Searching for the perfect homemade gift for the cocktail enthusiast? Look no further; homemade limoncello (and its close cousins orancello and limecello) makes for a bright and zesty addition to her bar cart. Watch the video to see just how easy these citrus liqueurs are to make, then print out the zesty recipe.
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark of the Cooking Channel's Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia are known for their inventive and off-the-wall cocktails like the McNuggetini and the Drunkin' Donuts. Well, they're upping the ante this holiday season with a drink practically guaranteed to get you through the gauntlet of holiday parties: meet the Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila? The hosts showed us how to combine Nespresso Dolce Gusto espresso with alcohol to create an energizing and aromatic drink your guests will love. On Allie: H&M blazer and Club Monaco top Watch the segment, then get the recipe.
A beautiful cut of steak will only get you so far . . . next, it's all about mastering the Maillard reaction (a fancy way to describe the process of creating that crispy, caramelized crust on the outside of meat). Lucky for us, we have experts from Omaha Steaks to teach us the best technique for prepping and grilling steaks.
After nine amazing years, How I Met Your Mother is finally coming to an end, and we're savoring every moment of the final season. That includes making our version of "sumbitch cookies," crispy, chocolatey, caramel and peanut butter cookies that are naughty in all the right ways. Bake up a batch of these to keep your mouth happy all the way through the series finale. Watch the video, and then get the recipe.
This Christmas, give your beloved friends and family a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that'll keep on giving in the months to come: made-from-scratch vanilla extract. This recipe, which calls for only two ingredients and less than five minutes of prep, isn't just functional — it's also pretty and long-lasting. Watch the video to find out how to prolong the life of your homemade vanilla extract and how to package it as a beautiful gift for the holidays.
Move over, eggnog: there's a new holiday cocktail in town. At your next holiday fete, we urge you to get into the yuletide spirit with a candy cane cocktail that calls for only three ingredients. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we'll show you how to create a candy garnish two ways: a superspeedy method and another that's sure to be the talk of the party. Watch the video to see how it's done, then print out the candy cane cocktail recipe for easy reference.
Not only are homemade gifts — particularly the edible kind — a thoughtful way to show loved ones you care, but they're also often budget-friendly. The downside: many require a large time investment. But not these three fast and easy edible gift ideas! Watch the video to get inspired.
Los Angeles natives know that Casa Vega is the place to get your Mexican comfort-food fix. Particularly popular is its signature dish, tamales. As owner Christina Vega explains, unwrapping one of these hearty, tender, corn-based delights is like unwrapping a present for your dinner plate. Watch the video to see how she makes them, then print out the recipe.
If you grew up with McDonald's deep-fried apple pies, you know that their current baked iteration, while still tasty, barely holds a candle to their crisp, flaky-crusted progenitors. But don't fret; while they're no longer available in most restaurant locations, we've come up with our own take on this irresistible treat. Or, see if you can track one down at one of a handful of franchises that still make the good stuff. Watch the video to see how they're made, then print out the recipe.