# Foil Method

### How To : Multiply polynomials with the FOIL method

Looking for a primer on how to solve polynomials via the FOIL approach in basic algebra? From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier th ...more

### How To : Multiply binomials with the FOIL method

Multiplying polynomials is a distributive property. If you are given with two binomials and asked to multiply them, you need to apply the distributive property and multiply the terms of binomial with the terms of second binomial. To do this first take a term of first binomial ...more

### How To : Use FOIL to distribute two binomials in algebra

Learn how to use the FOIL method to distribute two binomial expressions in algebra. The FOIL method — which stands for first, outer, inner, and last — takes two binomials and multiplies them for a single quadratic equation. Solving for binomials with FOIL takes just a few step ...more

### How To : Factor & simplify different algebraic expressions

Math Made Easy offers some great SAT Test Prep. It helps you master the factoring and simplification of any kind of algebraic equation or expression. An expert math instructor provides easy to follow real-time chalkboard examples to help you work your way through step-by-step. ...more

### How To : 5 Ways to Make Crispier French Fries, Chicken Nuggets, & Bacon at Home

I know Americans love to hate on the French, but from my standpoint, they've given us a lot of things we should all be thankful for, like French kissing, casual sex, Pepé le Pew, and of course, French fries. Well, maybe not... There's actually a few ideas as to how French fri ...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 : Snooper-proof your RFID chip loaded wallet

Did you know that malicious people can use scanners to read the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in your credit cards and identification documents and steal your personal information? Learn to protect your personal information from hackers and scammers with this sim ...more

### How To : Cook a grilled corn on the cob

Grilling corn on the cob is easy with this quick method from Chef Tips host Jason Hill. Before cooking corn on the grill, remove the husks and season with salt and pepper. This grilled corn on the cob is wrapped in foil for easy of preparation and heat retention while you prep ...more

### How To : Make delicious fall off the bone BBQ ribs

This video demonstrates an unusual method of making barbecue ribs, and that is cooking them in the crock pot. Take a slab of baby back ribs and remove the skin on the back by loosening it with a knife and grasping it with a paper towel. Sprinkle a bit of sugar all over the rib ...more

### How To : Restore silver with electrochemistry

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to restore silver with electrochemistry. You can restore old silver with aluminum foil or a battery by simple electrochemistry. Old silver is often tarnished by a thin layer of silver sulfide that appears as a brown colo ...more

### How To : Microwave corn on the cob

Corn is everywhere, and there are a large amount of methods for preparing it. If you're a corn on the cob kind of guy, you may be fascinated to know that a microwave is all you need to cook it. Bring the fresh taste of summer to the dinner table in a few short minutes by using ...more

### How To : Make foil baked clams

A traditional method cooking in a parcel, or a bag, called papillote. Delight in our foil baked clams recipe. Make foil baked clams. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

### How To : Bake white fish and vegetables in foil

Wrapping meat or fish in foil and then baking it is a whole lot like steaming vegetables: Both methods are healthy and help intensify the flavor of whatever's wrapped inside. This video presents a way to bake white fish along with delicious vegetables in foil. The fish provid ...more

### News : Who Needs Clowns? 3D Printer Lets You Print Inflatable Rubber Balloon Animals

When you're just a child, there's nothing better than a clown and a few balloon animals to make your birthday party one to remember. There's just something unforgettable about experiencing a balloon twisting in action—the contortion of the balloon, that rubber smell, and the i ...more

### How To : Save your wet cellphone

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save a wet cell phone. Begin by taking the battery and remove all electrical power. Now wrap the phone in a dry washcloth and cover it with aluminum foil. Then put it into an oven for 5 hours at a low temperature. It is recommended ...more

### How To : Warm tortillas

1. This video describes how to warm tortillas. If you have a gas stove, set the burner to simmer and put the tortilla on the burner and keep the tortilla for 8 to 10 seconds on each side. After that transfer it to a pan covered with foil to keep tortilla warm. 2. If you don't ...more

### How To : Kill fruit flies

Profisher has a rather unique method of ridding your kitchen of fruit flies. Make sure you start this after you have cleared your countertops of all food. Place any kind of juicy fruit on foil on the open rack of your oven. Leave open overnight. In the morning, close the oven ...more

