Citric Acid

How To : Clean your espresso machine with citric acid

In this video, we learn how to clean your espresso machine with citric acid. First, mix the acid up with some water in a pouring cup. Then, pour this into the machine and run water through the machine to get the boiler filled up with the acid solution. Run it out the steam wan ...more

How To : Citrus Fruit… Your New Favorite Facial Cleanser?

Switching your favorite facial cleanser isn't an easy choice. Since everyone's skin type can range from dry, to oily, to some complicated combination of both... well, let's just say that the conventional wisdom is to stick to what you know works. However, fruit—and citrus fru ...more

How To : Make mango pie

This video shows how to make a mango pie. The ingredients are canned mango pulp, whipped light cream, Ready Crust, unflavored gelatin, a pinch of citric acid is optional and a cup of water. Boil the water and add the gelatin and citric acid if you are using it. Mix well. Add t ...more

How To : Make Indian poha chivda (rice snack)

Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha chivda is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This poha chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to ...more

How To : Make fizzing bath bombs

Janice Cox shows how to make fizzing bath bombs like the ones you see in bath and beauty boutiques or department stores. These bath bombs can be very relaxing when dropped into a warm bath and can be given as gifts. She starts with about a cup of citric acid crystals which is ...more

How To : Make Your Own LUSH Bath Bombs at Home

It has become a popular and must-have beauty essential—the bath bomb. Not only does it bring an aromatic and calming feel to bath time, but it also leaves your skin soft and will make you smell wonderful for a whole week! Vasseur Beauty—a bonafide YouTube beauty guru—with hel ...more

How To : Make scented bath salts

This video crafting tutorial shows how to make scented bath salts at home. You will need sea salt, baking soda, citric acid, FDA color, and cosmetic grade fragrance oil. Make a soothing bath fizz as a gift, maybe even for yourself. Learn how to make custom scented bath salts b ...more

How To : Cook Iraqi Mandaean spiced duck

Here's how to make this Middle Eastern delicacy. You Will Need: *A handful of sultanas *1 large onion *2 tsp Mandaean spice mix (cinnamon, clove, black pepper, ginger, sweet paprika, cardamom and nutmeg) *1 tsp turmeric *2 tsp salt *1 whole duck *2 tsp salt *2 tsp citric acid ...more

How To : Mmmm… DIY Bacon-Flavored Pixy Stix

If there's anything the Internet has taught us, it's the fact that, just because two things shouldn't go together, does not under any circumstances mean that someone won't find a way to make them go together. Take this recipe, for instance. When you think of Pixy Stix, all ki ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

How To : Make Indian masala French fries with Manjula

Tired of the same old French fries? Then watch this cooking how-to video as Manjula shows you how to masala French fires. Masala French fries are in interesting twist to the classic recipe. You'll love the spicy flavor these Indian style fries have to offer. Masala French Fri ...more

How To : Bake a Mediterranean spinach pie

Fatayer or Spinach Pie is a pizza-like foods eaten by the people of the Mediterranean. simboseh and fatayer are baked or sometimes fried doughs stuffed with minced meat and cooked onions or snobar (pine nuts).Fatayer is usually folded into triangles and unlike simboseh, it cou ...more

How To : Cook Indian dhokla with Manjula

Watch as Manjula prepares a popular Indian side dish. Dhokla can be made several different ways, here we see how to make it with semolina flour. For this recipe you will need: 1 cup sooji (semolina flour) 1 cup yogurt 1/2 teaspoon salt Pinch of turmeric 1 green chilly finely ...more

How To : Make fresh mozzarella cheese with Chef Pat

Making cheese may sound like an easy task that you can do in your home. Well it isn't. Not for all cheeses at least and especially not for mozzarella cheese. This requires time, patience, and all the right ingredients. So if you're looking to tackle on this challenge, this tut ...more

How To : Make bath bomb fizzies

First, get your supplies ready. These would include bowls, gloves, cups with and without spouts, measuring spoons and molds. Second, get your dry ingredients measured and ready. These include citric acid, epsom salt, Bentonite and sea salt. Mix all together in bowl with your ...more

How To : Make a bath bomb using household supplies

Taylor and Lily demonstrate making fizzy bath bombs. Ingredients needed are one cup of citric acid, one half cup of corn starch, one cup of baking soda, and one quarter cup of a light vegetable oil. Food coloring and flavored extracts or essential oils can be use to scent them ...more

How To : Avoid "tongue bite" when pipe smoking

Eric from SmokingPipeTobacco explans what a tongue bite is, what causes it and how you can alleviate the symptoms. Tongue bite is basically a chemical burn on the surface of the tongue. When the tobacco combusts, the chemicals released may cause the burn. This is connected to ...more

How to Make Coca-Cola : The Secret Formula Revealed

The battle between Pepsi and Coke has been a grueling one, with both sides securing their secret formulas for great tasting, addicting sodas behind lock and key. But even big time companies screw up every now and then, and one of the most guarded trade secrets in the beverage ...more

How to Make Ferrofluid : The Liquid of the Future

What Is Ferrofluid? Ferrofluid is a black, solvent-based liquid, that, in the presence of a magnetic field, becomes strongly magnetized. The fluid is made up of nanomagnetic particles coated with an "anti-stick" or surfactant compound, suspended in a "carrier", commonly an or ...more

How To : Make bath bombs that fizz in water

In this video, GoPlanetEarth.com shows viewers how to make bath bombs. The ingredients needed are: a half cup of Epsom salt, a half cup of citric acid, one cup of baking soda, one teaspoon of liquid glycerin, one teaspoon of water, three teaspoons of oil (the fragrance for you ...more

How To : Food Hacks from Our Facebook Fans

We're always looking for great food hacks to help us become better cooks who can create delicious food with less waste, fuss, and hassle. You never know where the next good tip will come from, so we've all learned to keep our eyes and ears wide open. A few weeks ago I was hav ...more

How To : Clone Taco Bell's Meat (AKA 'Taco Meat Filling')

Taco Bell's in the news for umpteenth time, and today the controversy is over their infamous beef taco meat. Gizmodo leaked a picture of Taco Bell's "Taco Meat Filling" and surprise, surprise— it's missing a lot of the "meat" that it claims in its advertisements. Taco Meat Fil ...more

How To : Get Cleaner, Healthier Teeth with These Superfoods

There are certain foods and beverages that can actually brighten your smile or improve your dental health when you chew or sip them. Once you understand their chemical properties or textures, you can look to items you already have in your cupboards or refrigerator to help keep ...more

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