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How To : Paint a cast iron radiator with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint a cast iron radiator. Steps: 1 Have the old paint blasted off the radiator by a professional refinisher. 2 Wipe the radiator clean of all dust and dirt. 3 Spray an even coat of primer onto all surfaces of the radiator ...more

How To : Make a crispy cast iron seared salmon filet

Pan frying salmon can get a bit messy if you're doing it indoors. The grease and oil splatters everywhere and your house smells like lard for a few days - not attractive, unless you're Paula Deen. So take your frying outside to make things a little cleaner, and then check out ...more

How To : Season and protect a cast iron skillet with oil

Cast iron skillets are the original non-stick "Teflon" coating. An iron skillet seasoned properly will keep food from sticking, and its is great for browning and easy to care for. And good cast iron cookware will last a life time. Cast iron skillets have been handed down from ...more

How To : Season a cast iron pan

A Food Network chef gives the low down on seasoning a cast iron pan. Cast iron pans need to be seasoned before use because it will make your pan stick resistant and last a lifetime. Another plus of seasoning your cast iron pan is that you will not have to use any additional oi ...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 : Cook eggs in a cast iron

In order to prepare a Southern breakfast, with eggs, in a cast iron skillet, you will need the following: a cast iron skillet, eggs, a spatula, salt and pepper, grits, ham, toast, and butter. In order to cook well, using a cast iron skillet, you will need it to be seasoned re ...more

How To : Season a cast-iron pan

Cast-iron provides one of the best cooking surfaces for any cooking. Learn how to season it to perfection. -The seasoning will continue to improve as the pan is regularly used. -New cast-iron skillets require seasoning before the first use to create a nonstick finish. -Wash t ...more

How To : Care for your cast iron pan

This video shows how to care for your cast iron pan. The guy explaining made some chicken the night before and was to tired to clean the pan. He says never to use soap on cast iron. Run some hot water over the debris that was left in the pan. He uses a scrub brush to get into ...more

HowTo : Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

The secret to the perfect homemade pizza? No need for a professional pizza oven, apparently a cast-iron skillet will do the trick. The Atlantic's Vaughn Tan tested several at-home pizza cooking methods and found the skillet to work extremely well: "A cast-iron skillet and a ...more

How To : Clean a cast-iron pan

This tutorial shows you how to clean your cast iron an. First, pour salt into your pot. Then you will need to scrub it. You may add water. NO SOAP! Put it back on the stove on medium heat. Pour any type of cooking oil in it. Wipe it down. Your cast iron pot is now clean!

How To : Fix a sticky cast iron pan

If your cast iron pan is sticky, you will need to place the pan on top of the stove. Turn the heat on high for 30 seconds to less than one minute. Then, turn it down to medium heat. This will loosen up the oil. Then, you'll need to buff out the creases and the spots. Place a l ...more

How To : Pre-season a cast iron skillet

This video shows how to preseason a cast iron skillet. If it has rust or is flaking, it will need to be seasoned. Wash the skillet in warm, soapy water and dry it thoroughly inside and out. Preheat your oven to 50 degrees. Pour into the skillet 4 to 5 tablespoons of Canola oil ...more

How To : Deal with rusty cast iron

This video about how to clean rusty cast iron. Just follow these steps: 1. To get the rust off, clean it with a Brillo pad or sandpaper. Use water and something to lubricate it while washing it. 2. Put it on the stove at medium heat to evaporate all the water. 3. Wipe it with ...more

How To : Prepare a cast iron skillet

For this to work, you will need to take your pan through a process of heating and cooling. You put it on the stove, start the heat and apply a thin layer of fat on it, with a napkin or brush. This will open up the pours of the pan. As the fat becomes to burn and the pan heats ...more

How To : Cure new cast iron pans

So you finally got your new cookware, now what? Watch this how to video as the Podchef shows you his new cast iron pans and the best way to season them. Seasoning cast iron pans makes them last longer and cook your food better.

How To : Make perfect rice in a cast iron skillet

In this video, we learn how to make the perfect rice in an cast iron skillet. First, place 1 cup of basmati rice into the skillet with 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Now, add in 1 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt into the skillet and turn it on high heat, and let it come to a simmer ...more

How To : Season and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Video: . This Video will Show you how to Season and Clean Your Cast Iron skillet. The products I used you can purchase them online or at walmart or target. Seasoning your Cast Iron Skillet makes food not stick to the bottom of the Skillet. Treating it makes it cook food so goo ...more

Food Tool Friday : Is Vintage Cast Iron Better Than New?

