Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Carson shows you how to make a delicious cucumber appetizer.
Tags:How to Make Cucumber Appetizers,monkey see,appetizer,cucumber appetizer,cucumber appetizer recipe,cucumbers,monkeysee
Grab video code:
Hi, my name is Rob Carson, I’m a radio personality, I’m also a gourmet cook and my goal with these videos is to bring couples and families and foodie friends together in the kitchen and also to demystify things you might have been afraid to try otherwise. Today we are making a really, really simple fresh appetizer, I call it carson’s goat cheese tomato thingy on cucumber slices, yah, that’s what it’s called. So the ingredients I’m gonna need for my goat cheese sun dried tomato thingy on cucumber slices is goat cheese, okay, now, I got a log of goat cheese, that’s generally where it come in, it comes in smaller pack, I’m gonna use the whole log of goat cheese, it’s not like a traditional, you know, cheese log, you know, coz it’s goat cheese. Also I’ve got some great sun dried tomatoes, chopped up very finely in olive oil, okay. got some fresh garlic. Got a Japanese cucumber. And little salt, and little pepper. I’m gonna need a nice chefs knife, I’m gonna need a spoon, I’m gonna need a spatula, and this is gonna be kind of interesting, I’m using a freezer bag today, and I’ll explain what that’s for coming up in a few minutes. so let’s get started making my goat cheese sundried tomato thingy on cucumber slices. What do I do first is take my log goat cheese, and we’ll stick them in the microwave and soften it up a little bit, probably 30 to 45 seconds, coz it’s large log. Alright. There’s my goat cheese, soften up very nicely, cool, not too soft though, see. I’m gonna go ahead and again with a lot of the recipes that I do, exact measurements aren’t necessary, like I said, about a log of goat cheese, this is about 12 ounces of goat cheese, I’ve got my sundried tomatoes all chopped up, you can buy this in the grocery store, sundried tomatoes, you can buy them chopped, you can buy whole sundried tomatoes, leave a little bit olive oil in them and just puree them very nicely, we’re gonna add this, let me use a spoon. I’m gonna say, about a third of a cup of sundried, okay, about a third of a cup, actually, I’ll go ahead and add that, third to a half, there you go. Third to a half. Over here you got some finely chopped garlic, let’s go ahead and add about a teas, tablespoon, to a tablespoon and a half. Sea salt or koshered salt, half a teaspoon to a teaspoon. Goat cheese is kinda salty anyway, so you don’t wanna over salt it. fresh crack pepper, half a teaspoon to a teaspoon, again, alright. I’m gonna mix this up. this is gonna be a really pretty color and the flavor of the tomato with the goat cheese, just absolutely kicks butt. Stir it thoroughly so the color is throughout, it’s all one uniform color. Now, believe it or not, that’s all you really need, it’s pretty simple, where you get the kudos is not only the flavor but also the presentation, coz I’m gonna show you how to make this look like a cool appetizer when you serve it for your guests. We’ll do that next. Instead of using a beget or a cracker, which you can do with this, you certainly can served this as a spread with crackers, you certainly can put dollops of it on, on a begets slices. I’m gonna serve this on a cucumber slices, I find that the cucumber adds a real freshness and a coolness to it and also doesn’t add a lot of carbs and a lot of extra fat and stuff in it. so, I’m gonna go ahead and cut this up, make them fairly, fairly thin. So essentially you’re just using a cucumber slice as the platform for your goat cheese spread. Look I’m faster than a gensu knife. Here we go, I’m gonna lay this out on platter here, this is obviously kinda labor intensive when you a, when you add the goat cheese, I’ll show you in some small slice, I’m gonna place that. you lay them out here very nicely, okay. now, I’m gonna do something very white trash, okay, instead of using a traditional pastry bag , which you can use, it’s perfectly fine, I’m gonna use a ziplock bag, okay. it’s not as messy, when you’re done with it, you can throw it away. I’m gonna put all the way at the end, like this, then just like a pastry bag, I’m gonna twist it, like that, okay. I’m gonna take my scissors, I’m just gonna pop the tip off of that, and we are ready to make my goat cheese sundried tomato cucumber thingy, watch this. Pretty simple, see how easy that was, isn’t that amazing, very, very simple, let’s go ahead and add some more here. we’re serving a bunch of our friends, this is just a really nice little, if you’re gonna do multiple appetizers, and, you know, when you do a lot of appetizers, it just takes a lot of time, it could take more time than the meal, as far as prep, if you’ll gonna do multiple appetizers this is a real easy one, real simple, it only takes a few minutes as you can plainly see, and your pick, your guests are gonna love it, it’s fresh, you can eat a bunch of them, you wont get over full. See that. if you’re really good, you can make it look like top of the dairy cream ice cream cone, but I’m not that good, I’m not a pastry chef. There you go guys, and there is my goat cheese sundried tomato cucumber thingy, enjoy it.