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How To : Make Realistic-Looking Fake Blood

Store-bought fake blood isn't too expensive, but the consistency and color are always the same. Real blood varies, from bright red when oxygenated (arterial blood) to deep, dark red when deoxygenated (venous blood), and it can be either thick or thin. So to achieve the best sp ...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

Velveting Meat : The Best-Kept Chinese Restaurant Secret

One of my favorite things about American Chinese food is how easy it is to eat: the pieces are bite-sized, the flavors are addictive, and the meat is always tender and easy to chew. But if you've ever tried to replicate any of your favorite takeout in the kitchen, you've likel ...more

How To : Breathe fire

You want learn how to fire breath? This how-to video has 6 easy steps that anyone can do and it's safe. You need corn starch, water and a flame. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to breathe fire. You'll be able to find work as a carnie in these tough economic times.

How To : Make Cheese Fondue Without a Fondue Pot

Fall is the time for comfort foods—and what is more comforting than crusty bread slathered in melted cheese? Owning a fondue pot is both convenient and wonderful, but not all of us have the luxury of space for nonessential kitchen appliances. However, there are plenty of ways ...more

How To : Cook Without Measuring Tools

What would you say if I told you it was entirely possible—even desirable—to cook anything from a simple dinner to a great loaf of bread without using measuring cups, spoons, or a scale? "Lies," I can hear you say, "Cheap internet lies!" But it's true. Experienced cooks are a ...more

How To : Use Cake Flour to Get Pillowy Soft-Baked Cookies

For those of you that prefer a soft-baked cookie that is fluffy in the middle, using cake flour instead of regular all-purpose (AP) flour is your secret baking weapon. "But I don't have cake flour," you protest. Fear not: if your kitchen is sans cake flour, you can easily whip ...more

How To : Make a blood spurting knife wound

It's time for Halloween, maybe it's time for your ultimate independent horror movie you've been dying to make, whatever the case may be, you're going to need some blood, you're going to need some weapons... you're going to need a bloody knife wound. Kip Kay and Make Magazine ...more

How To : Make freaky cornstarch monsters dance on speakers

How to make a cornstarch monster in your own home. This non Newtonian fluid will dance on a speaker, creating wild little monsters. The goopy liquid should then be dumped into the speaker head. The wave form you need is a pure Sin wave at 120 hertz.

How To : Get grease stains out of fabric

Don’t panic if you spill grease on your clothes or the couch. Start tackling it instead. Learn how to get grease stains out of fabric with this how to video. You Will Need * Salt, baking soda, cornstarch, or talcum powder * A gentle brush, like a pastry brush * Colorless dish ...more

How To : Make slime without using borax

This video shows you how to make slime, or goo, without using borax which can be harsh on some people's skin. Rather than spending money on buying slime for your children in the toy store, simply mix water and cornstarch. You can even make it any color you want just by adding ...more

How To : Make Indian style gobi manchurian

Dry gobi manchurian, aka Cauliflower manchurian, is a tantalizing Indian Chinese appetizer and very different from the gravy version. The cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauce. It can be picked up with a toothpick or fork and enjoyed ...more

How To : Make Glowing Green Candy

If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more

How To : Cover and Decorate a Cake with Fondant

This is a demonstration of covering and decorating a cake with fondant. The cake is chilled and kept aside for covering. Fondant is bought from a cake decorating shop in bulk of about one pound as less is hardly available. The fondant is kneeded like a bread dough and made smo ...more

How To : Breathe huge fireballs with non toxic items

Learn how to safely breathe huge fire balls with non-flammable or toxic households items. This trick is simple and safe! Shock your friends and family! You will need: cornstarch powdered sugar a burning source Make a mixture of cornstarch and powdered sugar and fill your mou ...more

How To : Remove stains from upholstered furniture

Make your upholstered furniture look like new again by getting out spots and stains. Learn how to remove stains from upholstered furniture with this how to video. You Will Need * Clean, white cloths * Dishwashing liquid * Rubbing alcohol * Baking soda or cornstarch * A vacuum ...more

