Stop The Assault! How To Reduce Your Salt Intake With These Simple Tips (Video)

 

So you’ve found that perfect recipe online, the one you have been searching for non-stop.  You hurry off to the grocery store and run back to your kitchen to get cooking.  You’re beyond excited to taste what will likely be the best meal of your life, but you are instead hit by an overbearing wave of salt which ruins the whole meal.  Sound familiar?  Well, Chef John over at Food Wishes has you covered.  He perfectly explains how to avoid such devastating food disasters in his quick, informative video.

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How To Make Fresh Corn Soup – So Easy – So Good! (Video)

 

Are you a corn on the cob foodie who loves the taste of nature’s golden treat?  If you are, you’ll love how easy it is to make this recipe for corn soup from Chef John of Food Wishes.  Chef John shares how to make a deliciously simple corn soup using just three ears of corn, a little water and salt.  If you’ve ever wondered what heaven tastes like you’ll know when you try this.

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How To Make Strawberry Cheesecake Bites (Video)

 

Fresh strawberries on cheesecake are great dessert no matter what time of year.  If you’ve ever tried making little individual cheesecakes you know it’s tedious.  Fortunately, Joanne of Fifteen Spatulas has created the best, and I really do mean the best, strawberry cheesecake bites you’ve ever seen.  You’ll love Joanne’s incredibly easy to make serving cups and her no-bake recipe!

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Ever Tried Puffy Tacos? So Good And So Easy To Make! (Video)

 

Love eating tacos?  I do.  One of our favorite dinners is tacos with a wilted lettuce salad.  So when I saw this puffy taco recipe from Chef John of Food Wishes, I knew I had to share it with you.  This taco can be picked up like any hard shell taco but it’s also a little soft.  And because you lightly break open the top puffy part, you have the perfect cradle to hold all your fillings without having to resort to one of those tacky taco holders to keep everything from falling out.

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How To Slice Or Dice An Onion And Not Have A Knife Anywhere Near Your Fingers! (Video)

 

When you go to slice or dice fresh veggies do you pause for a moment because you’re not that handy with a knife?  I do.  Even though I’ve studied videos of chefs wielding knives with ease, I still don’t have the confidence to go at it with gusto.  So when I saw this ingenious hack from Dave Hax, I was immediately thrilled with this simple technique for holding an onion steady and cutting it without having my fingers anywhere near the knife.

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Sports Drinks Are Not Good For You! Here’s How To Make A Healthy, Good Tasting One Everybody Will Love! (Video)

 

Love sports drinks?  Lots of us do.  We’ve been told they’re good for us.  In reality they’re so full of high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients that they do the body much more harm than good.  But what if you can’t stomach drinking a lot of water after a workout?  Chef John of Food Wishes has created a great recipe for a homemade sports drink that has good-for-you ingredients, tastes great and is easy to make.

Read on to the next page to see how to make Chef John’s “Greaterade” sports drink:

You’ll Love How Fast You Can Make Shamrock Cupcake Decorations! (Video)

 

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to decorate cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day you’ll love this simple idea from Tammy of Yoyomax12.  She shows you how easy it is to create shamrocks decorations.  All you need is a scissors and green gum drops.  And because they look so good you won’t want to tell anyone how easily you made them!

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How To Make Leprechaun Hats Filled With Gold Coins – Happy St. Paddy’s Day! (Video)

 

This St. Paddy’s Day why not celebrate the day by giving out leprechaun hats full of gold coins?  Yeah, right.  I don’t know anyone who has leprechaun hats full of gold coins, unless they have these cuties.  Using green paint and plastic serving containers Tammy of Yoyomax12 shows you how to make a fun little St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun’s hat that’s filled with gold foil wrapped milk chocolate coins.

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Why You Only Need 2 Tips To Decorate Any Cake – Period! (Videos)

 

Do you envy those gloriously decorated cakes and cupcakes you see at the fancy bakeries?  Do you wish you could make those complicated designs?  Guess what?  It’s a lot easier to make those beautiful decorations than you ever imagined.  Elise of MyCupcakeAddiction shows you how easy it is to create a beautifully decorated dessert with only a round or a star piping tip.  You’ll love these videos because Elise’s demonstrations and explanations are so simple to follow.  1st up: how to use a round tip.

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How To Make Quiche For One (Video)

 

I love quiche but I never make it at home because I’m the only one in my family who likes it and I’ve haven’t found a decent recipe that can be reduced down to one serving.  Then I found this amazing video from Rebecca of Mumsnet on how to make an individual serving of quiche in the microwave.  Now I don’t have to wait till I go to a restaurant to have one of my favorite breakfast meals.  In this short video from Rebecca you’ll see how easy it is to make a simple and delicious quiche in a mug.

