Before you start chopping up a storm in the kitchen, make sure you've got basic knife skills in place. Not sure how to make those fancy French cuts — rondelle, julienne, brunoise, we're looking at you — a reality? Watch our primer on basic knife techniques, and you'll be a master before you know it.
If you love poached eggs, but you've written them off as something to be ordered in restaurants, it's time to reconsider the possibility of making them on your own at home — and given that today's National Eggs Benedict Day, there's no moment like the present. To master this basic kitchen technique, all you need are three pantry staples. Watch the two-minute tutorial to learn the key to perfectly poached eggs, every time.
The food truck craze shows no signs of slowing, and we visited one of the country's most popular food trucks today, LA's Grilled Cheese Truck. There, owner Dave Danhi taught us how to make his bestseller, an amazing combination of cheddar cheese, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and caramelized onions. Watch it now to learn how it's done, then print the recipe and make it at home.
Boozy frosting? No need to say more. We've shown you how to make kiwi-melon Champagne cupcakes, and now it's time for drinks to meet dessert in a new way with alcohol-infused frosting. Host Brandi Milloy and Lisa from Sin City Cupcakes show us how to whip up the treat that you'll want to spread over cakes, cookies, cupcakes — any baked goods, really. We can't wait to try this for our next soiree, and making it is a cinch: all it calls for is sugar, dry milk, cream cheese, and your favorite alcohol. Does it get any easier than that?
Want to build your home bar, but don't know where to begin? We'll show you how to start from scratch with the cocktail essentials. First, we tackle the must-have liquors and what to make with them, and the mixers that are (and aren't!) staples for tipples both classic and contemporary. Of course, don't forget the garnishes, glassware, and gear — including our go-to cocktail book. Watch our video to become a master behind the bar in no time.
Chaya restaurant in Beverly Hills stuns patrons with its elegant presentation and Franco-Asian flavors. But this restaurant-worthy salmon dish is simple to prepare in your own kitchen. We got a lesson straight from chef Shigefumi Tachibe on how to prepare this slow-marinated salmon with a soy-ginger glaze and a garnish of the restaurant's signature Asian slaw. To see the recipe, read more.
What happens when we combine two of our favorite things, Champagne and cupcakes? Find out when host Brandi Milloy joins Dannielle, co-owner of Sin City Cupcakes, in the kitchen to create an exclusive POPSUGAR cupcake. Watch as we learn the secret to an ethereal cupcake batter (hint: the lightness comes from two unique ingredients), then see how to build layers of fruit flavor with a tart kiwi filling and a melon-vodka-infused frosting. Check out our video, then see the recipe below.
For a nice departure from a heavy meat-and-potatoes meal, keep yourself satisfied with a wholesome Asian steak and noodle salad. With plenty of crunch, tang, and color, it's just as easy and comforting as what you'd order from your favorite restaurant, only cheaper.
The key to this recipe is the ginger, soy, and lime marinade, which infuses the meat with umami-rich flavor. Watch our video to learn how this lettuce, rice noodle, and beef creation comes together, then print out the recipe and make it tonight.
You don't know it yet, but you're about to get acquainted with your new favorite guilty pleasure: sopaipillas. If you're not familiar with this Southwestern and South American snack, it begins with a simple dough that's fried until crisp on the outside and full of soft layers on the inside. The best part about these snacks? Their pockets and crevices are perfect for storing toppings both sweet and savory. Watch as host Brandi Milloy shows you how to make sopaipillas, print out our recipe, and get snacking.