Clean Cutting Board

How To : Clean a wooden cutting board

A cutting board is essential — even if you only ever cut drink garnishes, slicing limes on a dormroom desk is pretty gross. You Will Need * A wooden cutting board * Hot water * Dishwashing liquid * Sponge * Coarse salt * A lemon cut in half * A clean, dry towel * A drying ra ...more

How To : Fix a cracked wood cutting board

If you have a cutting board that you made or purchased from the store, excessive exposure to water can be bad. Water can be sucked into the wood and damage the wood board, eventually leading to a crack. Instead of throwing it out, you may want to let it sit for a couple of wee ...more

How To : Keep a cutting board from slipping

A great tip to keep your kitchen cutting board from slipping on a smooth surface. Take a piece of paper towel and make it a little damp. Place it under the cutting board and guess what, no more slipping so chopping with those sharp knives won't be as dangerous. Keep a cutting ...more

How To : Make an end-grain kitchen cutting board

Make your own butcher block end-grain cutting board with this two part video series. Enjoy the "back to basics" simplicity of this useful project. A custom cutting board makes a great gift and many woodworkers make them in batches every holiday season. And if you are relativel ...more

How To : Stabilize a slippery cutting board

Slippery surface plus knife equals danger. No lost digits: It’s one of the cardinal rules of kitchen safety. So keep your cutting board stable. Stabilize a slippery cutting board. Click through to watch this video on chow.com

How To : Make a simple wood cutting board

If you are just starting out in woodworking, there are many basic projects that you can tackle. The birdhouse, storage shelf, and the cutting board. Making a cutting board isn't too difficult and once finished, can be used to give you a space that you can chop fruits, veggies, ...more

How To : Mince Garlic Without Dirtying a Cutting Board

Some nights, I'm a lazy cook and only want to chop one clove of garlic for my immediate needs instead of prepping a giant batch and freezing it the way I normally do. The only problem is if I'm already feeling that lazy, I really don't feel like dirtying a whole cutting board. ...more

How To : Clean and sanitize the kitchen

Looking to give your kitchen a good cleaning this spring? Don't go out and spend a ton of money on sanitizing sprays and cleaning equipment. Cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen is easy, effective, and inexpensive, because everything you need is likely in your kitchen! You Wi ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Put in laminate floors

Vacuum the floor and make sure that the surface is clean and free from anything sticking up out of the floor. This is important so that there are no uneven areas when you start laying the laminate flooring. Roll out the under lament on the clean floor. Smooth it out so there ...more

How To : Make Party-Style Temari Sushi

If you've never heard of or eaten temari sushi, then you're in for a treat. These pretty sushi balls are good for parties and festive gatherings, and even though they are so colorful and striking, they are not hard to make. Just like every other type of sushi, they are customi ...more

How To : Construct a ship in a bottle

Learn to make a model ship to put in a bottle with this video guide. 1. Take clean plastic bottle with mouth about 5 inches to fit the ship 2. Pierce a hole on the top of the bottle using compass. 3. Insert a pair of scissors through pierced hole and cut it into a rectangle d ...more

How To : Make homemade cleaning wipes

Learn how to make your own homemade cleaning wipes and save money with this video tutorial. You will need a roll of paper, 2-3 cups of you favorite cleaner, and a storage container with a lid, a cutting board, and a knife. Cut the paper towel role in half using only one half n ...more

How To : Clean a microwave with citrus and water

In this video, we learn how to clean a microwave using water and citrus. You will need 1 lemon, 4 cups of water and microwave safe bowl. On a cutting board, slice the lemon in half. Next, place the lemon halves in the microwave safe bowl and fill it with water. When you are do ...more

How To : 15 Uses for Household Bleach

Commonly associated with cleaning and disinfecting items around the home, bleach can also be used as a water sterilization method in an emergency situation when you do not have access to clean, running water. Simply add 6 drops of bleach to a gallon of water and wait for 30 mi ...more

How To : Calibrate your jointer

You will to learn set up and calibrate your jointer for optimal woodworking and creating a clean and straight edge on a rough board to later use as a reference. You will also learn a system on how to set up your knives to achieve the perfect cut using a jig and how to select t ...more

How To : Cut into a fresh pineapple

In order to cut into a fresh pineapple, you will need a sharp knife and a cutting board. Clean the pineapple first. Rinse it really well under running water. You will need to remove the top and bottom. Turn it on its side. Cut the top off. Then, cut the bottom off. Now, stand ...more

How To : A Step-by-Step Guide to Homemade Sushi Rolls

Without a doubt, sushi is one of my favorite foods—dainty and delectable, while also fun to make. So let's get started with maki rolls, aka makizushi, probably the most iconic form of sushi. You know, the one filled with rice and your standard sushi ingredients, rolled up in a ...more

