Preparation

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 : Be a Navy SEAL

There's no doubt about it—the most elite military force in the United States is hands down, the Navy SEALs. They can operate at sea, in the air and on land, and their ability to conduct missions underwater separates them from most other military units in the world. They've fou ...more

How To : Wrap a logo around a photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn to wrap a logo around a photographed object in Photoshop. Learn to work with smart objects and label grid to do the job. However, some of the initial steps are not shown in this video, so you might want to listen closely to the narration about t ...more

How To : Make boiled and fried Jamaican dumplings

Watch this cooking how-to video as Tracy cooks some authentic Jamaican fried dumplings and boiled dumplings. These tasty dumplings make a great snack. Follow along in this Jamaican cooking lesson to learn how to fry and boil dumplings. Ingredients: 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons ba ...more

How To : Make a pen disappear with a magic trick

Want to make a pen vanish in the blink of an eye? Well you can, when you learn to perform Pen-be-Gone. You will need two white bodied ballpoint pens, white construction paper, colored construction paper, scissors, clear tape and a screwdriver. Sometimes we use materials that r ...more

How To : Perform a cardiovascular exam on a patient

The key to being a good doctor is great patient care and thoroughness, and those are exactly the skills you will learn in this video lesson, as you learn to perform a cardiovascular examination on your patient. This is a great, step-by-step resource for the proper examination ...more

How To : Build a patio from concrete pavers

Learn how to make a patio using concrete pavers; includes details on site preparation as well as cutting pavers and installing edging. Build a patio from concrete pavers. Click through to watch this video on ronhazelton.com

How To : Build a High Efficiency Enchanting Setup

Notes: My guides are setup like old Lego instruction booklets; picture intense/text lacking. Just remember you're building from the ground up, each step is a layer to go onto the previous layer. Any stone block can be replaced with blocks of your choice. Mycelium is used in ...more

No-Boil vs. Traditional Pasta : Should You Make the Switch?

We here at Food Hacks are all about saving you, our wonderful readers, time and trouble in the kitchen. So when I saw that Barilla had come out with their Pronto line of "One Pan, No Boil, No Drain" pasta, I had to give it a try. While no-boil lasagna noodles have been around ...more

How To : Cook Fish Without Actually 'Cooking' It

Preparing and serving seafood can be a daunting task. Fish is so delicate that one extra minute of heat can turn a juicy, flaky filet into a dried-out disaster. But that same fragility also allows us to use unconventional methods to chemically transform the fish into its cooke ...more

How To : Use a volumetric flask in the chemistry lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more

How To : Use basic wok skills

Whether you're short on time or just a big fan of Chinese food, stir-fry is a healthy, delicious, and easy meal to prepare. All it really takes is whatever vegetables and meat you've got lying around in the fridge (leftovers are totally okay) and a wok. Once you've gotten you ...more

How To : Make Filipino beef mami

If you grew up eating beef mami or if you are looking to try something different here is a flavorful Filipino beef dish called beef mami. Filipino cuisine is inspired by Polynesian, Spanish, Chinese and American cooking and has transformed into it’s own unique style and flavor ...more

How To : Cook Jamaican jerk chicken in the oven

Watch Tracy cook some authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Ingredients for Jamaican jerk chicken: One 3 1/2 lb chicken (3lb of chicken breasts may be used if preferred) 6 sliced scotch bonnet peppers (jalapenos may be used if scotch bonnet peppers are unavailable) 2 Tbsp. thyme 2 ...more

How To : Make an Easy Turkey-Shaped Cake for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the belts are already loosening in preparation. Besides the copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, greens, and pies, you may have enough room for some classic cake. Now, in the spirit of T-day, if you're a guest, you definitely want t ...more

How To : Make Indian chicken biryani

What is chicken biryani and how is it made? Learn this and more, including tips and trick for preparation and spices in this free online cooking video about Indian food taught by an expert chef. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make Indian chicken biryani. Make Indian chicken biryani - P ...more

How To : Make REAL Tater Tots at Home

When you're young, utensils tend to be optional—and eating with your hands is optimal. One of the best examples of finger food for kids that has pervaded today's nostalgia-driven culture is tater tots. Tater tots are one of those snacks (or meals) that pairs well with just ab ...more

How To : Examine a patient for vital signs

Any medical student could benefit from this video lesson, whether you're training to be a doctor or a nurse. The very first step to finding out what's wrong with your patient is examining him/her for their vital signs. You must check the patient's pulse, respirations, blood pr ...more

How To : Tips & Tricks to Conquering Homemade Soufflés

At-home cooks tend to be scared of soufflés. Either they don't rise at all or they end up all sad and lopsided. However, when successful, the end product cannot be matched in impressing your guests. As a dinner party appetizer with a wow-factor, try a savory cheese soufflé. F ...more

News : BAM! Sugar Is Not as Sweet as You May Think

You may think of sugar as purely a sweet ingredient meant for baking, but it can actually be a deadly explosive, according to PopSci's Gray Matter: "In 2008 the sweetener killed 14 people in Georgia -- not from diabetes or heart disease, but in a violent explosion. Absence of ...more

How To : Shoot stunning raindrop reflection photos

This tutorial will walk you through the steps of making stunning raindrop reflection images. Lindsay Adler (of Adler Photo Workshops) will cover equipment and techniques, and give you advice to make the most of your time. You don't need a rainy day, just the right preparation ...more