How To : Make gumpaste hibiscus flowers for cake decorating

Dressing up a cake with gum-paste flowers does not have to be difficult. Just follow the steps outlined by Brandi in this video tutorial to learn how to make gum-paste hibiscus flowers. To begin, buy some silk hibiscus flowers to use as a template for the flower. You will also ...more

How To : 10 Extraordinary Uses for the Ordinary Lemon

Seriously, what can a lemon not do? Other than being your go-to fruit for making lemonade, this versatile citrus can do some household cleanup, deodorize bad smells, alleviate sunburns, and much, much more. Read on and you will never look at a lemon the same way again. Don't ...more

How To : Make an Iodine Clock Reaction at Home

In this video, I'll be demonstrating how anyone can make their own iodine clock reaction with simple over-the-counter chemicals. Video: . Household Materials Needed Hydrochloric acid (for cleaning purposes) Hydrogen peroxide (3%) Sodium hydroxide (drain cleaner) Povidone-iodi ...more

News : Freaky Cornstarch Speakers Explained

The beautiful ectoplasmic dance of the cornstarch speaker monster is finally elucidated. In addition to being captivated by its eerily vibrant dance, you can now understand exactly why it happens, thanks to Collin Cunningham from MAKE. He gives a great explanation of cymatics ...more

How To : 18 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Commonly used for aromatherapy purposes, essential oils can also be used to remove sticker gunk, make your room smell nice while vacuuming, concoct DIY toothpaste, deter rode ...more

How To : Make Filipino maja blanca (dessert)

Lightly grease the bottom of a baking dish with corn oil. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, throw in cornstarch, sugar, water and coconut milk. Stir the mixture until the ingredients are blended well. Add corn kernels and raisins into the mixture and blend well. Transfer the con ...more

How To : Make Filipino spicy adidas (chicken feet)

Spicy adidas is a Filipino dish using fried chicken feet and black beans. This video will demonstrate how to cook, combine and season all the ingredients to make some really Filipino cuisine. Chicken feet might seem a little out of the normal ingredient range for some people b ...more

How To : 14 Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Cornstarch

Cornstarch, a fine, powdery starch commonly used as a thickening agent for sauces and gravies, can also be used to remove ink stains from the carpet, detangle stubborn knots, silence your squeaky floorboards, and give your pooch a dry shampoo. Cornstarch is also handy for add ...more

How To : The Absolute Best Way to Clarify Butter... Period

Ah, butter—the (literally) heart-stopping star of the dairy world. Everything tastes better with it, from pie crusts and cookies to veggies and steaks. Hell, you can even fry things in butter if you want the best-tasting fried foods of your (short) life. Don't Miss: Compound ...more

How To : Create a non-Newtonian fluid

On this episode of Scientific Tuesdays, Dylan shows you how to create a non-Newtonian fluid using corn starch and a little water. A non-Newtonian fluid is any fluid that does not follow the laws of physics. - Measure out 1/2 cup of 100% corn starch with a measuring cup and po ...more

How To : breathe (cornstarch) fire and not die

This video works. Watch this ordinary guy shovel mounds of bone-dry corn starch into his mouth. A combination of six step tutorial and gratuitous chestpounding, this video is a simple example of the cornstarch (or flour) bomb. A large suspension of combustible flour or corns ...more

How To : Make Quicksand at Home Using Cornstarch & Water

Creating awesomely messy slops of DIY slime and curdled fake blood isn't something new—we even have guides on making Dr. Seuss-friendly Oobleck and the radioactive green ooze that created my childhood favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (minus the radioactive part, of course ...more

How To : Walk on non-Newtonian fluid

You may remember the recipe for a basic non-Newtonian fluid from grade school science experiments (one part water to one and one third part corn flour or cornstarch), but those trials probably stopped at squeezing the mixture in your hands. While a regular fluid's viscosity wo ...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 : Make oobleck

