How To: Make an Italian wedding cake with Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee shows us how to make an easy Italian wedding cake in this video. First, take a box of white cake mix and put it into a mixing bowl with 1 stick of softened butter, 1 1/4 c buttermilk, 1/2 c egg whites, 1 tbsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp almond extract and mix together for a minute or two until the ingredients are combined. Now, add 1 can of crushed pineapple, 1/2 c of sweetened coconut and 1 c of chopped pecans and fold it into the cake mixture. Now grab two 8 inch round cake pans and grease ...

How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie Made with Vodka

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and of great mystery to me. I've made it with fresh pumpkin and homemade crust. I've made it with canned pumpkin and frozen crust. They came out nearly identical. Yet I've had fluffy, perfect to-die-for pumpkin pie at Los Angeles' widely popular Urth Cafe (which I haven't been able to replicate at home). What's the secret recipe to truly out of the box pumpkin pie?

How To: Make chocolate pecan pie with Paula Deen

Paula shares her chocolate pecan pie recipe with chocolatier Max Brenner. Follow along and learn how to make this decadent dessert. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Best Dishes show hosted by Paula Deen. What happens when America's favorite southern cook opens up her kitchen to family, friends, viewers and the best home cooks in the country? It's anyone's guess! Paula Deen is cooking up something new as she rescues viewer recipes, shares stories and traditions with friends and str...

How To: Make an Indian style tiramisu

Surprise your sweetheart this Valentines Day or any night, with a delicious Indian version of tiramisu. Tiramisu is traditionally an Italian dessert, and this is a similar recipe with an Indian twist. Why not give it a try? No one can resist the creamy deliciousness of fresh Tiramisu.

How To: Make delicious fried Oreos

In a mixing bowl put 1 cup of pancake mix, 3/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons of oil. Use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients together in the bowl. Then use a whisk to mix the ingredients some more. Next heat a sauce pan with some oil on the stove. If you have a vent over your stove it would probably be good to turn that vent on. Take the Oreos and dip them in the mixture bowl. Flip them over several times to make sure they are coated. Then put them in the pan of oil and begin frying t...

How To: Make Homemade Carrot Cake

Don't buy a carrot cake from the store—make a delicious one right in your own kitchen with your own two hands. A homemade carrot cake is always more appreciated and enjoyable than a store-bought one. So try this recipe out! This gorgeous carrot cake boasts three layers. The various textures of shredded carrots, chopped pineapple, and velvety cream cheese frosting combine to make every bite memorable. And wait until you see how it's decorated. A winning technique from Clare Garland of Ashmont ...

How To: Serve a traditional French crepe

In "How to Make Crepes", a video by Cayley Waldo, she describes one of the methods used at the Baker's Crust restaurant chain to create elegantly designed crepes. She starts by describing how to create the wrap to be used with the crepe as well as demonstrating the way to fold the crepe and also how the contents should be arranged. For the Example given, the crepe is filled with chocolate mousse and strawberries. The video then goes on to show ways that the plate can be decorated so to increa...

How To: Decorate cupcakes with smooth frosting

Stephannie teaches us how she prepares her "not so famous" mini cupcakes for a nephew's birthday party. After mixing up the yellow cake mix and putting it into a large plastic bag, you cut the end off the bag and squeeze the batter into cupcake cups within a pan. You should then proceed to cook them at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes until they are done. With a bit of humor Stephannie shows us how to mix food coloring into white frosting and a neat icing trick. By placing it in the microwave aft...

How To: Make creme fraiche custard brioche tart

Chef Nancy Silverton demonstrates how to make creme fraiche custard brioche tart. Silverton fills buttery brioche dough with crème fraiche custard, beginning the creation of her tart. Silverton makes a sabayon and finishes assembling her crème fraiche brioche tart. Make creme fraiche custard brioche tart.

How To: Clone a Banana with Jello

Mold making is pretty thrilling—the ability to replicate objects right down to every little crack and crevice seems like something only a machine would be able to do. But in many cases creating a replica from a mold is surprisingly simple. Found on Tasteologie, La Receta de la Felicidad presents a fun alternative to the classic Jello jiggler. For a Dada-esque dessert, try using a banana peel as your mold. As you can see below, it works quite well at capturing the natural texture of the banana.

HowTo: Make Dragon's Beard (AKA International Cotton Candy)

Known as Dragon's Beard, Pashmak, or Pishmaniye, hand pulled cotton candy is more than just a carny treat- it's a worldwide delicacy. The French Culinary Institute's Cooking Issues demonstrates how to make a delicious, exotic rendition of the classic American cotton candy without a machine. All it takes is a little food science and worldly know how.

How To: Bake a rhubarb pie with apples and canned fruit

Forget the store bought rhubarb, grow your own in your back yard and use it to make some delicious homemade pies. Watch this how to video as our host shows you how to prepare rhubarb for delicious pie. All you need for this rhubarb pie recipe is: rhubarb, puff pastry, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, apples, and canned fruits.

How To: Make a blueberry and pumpkin pie

The video shows Chef Doug Miller and Chuck love in their take on doing a sumptuous blueberry and pumpkin pie or a Blumpkin pie. The duo chefs shows us a different take on a blumpkin pie by showing two different sets of blumpkin pie, a chocolate crust and a graham cracker crust pie. For the chocolate crust blumpkin pie: Make a chocolate pie crust and place it in a pie pan. Prepare a pumpkin filling and place it in the crust by spreading it evenly. Fill the crust halfway. Add the fresh blueberr...

How To: Make a homemade butter pie crust

Chef John from Food Wishes has created this video tutorial on how to make a butter pie dough from scratch. First, chop up two sticks of unsalted butter and put it in the freezer. Next, weigh out you flour. It should be exactly 12 ounces. Add a half teaspoon of salt. Put the flour and the frozen butter slices in your food processor. Pulse on an off until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs - not too fine, but no big chunks either. Add half of the mixture of ice water and apple cider vinegar. ...

How To: Make a Japanese-style banana cream pie

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a banana cream pie. Begin by making the custard cream filling. To make the filling, users will need 1/3 cup of all purpose flour, 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and 1/3 tsp of salt. Mix the mixture well and then sift it. Now slowly stir in 1 1/3 cup of milk and heat the mixture until it thickens. Now turn down the heat and set the mixture aside. Peel and slice 2-3 bananas. Add 2 egg yolks into the mixture and stir well. Heat the mixture until it boils...

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