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How To : Make Filipino beef pares

Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil. Put in the beef cube and beef. Then boil until the meat is tender (about 1 to 2 hours if slowly cooked or 20 minutes if using a pressure cooker). When the meat is tender, remove from the pot and allow to cool down. Do not throw aw ...more

How To : Create a naughty dramatic purple eye makeup look

When you get tired of doing the same black and brown smokey eyes and need something new to refresh your makeup routine and look, take a gander at this makeup tutorial by MissChievous. Rather than teach you a look that'll make you blend in with the crowd at work, MissChievous s ...more

How To : Make Indian Namak pare (savory snack bites)

If you don't know what namak pare is, you soon will. The Indian snack dish consists of delicious flour, yogurt, and sometimes butter deep fried in oil or ghee for a crispy, crunchy texture. These crips are sweet and can be dipped into sauces if you wish. Check out the video t ...more

How To : Devein shrimp with a paring knife

Shrimp are very popular seafood and can be adapted to many recipes. However, it is important to clean shrimp properly before cooking with them. The best tool for this task is a small, sharp paring knife. There are 2 veins that we need to remove from the shrimp, a larger one th ...more

How To : The Secret Trick to Peeling Shallots More Easily

Certain foods like garlic, onions, and shallots are food staples for a reason—they're unbelievably flavorful and cost very little. However, with their papery thin skins, they're also a pain to peel. We've already shown you how to peel a garlic clove more easily using the micr ...more

How To : Open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

There’s nothing worse than grabbing a nice bottle of wine and realizing you don’t have a corkscrew. Don’t panic—we’re going to help you get into that sucker. You will need: a screw pliers or hammers optional: screwdriver a pocket or paring knife a towel Next time you have a ...more

How To : The Trick to Cutting Onions Without Making You Cry

Even though you may love onions, cutting them is probably a completely different story. You've really got to be a pro at slicing and dicing them without getting frustrated, and even then they can still make your cry—literally. But if you don't want to wear a pair of goggles to ...more

How To : Make Shrimp Tempura Sliders

This is a refreshing spring update on your classic hamburger slider. Instead of using a ground beef patty, I am using shrimp tempura. This recipe calls for fresh truffles, but fresh truffles are hard to come by so feel free to use truffle oil (it is much more affordable and wh ...more

How To : Make a radish rosette to garnish your food

Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platt ...more

How To : Make Whiskey Ball Ice Without a Mold

If there's a better way to impress your friends than with cocktails, I don't know what it is. Some nice glasses, quality spirits, and a recipe that doesn't involve pre-made margarita mix, and you'll automatically look suave. However, the most overlooked cocktail accoutrement ( ...more

News : The 4 Best Phones for Binge-Watching Netflix & Hulu

Streaming video services continue to grow their subscriber bases, and there are no signs that the industry is slowing down. Netflix has almost 50 million subscribers in the US alone, Hulu recently surpassed 12 million domestically, and more than 66 million Americans pay for Am ...more

How To : Make edible garnishes

Transforming a plain old plate into a work of art is just a simple garnish away. Learn how to make edibile garnishes. You Will Need: * A tomato * A carrot * Large button mushrooms * A celery stalk * Maraschino cherries * An orange * Strawberries * Melted chocolate * A sharp p ...more

How To : Devein & Peel Shrimp in Seconds

Shrimp is one of my all-time favorite foods. It's versatile, delicious, and incredibly fun to use in the kitchen. That said, if you buy fresh shrimp, you're probably used to getting them with their tail, shell, and sand vein still intact. The tail and shell are inedible, and ...more

Knives 101 : How to Care for Your Knives Like a Pro

Ask 100 chefs what the most important tool in their kitchen is, and you'll get 100 chefs saying the exact same thing: their set of knives. For home cooks and professional chefs alike, nothing is more important (or exciting) than a good knife. A good knife allows you to work mo ...more

How To : I Love Puff Pastry. Here’s Why You Should, Too

I always have several sheets of puff pastry in my freezer. It's unlike any other pastry dough: the layers of butter let out steam when the dough bakes (hence, the "puff" in puff pastry). The dough's flakiness perfectly compliments sweet and savory dishes, which makes it a tota ...more

How To : Make Microwavable Banana Boats in Their Peels

I'm a sucker for snacks. The way I see it, why not eat throughout the day, when you can eat throughout the day? Snacks come in all shapes and sizes, but the best ones fit these criteria: they're packed with flavor, they're not horrible for you, and they're easy to make. Enter ...more

How To : Make a Coca-Cola ham

In this video Chava Thomas of the Argonaut's College Cook shows you how to make a Coca-Cola ham. Follow this easy recipe for a tasty Coca-Cola ham: Sprinkle salt all over the meat and rub it in. Use a paring knife to make some diagonal incisions into the fatty area and cover w ...more

How To : Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey in Half the Time

I've never been a huge fan of the traditional roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Different parts of the bird finish cooking at different times, so by the time the legs are cooked through, the breast meat is totally dry. If you don't want to go the deep-frying route, how can you s ...more

How To : Pit and dice an avocado

Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to pit and dice an avocado. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pitting and dicing avocados. To cut an avocado, first remove ...more

Food Tool Friday : One Knife to Rule Them All

When I was a senior in college, I shared a two-bedroom, one bathroom, microscopic kitchenette suite with three other girls. We all loved to bake and cook but were fully aware that we were in for a crowded year. We needed to use space efficiently, which meant carefully picking ...more

