the pigs in the blanket for 12 minutes at 375 degrees. For another tasty treat, you can put cheese...
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...
This video demonstrates how to prepare pigs in a blanket. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: crescent roll dough, hot dogs, and butter/margarine.
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...
What could be better then macaroni and cheese as a finger food? Liven up any party with these delicious bites of baked mac and cheese.
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.
93 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression. Make sugar cookies and coffee.
Watch this cooking how-to video as Tracy cooks some authentic Jamaican fried dumplings and boiled dumplings. These tasty dumplings make a great snack. Follow along in this Jamaican cooking lesson to learn how to fry and boil dumplings.
These spring rolls are fun to make. You can choose your own ingredients, but you really need to use fresh crisps bean sprouts. Pair these spring rolls with your favorite dipping sauce
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.”
This turon (banana lumpia) is one of my favorite meriendas (light meals), and it's so easy to make, even a child can do it! It's a must try, especially if you can't think about something to cook. So, for all the diehard banana fans, this is for you.
This tutorial cooking video will teach you to make Japanese Kaisendon, a Japanese Sashimi rice bowl.
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!
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...
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...
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...
From our friends over at Luxirare, edible crayons, aka "health bars". Beautiful photography, as always. Click through for some tips on trying-it-yourself.
This tutorial video will teach you how to identify various types of Chinese treats that you can find on the street. It covers silk worms, starfish, snails, scorpions, and various other foods! Bon appetit!