Making Jello cakes or desserts is really fun, but removing them from the cake mold is really not. Jello has a reputation for being slippery, but it also gets easily sticky and difficult to work with without total ruin.
Making jam or preserves for friends and family is one of the sweetest (literally) things you can do for special occasions and the holidays. But sterilizing jam jars can be a pain, often involving cleaning them out with scalding hot water.
Make homemade cranberry jelly with tips from this how-to video on not being hungry. Have you ever eaten a black banana on Thanksgiving? This Thanksgiving, enjoy it to the max with homemade cranberry sauce.
Usually when you think of jellies or jams you think of the sweet variety, usually prepared with strawberries or grapes. But jellies come in a more savory variety too, and make excellent bread spreads.
Looking into farming your own beehives to make honey but aren't sure how to recover the honey from the beehives? No worries, check out this video. In it you will learn how to extract the beehives, remove the wax caps, and use a honey extractor to retrieve the honey.
Hawthorne berries are a fantastic super food that you can find right in your own backyard! (in some areas of the world) Especially in the UK, you can find them everywhere! You can even use the leaves to make a great tea and they're edible! In this video you will learn how to make an amazing Hedge Row Jam/Jelly with Hawthorne berries, Crab apples and Elderberries.
If you could believe, those Hawthorne berries that you see around town are actually edible! Imagine that right? Not only are they edible but they are high in anti-oxidants and are good for your heart, just don't over do it! But what do you do with them exactly? Well, you can make jellies, jams, and even syrup! In this video you will learn how to make a Hawthorne berry syrup for your pancakes or whatever else you use syrup for!
Pectin, which comes from the cell walls of plants, is used as a primary gelling agent in many james and preserves. Most jam makers go to grocery stores to purchase pectin in powder form, but it's much healthier to make it yourself. Check out this video to learn how to produce pectin from underripe green apples.
These days, with so many digital distractions clogging the cloud - Twitter, Facebook, Blackberries, and iPads just to name a few - very few of us spend quality time just talking and cooking and eating with those we love. Take some time out to remember what it felt like to move without a Wii remote by learning how to pick blackberries and preserve jam.
When it comes to food presents for Christmas, there's very little that beats a homemade stash of cookies or a jar of jam. If you want to give your friends a gift they will not only remember but savor in the months to come, why not whip up a can of sweet pepper jam?
The holiday season means you're going to be doing a LOT of entertaining and a lot of going to parties where you'll be expected to offer up a thoughtful hostess gift. While you could always make a last minute run to the store to purchase boxed chocolates or a nice bottle of wine, it's so much more personal to make something.
Within a matter of weeks, the foodie holidays will impinge upon our dining room tables and wallets. Thanksgiving, quickly followed by Christmas, means lots and lots of savory meats like turkey, ham, and chicken.
Everyone has been daunted by a stuck jar lid at least once if their lives. If you're sure that you aren't dealing with a crossed thread and need a little extra grips to get that jar lid open, this video will show you how a rubber band can help you out.
Some of our favorite fruits grow in the summer and in the wintertime they just don't taste nearly as sweet. If you would like to keep your fruit all year long, check out this clip. For less than 8 bucks you can turn your favorite fresh fruit into preserves and enjoy them throughout the entire year! Yum!
If you have a garden full of fruits and have no idea what to do with them, maybe you should make some jelly! This is a great way to ensure that no grapes, blueberries, etc. are wasted and it saves you money. So check out this tutorial on how to make your own jelly or jam from home. Good luck and enjoy!
Strawberry jam is delicious, whether its warm off the stove or sandwiched in between two slices of bread. In this 3 part tutorial, learn how to make old fashioned strawberry jam on the stove top anytime!
You can make a delicious and sweet fruit spread, known as apple butter, in the comfort of your kitchen. You can have a fruity topping for bread or muffins by cooking down apples with spices and sugar until thick.
