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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you're a fan of Sicilian foods, you might also like these chickpea fritters. They're crispy golden triangles of fried chickpea dough. Yum! These crispy chickpea fritters, known as panel, are crunchy and salty Sicilian street treats. And it only takes a few ingredients! This is great for a savory appetizer or a quick dazzle-your-friends snack.
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!
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.
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...
Want a quick snack? Watch this video to learn how to properly boil frozen dumplings.
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...
This tutorial cooking video will teach you to make Japanese Kaisendon, a Japanese Sashimi rice bowl.
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.
What You Will Need. Tortilla ( Any kind will do. Adjust to your taste.)
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.
We don't know about you, but we're getting a little tired of baking the same old sugar cookies and fudge brownies over and over again. So we were really excited to find this recipe for baking a traditional Moroccan treat that's been around for centuries.
If you love granola bars, you have to try out this quick recipe for an awesome honey almonds granola. You can shape them into bars if you want, eat it with milk (like cereal), or even eat it with yogurt. You can do practically anything with this tasty granola mixture.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
This how-to video is about how to bake salt free chocolate free chip cookies.
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.
In this episode of Show Me the Curry, learn how to make traditional Indian snack food, Sav. This recipe is for a hot and spicy sav but if you are not big on the spice you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. Enjoy this crispy treat as a satisfying mid-day snack anytime! Yum!
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!
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 ...
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.”
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!
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.
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.
This recipe by chef Mark Bittman is an all-around crowd pleaser: it's easy to make, rich tasting, and can be made in abundance just in case a gaggle of friends comes over unexpectedly and you have to entertain.
Chef Toben Kochman from Food network teaches the secrets of making panko-crusted turkey lollipops for an appetizer. You will need: Turkey breast, panko bread crumbs, sesame seeds, whipped eggs, flour, salt, pepper, lollipop sticks, and cranberry sauce.
This tutorial video will teach you how to make dukbokki, a popular Korean snack that is essentially a hot and spicy rice cake. To make this Korean dish, you will need a rice cake, dried anchovies, hot pepper paste, sugar, and green onions. Hot and spicy!
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
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.
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.
What's better than homemade corn tortillas? Follow these simple steps for homemade corn tortillas that will make your guests shout "Ole!"