How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Cook sautéed kale with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper

When you sauté kale, it tends to retain all of its nutritional value, whereas boiling and steaming kale will kill the vitamin-enriched goodness. So, this simple kale side dish should be in every cook's recipe box. Kale by itself has a rather bitter flavor, but when cooked in soup or even just briefly with garlic and oil, it's delicious. Harvard University's Martin Breslin shares a quick side dish that's good for you, goes with fish or meats, uses only one pan, and clean-up is a breeze. Best o...

How To: Make a simple and delicious caesar salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple Caesar salad. First, cut up some romaine lettuce and then wash it thoroughly. Now make your own croutons by slicing bread in 1/4" slices and making them into cubes. Next, place olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper into a bowl and add in freshly grated parmesan cheese. Now toss your croutons into the bowl and soak in the oil, then lay on a baking sheet and cook until golden brown. Now, take one egg yolk and add it in with minced garlic and olive ...

How To: Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember to save the stems, open up the flower gently and pluck out the thing in the middle. You want to pick off the spinets on the back of leaves, wash them rubbing them to soften the leaves up. Then you would take the stem an...

How To: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

If you're lived in the South, you may already know this next dish. If not, then prepare for a southern classic. It's called chow-chow or pickle relish. It takes a variety of different veggies (cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, onions) and you basically cook it to look almost like a liquid mixture, but it can be it's really fine. It's actually a great tasting dish that goes well with many meals and is something that you should try today. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Roast potatoes like a restaurant chef

A classic side dish for any hearty meal is roasted potatoes. Works for breakfast too for home fries! (kinda) If you've been trying but haven't quite found the right way to cook your potatoes then you're in luck! In this video, chef Jason Hill goes into detail on his methods of making perfect roasted potatoes every time and it all starts with the right cooking method.

How To: Preserve string beans by freezing

Want to have fresh produce year-round? Extend the life of garden vegetables by freezing your green beans or string beans. This is an easy cooking technique you can use, all you need is a pot, some water and a few plastic bags to keep your vegetables fresh for a long period of time.

How To: Mince Garlic & Keep It from Sticking to Your Knife

Need to know how to mince garlic without having it stick to your knife? Then you need this quick guide from The Kitchn. With the proper technique, chopping garlic can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes. For more information, and to get started mincing garlic yourself, take a look.

How To: Cook kale, collard, mustard, or turnip greens

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cook cook kale, collard, mustard or turnip greens. The ingredients required are: frozen greens, chopped onion, chopped carrot, chopped celery, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock. Begin by putting the frozen greens into a pan and then add all the ingredients into the pan. To add flavor, add in 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of pepper, 1/4 tsp of freshly grounded nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of grounded mustard. Then cook it at low heat for 3 hours. ...

How To: Prepare deep fried sweet banana peppers

This video from Betty's Kitchen is a demonstration of how to cook deep fried sweet banana peppers which are popular in restaurants. She shows how to clean the peppers by cutting off the top, cutting around the core from the top, and pulling out the core. Cut the pepper in half the long way and remove the seeds. To make the batter, she uses one well-beaten egg and adds one cup of skim milk, 1/4 cup of canola oil, and one cup of self-rising flour. She heats up oil in a deep fryer, dips the pepp...

How To: Cooked southern collard greens with turkey legs

DivasCanCook shows us how to make some delicious collard greens with turkey legs, starting with washing the greens well and stripping them from the stem. Nest she tears them up and adds olive oil, half an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Sautéing onions and garlic is next, adding 3 cups of chicken broth and a whole smoked and salted turkey leg. This is simmered for about 30 minutes. She added one teaspoon of red pepper flakes to zip it up a little! After simmering, cut the turkey from the bone a...

How To: Cook a butternut squash

In this video, you will be taught how to cook a butternut squash. Before the demonstration, you will learn a bit about the nutrition of the squash itself. You will learn how to cut, clean and prepare the squash, which is actually a lot easier than it seems. Then, you will be guided through a demonstration of how to cook the squash. After it is cooked, you will see one way to prepare the squash for eating, in this case with butter and cinnamon. Tips and ideas are given on other ways you can pr...

How To: Serve fresh artichoke

In this video, we learn how to serve fresh artichoke. The first way to use artichoke tips is to make artichoke chips! This is a great alternative to tortilla chips, and you can serve these by cooking the artichoke then removing the leaves and serving with some parmesan cheese on top and guacamole or salsa to dip it in. Next, the artichoke petals can be served with salsa and sour cream for a low calorie nacho. You can also cook the vegetable and remove the middle, then replace with soup or ste...

How To: Make caramelized onions

In this video, the people of Red Rock Restaurants show you how they make caramelized onions. Step by step you'll learn exactly how to properly cut your onions, what you need, and how exactly how to cook those seared sweet onions. Perfectly caramelized and ready to serve on any dish you desire.

How To: Make hash browns with tomatoes

Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...

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