Halloween night for most people with kids means tons of candy. That translates into tons of trash from candy wrappers. But even though you probably wouldn't think it, there's no shortage of alternative uses for those wrappers, from clothing and accessories to home decor. This ...more
Desserts always taste better when they are sugar-coated—and even more so when they're coated in powdered sugar. In particular, crinkle cookies—cake-y cookies that are chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside—are famous for the powdered sugar that creates their cracked app ...more
Though making hot chocolate out of instant mix is pretty easy, there is no comparison when it comes to making your own homemade hot chocolate out of quality dark chocolate bars, whole milk, brown sugar, and your own favorite fresh spices. Simply chop up a bar or two of your f ...more
Cheetos fingers is defined as the unpleasant (but mostly pleasant), oddly-colored residue left on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger after ravenously eating through a bag of—you guessed it—Cheetos. It can usually be cleaned up by licking your fingers (my favorite) or w ...more
"Tempering chocolate" is one of those intimidating-sounding kitchen tasks that keeps novice cooks away from some really fun stuff like making candy, chocolate-dipped biscotti, and fruit. It's really not as hard as it sounds, and although you can skip this step, it really make ...more
If we learned anything from Mulan, it's that "the flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all." Well, these have been a trying couple of weeks in the US, hence the need for a blooming marshmallow flower. Dominique Ansel, the man responsible for ...more
Baking a cake is usually too much of a nuisance if you just want to eat some cake, but it need not be. Watch this video to learn how you can make an easy personal sized chocolate cake in the microwave in 5 minutes.
I have a theory that chocolate chip cookies are the gateway drug to cooking. The recipe is easy, no special equipment is required, and at the end, you get warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies that are simply irresistible. It's how I got hooked on baking and cooking, and anecdotal ...more
We've showed you how to make Butterfingers and Kit Kats, as well as custom-shaped chocolates, but have you ever thought about making your own gourmet chocolate bars? It's a fairly simple process, once you understand tempering, and there are endless flavor possibilities when y ...more
Everyone and his mother (and grandmother) has a chocolate chip cookie recipe that he swears is the absolute best recipe, guaranteed to produce a chocolate chip cookie so good it will make you weep with joy. The problem with that is that everyone—relatives included—has a differ ...more
Whether you're ready for it or not, Valentine's Day is only a week away. Which means it's prime time to start thinking about gifts (sorry guys, $5 chocolates from the gas station won't do) and Valentine's Day dinner. Treat her to a scrumptious dessert she won't soon forget by ...more
These chocolate lollipops make great party favors, you can make them for an upcoming wedding or party. Chocolate suckers are easy and fun to make. Watch this how to video and learn how to make homemade chocolate lollipop wedding favors.
Winter—or any cold, gray day, for that matter—is the best time for a warm cup of something hot. For me, hot chocolate is my "warm cup" of choice: rich and milky, deliciously sweet, and oh-so-comforting. On super-cold days when I can't feel my face, a nice, large cup of hot ch ...more
It is a truth universally acknowledged that food molded into fancy shapes somehow seems tastier. That's true even with chocolate, which is inherently delicious. Now, while you can buy chocolate that's been pre-molded into fancy shapes, you can have a lot of fun and save a few ...more
Editor's Note: The research described in the article below has been criticized and any conclusions based off this research should be examined with a skeptical eye. The article has been edited to reflect these issues. Chocolate milk tends to get a bad reputation for being less ...more
Mother Nature is one creative entity, especially when it comes to fruit. Let's face it: most major supermarkets stock only the most common fruits like apples, pears, and grapes, but they're so basic. Why not explore other options, from the stinky-yet delicious durian to the ca ...more
Okay, so knowing how to make chocolate curls isn't exactly a necessary culinary skill, but when it comes to dessert making, how much of that dessert is there more for show than for taste? We're thinking it's 50/50. Plus, if you're a chocolate lover then chocolate curls may jus ...more
Hot chocolate is great and all (especially when made at home with real dark chocolate bars and whole milk), but sometimes even old holiday classics need a taste upgrade from time to time. For an enhanced hot chocolate experience, add a spoonful of Nutella to your mug, or a ta ...more
Have you ever had scrambled eggs covered in chocolate syrup? If you have—you need some help. Seriously. If you haven't, it's probably because it sounds absolutely repulsive. I know there's the whole salty and sweet thing, but that can only go so far. But you know what? Eggs ...more
Gastronomes who import the consumption of food - rather than its making - often think more about the palatable impact of a morsel of chocolate or a bite of cake than how the chocolate or cake came to be. But if you're interested in putting on a chef's hat to go full circle wit ...more