### How To : Make your laser pointer run on AAA batteries

This video shows us the method to make your laser pointer work with AAA batteries. Take a metal casing made of metal. In the video, we take a Duracell mini flashlight and remove the front and back part. Unscrew the top and back of the laser pointer and remove the batteries. Ro ...more

### How To : Make grilled sandwiches without using a panini press

You don't need a fancy panini press to make a good panini! Check out this video for tips on how to make yummy grilled sandwiches using items you already have in your kitchen. Save time and money with this method! You Will Need • Butter or olive oil • Thick-sliced, hearty bre ...more

### How To : Make mini polymer clay doughnuts for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates very simple method of how to make miniature doughnuts from polymer clay. There are three varieties of doughnuts made sprinkled, glace and chocolate covered. These are very simple round doughnut. For this we need a plastic clay measure which h ...more

### How To : Prepare and grill lobster tails

If you’re not quite sure how to prepare your lobster tails Andy from the Lobster Gram test kitchen will show you how prepare an exceptional tail by boiling for half the time and then grilling the rest. You can use an outdoor or indoor grill for this method. Step 1 Boil live ...more

### How To : Make oven roasted beets with vinaigrette sauce

Beets are good source of folacin, vitamin C, and potassium. They also taste super delicious when you roast them in the oven. This video tutorial demonstrates a simple way to roast beets in your oven and shows a tasty vinaigrette serving method. An ECO-Friendly way to roast be ...more

### How To : Clean sterling silver effortlessly

Have some dirty silver laying around the house? Not sure how to get that sterling silver sparkling like it's brand new? Use this easy method to clean tarnished silver. What you will need: • A glass, heat-proof dish or pan • Aluminum foil • Baking soda • Boiling water • A ...more

### How To : Use Binoculars to Safely Project and View the Upcoming Solar Eclipse and Transit of Venus

As discussed earlier, there are many ways to view the upcoming solar eclipse, whether it be with actual eclipse glasses, welder's lenses, eclipse-approved filters, or a solar telescope. If you can't get your hands on any of those, the safest way to view the solar eclipse this ...more

### How To : Dropped Your Phone in Water? The Quick Response Guide to Saving Wet Electronics

It's no secret that water and electronics don't mix well, but somehow, people always manage to combine the two. I've had my fair share of water-damaged electronics, everything from cheap headphones to a desktop computer. My devices are getting dunked in water so much, it's lik ...more

### Miraculous "No-Knead" Bread : Hack Yourself a Loaf in 10 Minutes

Making bread from scratch is extremely difficult. Painstakingly following instructions does not necessarily guarantee successful results. Baking delicious homemade bread takes practice, skill, and frankly, a level of real culinary artistry. Enter the no-knead method. First po ...more

### How To : Add a Non-Stick Surface to a Cast Iron Skillet

Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the s ...more

### How To : Work with Polymer Clay for Beginners

Polymer clay is an exciting arts & crafts medium. Actually, "clay" is a misnomer; it contains no true clay, but rather consists of tiny particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) combined with plasticizer, which is what makes it malleable like clay. What makes it so "exciting? Wel ...more

### Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus Polyhedral Stellation)

It's another Monday, which means it's once again time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Additionally, I thought we'd take a look at the process of stellation and make some stellated polyhedra out of paper.Rachel Mansur of ...more

### How To : Cook salmon with simple seasoning

Salmon is full of protein and omega 3 fatty acid which helps you’re brain function and is a healthy fat. Add this delicious and healthy fish to your dinner with simple seasoning and cooking method that will really show off the flavor. Follow these simple steps to make an easy ...more

### How To : Why You Need to Heat Up Store-Bought Tortillas (And the Best Ways to Do It)

Even though I often end the workday exhausted and just want to wrap rotisserie chicken parts in a store-bought tortilla and shove it in my eating hole, I generally try and take a couple of minutes to warm up said tortillas before I begin my meal. But if you're starving, do you ...more

### How To : Make Delicious Thai Sticky Rice Without a Steamer or Rice Cooker

If you're a fan of Thai food, I'm sure you're familiar with sticky rice. There is something so special about its chewy texture and sweet flavor. If you have a desire to make it in your own kitchen but don't have the proper tools such as a traditional bamboo basket or stackable ...more