Honeys are a delicious way of adding herbal nuritionment to our diets. They can be made from almost any herb with a high volatile oil content. Mountain Rose Herb shows you the steps required to make delicious herbal honey with this video recipe. Lavender honey is delicious, and incredibly simple to make, and all it takes is some fresh herbs. See how to make it with dried and fresh herbs.
To make this jelly you will need a food puree-r. Start with a large bowl of blueberries. Take a small amount of the blueberries and put them into a separate bowl and mash them up. You don't want to puree all the blueberries. Dump the rest of the blueberries into the puree and start pureeing them into the bowl with the smashed blueberries in it. Turn the handle a few turns and then add the grapes into the puree-r with the blueberries. Puree the rest of the of the grapes and blueberries until t...
From Food Wishes, chef John shows us how to make Huckleberry jam! Ingredients needed to make this delicious spread include huckleberries, sugar, powdered Pectin, water, and some fresh squeezed lemon juice. Use it on your toast in the morning or on top of freshly made waffles for one sweet breakfast!
Step 1 Wash your canning jars, along with their lids and screw bands, in very hot, soapy water. Rinse well and let them air dry. Check for cracks and chips before using.
Did you know that tomatoes are a fruit and not a vegetable? In this cooking how to video tutorial Mark Bittman, from the New York Times, returns tomatoes to the fruit family. Watch as he demonstrates how to make a tomato jam. Use the tomato jam roasted meats, chicken and crackers.
With the growing popularity of buying local, many people are rediscovering the benefits of preserving fruit at home. Concerns over food origin, additives and preservatives are driving this trend and in just 20 minutes you can enjoy fresh produce all year long. Watch this how to video to learn more about picking fresh food and the preservation process.
Nothing better on your morning toast, or on some home made ice cream, than some strawberry jam. Making it yourself is not as daunting as you might think, in fact with only a handful of ingredients and a pot you'll never go back to store bought. All you need is strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and pectin. Learn how to make strawberry jam at home by watching this video cooking tutorial.
It can be tricky to test homemade jam for doneness. Learn how to tell when jam has reached the gelling point by watching this jellies and jam how-to video. Use a thermometer or the refrigerator to test if a jelly has set. Test homemade jam for doneness.
This how to video is a quick lesson in how to make raspberry jam with an added treat of how to make raspberry gin. Spread the jam on toast and serve up a raspberry gin cocktail for a summer treat.
Learn to cook like The Naked Chef! Watch as Jamie Oliver shows you how to make a deliciously light strawberry jam. Make strawberry jam with The Naked Chef's Jamie Oliver.
Spice up your life, forget the typical strawberry, grape, and apricot jams. Watch this how to video and make chili jam.
Anuja and Hetal show you how to make a very versatile and simple Indian mint chutney which can be used with anything from appetizers and chaats to sandwiches.
Chef Sanjay shows you how to make a very simple eggplant/brinjal chutney. Indian chutneys are a great way to get a quick and healthy sauce.
Chef Sanjay shows you how to make two tomato chutneys - one is the basic version, and the second is his variation. Both are great condiments for Indian meals.
Don't buy cranberry sauce out of the can for Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, make a better, homemade version with this recipe from Chef Sanjay of VahChef. Even if it's not Thanksgiving, this Indian-flavored cranberry chutney will go great with your next poultry dish or as a sauce for snacks.
Mint chutney is great for kababs, pakodas and mix with rice, and topping for your sandwiches. Learn how to make this refreshing Indian chutney with Chef Sanjay.
Serve this cranberry chutney instead of cranberry sauce at a holiday dinner, or top it on your favorite dishes. Ingredients needed are unsalted butter, onion, fresh cranberries, raisins, honey ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, cider vinegar, water and an apple.
Start your Indian meal in style with this traditional chutney. Follow Indian home cooking expert Manju Malhi for a no fuss, classic mango condiment. Relish our Mango Chutney recipe. Make mango chutney.
Marge Braker, a home economics instructor, demonstrates how to demonstrate small batch strawberry jam. Advantage of making a small batch is that it cooks very quickly.
This series shows you how to make jelly from scratch and how to can it. This is a great project for the holidays because it makes wonderful gifts.