How To : Organize your kitchen

Learn how to organize your kitchen. You might cook more if your kitchen weren’t so cluttered. Okay, maybe not. But, still—wouldn’t it be nice to have an organized cooking space? You Will Need * An ability to part with things you don’t need * Baskets * Compartmentalized draw ...more

How To : Cut a mango with a few well-placed cuts

It's irresistibly exotic and lusciously juicy; it's also got that enormous pit that sometimes makes the mango seem like more trouble than it's worth. Tame this tropical teaser with a few well-placed cuts. You Will Need * A mango * A cutting board * A paring knife * And a bowl ...more

How To : Carve a watermelon into a party centerpiece

What's the perfect party platter for summer? Watermelon. But you have to present this party centerpiece in a beautiful manner to impress your guests, and this video will show you how to turn a simple watermelon into a stunning centerpiece with just one simple but sharp paring ...more

How To : Shell, devein and butterfly shrimp easily

This video demonstrates how to shell, devein, and butterfly shrimp. For this, you will need a paring knife or a pair of kitchen shears and large shrimp. Cut the shrimp along the back of the shrimp. Remove the shell. If you want to leave the tails on, then don’t cut through the ...more

How To : Carve a tomato into a rose rud

This edible arrangement turns a tomato into a beautiful rose garnish. This is cool to add to a table for Valentine's Day. You need a paring knife, patience and a delicate touch. This is a nice catering touch too.

How To : Peel and cut a pineapple

Get a taste of the tropics by learning how to prepare a delicious pineapple. Watch this video to learn how to peel and cut a pineapple. You Will Need * A chef’s knife * And a ripe pineapple * A paring knife * And an apple corer Step 1. Cut off the ends of the pineapple Cut ...more

How To : Make a Campari & soda aperitif drink

If you’re looking for a new drink to make your signature then with summer just around the corner you have to try a Campari and soda. This drink is easy to make and is popular and refreshing because of the soda water and the fresh lime. Watch this video to learn how to make a ...more

How To : Make baby food

Making your own baby food is easier than it sounds—and it’ll save you money, too. You will need fresh fruits and vegetables, lean beef, lamb, poultry, or pork, a vegetable brush, a vegetable peeler or paring knife, a chef's knife, a cutting board and a food mill, processor or ...more

How To : Slice an apple like a pro

Treat yourself to a low-cal crunch with apple slices – perfect for dipping. You Will Need * Several apples * Cutting board * Melon baller * Paring knife * Caramel * Peanut butter Step 1 Rinse and dry your apples. Step 2 Place one on a cutting board and slice it in half lengt ...more

How To : Cut citrus segments

Citrus segments make refreshing additions to salads and desserts, but the bitter white pith and chewy membranes sometimes detract from the deliciousness. To make citrus segments -- sometimes called "supremes" -- the only tool needed is a sharp paring knife. Cut the top and bot ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife on a Triple Oil Stone

sumaps2 describes how to sharpen a knife using a triple oil stone. The stone itself consists of three stones: a coarse stone, a medium coarse stone, and a fine stone. First, you must place the stone in a reservoir which has been filled with oil. In this example, transmission f ...more

How To : Dress fashionably and professionally

How we dress can matter a lot when it comes to our professional advancement? Christina Vonges gives useful tips on how to dress professionally yet fashionably in this how to video. Adding a bold scarf will add a punch to any basic outfit. When looking for a job Invest on a sui ...more

How To : Core an apple

Making apple pie? Need a quick snack? Learn the fastest and simplest way to remove the core. Watch this video to learn how to core an apple. Step 1. Cut the core Center the corer over the apple’s stem end, pierce the apple, and push the corer all the way through. If you don’ ...more

How To : Make vanilla extract

Homemade vanilla extract is tastier and less expensive than many commercial brands, and it makes a great gift! You Will Need * 6 vanilla beans * A paring knife * 2 c. vodka * A glass jar with a lid Step 1 Use a paring knife to split each vanilla bean lengthwise. Start about a ...more

How To : Make grilled pineapple

Grilled pineapple makes a juicy side dish to whatever you’re barbecuing. Step 1: Clean the grill Clean your grill so the fruit doesn’t stick. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and close the lid. After about 20 minutes, let the grill cool ...more

How To : Use a mango fork

Chef Roberto Santibanez demonstrates how to use a mango fork. Insert a mango fork into either end of a mango. Using a paring knife, peel mango lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut mango lengthwise around the pit. Serve. Use a mango fork. Click through to watch this video on ma ...more

How To : Cut a pomegranate open

Ever wanted to enjoy the sweet taste of pomegranate but were confused about how to actually get to the fruit? Use this simple method to cut open your fruit. Take a small, sharp knife such as a paring knife or pocketknife. Slice a thin round off the top, stem end. This will lea ...more

How To : Neatly cut into a pomegranate to get the seeds

To neatly cut into a pomegranate, you are going to need a paring knife. First, score through the flesh around the top, middle, and bottom. Next, take the edge of your knife and peel the skin upwards and off the fruit. Remove the white pith. Repeat with the bottom. Next, score ...more

How To : Make New England clam chowder at home

Clam chowder is a flavorful soup that is a great starting course or a whole meal in itself. You can make make a pot of this wonderful seafood dish at in the comfort of your own home and have enough to use for several meals. You Will Need   * 5 lb. hard-shelled clams   * 4 oz ...more

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