Want a fruit smoothie? While we can't recommend asparagus or cheddar-flavored drinks, we encourage you to experiment, using this road map to the ultimate healthy blended beverage. Remember to be creative -- mix a variety of fruity flavors.
The perfect side dish for a picnic or dinner, potato salad can be flavored in a variety of ways. See how to make a simple potato salad that you can modify with your favorite flavors. Ingredients needed are potatoes, eggs, onion, celery, fresh dill, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
In this video, Betty makes a variety of floats for summer. She shows you how to use various flavors of soda and ice cream to make interesting treats for the warm weather. Enjoy these sweet, cold, refreshing treats for desserts or everyday snacks in the warmer months. Yum!
Rita Heikenfeld from AboutEating discusses some of the flowers that are not only beautiful but also edible. It is important not to eat flowers that have been sprayed with chemicals. Some of the more common edible flowers are the zinnia, petunia, and the marigold, which has a delicious citrus flavor and is used in bath oils. Impatiens are edible (just the flowers, not the leaves) and come in a variety of colors.
The sweet potato is a healthy, versatile ingredient that you can use in many ways. In this video, you'll learn a variety of ways you can cook sweet potatoes, from baking to grilling. You'll also get some great suggestions on topping the sweet potatoes for added flavor.
Starburt candies are not only delicious treats that can last longer than usual candies, but come in a variety of flavors and colors. But in this tutorial you won't be focusing on the candy itself, but rather the wrapper. Find out how to make a bracelet using Starburst candy wrappers. It's fun and a good way to recycle! Enjoy!
Bhel Puri is one variety of Indian "street food" known as "Chaat". With a nice balance of flavors, including savory, sweet and spicy, Bhel Puri is a perfect snack or appetizer idea. Try this recipe -- it's sure to please!
If you've never tried Pimenton de la Vera -- smoked Spanish paprika -- you're missing out. Stirred into hummus, sprinkled on roasted potatoes or added to the secret family barbecue rub, the smoky flavor is almost addictive. It comes in hot and sweet varieties and has so many delicious uses it will become a staple in your spice rack.
Master cheesemonger Steven Jenkins gives a quick primer on putting together a selection of cheeses. Stop at four cheeses: "To serve more than three or four cheeses at a time is an insult to all the other ones that you've chosen."
In this video, Steven Raichen demonstrates how to make a quick and delicious meal of Argentine "gaucho grilled" filet mignon with grilled eggplant and peppers. In his travels around the world, Raichen became fascinated with the rich, slightly smoky flavor of steak cooked in the traditonal Argentine method, and decided to find a way to replicate that flavor quickly and easily. To do this , Raichen uses a traditional wood-burning grill from Grillworks (to purchase, contact Grillworks at 202-758...
Butter is one of the most versatile ingredients in the world: its variety of uses range from brightening a morning piece of toast to finishing a beautiful rib-eye steak with decadent flair.
In-the-embroidery hoop coffee sleeves will add a little flavor to your morning cup o' Joe. Low-loft batting protects hands from hot cups. The embroidery designs are available in a variety of fun and fashionable themes and styles. The embroidered coffee sleeves also make perfect gifts for the coffee drinkers in your family! Learn how to make one today.
Grilling vegetables is a great way to create a super-nutritious, super-delicious entree salad for family or guests. Try this mouth-watering salad that combines a variety of vegetable flavors. Don't forget the coconut oil.
We next visit the farm, where the real production takes place. They are growing some unusual items. Several herbs, like Shiso or Perilla (Perilla frutescens) are available in green or red varieties. They have a very unique flavor, almost nutty with a touch of citrus and a very aromatic flavor. Jerry uses them to make a green apple shiso ice. And you can use it as a salad green when it's young and actually use the seeds as well. Use the tips in salads and the seeds when they start to form, the...
There is no better addition to a barbecue than a classic sangria. Rebecca shows an easy way of making this Spanish punch. There are various types of sangria which can be prepared easily by just changing the flavor through the use of a variety of fruits.
When it comes to proper tomato storage, conventional kitchen wisdom (and Alton Brown) state that tomatoes are best stored at room temperature—not in the refrigerator. Supposedly, refrigerated tomatoes develop a mealy texture and lose their flavor if they are exposed to cooler temperatures over time.
Listen up, children, pregnant women, and lightweights: this particular KitKat variety is not for you. Well, with 0.8% alcoholic content per 2 KitKat bars, it's highly unlikely anyone will actually get drunk on these things. Still...
There are a lot of reasons for wanting to make sure your herbs last a long time. Maybe you know that your grocery store won't have decent parsley in the winter. Maybe you're taking a last-minute trip and don't want to throw away your perfect batch of basil. Or perhaps you're simply like me, and buy a dozen different herbs at the farmer's market, only to remember that you can't make it through all of them before they go bad.
Most recipes don't specify what type they mean when they call for onions. While using whatever kind you already have won't necessarily ruin a dish, using the best one for what you're cooking will definitely make your food taste better.
No ice cream? No problem! You probably have the ingredients at home to whip some up. Watch this video to learn how to make homemade ice cream in a plastic bag.
A cup of ginger tea with lemon first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up cup of green tea (or matcha) to fight off the afternoon slump and a soothing cup of chamomile tea to help me unwind before bed—I would be lying if I said I weren't a major tea enthusiast.