### How To : Make Perfectly Moist Fish with the No-Cook Poaching Method

Poaching, the cooking method that gently cooks food at the barest simmer, is awesome because it keeps in moisture and flavor. The no-cook poaching method is even better, because you don't add heat to your kitchen on hot days, and you don't have to watch the pot. How the No-Co ...more

### How To : Cold-Smoke Meats Indoors Without Any Expensive Equipment

For me, the smoky brilliance of a good barbecue can't be beat. The way the smoke flavor seems to permeate every part of the meat is, in my opinion, the closest thing we have to food magic. Throw a piece of meat in a smoker with some select wood choices, wait a few hours, and s ...more

### How To : 10 Brilliant Substitutions for Specialized Kitchen Tools

My kitchen isn't nearly as well-stocked as I'd prefer, and I often come across recipes that call for odd tools and appliances I don't have. Let's just say I've resorted to some unconventional methods to get the job done without them. But that's the thing—there are few things ...more

### How To : Cooking Fish with Foil Is Fantastically Foolproof

Sometimes the idea of cooking fish, especially for a group of guests, can be intimidating. There's the fear of the fish not cooking right, or sticking to the pan or grill. And even if you cook it right and the fish doesn't stick, you're left with the inevitable fishy-smelling ...more

### How To : Revive a Stale Baguette Using the Miraculous Water Trick

Everyone talks about how great sliced bread is, but there's nothing better than the taste of a just-baked loaf of crusty French bread. Like most beautiful things in life, however, the beauty of the baguette doesn't last. The next day, it's rock-hard, and good for very little e ...more

### Italian-American Food Hacks : Spaghetti-Stuffed Meatballs, Lasagna Cupcakes, & More

Sometimes it's hard to remember that lasagna, pizza, cannoli, and other dishes are actually Italian in origin; they're so much a part of the American culinary landscape at this point. Wherever they come from, Americans of all kinds love to eat 'em. This guy was released from a ...more

### How To : The Absolute Best Way to Prepare & Cook Artichokes

You've probably noticed artichokes at the front and center of your local grocery store or farmer's market recently, as spring is artichoke season; They may look like strange, complicated vegetables if you've never cooked them before. Don't Miss: How to Select Veggies at Their ...more

### How To : Use Kitchen Foil with Your Embossing Folders

All papercrafters and cardmakers and scrapbookers use metallic paper and card but what happens when you run out? and what is an easy why of making some? well here is the answer. Step 1: Tools Needed Die cutting machine.. I used a Big shot but whatever your machine this metho ...more

### How To : 10 Clever Ways to Cook Out Without a Grill

Whether it's the start, middle, or end of summer, it's prime-time grilling season. If you find yourself without a grill, however, it may seem as if half your summer plans of swimming by the pool while stuffing hot dogs in your face could be ruined. But have no fear as all is ...more

### How To : DIY Instant Baby Food Is Easier Than You Think

When it comes to your baby and your time, nothing but the best and most efficient will do. These high standards carry through every aspect of your life as a new parent, from diapers to strollers and especially to food. Luckily, making your own baby food isn't as complicated a ...more

### How To : The Secret to Cleaning Scuff Marks Off Dishes & Silverware Faster (& Why It Works)

White or light-colored dinnerware is a classic: it looks crisp, clean, and elegant. The only problem is that after you've used it for a few years, the surfaces bear a lot of grey scuff marks from forks, spoons, and knives being dragged across the surface. It's tempting to don ...more

### How To : 10 Clothes Iron Hacks Everyone Should Know (Flatirons Aren't Just for Clothes!)

Ironing is a serious chore: hot, unpleasant, and frustrating all in one, but necessary if you don't want to look like you crawled out of bed just before work. While you might only turn to your flatiron when faced with wrinkled clothing, this little appliance packs the power to ...more

### How To : Could This Clever Trick Really Keep Bacon from Shrinking?

Part of the reason bacon tastes so good is because of its high fat content, but that also means that it shrinks significantly when you cook it. How much it shrinks depends on how fatty it is and what method you use to cook it. Bacon cooked on the stovetop shrinks quite a bit m ...more

### How To : Smoke Foods on Your Stovetop Using Kitchen Gear You Already Own

Smoked foods are popular all over the world, but most of us don't have smokers at home. If you want smoked salmon, brisket or Gouda, you usually have to go out and buy it. Outdoor smokers aren't usually an option for city-dwellers, and the indoor versions can be pricey. If yo ...more

