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How To : Hack a British Vending Machine Using Tinfoil

Stuck in the middle of London with only 1p in your pocket? If you're hungry, have lost your "A to Z" and need to know how to get free goodies out of a British vending machine, check this out! In this video, you will learn how to take a 1 pence coin, wrap it in tin foil and tri ...more

News : How to Make Tinfoil Cars

In this video, I show you how to build tinfoil cars for crushing with toy Monster Trucks. My son Eston and I love monster trucks. One of the most exciting things when you go to see monster trucks live, is when they crush cars. Problem is, when you use your hot wheels or match ...more

How To : Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes or Less

Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfec ...more

How To : Steam Food Without a Steamer Basket

I'm not a big fan of single-use tools, especially ones that don't get used particularly often. And I'm especially not a big fan of seldom used single-use tools that take up a large amount of space. One of these tools is the steamer, which is on the list of "kitchen essentials ...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 : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : The Easiest Way to Smoke Food Without a Smoker

There's something primal about the smell of smoking food. Somewhere deep in the recesses of our souls, we remember a time when humans only ate by the fire. Or perhaps that's just something I tell myself. Either way, it's hard to smell smoke and food and not feel like you shoul ...more

How To : 14 Food Hacks You Need to Know for Grilling Season

It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more

News : How to Start a Fire with a Lemon

There's no doubt you've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." The phrase was penned in an obituary to a dwarf actor in 1915 by an anarchist named Elbert Hubbard, who lost his life five months later aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by ...more

Cook Like a Chef : Use Ratios, Not Recipes

Recipes are invaluable to cooks who are just starting out, but what if you want to get to the next level? Then it's time you learn how to apply simple math to food. In other words, learn how to cook using ratios, not recipes. Fortunately, there's a great book by cookbook auth ...more

How To : How & Why You Should Make Your Own Bacon

There's something magical about homemade foods, especially when they're items that most people don't make. Even the simplest bread tastes divine when you've mixed it yourself, kneaded it yourself, and gotten the dough stuck underneath your nails. So if a simple food tastes am ...more

How To : Easy DIY Gourmet Chocolate Bars

We've showed you how to make Butterfingers and Kit Kats, as well as custom-shaped chocolates, but have you ever thought about making your own gourmet chocolate bars? It's a fairly simple process, once you understand tempering, and there are endless flavor possibilities when y ...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 : 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 : Phreak (Basics)

Get some tinfoil hats and make a time machine because we are about to go back to the 90s and learn about some phreaking. Step 1: What Is Phreaking? Phreaking is the action of hacking into telecommunications systems, especially to obtain free calls. Phreaking was big in the 9 ...more

How To : Make a tea bag fly experiment at home

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a tea bag fly with a home experiment. Viewers learn how to make a tea bag fly using convection. The materials required for this experiment are: tea bags, matches, tin foil and scissors. Begin by cutting the top of the tea bag a ...more

How To : Make a tin foil airplane glider

Learn how to make the perfect tinfoil airplane glider, every time. Obtain a rectangular sheet of tinfoil. Fold the shorter side of the rectangle foil in half and make a crease. Unfold the foil. Fold one of the corners into the middle crease. Fold the opposite corner into the m ...more

How To : Turn an old vinyl record into a bowl or platter

Seeing as record players are getting harder to find, here's something useful to do with your records, turn them into serving dishes! What you need to do is get some tin foil, oven safe dishes and of course records. Two different types of dishes can be made, a shallow plate-lik ...more

How To : Make a waterfall bong from a Sobe bottle

Learn how to make a SobeWaterfall bong. The video shows us how to make a smoking device. To make up the smoking device, first we need few tools: they are Lighter, Hammer, Screw driver, SoBe bottle, tin foil, ratchet socket. Firstly, remove the SoBe bottle cap from the bottle ...more

How To : Make pita bread from scratch

Maria demonstrates how to make pita bread. First, she runs hot water over her mixing bowl to warm it. Then, take a cup of warm water and dump it in the bowl. Add one package of active, dry yeast. Then add a tablespoon of sugar. Let that sit for about five minutes. It should bu ...more

DIY Bacon Rose Bouquet : Who Says Bacon Can't Be Romantic?

Show your significant other just how much you love them by surprising him or her with one of life's most precious, romantic gifts—bacon! Best thing is, this passionate treat works for any day of the year (Valentine's Day, a first date, anniversary, etc.), since love and bacon ...more

How To : Make a pipe out of an apple

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a pipe with an apple. The materials needed to make this paper are an apple, any sharp tool, a pencil, a penny, and a piece of tinfoil. Take the penny and bore out the top of the apple to make a bowl. Then make one hole through ...more

How To : Make an awesome match rocket

In this video we are shown how to make a match rocket. You will need a lighter, a paper clip, a pair of scissors, tinfoil and some matches. Start with two matches and with the scissors cut the heads off. Using the stick of the match measure a square of tinfoil. Place the stick ...more

How To : Wrap cheese in wax paper

Wax paper will let it breathe and keep it form going bad fast. No plastic, no tinfoil: Don’t suffocate your cheese. Wrap cheese in wax paper. Click through to watch this video on chow.com

How To : Grow healthy tomato plants

Follow along as we learn how to grow healthy tomato plants. -When you plant tomato plants you need to get a strip of tinfoil, about two inches wide, and wrap it around the stem. -Make sure you go about an inch into the soil. -When purchasing fertilizer, look at the three numb ...more

How To : Make a candy bar for a miniature dollhouse

Garden of Imagination describes how to make a miniature candy bar for a doll house. First find a photo of the type of candy bar you want online. Once you find the image you want right click the icon and select "copy". Open a new MS Word document and paste into it. It should be ...more

How To : Make Betty's party cocktail meatballs

Betty makes cocktail meatballs which are served right out of the crock pot. Line a broiler pan with tinfoil. For the meatballs you will need in a large bowl. In the bowl add 1 beaten egg, 1 lb. ground beef, 1 tsp. salt, and 2-3 tbs. plain ground bread crumbs. Chop the meat u ...more

How To : Make a Greek style dukkah crusted rack of lamb

A beautiful and delicious dish from Greece! To make this, you will need: plain Greek yogurt (get the full fat if you can), 1/2 cup dukkah spice, chopped parsley, chopped tarragon, chopped sage and 2 packages of 8 lamb cutlets. You will also need tinfoil and a meat thermometer. ...more

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