Champorado is a classic Filipino dessert. It is a chocolate rice porridge made with sticky or sweet rice and cocoa powder. The brown color comes from the cocoa. The ingredients are: sticky rice, water, sugar, vanilla extract and condensed milk. Boil the rice until it is fluffy ...more
Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to teach you to cook like pro. Tonight he shows you how to make a decadent hot chocolate souffle. Make hot chocolate souffle with Gordon Ramsay. Click through to watch this video on tastyfood.tv
Chef Francois Payard shows some innovative cake decorating tips in this video. He says that all you need to make a beautiful cake topping is just a little chocolate, some practice and a lot of imagination. A cold slab of marble,approximately an inch thick and which is kept in ...more
Don't worry, this recipe isn't for the frothy, so-called "chocolate mousse" that's made from oil and seawater. This is the delicious and sweet variety of chocolate mousse that's perfect for a cake filling or any dessert. This recipe calls for Ghirardelli chocolate and it's gre ...more
Make your cakes look delectable and tempting by piping these easy floral chocolate shapes. You can make any designs you'd like, but check out the video to learn the technique. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, you can make dozens of these and toss them on top of cupcakes fo ...more
Yes--- they're really producing a documentary on making chocolate milk. This is very simple, but the home brew commentary is the allure. Really, we just like the girl giggling.
Need chocolate now!?! Of course you do! That's why you've googled "5 minute mug cake", right?! Make delicious chocolate cake in just 5 minutes with ingredients that you probably have around the house right now! Click the link here to see the step by step project on Instructab ...more
Melting chocolate is the first step in making a delectable chocolate bunny, heart, or other shape of your desire. Chocolate must be melted in order to pour into molds to create these fun shapes, which can be used on their own or to adorn cakes. Take a look at this cake decora ...more
This origami chocolate bar, which is realistically divided into mini bite-sized pieces and has a Dairy Milk blue packaging, is a difficult fold, but so worth it. Give it to your sweet-toothed sweetheart on Valentine's Day for a treat without the calories. Just be careful that ...more
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 h ...more
It's early afternoon, Valentine's Day, which means today's the day to show a little loving. So, if you've got someone special and you're fresh out of ideas, not to worry, there's still time. Here's the plan: skip out of work early, pick up a turkey baster, some vodka, a box o ...more
Chef Jimbo Jitsu teaches you how to make chocolate scrambled eggs. Crack open 4 medium eggs in a bowl and mix in 1/4 cup chocolate soy milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whip all the ingredients well. Let it sit for about five minutes. Whip it until the milk begins to get fro ...more
In this tutorial, Barefoot Contessa shows us how to make chocolate truffles at home. First, take a 1/2 cup of heavy cream and heat it up in a saucepan. Now, chop up bars of semi-sweet and bitter sweet chocolate (6 oz together) and put into a mixing bowl. Now, pour your warm cr ...more
Here is a cake type of chocolate cake, it uses biscuit cookies. You will probably have to fight the kids off just because you want it all to yourself. The best part is that there is no baking required and it is very simple to make. The only thing you need is patience - just en ...more
Sorry guys, despite the headline, this one isn't an actual How To. But the process behind the creation of Portuguese brewer Sagres' chocolate crafted website is fascinating, and we would gladly welcome any lengthy step-by-step tutorial. Created in promotion of the brewery's ne ...more
Learn how to bake perfect soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with tips from this how-to video. This recipe video shows you how to combine the right ingredients to make delicious chocolate chip cookies that everyone will enjoy.
Looking for a fun, creative gift to give someone for Valentine's day? Then, this is the perfect tutorial for you! In this video, learn how to make chocolate roses that are wrapped in beautiful metallic paper. These roses are quite easy to make, and require no actual chocolate ...more
Anthony Caporale from "Art of the Drink" shows you how to make a white chocolate martini. Vodka, cream and white chocolate liquor are used. Lactose intolerant? You may want to skip this one.
Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to make The Original Nestlé Toll House chocolate chip cookies. This is the original chocolate chip cookie recipe, straight form chocolate chip cookie inventor Ruth Wakefield. This is the recipe from the bag that makes the best CCCs i ...more
Learn this useful survival trick that could one day save your life! Survive by using this soda can and chocolate trick. Basically, you will create a fire with a leaf. Get tips from this how-to video, especially on how to best use the polished surface to point the sunlight into ...more
Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to show you how to cook like pro. Cook up his venison with red wine and chocolate sauce for those special dinners. Make Red Wine & Chocolate Venison with Gordon Ramsay. Click through to watch this video on tastyfood.tv
Impress you honey by making these adorable yet delicious treats. Watch this how to video to see how simple it is to make tuxedo strawberries with white and dark chocolate.
