Holiday nuts are a go-to snack during this busy season. But those canned cashews and almonds and pecans you can get at the store have been sitting there on the shelves for longer than you can imagine.
If you like chips and don't have a massive overeating problem, you've probably had this problem: you're eaten half your bag of chips, but you don't have a bag clip to seal the bag and protect the freshness of your chips! Enter this video, in which a charming young Israeli teaches us how to fold a chip bag with an airtight seal without using a bag clip. You'll never have to eat a stale chip again!
Catch, gut, and cook your own food? It sounds slightly caveman-ish, but deriving your food straight from nature ensures you always know what you're eating (a luxury you don't get at the grocery store) and that you're eating healthy.
Chakli, or Chakri murukku, is a snack that's extremely popular in India and in Sri Lanka. Made from urad and rice flower, the snack gets its savory appeal from the addition of chili, cumin, and other spices.
Do you love Christmas sweets but can't stand fruitcake because it's overly saccharine? Then perhaps this recipe will get you loving candied fruits in your desserts once again.
Just because the weather is gloomy outside and Frosty has taken his place outside on your front lawn for a few weeks doesn't mean you can get a taste of the tropics. In fact, citrus fruits come into season during the winter months.
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.
Sugar may be bad for the body, but it most certainly is good for the soul (and your taste buds). And now that the holiday season is coming up, you should feel free to let yourself indulge a little with small portions of flavorful treats.
If you don't know what namak pare is, you soon will. The Indian snack dish consists of delicious flour, yogurt, and sometimes butter deep fried in oil or ghee for a crispy, crunchy texture. These crips are sweet and can be dipped into sauces if you wish.
In this tutorial, we learn how to wrap a dumpling with Andrea Nguyen. First, you will need to scoop the filling into the dumpling. Then, fold the edge over it and push your fingers together on the sides to make it wrinkled. Then, you will crunch the edges together and they will be ready to cook! You can also fold the edges over to make them into little pockets that will taste the exact same! Have fun and get creative with these, just make sure they are sealed all the way around so the filling...
These ain't your Disneyland churros, or really like any churros you've had in your life. Churros, which are Spanish doughnuts consisting of fried potato dough, originated in Spain but are now extremely popular in the U.S. The fried dough is usually tossed with mountains of cinnamon for a very satisfying sweetness and spice to compliment the greasy bread dough.
Are you out of time and need a quick way to get yourself in the Halloween spirit? Then check out this all-inclusive Halloween video. You'll learn how to do three things:
Caramel apples are sold in abundance at chocolate and candy stores during the Fall season, but why buy the store-bought variety (which has stayed on the shelves for an indeterminate amount of time) when you can make your own for cheap at home?
What is Halloween without caramel apples? It's like trying to celebrate Christmas without gingerbread men cookies. Candied apples, though, can be intimidating for some to make because it involves lots of ingredients (including the very bad for you corn syrup) and time.
Get into the Halloween spirit with these terrifying mummy hot dogs! They're easy to make and this free video cooking lesson presents a complete overview. For all of the details, and to get started making festive, festering mummy dogs yourself, take a look.
This delicious, crunchy snack is from Gujarat, India, where it has been served traditionally with crisped rice and dry cereal. This particular version is made with corn for a bit of sweetness.
Your children need healthy snacks to start teaching them about living a healthy lifestyle, and this recipe is one that everyone can enjoy— not just the kids! Watch to learn a great way to make bruschetta with feta cheese, topped with tomato and fresh basil. It's a delicious Italian-style snack for anytime! This bruschetta is easy to make, healthy and really tasty! You can even change it up a bit.
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make caramel candies. Ingredients include: 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 c light corn syrup, 4 tbsp salted butter, 1 c heavy cream, and 1 tsp vanilla. To create this, you will combine all your ingredients in a large pot, stirring a little bit. Once the mixture has turned into caramel, stick a thermometer to make sure it's reached 250 degrees. When it is finished, pour this into a baking dish. Once you do this, smooth it out to cover the surface, then wait for i...
Try this Spanish recipe straight from Barcelona! They're called pinchos, and they're similar to tapas, except with pinchos, they're served with little skewers, which act as a ways of billing at restaurants. In this video recipe, you'll learn how to make your own Spanish pinchos (Spanish for spike or thorn).
For all that they are marketed as healthy meal alternatives or snacks on the go, granola bars are pretty damn bad for you. With high fructose corn syrup ranking among the top five ingredients in the ingredients list and a bunch of other cheap corn products thrown into the mix, you wouldn't be much better off eating Cheetos.
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.
