Hot Snacks How-Tos

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 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 raw corn chips from fresh corn

Raw and vegan dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare raw corn chips. All you need for this snack recipe is: flax seeds, fresh corn, lemon, salt, spices and water. Try this raw and vegan corn chips recipe.

How To: Cook Argentinian corn empanadas

You don't have to go out to the restaurant to cook up this South American classic. You can make your own corn empanadas at home tonight! This recipe from The Food Network takes you through everything you need to know to make killer empanadas. This video will show you how to cook corn empanadas.

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 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 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 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: Make caramel coated popcorn at home with Betty

Caramel popcorn is a great American tradition - whether you are at the ballgame or the movie theatre, everyone loves this tasty treat! In this tutorial, Betty shows you how to make this sweet and salty staple at home, fresh out of the oven. So, grab a blanket, your favourite flick and cuddle up on the sofa with this delicious snack!

How To: Make garlic flavored beer-batter onion rings

Tammy Cornan, the iPhone chef, teaches us how to make beer batter onion rings. She shows us every step of the process from all of the ingredients needed to how long you should fry your onion rings in order to give them that golden brown tasty flavor. The video demonstration contains information that you just can't get in a recipe book. For example, the iPhone chef tells us which beer is the best choice for flavor, how long to leave your batter in the refrigerator in order to get a smooth crea...

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: This Is Quite Possibly the Best Meal-On-A-Stick Ever Invented

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...

How To: Make pigs in a blanket with crescent roll batter

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...

How To: Make yummy crunchy peanut brittle

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a batch of yummy peanut brittle. This crunchy candy uses just a handful of ingredients and is a cinch to make. You will need water, sugar, roasted peanuts, corn syrup, peanut butter, butter, salt, parchment paper, and baking soda.

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: Serve and display canapes

Learn how to display canapes artfully and elegantly. This is a great piece of information for making your appetizer exceedingly impressive to guests. This elevates the dish to a caterer's status of presentation.

How To: Make Pakistani-style dahi pulki

In this video from carpediem43 we learn how to make Pakistani style dahi pulki. Ingredients are: 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/4 tsp zeera 3/4 cup white maash daal/ lentils 1 tbsp moong daal/ lentils Bowl of warm salty water Salt to taste Yoghurt Mix 1 1/2 cup yoghurt Imli Chutney 1/2 tsp roasted zeera Tip of tsp of ginger garlic paste Coriander You want to soak the daal for 3-4 hours or overnight. Blend the ingredients in a blender. Now heat up a pan of oil. Make small balls and place them i...

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.

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