### How To : 6 Easy DIY Ways to Clean & Polish Tarnished Silverware & Jewelry

Is your beloved silver bracelet looking a little worn? Stick it in a bowl of tomato ketchup to remove the tarnish. The acid in the tomatoes oxidizes with tarnished silver, which helps make your silver items look newer than ever before. If you're not keen on the idea of mixing ...more

### How To : Tame Unruly Cling Wrap with These Plastic Whispering Tips

The biggest problem with plastic wrap is also its most useful trait: its incredibly clingy nature. Plastic wrap seems to stick to itself or you before you can get it over the plate, bowl, or food you're trying to preserve. And once you do manage to get it in the right position ...more

### How To : Make 24-Hour Sangria in 5 Minutes or Less

The best sangria I ever had in my life was made by a Spanish friend for my birthday party. The ingredients included a giant box of Franzia red, one bottle of Bombay Sapphire Blue, one cup of sugar, a liter of 7-Up, and some cinnamon sticks. She put everything but the 7-Up in a ...more

### How To : Skip the Oven—Microwave Your Fish

Fish are delicate, flaky, and can be damn tricky to cook; more often than not, you end up with a hard, dry block of flesh that makes your taste buds sad. And the best ways to cook fish that you know of—c'mon, who doesn't love a fried fish—take way too much effort for you to bo ...more

### How To : Fish Cooked in Milk—It's Not Gross, It's Magic

Out of all of the "odd couple" food pairings you could imagine, this has got to be one of the outright weirdest. Fish and... milk. Sorry, what?! I didn't sign up for being grossed out today, but according to Andy Baraghani of Bon Appétit, cooking fish in milk is the ticket t ...more

### How To : Double Your Snackage with This Brilliantly Lazy Toaster Oven Hack

The mighty toaster oven may be the most useful small appliance ever, whether you're a college student who needs to heat up your Bagel Bites or a professional looking for a quick way to warm up a frozen pizza after a long day. But that toaster oven is no one-hit wonder. With th ...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 : Steam, Don't Boil, & You'll Never Have Limp Lasagna Noodles Again

Don't Miss: Revolutionary Pasta Hacks You Need to Know Homemade lasagna is a delicious, irresistible comfort food—but not if you're the one making it. Handling lasagna noodles can be a painful process that leaves you clutching hot noodles with sore, bare hands—something that ...more

### Turkey Day Hacks : 7 Alternatives to Traditional Stuffing

When it comes to Thanksgiving, some people live for stuffing (or dressing, if that's what you call it). Personally, I love all stuffing, even the boxed kind. However, even the classics can start to feel a little staid and dull after a while. Why not try giving your Thanksgivi ...more

### How To : The Secrets to Giving Day-Old French Fries a Delicious Second Life

French fries, like mashed or roast potatoes, are the type O blood of the food world—they're compatible with just about everybody. That's why it's so sad to bring home leftover frites (that's French for French fries) and have to toss them out the next day because they don't tas ...more

### How To : Don't Have a Special Cupcake Pan? Here's How to Bake Cupcakes and Muffins Without One

Love or hate 'em, you've got to admit that cupcakes really had their moment. They started rising in popularity back in 2003 with the opening of Crumbs Bake Shop in Manhattan, and quickly became one of the most annoyingly ubiquitous food trends to date. Seriously. Type "cupcake ...more

### How To : 10 Absolutely Ingenious Ways to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

Unless you like boxed wine, your wine bottles are going to either be sealed with a cork or a screw cap, the latter of which should not be frowned upon, especially if it's white wine. However, most wineries still prefer corks over screw caps, and that means you'll need a corksc ...more

### How To : Prevent Cracks in Cheesecake (Or Fix Them in a Hurry)

There is something so satisfying about dipping your spoon into a perfectly smooth slice of cheesecake. There is something a bit less satisfying about it if the top of the cheesecake is cracked and cratered. A Bailey's cheesecake, humorously called an "earthquake cheesecake.". ...more

### How to Hack a Vending Machine : 9 Tricks to Getting Free Drinks, Snacks, & Money

A vending machine is an invaluable, yet totally frustrating piece of equipment. It's a godsend whenever your tummy's growling or you need an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day. But when something gets stuck inside or the machine flat out malfunctions, it quickly becomes your a ...more

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