In this video, we learn how to make spinach toast with leftover cream spinach. First, you will need to take small pieces of bread that you have leftover, as well as some cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and spinach (already cooked). Mix the spinach, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese together and add in some salt to taste. After this, spoon the mixture onto the individual pieces of bread and place into the oven. Let cook on a high temperature until the top and sides of the toast are light brown....
To make chocolate chip cookies you will need flour, baking soda, salt, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, chocolate chips, a small and large mixing bowl, a measuring cup, a stirring spoon, a baking sheet pan, and an oven. First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Put 1 1/8 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl put one stick of softened butter, 3/8 cup of white sugar, 3/8 cup of brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon o...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make toasted rice cereal puppy chow. You will need: 9 c toasted rice cereal, a spoon, powdered sugar, 2 caps of vanilla extract, 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 c peanut butter, 1 c chocolate chips, and three bags. First, pour your cereal into a large bowl and then combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in bowl. Then, microwave the mixture for a couple minutes until it's melted, stirring every few seconds. After it's melted, pour into your bowl of cereal an...
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.
The biggest thing that scares us when we're out to make something from a recipe is, well, the recipe. Usually you can't get away with anything less than ten items on the ingredients list, all of which we have to scour for in our pantry or purchase at the store.
During the holidays, nothing beats the satisfying taste of Brie cheese encrusted in puff pastry. Holiday Kitchen shows you how it's done with this Brie en Croûte recipe that's a must-serve appetizing classic any time of year. To spice up the classic French treat, they've added cranberries, apricots and almonds, dressing it up especially for the holidays
Nothing beats an appetizer packed with healthy spinach and delightful cheeses. It's the perfect party snack, and in this video, you'll learn the recipe for Spinach & Cheese Swirls from Holiday Kitchen. These spinach and cheese appetizers are made with puff pastry, and look so good, your friends will think you're hiding the caterer!
If Brie is your favorite kind of cheese— soft, mild and creamy, yet firm— then you have to try this appetizer recipe! It's called Candied Walnut-Brie Pockets, and it's great for snacking, parties and more! Any cheese lover won't be able to resist these "Brie en croûte" style treats, a French cuisine term which translates as "Brie in a crust". But these isn't just merely crusted Brie— the tempting taste of the candied walnuts adds perfection to this recipe from Holiday Kitchen.
Looking for the new hit appetizer for your party? You may have just found it. This recipe from Holiday Kitchen is for Puff Pockets with smoked Gouda, apples and chives inside. It's easy to prepare, plus the combination of these unique flavors makes for a super special treat for all of your guests, paired perfectly with a glass of wine.
Add a healthy twist to your puff pastries and make an elegant appetizer perfect for any party. It's not quite a dessert, but it still taste like one, with cherry tomatoes being the key ingredient. This recipe from Holiday Kitchen will show you how to make these wonderful little Tomato Jewels, a yummy and appetizing little gem.
Despite what this cookie's name may imply, these monster cookies are not in any way related to monsters or to Halloween. Rather, the term "monster cookies" comes from the simple fact that these doughy goodies contain everything you could possibly imagine a cookie to have.
Sure, store bought microwave popcorn is cheap. But according to Hoopajoo Labs, you can get 50 bags of popping corn out of a $0.99 bag of kernels! Watch the video below or click through for the Instructable.
When you think about french fries, you probably start picturing greasy strips of potatoes, deep fried and crispy to perfection. But who ever said french fries had to be made out of potatoes?
No self-respecting Halloween celebration would be complete without a fair share of caramel apples and witch-themed goodies for kids and adults alike to nom on.
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....
In this video, we learn how to make vegetarian Oriental Shumai. You will need: 1/2 c onion, 1.5 c chopped Napa cabbage, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1/4 c grated carrot, sesame oil, 1/4 c chopped green onion, 2 tsp grated ginger, 1/4 c chopped water chestnuts, 3/4 c bulgur wheat, 2 tbsp cilantro, 1 1/4 c water, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1/2 c teriyaki marinade, and wonton wrappers. First, sautŽ the onion and garlic with 1 tbsp sesame oil until tender, then add in ginger and sautŽ for 1 min. Next, add in ...
A quick and easy hors de ouevre made by wrapping a piece of thinly sliced prosciutto around a piece of gorgonzola cheese, fresh arugula, currants and pine nuts. Then toast briefly in a toaster oven (making sure it doesn't burn!) and then serve at your next party or gathering.
You don't have to be a professional pastry chef to come up with sweet and chocolatey creations that all you friends will love! Check out this food video to learn how to make ice cream lollipops dipped in chocolate. You can then coat the chocolate with sprinkles, nuts, or whatever topping you'd like.