Obleck is a mixture that defies Newton's third law and kids will love it! Ingredients you will need are 1.5 cups of corn starch, 1 cup of water, and food coloring which is optional. After mixing, if the mixture is too thick, add more water. If the mixture is too runny, add mor ...more

How To : Cook a Chinese wonton soup with Kai

Forget the Chinese take out tonight, make your own soup at home. Watch this how to video tutorial as professional Thai chef Kai shows you how to cook up a Chinese wonton soup from scratch. This Chinese soup is great for a cold winter day. Chinese wonton soup ingredients:groun ...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 Filipino kwek-kwek (boiled chicken eggs)

This is the video that explains the making of Filipino kwek-kwek or simply the boiled chicken eggs. It is a very easy made snake and tasty also. The main ingredients used in kwek-kwek are iodized salt, corn starch, black pepper, the red color chili, boiled egg, flour and oil. ...more

How To : Make Thai stuffed chicken wings with Kai

Forget the take out tonight, cook some Thai food at home instead. Watch this how to cooking video tutorial show you how to cook Thai stuffed chicken wings. Stuffed chicken wings are served at most Thai restaurants and are sometimes called angel wings. Make these delicious appe ...more

How To : Make Indian butter paneer masala

Watch as Manjula shows you how to prepares butter panner masala, a deliciously rich Indian dish. You will need: ½ pond paneer sliced about 1" by ¼" pieces 2 medium tomatoes 1 green chilly ¼" piece ginger ½ cup green peas ½ cup yogurt 2 tablespoons oil Pinch of hing 1 teaspoon ...more

How To : Make Chinese orange chicken with Kai

Forget the take out tonight, cook some Chinese food at home instead. Watch this how to video cooking tutorial and let Thai Chef Kai show you how to make orange chicken. Orange chicken is a classic Chinese food favorite, learn how to make it for dinner. Chinese orange chicken ...more

How To : Decorate a cake with roses and dotted scrollwork

A rose is a rose is a cake. With this delectable how-to, you'll learn how to decorate a cake with arresting rose flowers and elegant scrollwork. To follow along, you'll need the following tools: Flower Nail No. 7 Tip: 2 Tip: 5 Tip: 12 Tip: 104 Tip: 352 8 x 3 in. Round Pan Fa ...more

News : DIY Pop Tart on a Stick

Pie on a stick has been good to us, so why not Pop Tarts? (Admit it, Pop Tarts are good- and these are more like yummy pastries without preservatives.) As a tribute to Bakerella, Brooke of Family Kitchen has created a recipe for the latest addition to the lollipop dessert craz ...more

How To : Make Thai deep-fried chicken wings

Watch this video cooking tutorial to learn how to make Thai deep fried chicken wings, a recipe from Thai chef Kai. This dish is very easy to make and tastes much better than KFC. You will need chicken wings, oyster sauce, garlangal powder, sugar, pepper, egg, flour, cornstarch ...more

How To : Make a delicious Coca Cola sauce for ribs or wings

Coca Cola is pretty ubiquitous by now, and no matter where you go, from Morocco to the United States, you'll always find someone throwing down a nice cold Coke. Coke is also, unsurprisingly, one of the most recognizable drinks in the world. But most of us are only familiar wi ...more

How To : Make Indian Chinese style hot & sour soup

Hot and sour soup is a popular Chinese dish that is loaded with veggies and usually chicken. Try this flavorful and hearty Indian Chinese version which is completely vegetarian and can be made vegan also. It’s simply delicious! Just watch this how-to video to learn how. Ingre ...more

How To : Make Filipino siopao asado (dumpling w/ bbq pork)

Panlasangpinoy will show you how you how to make Filipino siopao asado. You will need pork and active dry yeast, flour, sugar, shortening, corn starch, etc. Add some shortening to your heated pan followed by onions the garlic. Add and begin to cook your pork; add some sauces a ...more

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