Home cooks are often quite intimidated when trying to reproduce the delicious ethnic dishes they enjoy at various restaurants. Thankfully, there are definite flavor profiles and spice/seasoning/herb combos that are very specific to various regional cuisines and cultures; with a little guidance, you can create dishes that are tasty homages to the cuisines you love to eat. In this two-part article (second part here), I'll cover both categories and sub-categories of some of the most popular ethn...
Go to a chain supermarket, and chances are you'll see one type of garlic—maybe two or three if you're lucky. However, there's a mouthwatering slew of Allium sativum out there, far beyond those papery white bulbs most of us encounter at the nearest Stop 'n' Shop.
Bread is beloved by many because it's the perfect accompanyment to a variety of different foods. With a slightly bland flavor (that's a good thing), bread helps to complement richer foods (think about dipping bread into bruschetta, or eating it alongside a caesar salad). If you're a big fan of bread, then you'll love this recipe.
Most people are familiar with the fact that vinegar adds sourness to a dish, in varying degrees from light acidity to puckering acid. However, vinegar can also be used in lieu of salt when seasoning the final touches to sauces, soups, and stews.
Anne and Beau from the Food Network demonstrate how to properly make some great crepes. First they teach how to make the crepe using a warm pan and crepe batter. They make sure to point out how you can tell when the crepe is done and ready to be served. After the crepe is done, they teach you how to make a Béchamel sauce, which can have many different ingredients added to change the flavor. They also show you how you can serve the crepe by folding it and plating it in a variety of ways. As Be...
Poppy Tooker, author of the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, says that the secret to preventing slimy okra is to slice it thinly and cook it in quick batches in very hot oil. Prepare your okra first by slicing it into thin pieces. Prepare a large frying pan with just a fine coating of oil. Put the frying pan on a stove and turn up the temperature so that the pan is hot. Once the pan is at the desired temperature, add your thinly sliced okra. Once the okra has a brown edge, you can stop ...
Learn how to make a honey-whisly flavored Dutchmaster blunt
Pickling isn't rocket science. In fact, anyone can make their own speciality pickles using just about any fruit or vegetable. For example, I've pickled everything from lemons, watermelon rinds, and apples to red onions, carrots, radishes, and cucumbers.
In this food tutorial restauranteur Charles Phan shows you how to make his all-time favorite dish, steamed ground pork with salted fish. Simple and quick enough to whip in a time pinch, this Asian dish is flavored with water chestnut, red onions, mushrooms, and ginger for an interesting texture.
Are you looking for a way to take your salad to the next level? Try making your very own vinaigrette salad dressing to impress your family and friends. This great recipe will give you the inspiration to be creative in the kitchen.
In this video from TastyBistro, Lenore shows you how to easily flavor pumpkin seeds at home using a cupcake baking sheet. Each portion of the cupcake sheet is filled with pumpkin seeds and flavored. Flavors showcased in this video include Rosemary and Olive Oil, Parmesan and Herbs, Honey Mustard, Red Hot, and BBQ. After preparing the seeds on the cupcake tray, the tray is then placed in the oven and cooked for about 20 to 30 minutes. Flavoring pumpkin seeds and then giving them to your friend...
My father never cooked a meat without some kind of marinade. He always used a slew of ingredients: salt, pepper, Season-All, Cajun seasoning, vinegar, olive oil, liquid smoke, Worcestershire, hot sauce, onions, lemons... I'm pretty sure this isn't a complete list, but I've honestly forgotten the rest! It always tasted amazing, but the long list of ingredients was definitely a detriment whenever replicating the marinade.
The original Kit Kat was a mutton pie served at a political club in London during the 18th century, which is quite different than the chocolatey version we're familiar with today. Kit Kat bars have been around since 1911, are produced in 13 countries, and have been sold in over 200 flavors in Japan.
It's always a good idea to have a pack of mints on hand, especially right after a cup of coffee or a lunch made with loads of garlic. Whether you're going on a date, to the dentist, or to an interview, bad breath is a major faux pas and totally avoidable. Simply pop a mint! But not just any old mint — homemade ones not only freshen your breath but can give you a sense of pride every time you need one.
Butter by itself is like a recipe cure-all, making everything from chicken to layer cakes taste magnificently rich and creamy. So imagine what butter flavored with garlic could do.
Fix the 2 packs of Ramen noodles as instructed on the package. You can buy 12 individual packs as they are a few cents cheaper. Some people like to coordinate my noodle flavors with the type of meat they're using. For chicken flavoring, use turkey or chicken. For beef flavoring, use beef or pork. For hrimp flavoring, use any type of seafood.
Are you tired of smoking the same old hookah tobacco? Juice it up a by adding shisha juice flavorings to your hookah! Watch this how to video to learn how to add fruit flavors to your shisha.
Squiche, also known as a sweet quiche, is the newest trend to hit the brunch table. For those who are not familiar with this delectable dessert, it's a close cousin to a custard tart, but less sweet and with the density of a savory quiche. It's also really simple to make—in whatever flavor you desire.
In this video, Samuel Merritt from Chow.com shows us how to identify off falvors in beer. These can be very subtle or very noticeable. Look out for a flavors that taste like, movie popcorn, artificial flavors and cooked corn flavors. You also should smell your beer, if it smells like wet cardboard you shouldn't be drinking it. Beer manufacturers don't mean for these things to show through in a beer, but every once in a while you can find any number of these things in a beer. Just make sure to...