How To : Use a mandoline slicer

If you've ever eaten a thinly sliced vegatable, there's a good chance that it was cut using a mandoline slicer! Learn how to use this utility effectively. Mandoline slicers are great tools for making evenly thin slices of fruits and vegetables. Step 1: Place the slicer perpe ...more

How To : Easily Peel Garlic Using the Twist & Snap Method

Peeling garlic is one kitchen task that every cook, from the newbie to the experienced, is always trying to make easier. Methods vary, from shaking heads of garlic inside a container to using the microwave to help peels slide right off. I love all these techniques, which work ...more

How To : Make an electric guitar shaped birthday cake

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make an electric guitar shaped birthday cake. Take a 13 x 9” cake. Trim off the top to make it level. Flip it over, place the template of the guitar on it. The template is in two parts. Then cut out the cake. Now lay it out o ...more

How To : Make a mold for a carbon fiber part

The website carbonmods.com shows up how to make mold for carbon fiber parts. Find a place you would want to put the boards to proceed with the action. Then take the shaping clay and put all around the edges. Cut off all the excess clay to become smooth and lay it out. The next ...more

How To : Make deviled chicken with roasted vegetables

Make deviled chicken with vegetables. Cooking Instructions 1. Start by cutting up a whole chicken. Cut the breast pieces in half with a heavy, sharp knife. Wash your hands and board with hot water and soap after handling the raw poultry. 2. Brush mustard on the skin side of ...more

How To : De-Gunk Your Dirty Grill Grates with Aluminum Foil

As you get barbecuing this summer, you're likely to encounter a few grills that aren't exactly the cleanest. At parks or campgrounds and even on your friends' grills (or, um, your own), no one wants to place food on gunked-up grill grates. The leftover mess from previous barb ...more

How To : Build a Basic Birdhouse

How to Build a Basic BirdhouseMaybe you were outside in your back yard and you noticed that it seemed a little lonely and empty. Our maybe you have young kids that love to experience wild life in their own back yard. Whatever reason you have for searching out this article, you ...more

News : The Green Kitchen

Alice Waters and The Green Kitchen So what, yes I admit it I am drawn to all things Alice Waters. So sautee me. A new discovery was made today while walking through my local bookstore. I found a sweet looking cookbook with Alice on the cover. Naturally I stopped. The item of ...more

How To : Make a sparkler rocket

Cut cardboard into 8" l x 3" w strips. With cardboard down on a cutting board, place 1 AA battery on 1 end. Roll once so battery is covered. Hold in place. Spread a light coat of Craft Glue in thin sections on the rest of cardboard. Roll battery up. Using electrical tape, tape ...more

How To : Make a Filipino-style chicken empanada

To make the Crust, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in the butter and shortening with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the iced water, a little at a time while gathering the mixture to form a soft dough. ...more

How To : Re-string a Floyd Rose guitar

In this lesson he shows the way to restring a Floyd Rose tremolo style system. You will need some Allen wrenches. Use an Allen wrench to take off the bolts at the nut area of the guitar which is located at the top. Next, loosen all the strings. You can simply cut the strings w ...more

How To : Make the stepper motor driver for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Make Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Bars

Cookies 'n' Creme is one of Hershey's most popular candy bars, right behind their classic milk chocolate bar, Kit Kat, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. We've got a whole lotta love for this creamy, crunchy creation. So much love, in fact, that we decided to replicate this supe ...more

How To : Make Shrimp Tempura Sliders

This is a refreshing spring update on your classic hamburger slider. Instead of using a ground beef patty, I am using shrimp tempura. This recipe calls for fresh truffles, but fresh truffles are hard to come by so feel free to use truffle oil (it is much more affordable and wh ...more

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more

How To : 7 Little-Known Food Hacks Starring Salt

Salt is one of my favorite ingredients, by far, and also one of the most overlooked foods in the kitchen. This is probably due to the fact that it's an essential component of almost any recipe; because salt is a necessity, it's easy to forget how dynamic and versatile it can b ...more

How To : What to Do When You Don't Have a Mortar & Pestle

We're all familiar with the sinking feeling that happens when you cruise through a recipe, only to arrive at an instruction that calls for a tool you don't have. Some of the best food hacks (and my personal favorites) exist to combat that problem. Why spend money on a kitchen ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

How To : These 10 Garlic Hacks Don't Stink

Garlic is a key ingredient in many delicious meals, and if you've been a fan of our site for even a short while, it's no secret that we love to share tricks and tips to make cooking with garlic even easier than you first assumed. Here are just 10 of the many ways to both prep ...more

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