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How To: How to make delicious, low calorie lasagna

Nicko shows us how to make a mouth-watering homemade lasagna. Lasagna is a very easy dish to make. This is a healthier version. Ingredients include celery, zucchini, onion, carrots, beef, lasagna sheets, oregano, cheese, beef stock, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and skimmed milk. Saute the onions and some garlic until the onions are golden brown. Add chopped vegetables and stir until they are soft. Then add the beef and cook until the meat is brown. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. The ...

How To: Make a Mexican lasagna

Lasagna is a perfect party pleaser - its big and gooey and tastes delicious. But, do you ever get bored of traditional Italian style lasagna? Look no further, in this tutorial you will learn how to make lasagna with a Mexican flair. This recipe includes taco seasoning, cilantro, ground beef and corn and is sure to surprise your guests. No one can resist this unique concoction. Make this for your next family gathering and you may never go back to the Italian style again! Enjoy!

How To: Make Pinoy style baked macaroni

Sick of lasagna? Check out this recipe for baked macaroni and branch out to new baked pastas! This recipe for baked macaroni is made in the style of Panlasangpinoy, a baked pasta dish from the Philipines. This meal is large and serves many, so consider making this for your next pot luck or family gathering. It tastes so yummy, you won't even have leftovers to clean up! Enjoy!

How To: Mix a Giada de Laurentiis spinach and prosciutto salad

Make spinach salad with a fresh orange vinaigrette and crumbled prosciutto. Follow along as Giada de Laurentiis shows you the proper way to prepare, dress, and toss this spinach and prosciutto salad. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey recipes from he...

How To: Cook pasta with lavender with The New York Times

Lavender is a very underrated herb,and not many people use it for cooking. In this cooking how to video tutorial Mark Bittman, from the New York Times, adds an unusual flavor to an old favorite. Watch and learn how to cook pasta with lavender. All you need for this NY Time recipe is: zucchini, carrot, red pepper, oil, garlic, lavender and pasta.

How To: Make foie gras ravioli

Chef Portale demonstrates how to make foie gras ravioli. These light and delicate white bean and foie gras filled ravioli are perfect for a variety of dishes. Make foie gras ravioli.

How To: Make rigatoni

In this video recipe, our expert chef will demonstrate how to make rigatoni. In this cheap and hearty dinner recipe series, you will learn easy step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the vegetables and cook the sausage to add your rigatoni. You will also get tips and advice on how season the vegetables and pasta, how to serve your meal and even how to store the left overs. This is a great meal for a large gathering, and is sure to please the whole family.

How To: Cook Chinese soba noodles

Soba noodles and vegetables are a great healthy and satisfying meal and it's good for your heart! In this video series Jane Murphy shows you how to take a traditional lo mein or chow mein type Chinese dish, and make it heart healthy by making it with soba noodles and lots of veggies.

How To: Make Macaroni and Cheese

Packaged macaroni and cheese dinners can be a quick, guilty pleasure, but making the real thing can be easy, too. This is the perfect recipe for a rainy day (and great for kids on spring break!)

News: Möbius Pasta + Jell-O Jigglin' at 6200 FPS

Food is the meeting place of left and right brainers: Culinary arts call for creativity, but is also deeply rooted in the What, Why and How of basic science—baking powder vs. baking soda, the rising of dough, the falling of a cake, etc. Below, two plays on left brain principles—the Möbius strip and the law of gravity—both executed with right brain flair.

How To: Make your own fettucini noodles at home

Making your own pasta noodles can be fun and rewarding! It is not that difficult - all you need are 4 cups of '00' flour, 5 eggs, a pinch of sea salt and some semolina flour for dusting. This video also shows you the proper technique for making fettucini noodles using the twist and turn method. Make your own fettucini noodles at home.

How To: Make spinach pasta dough

Make your pasta dough more aesthetically pleasing with spinach! Spinach pasta doesn't just look colorful and vibrant— it tastes great, too! This beautiful pasta dough is made with fresh spinach, sautéed and puréed, which is added to flour, eggs and salt.

How To: Make reddish pasta dough with roasted, puréed red peppers

If you're making homemade pasta at home, you're not making "homemade" if you're not kneading the dough yourself. That means no pre-made pasta from the store! Forget the rigatoni on the shelf. Forget the penne pasta. Forget the ziti! If you didn't make it and shape it yourself, you didn't actually make a home-cooked pasta for dinner.

How To: Make Christmas lobster ravioli with mascarpone cheese and truffle butter

Love the lobster, but also love the pasta? That's okay, because you can combine the two for dinner tonight with this delicious recipe for Festive Lobster & Mascarpone Ravioli with Truffle Butter. It sounds like a lot, but seriously, you can't say no to this dish. If you like lobster like you say you do, and you like pasta, you can't pass the opportunity to try out Roberta Dowling's dinnertime masterpiece.

How To: Make a simple and quick mac'n' cheese pie

If mac'n'cheese and Bisquick pancake mix had a love child, this is without a doubt how it would look like. If you're feeling a wee bit tired today and don't want to put in too much effort to get your junk food fix, then check out this video to learn a recipe for quick mac'n'cheese pie.

How To: Prepare a simple penne carbonara with bacon and mushrooms

Most moms these days both work outside of the house and handle kid duties, which means that meals have to be both delicious and extremely easy and quick to make. So if you're a busy mom who's getting a little tired of feeding her kids Ramen and hot dogs for dinner, check out this video to learn a recipe that takes very little time and tastes great.

How To: Make angel hair pasta with shrimp and alfredo sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make angel hair pasta with shrimp and alfredo sauce. You need: 1 lb shrimp, 3/4 c asparagus, 6 large chopped mushrooms, 3/4 c cooking white wine, 1 stick butter, 3 garlic cloves, 3 chopped scallions, salt, pepper, olive oil. For the sauce you will need: 1/3 c butter, 1 c half and half, 1.5 c grated parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, and 1/2 tsp white pepper. First, melt the butter for the sauce along with the cheese and parsley in a pot over heat. Add i...

How To: Cook shrimp with alfredo sauce and pasta

In this video, we learn how to cook shrimp with alfredo sauce and pasta. First, clean and devein your shrimp. Shred up some parmesan cheese, them smash a few cloves of garlic. Cook your pasta with some oil in a large pot. Then, add in garlic and butter in another pan. Saute the garlic, then add in the shrimp and cook until they are pink. Add in some half and half to this until it covers the shrimp. Then, add in your shredded cheese and mix together. Let this simmer until the pasta is done. Th...

How To: Make crawfish fettuccine alfredo

In this video, we learn how to make crawfish fettuccine alfredo. You will need: 1/4 c chopped onion, 1 tbsp butter, 8 oz package sliced mushroom, 2 c alfredo sauce, 12 oz peeled crawfish, 1/8 tsp Creole seasoning, and 1 package of cooked fettuccine. First, pour 2 tbsp olive oil into a saucepan and with the butter and onion. Saute the onion until tender, then add in whipping cream and stir in Romano cheese. Whisk until blended and melted, then saute your mushrooms in a skillet with oil. After ...

HowTo: Make Lasagna Cupcakes

The idea of lasagna mixed with cupcakes may sound gnarly, but you can relax, the phrase "cupcake" simply refers to how these individually-sized lasagna bites are portioned. As cute as our favorite pizza cups, this clever recipe makes for a great portable lunch. The secret ingredient? Wonton wrappers.