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Homemade Salty Snacks

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Make game day and movie night a big hit when you learn how to create an endless variety of savory bites customized with your favorite flavors!

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  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Cynthia Nims
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Discover how fun it is to create delicious, creative snacks in your own kitchen! Cookbook author Cynthia Nims guides you through more than a dozen salty snacks, starting with tasty techniques for transforming popcorn and nuts with exotic seasonings. Dive into three irresistible versions of chips with a traditional potato chip recipe and other healthy varieties using kale, parsnips and carrots. Find out how to make crunchy, flavorful crackers from homemade dough, and create fresh pretzels in less than an hour. Finally, use puff pastry for elegant parmesan breadsticks and festive pesto pinwheels or make crunchy grissini, all sure to please at your next cocktail party. Plus, discover how to stock your pantry so you can whip up customizable DIY snacks whenever the craving strikes!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Popcorn & Nuts
Learn the secret to making perfectly crunchy popcorn and how to season it with nori and sesame or your favorite spices. Then turn your focus to roasting as you make nuts seasoned with garlic, smoked paprika and a dash of cayenne.
2. Potato Chips & Other Vegetable Chips
3. Homemade Crackers
4. Soft Pretzels
5. Breadsticks
6. Stocking the Snack Lover's Pantry

Taught by

Cynthia Nims
Cynthia Nims
Author and culinary consultant Cynthia Nims’ latest cookbook Salty Snacks was released in September 2012, her book Gourmet Game Night was published in 2010, and she has been the author or editor of more than two dozen other books. Previously editor of Simply Seafood magazine and food editor of Seattle Magazine, she has since been a contributor to Cooking Light, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and other magazines as well. Her blog, Mon Appétit, can be found at

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