DIY Repair : How to Fix Your Broken Smartphone Like a Pro

In my days as a hardware tech, I often came across motivated do-it-yourselfers who watched a video or two on how to repair a phone and thought that they'd give it a go. More often than not, they failed miserably and damaged their phones (and wallets) even more in the process. ...more

How To : Install MS-DOS on a Modern Computer

For those needing to replace old controller hardware on cutting mills, those into native retro gaming, or for those who want to see what all the fuss was about in the 1980's, or for those who just want a play with old but great technology, this tutorial shows you step-by-step ...more

How To : Perform a floating cup magic trick

This floating cup is lighter than plastic and lighter than glass, but is it lighter than air? Tune in to find out! You will need a styrofoam cup and scotch tape. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have friends and fami ...more

How To : Install LED gauge lighting in a Volkswagen MKIV

This detailed video series shows you everything you need to do to install an LED lighting gauge cluster in your Volkswagen MK4 (Jetta, Gulf, or GTI). Part 1 starts with disconnecting the battery, Part 2 has you remove the interior cluster, Part 3 you disassemble the instrument ...more

How To : Cut and prepare papaya

Not everyone likes papaya. But a lot of times the sweet fruit is simply misunderstood. They require different methods of preparation which most people just don't feel like doing. But trust us, biting in to a juicy piece of papaya is totally worth the work. Check out this vide ...more

How To : Fold a rose napkin

David Neilson of Monteiths Bar shows a simple way to fold a rose napkin in this how-to video. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions given out in a delightful Scottish accent to replicate this fancy napkin fold. Add a little bit of class or ornamentation to a table se ...more

How To : Slow cook pulled pork with BBQ sauce

Pulled pork is a buffet table favorite. This how to video demonstrates how to make pulled pork with homemade barbecue sauce from your slow cooker or crock-pot. Ingredients for pulled pork: 3-1/2 lb (1.75 kg) pork shoulder blade roast 3/4 tsp (4 mL) each salt and pepper 2 tbsp ...more

How To : Enable Dark Mode in Google Keep

Google Keep now has a dark mode. If your device is running Android 10, it kicks in automatically when you turn on the system-wide dark theme. If your device is not running Android 10, you will have to manually switch on dark mode for each app, including Keep. The benefits of d ...more

How To : Cut hair

In this series of video clips you will learn the important steps of cutting hair from preparation to completion and the different cut options that can be used in several different styles. Part 1 of 16 - How to Cut hair. Cut hair - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Perform a musculoskeletal exam on a patient

Whether your training to be a doctor or a nurse, there is no doubt that this video lesson will help you better understand the procedure for musculoskeletal examinations. Musculoskeletal exams rely exclusively on inspection and palpation and tests using a combination of those t ...more

How To : Make Filipino pandesal bread

Take bread flour add little sugar salt and baking powder to it. In another bowl take fresh milk add yeast and sugar mix it thoroughly and leave it aside for 10-15 minutes. Mix the dough. to this add egg, melted butter and cooking oil to it and leave it for 10 minutes. To this ...more

How To : Make scrambled eggs with soy sauce

Eggs are very nutritious food and rich in protein. They are easy to cook and save a lot of time in preparation. This video is about how to cook delicious scrambled eggs with soy sauce. Break three eggs in a bowl and add some soy sauce to it. Beat it with a fork till soy sauce ...more

News : Sip in Style with These Delectable Cocktail Rims

Cocktail rims are an easy way to add extra fun and pizzazz to your favorite drink; Most cocktail rims only take a few minutes to put together, and are a great way to add a burst of flavor to compliment what you're drinking. The best part is that you can save money and get a m ...more

How To : Cook Chicken Pineapple Curry, Filipino Style

Ingredients 4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 whole onion, sliced into strips 1 teaspoon of black pepper, grounded into powder 3 pinches of rock salt 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips 1 carrot, diced into cubes 2 spoons of cooking oil ½ kilogram chicken (roughly 1 pound) ...more

How To : Perform the even/uneven ropes magic trick

We see into the future…and you're in front of an audience wowing them with this cool trick! Get ready to learn the Even/Uneven Ropes! All you need is a rope and pair of scissors. You will need 60” of clothesline rope and a pair of scissors. Sometimes we use materials that requ ...more

How To : Win chess with the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense

Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is from the game Radjabov vs Anand of the 2006 Blitz World Championship. White wins in the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense. To do this chess move, there ...more

How To : The Fastest Way to Make Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Spaghetti squash is a versatile vegetable, but it has a reputation for being intimidating to prepare... not to mention time-consuming. Heating it up in the oven can take at least 30-40 minutes, which is a definite time-suck for those who want to get dinner on the table, stat. ...more

How To : Tie an Atlantic Tie (And Its Variant Bosphorus)

First of all, we need to start giving names to things. Most ties (probably yours, too) are tapered. We will refer to the two ends of the tie as the wide blade and the narrow blade. When describing how to tie a knot, you have to think in terms of a triangle with three position ...more

How To : Perform a Cut and Restore Paper magic trick

Amaze your audience with a trick that just won't quit! Make sure you have a newspaper, glue, scissors, and powder to perform the Cut and Restored Paper trick. You will need one newspaper, scissors, rubber cement and talcum powder. Sometimes we use materials that require adult ...more

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