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How To Upgrade A S’more – A New Twist On A Fireside Favorite! (Video)

 

Just when you thought S’mores were the very best fireside treat, somebody comes up with an adaptation that you just have to try.  How about a S’moreo?  What’s a S’moreo, you say?  That’s an Oreo that’s been transformed with chocolate, peanut butter and roasted marshmallows into a super yummy treat.  John, the Intense Angler shares his technique for upgrading the classic fireside treat.

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Why You Should Never Wash Off Chicken Before You Cook It (Video)

 

Do you wash your chicken off before you cook it?  I do.  Or I should say, I did.  After watching this short video from Dr. Jennifer Quinlan of Drexel University, I discovered that by washing off the chicken before I cook it I could be spreading infectious bacteria all over my kitchen.  I’m really careful about how I handle raw meat so I had no idea that what I was doing could make my family sick.

Read on to the next page to see why you shouldn’t wash chicken before you cook it.

How To Make These Cute Little Chocolate Mice

 

These cute little chocolate mice are so easy to make.  With only melted chocolate, maraschino cherries, sliced almonds and Hershey kisses, you can have sweet little treats that everyone will love.  But you better make lots of them because they will be very popular.

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Forget Boring Fruit Baskets – Give Them A Fruit Tower!

 

I love gifts of food.  Giving them and receiving them.  Always have.  I think food gifts are the best gifts – second only to gifts of money.

Cookies, candy and fruit baskets are most traditional around the holidays.  However, if you have people on your list who are committed to eating healthy or have to restrict their intake of sweets, fruit is the best option.  But I have a big problem with fruit baskets…

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This Holiday Treat Relieves PCSOS – Pre-Christmas Social Obligation Stress (Video)

 

Do you suffer from PCSOS?  Pre-Christmas Social Obligation Stress?  PCSOS is a very common affliction.  And yes, I just made that up.  PCSOS occurs when you have so much you want to do and so much you have to do to celebrate the holidays and there’s just not enough time to do it all.  We all get PCSOS to some degree because we all want to let people know how much they mean to us during the holiday season.  I don’t have a solution to the overall problem of PCSOS but I do have a suggestion on how to relieve that stress and make a thoughtful homemade gift – at the same time.  And Amy Lynn of Amy Lynn’s Kitchen gave me the idea…

Read on to the next page for this great holiday stress reliever that doubles as a holiday treat:

Pumpkin Bread Surprise – Or How My Dietitian Sister Jazzed Up Pumpkin Bread In A Totally Unexpected Way!

 

A few days ago my sister Fran gave me a loaf of her yummy pumpkin bread.  It’s always a treat to receive something from her.  She’s such a great cook.  But I had quite the surprise this time when I cut into this loaf.  A surprise because Fran is such a stickler for…

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How To Cut A Cake So That Every Piece Is Soft And Moist No Matter How Many Days You Store It! (Video)

 

Cake lovers rejoice!  Now there’s a way to cut your birthday cake so that every piece is as soft and moist as the first piece even if it takes you several days to eat the whole cake.  Alex of Numberphile (don’t you just love that YouTube name?) shows you the scientific way to cut a round cake so that it remains soft and moist.

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How To Make An Inside Out Cake With Giant Edible Memory Bubbles (Video)

 

Edible memory bubbles on an Inside Out cake?  What a fun way to celebrate the Disney Pixar movie!  This cake would be spectacular enough with just the large gumballs and the smaller bubble gum balls as memory bubbles but Jenn of Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio just had to make it even better by adding giant edible bubbles.  You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

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How To Make A 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse – So Easy And So Good! (Video)

 

Ahh, chocolate mousse, one of my favorite desserts.  I always thought making it was complicated, requiring lots of ingredients and cooking time.  Then I saw this no bake 2 ingredient chocolate mousse recipe from Elise at My Cupcake Addiction and found a great tasting recipe that was easy to make.  Besides showing you how to make a yummy chocolate mousse, Elise also shows you how easy it is to make chocolate bowls to serve it in.

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How To Skin A Watermelon – A Wacky Party Trick! (Video)

 

Can you slide a watermelon out of its rind in one whole piece?  I didn’t think that was possible.  Of course, it isn’t.  But it’s a fun party trick that everyone will love.  Mark Rober shows you how easily he created a watermelon that slips out of its rind in one whole piece.  It’s so cool.

To see how Mark made this wacky trick go to the next page: