Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the seasoning and cleaning process. Improper seasoning, cooking acidic foods and incorrect cleaning methods can all remove the non-stick capabilities. Achieving and maintaining a non-stick cooking surface is uncomplicated and...
Learn how to use the rotisserie feature on your Lynx Grill. The Lynx grill has many innovative features and understanding how to use each grill feature can make you more proficient user of the grill.
Want a quick meal, but the jar won't open? Here are some tips: try slamming it on your kitchen counter-top upside down, but not with enough pressure to break the jar. Another option is running hot water over the lid of the jar, to loosen it up. You can wear rubber gloves to give yourself a better grip, as well. This should solve any hurdles in the way of last-minute dinner preparations.
You don't need a stove to whip up pasta, soup, vegetables, meat, or even dessert—all you need is a rice cooker! Watch this video to learn how to use a rice cooker to cook foods other than rice.
Get tips from this how-to video to use the breeze cotton candy machine to produce--cotton candy! Know safety precautions before you start to use the machine. Make sure you lace the sugar seal on the cotton candy machine to keep sugar for getting down to the motor.
If you recently unearthed your silver from storage hoping to use the pieces to set your holiday table, you may have been a bit disappointed at how tarnished all those spoons and forks look.
Cast iron skillets are the original non-stick "Teflon" coating. An iron skillet seasoned properly will keep food from sticking, and its is great for browning and easy to care for. And good cast iron cookware will last a life time. Cast iron skillets have been handed down from generation to generation. Rita's favorite cast iron skillet was handed down from her mother and is at least 100 years old.
In this tutorial, we learn how to grind your own spices. Spices grow all over the world, which can give them all unique tastes. Start off by grabbing the spices that you want to mix together. Use your favorite spices to make your own unique tastes. If you are roasting, you should not roast or toast the spices all together at once, so they don't incorporate smells. After you do this, you will use a mortar and a pestle to crush down the spices. Start pounding on the spices to release the oils a...
This video shows you how to use a Swiss Army knife can opener. It is easy to confuse the can opener with the bottle opener. The can opener has a small screwdriver tip and a sharper edge. Cans of spaghetti are good for a quick meal on the train. Put the bottom part of the can opener underneath the lip of the can. Use leverage to poke the top part of the opener through the lid of the can. Move the opener backwards a little and push through again. Keep doing this all the way round the top of the...
This how-to video shows you how to barbecue using direct and indirect heat. Knowing the difference between the two, and knowing which method to use, will prove crucial in the quest for brilliant barbecue results.
The Braun immersion blender is cheap yet powerful. It is strong enough to crush ice, frozen fruit, nuts, vegetables, etc. and is typically used to make smoothies. Watch this how to video to learn how to make an ice cream and banana smoothie with a hand held blender.
Learn To Hack a Glue Gun and turn it into a Small Electric Stove to heat up your food. Its cheap to make and very helpful for when you don't have anything to cook you food with. Find out how by watching this video. All you need is a hot glue gun and some paper clips. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to build a mini electric stove.
A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood, which is a significant savings for anyone's financial situation.
Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely.
In this cooking video series, learn how to make some easy George Foreman Grill recipes. Chef Brandon Sarkis shows you how to cook everything from zucchini and potatoes to tilapia and ribeye steaks.
This is a video of how to use a can opener that's a safe can opener, which will not leave sharp edges. You can also reuse the lid to put back on top of the can if all of it's contents are not used.
Properly measure liquid and dry ingredients Diane Morgan describes the basic technique for measuring ingredients, which is critical to baking. There are two types of measuring cups, one for liquids and a different type for dry ingredients that need to be leveled off, such as flour or sugar.
Sous vide, or ultra-low temperature poaching, is transformed into a safe and precise science when you create your own rig in this informative video from Cooking With Geeks entrepreneur Jeff Potter. The essential components of this cooking device are a slow cooker, a thermocouple and a temperature controller. Watch the video to see these components combine into a DiY sous vide rig.
Grilling something on your gas grill that requires more than 20 minutes of grilling time? You'll need to set up your grill for indirect heat so the meat won't burn before it's done.
There are a few julienne peelers on the market, but how do they work. Watch this how to video for a quick demonstration on the proper or way to utilize a julienne peeler.
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During the holidays, many recipes call for cracked black peppercorn (it's much fresher and much tastier than regular pepper in a plastic seasoning jar).
1. This video describes how to warm tortillas. If you have a gas stove, set the burner to simmer and put the tortilla on the burner and keep the tortilla for 8 to 10 seconds on each side. After that transfer it to a pan covered with foil to keep tortilla warm.
A Food Network chef gives the low down on seasoning a cast iron pan. Cast iron pans need to be seasoned before use because it will make your pan stick resistant and last a lifetime. Another plus of seasoning your cast iron pan is that you will not have to use any additional oil when you are cooking. The cast iron is a great heat conductor and the whole pan heats evenly instead of just in spots. To season a cast iron pan you will need to take a neutral oil, vegetable oil works fine, and rub it...
This tutorial cooking video will teach you how to use a pressure cooker. A pressure cooker is a valuable tool for any cooking.
In this video, we learn how to use the Cool Noodle Tool to make noodles make from thai coconut, auzzhini, jicama, daikon radish and yellow squash. First, grab a half of a coconut and your noodle tool. Take your tool and scrape the inside of the coconut and you will have coconut noodles in no time! Do this for all of your different vegetables, whichever you prefer. Place all of your vegetable noodles into a large bowl and you can now prepare these with any sauces that you prefer. This tool mak...
Grill Guru Ted Reader chastises everyone for not cleaning their grill! Ted shows how easy it really is. A clean grill is a happy grill, is a safe grill. Learn how to clean a grill by watching this video tutorial.
Learn the recommended cleaning techniques for your Lynx Grill. The Lynx grill has many innovative features and understanding how to use each grill feature can make you more proficient user of the grill.
If you ran out of clips to close all those half-eaten bags of chips leftover from the weekend barbecue, this video demonstrates super-easy and useful chip-clip-no-more bag fold.
Over time, stains can collect in your crockpot. Learn how to properly clean your crockpot and remove stubborn mineral stains and water marks. When cleaning the crockpot, fill it with hot, soapy water once the cooker has cooled. Let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then scrub with a cloth, nylon pad, or plastic sponge. Do not use harsh cleaners or metal pads. Rinse well in hot water and dry.
At first an avocado looks intimdating to cut. It's kind of squishy and has this huge pit in the center that you just don't know what to do with. So if you've never cut an avocado before, check out this food video by Serious Eats to learn how to cleverly cut, pit, and slice one for optimal presentation.
The idea is to buy a few items from IKEA and use them to make a back garden BBQ smoker. The concept is also know as IKEA hacking and the principles are simple, re-engineer IKEA products to make a entirely different item. This video will take you step by step through the buying, preparing and constructing of your very own BBQ smoker. All plans for construction can be found on their Website and a big thanks to ford for lending garden fork a car for the summer.
Learn some basic tips on how to marinade with the Rookie Cook. Watch this how to video and learn a technique that is essential if you want to be a good cook. Marinating allows you to infuse great flavor into any kind of meat. Marinades also tenderize meat making it juicy and soft. Follow along with this cooking tutorial to learn how to marinade.
Learn recipes for steam cooking with tips and techniques for steaming vegetables, fish, chicken and more in this free how-to video series on steam cooking basics.
Watch this video to learn how to make an easy gas grill smoke box to give your food an open flame taste.
This tutorial shows you how to clean your cast iron an. First, pour salt into your pot. Then you will need to scrub it. You may add water. NO SOAP! Put it back on the stove on medium heat. Pour any type of cooking oil in it. Wipe it down. Your cast iron pot is now clean!
Use a hair dryer to get BBQ coals nice and hot quickly and easily. No fluid required! This is a handy trick that helps you ignite a BBQ grill quickly by inciting the heat.
Watch as a seasoned expert demonstrates how to build a BBQ pit fire to slow-cook your meat, as well as provides important safety tips, in this free online video about home cooking.
What's the difference between grilling on a pan in your kitchen and grilling outside with wood chips? It's definitely not just the surface you cook on that changes.
It's a classic dilemma parodied in so many TV shows and movies we now roll our eyes every time we see it: Two women are trying to pry open a jar of jam (or some other condiment) but, despite their best efforts, the lid just won't pop. So they enlist the help of a pretty boy who lives next door to finish the "manly" job.