Cast-iron cookware breeds a strange kind of obsession. When I got my first pan, I spent untold hours seasoning, cooking, researching the best non-soap methods to use for cleaning, and re-seasoning that thing. Finally, I became exhausted by the whole process and realized that y ...more

How To : Make cheddar cheese drop biscuits in a skillet

Secret Ingredient host Scott Herbert prepares cheddar cheese biscuits using a non-food secret ingredient: a cast iron skillet. Learn why cast iron skillets have been an essential kitchen tool for hundreds of years and why they can be a healthy choice for your kitchen too. Foll ...more

How To : Make an ice bomb

Pour water into a cast iron bomb. Then bathe the bomb in a dry ice acetone slush. This will cause the reaction. This is to illustrate that the volume of ice is greater than of an equal mass of liquid water.

How To : Pan fry whole trout

Check out this how to video to learn how to make pan fried whole trout. Experience a new video cookbook with delicious summertime recipes, perfect for your picnic basket or backyard BBQ table. Pan fried trout ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cayenn ...more

How To : Turn a salvaged urn into a garden fountain

In this video, Amy R. Hughes shows you how to breathe new life into a salvaged urn by creating this easy water feature in 5 quick steps. By using a cast iron planter that already has a drainage hole in its base, you can do this project with minimal tools and effort. Age and ...more

How To : Make a sweet-and-crunchy sesame seed brittle

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make sweet and crunchy sesame seed brittle. This is hard candy, packed with sesame seeds. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about nine minutes. The full re ...more

How To : Make no knead bread

Watch this video to learn how to make no-knead bread. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast into water. Stir in flour and salt (dough will be sticky). Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in warm place for a minimum of 8 hours at room temperature (approximately 70 degrees). Te ...more

Getting Started : Essential Tools for Making Pizza

You can make homemade pizza with a minimum of tools, or you can buy the entire yuppie menagerie (and let's face it—if you're a foodie, you probably want the toys). Below is a brief rundown of the different options available. Since I'm a relative beginner to the process, I've a ...more

How To : Create a thermite reaction

Obtain finely powdered iron oxide (rust), aluminum, and a thin strip of magnesium. Mix them together in a 8:3 ratio (iron oxide: aluminum) in a ratio by weight. [Note that the since aluminum is so light, it will appear that it is about a 50-50 mix by volume]. Pour the mixtur ...more

How To : Install a pedestal sink easily

Pedestal sinks have remained popular as a more formal and stylish alternative to countertop sinks. Despite their popularity, however, it can be difficult to choose the correct type of sink and install it properly. Pedestal sinks are typically made of either enameled cast iron ...more

News : 9 Easy Exploits to Raise Combat Skills in Skyrim

Skyrim is an enormous RPG recently released by Bethesda. After many long years of waiting (I had 1000's of hours clocked into its predecessor, Oblivion, way back in 8th grade) the game is finally out and it surpasses everyone's expectations—save for removing custom spell craft ...more

How To : Sear a steak

This video is a demonstration of how to cook a perfect steak. She explains how to sear a steak in a cast iron skillet. She turns the burner on pretty high. She explains that a non-stick pan doesn't work well for this recipe, because a cast iron skillet is better for high heat. ...more

How To : Make corn tortillas

What's better than homemade corn tortillas? Follow these simple steps for homemade corn tortillas that will make your guests shout "Ole!" You Will Need: • 2 c. masa harina • Salt • 1 c. warm water • Plastic wrap • A plate • A paper towel • A rolling pin • A large cast ...more

How To : Make the Most of Crafting in Skyrim

There's a lot that you can do in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Sure, you can do the predictable thing and be a gay cat-man that shouts at dragons to death. But you can also take on even the most mundane of tasks. Want to make pies for twenty hours? There's an oven right over th ...more

How To : Make your own flour tortillas at home

Take Taco Night to the next level with your own homemade tortillas! This recipe calls for: 4 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 6-7 tablespoons of shortening and 1 cup of hot water (though not too hot). For best results, cook in a cast iron pan.

