How to Shape Pretzels
Soft pretzels are easy to make at home thanks to boxed mixes. Here's how to shape your pretzel like a pro.
The Family Circle staff has fallen for the avocado smash, sold at the Australian coffee shop, Bluestone Lane, in our NYC office building. Watch Bluestone baristas create the potassium-and-protien-packed mini meal . Check out our version in the May 2014 issue.
sold here at Bluestone Lane. Let's get the scoop. Hi, my name's Aaron Cook . I'm from Bluestone Lane Coffee. We have two locations here in New York and the concept is built around Melbourne style cafes
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Watch this step-by-step how-to video to make Mini Pumpkin cakes, featured on Family Circle magazine’s cover.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Watch step-by-step instructions for creating chocolate covered pretzels.
and they let kids get creative by rolling pretzels in sprinkles, mini chocolate chips , mini M&Ms, toffee bits, or crushed cookies. It's really colorful and a lot of fun. So, after you've melt the chocolate in
How to Chop an Onion
-Hi, I??m Julie Miltenberger, welcome to Family Circle??s Kitchen Basics. Today, we??re gonna show how to chop an onion perfectly every time, but first I??ll show you 3 ways to keep from crying while you??re chopping that onion. Most importantly, when you??re at the store, you wanna pick onions
minutes before you start slicing and then lastly you wanna have a sharp knife because, otherwise, you knife is gonna bruise the onion rather than cutting plainly through every layer. Okay, so we??ll start with cut off the stem end and the root end of the onion. Next, you??re gonna tilt it up on one of those cut sides and cut straight down through the onion. Then, you??re gonna peel off the papery outer layers and just cut. -And it??s okay if you get an extra like small layer along with it. You??re not sacrificing too much
How to Sear a Steak
Searing is a crucial step in cooking steak. It creates a caramelized crust that seals in juices. Here, Family Circle food editor Julie Miltenberger walks you through the process.
thumb and your index finger are that??s rare. You second finger is medium rare . Your ring finger is medium, and your pinky is well done. So you can now just test right into the middle of your steak and feel how that feels and this, we??re right on the medium rare . Thanks so much for joining me today on Family Circles Kitchen Basics. This is how you sear your steak.
How to Roast a Chicken
Learn how to season, tie and roast a chicken in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
-Roasted chicken is a favorite comfort food . Today, I'm going to show you how to make a perfect one every time. First, you need to select a chicken. Make sure it weighs 3 to 3-1/2 pounds. Remove the giblets often found in a bag inside the cavity and set them aside for another use. Let the chicken dry inside and out with paper towels . It's important the chicken comes to room temperature before roasting. Season the cavity with salt and pepper. If desired, place a couple
How to Select, Peel and Pit an Avocado
Learn how to select, peel and pit an avocado in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
Grab each half of the avocado in a hand and twist in opposite directions to separate. Hold the half with the pith in your nondominant hand and carefully tap the pith with your knife. Twist the knife and the avocado half in opposite directions , pulling knife and pith out of the fruit. Discard the pith. Now, either slice the flesh or cut in a crosshatched pattern
How to Wash Leeks
Learn how to cut, wash and prepare leeks for cooking in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
in half lengthwise to about an inch from the base. Rinse under cold water to wash away dirt, making sure to fan out the leaves to clean thoroughly. Chop the leeks and place them in a bowl of cold water . Whirl them around so that any sand will sink to the bottom of the bowl. Lift the leeks out with your fingers
How to Make French Toast
Learn how to make French toast in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
Family Circles Kitchen Basics. Today, I'm gonna show you how to make French Toast from scratch right at home. For this dish, I like to use Hula bread, but if you can't find it, any other
bottom side is brown and the centers are set. Place the cooked French toast on a platter or keep warm in a 200-degree oven until all the sizes are cooked. Dust with confectioner sugar or served with butter and maple syrup . And that's how you make French toast from scratch. I'm Julie Miltenberger and thanks for joining us today on Family Circles Kitchen Basics.