Real volcanos are no fun, but chocolate ones sure are! Whether you're baking a chocolate cupcake or cake, adding the term "volcano" to the mix means adding a lot of extra gooey chocolate. Watch this video to see how to make red velvet cupcakes with a Hershey's kiss center and ...more
Make your mom a special bouquet that she will always remember, using these beautiful origami lilies and her favorite chocolates. This video will show you how to put together this wonderfully thoughtful gift, perfect for your beloved mom this mother's day.
Can you handle it? I'm not entirely sure I can, but my taste buds are definitely curious. Soft, doughy chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Nabisco's sugary sweet Oreos. This joins the ranks with: deep-fried trick-or-treat candy, deep-fried butter, deep-fried cheesecake... you ...more
If there's anything I've ascertained from all my candy-eating, it's that Pop Rocks are singularly the most awesome candy ever. The carbon dioxide gas that's mixed with the hard sugar forms a load of tiny, 600-psi bubbles, which vigorously release when they melt in your mouth. ...more
Chef Medrich demonstrates her technique for making perfect chocolate ruffles - a beautiful, and delicious, way to top a cake. Ruffles is stiff and stylish arrangments of chocolate. The ruffles are made from melted gourmet chocolate. Make chocolate ruffles. Click through to wat ...more
Enjoy hot chocolate during the stifling summer months by putting it on ice. To make iced hot chocolate, you will need: 3 3/4 cup whole milk 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup sugar a saucepan 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped ice whipped cream (optional) chocolate shavings (optio ...more
Martha shares a sweet Good Thing: chocolate garnishes. Here is a sweet Good Thing to add to your Valentine's Day dessert that is very simple to create. You can make your own chocolate hearts to garnish your sorbet, ice cream, or even a slice of cake. All you need is some dark ...more
Who doesn't love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? They've been a chocolate candy delight since the late-20s, and they're not going anywhere, except maybe in your chocolate chip cookies. Cookies implanted with miniature peanut butter cups would rock any bake sale! Susan Callahan, o ...more
As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, any day with chocolate mousse in it is a good day in my book. And thanks to prominent chemist Hervé This, one of the founding fathers of molecular gastronomy, chocolate mousse is not only easy to make every single day—but only requires two ingr ...more
Chocolate cake with a soft molten center is a decadent treat that's sure to please when you are entertaining guests. And this chocolate cake recipe couldn't be easier. Made in ramekins, these little cakes are perfect with a side of fruit or a scoop of ice cream. In this how to ...more
In this video you get an easy and fast recipe on how to make modeling chocolate to for example a wedding cake or any other cake you want to do. You need semi sweet chocolate and corn syrup. What you do is you melt the chocolate in a waterbath ( Heat water on the stove, not boi ...more
Home alone and craving something sweet to much on? Here is a quick way to make a chocolate cake in five minutes. All you need is: cake flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, milk, egg, and a mug. Watch this how to video to see how to bake it in a microwave.
There's something great about sweet, ripe strawberries coated in a bit of hardened chocolate. They're decadent, beautiful, and make for the perfect after-dinner dessert. We love to make them for a group, but are often thrown off by the long and messy process of it all. Then w ...more
Watch this how to video as Bon Appetit Magazine shows you how to prepare chocolate curls. Chocolate curl are super easy to make and they look great on holiday desserts. Use white or dark chocolate and a vegetable peeler to make the curls. Make chocolate curls for cake decorati ...more
In spirit of the recently posted brightly frosted cupcake periodic table, here are some equally clever, beautiful science-themed holiday cookies from Not So Humble. The creative cooking blog does not offer full instructions for most of these, but does lend tips here and there ...more
The winter holidays are right around the corner and that can only mean one thing—dessert. Leave it to the French pastry chefs to come up with something totally unique, like this glittery, chocolate Slinky by Amaury Guichon of Jean Philippe Patisserie inside the ARIA Resort and ...more
Chef Michel Richard demonstrates how to make chocolate dome cake; An amazing dome shaped cake with genoise, orange syrup, and chocolate mousse. Make chocolate dome cake. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org
Add a twist to the classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Watch this video and learn to prepare healthy raw and vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.