How To : Make a homestyle spaghetti with meat sauce

If you are looking for a slightly healthier, and homier, way to make spaghetti with a classic meat sauce then you've come to the right place! In this video you will learn how to make a fantastic home style spaghetti meat sauce with a pinch of love from grandma. And the best pa ...more

How To : Make a rum pineapple upside-down cake

You want to talk about a real throwback for a dessert? It's rum pineapple upside-down cake. A cast-iron skillet's even heat will give this cake its distinctive crust. Rum-soaked cherries and canned pineapple will do the rest. Enjoy a slice of cake and a slice of Americana wit ...more

How To : Bake almost no knead bread

Make this wonderful tasting bread. It is like the no knead bread, but you just knead it 15 seconds to make a delicious bread. This bread tastes so good. It is very easy to make. You will need a 6 to 8 qt cast iron Dutch oven.

How To : Clean and maintain your woodshop

How do you spend your time between projects? It can be a great time to tune up equipment, wax the cast iron tables, touch up the chisels, and do some general cleanup. Learn the best methods to clean and maintain all your tools and machinery. Nothing is more inspiring than a ni ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Journey to the Iron Canopy

To get out from the Soul Bridge in the Ashland of Darksiders on the Xbox 360, you should watch this video to make sure you do it without getting killed. Make your way up the western rocky ramp and head due west to find the Soul Bridge. Approach it riding Ruin and you'll be abl ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Iron Canopy - Fight Silitha

If you can't beat Silitha in the Xbox 360 video game Darksiders, then perhaps you should check out this video on accomplishing just that. Silitha is a gigantic and ugly spider-like creature that dwarfs War. She can teleport around the arena and likes to appear directly above W ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Iron Canopy

In the Xbox 360 game Darksiders, you'll eventually have to play the Iron Canopy level, which consists of The Seesaw, Webbed Floor, Two Lifts 1 Bomb, Loom Wardens, Broodmother, Silitha and Return Silitha's Heart. War will be ambushed and captured as he enters the Iron Canopy. W ...more

The Recursive Pizza : A Pizza Made of Lots of Tiny Pizzas

What if you had a pizza made up with tons of tiny, little pizzas (20 to be exact!)? For all pizza lovers out there, that would be one magical, delicious work of art. And for all the art lovers out there, if you're looking to get into what makes this piece heady, check out the ...more

How To : Make no-knead bread

In this tutorial, we learn how to make no knead bread with Mark Bittman. To start, combine 3 c flour, 1/4 tsp instant yeast, 1 1/4 tsp of salt with 1 1/2 c warm water. Mix this together until you have a dough. don't knead the dough, just cover it and let it sit for twelve hour ...more

How To : Cook bacon on an electric stovetop

In this video, we learn how to make bacon on an electric stove top. First, having a large cast iron skillet will give you the best results when set on low then heat up to high. Add grease into the pan to heat that up as well. Next, add in some thick pepper bacon and sear the b ...more

How To : Make clarified butter ghee

In this video Lori Winders shows us how to make ghee from regular butter. Her method takes about two hours to complete but she says that this way you can obtain much more ghee at one time. First, put two pounds of butter in a large cast iron skillet and then put it in the oven ...more

How To : Use the punch drill to cure a hook shot in golf

Golf Link with Chuck Cook demonstrates how to use the punch drill to cure a hook shot in golf. A common cause to closing the golf club face and making the ball hook is the release of the head of the club early on the downswing. This is called casting the head of the club which ...more

How To : Make Thai noodle salad for a tailgate party

To make the 'lady boy' Thai noodle salad begin by making the dressing. White vinegar, sugar, sriracha, and garlic are brought to a boil. Then a marinade is made for the shrimp which combines grape seed oil, red onion, red curry paste, lemongrass, sriracha, sugar, and fish sauc ...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 : Make a catfish sandwich with Food Network

Make a catfish sandwich with this video tutorial! Ingredients: Egg wash: 2 eggs, Old Bay spice, salt. Flour dredge: 1 cup cornmeal, medium to small grain. 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of cornstarch into a brown bag. Spicy tartar sauce: Mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice and hot sau ...more

How to Make a Dutch Baby : A puffed up pancake made in oven

Maria, an at-home cook, teaches the secrets to baking the perfect Dutch baby pancake, every time. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter. Place covered skillet in the oven for 5 minutes, or until it gets very hot. In a blender, add 1/2 ...more

How To : Solve the Hanayama Cast Devil metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Devil metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast Devil puzzle, which is rated a 4 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama. Han ...more

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