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How To : Measure honey without making a mess

In this video, Andrea Albin, Assistant Food Editor at Gourmet Magazine, explains an easy tip for measuring honey. She says that it can be difficult and messy to measure honey because it sticks all over the spoon when you try to get the spoon out of the jar. She suggests taking ...more

How To : Properly cut a cantaloupe

In this video from C4Bimbos we learn how to cut a cantaloupe. This also works for a watermelon, she says. Slightly cut off each side - top and bottom - so that you can stand it up. Now you want to shave each side down. Using a sharp knife is the best way to go! Get all of the ...more

How To : Make parkin & treacle toffee

How to make Parkin & treacle Toffee Lewis Claire demostrates how to make parkin & treacle toffee. The ingredients required are 100gms of self raising flour,3 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg,100g golden syrup, 50g black reacle, 80g butter,100g soft brown sugar, 1 egg ...more

How To : Make crepe paper designs

Martha Stewart and kids editorial director Jodi Levine shares ideas for decorating Easter eggs with crepe paper. Crepe paper is one of my favorite materials. It's actually tissue paper that has been reinforced with sizing and "creped," a crinkling method that yields a medium t ...more

How To : Bake charming chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Cookies are the perfect dessert— compact, charming and never cloying— and chocolate chip cookies win the championship. But add a little oatmeal and there's a new winner in the cookie cutter world of desserts. Check out the recipe for these scrumptious chocolate chip oatmeal co ...more

How To : Make banana cake

Angie is going to show us how to make a banana cake. Start by creaming 2/3 cup of butter. To the butter that's nice and creamy, cream in 1-2/3 cup sugar until the sugar dissolves and mixture is fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure you get everything mixed. Now, yo ...more

How To : Cook roast pig tails

Diva Dan provides you with a simple tutorial on how to roast pig tails. Remember, because the meat of the pig tail can turn very tough, you must cook them slowly. Begin by making the sauce you will let the pig tails simmer in for about two hours. In a bowl, mix in corn syrup ( ...more

How To : Easily use a Neti pot

This video demonstrates how to use a neti pot. This simple device is used to pour warm salt water up one nostril where it can clean out your sinuses and is then drained out the opposite nostril. This is a natural treatment for colds and allergies. You will need a neti pot, war ...more

How To : Make Fresh Caramel Popcorn in Under 5 Minutes

Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napki ...more

How To : Perfectly bind a book with two different methods

Demonstrator Andy Hirsch offers a tutorial on how to perfectly bind a book using two different methods. The first method is with binding clips the second with a binding jig. You will need and cutting mat, X-acto knife, paint brush, ruler, binder clips and binding glue. Use use ...more

How To : Feng Shui your workspace

Lure luck your way at your workplace by arranging things according to the ancient Chinese design philosophy known as feng shui. De-clutter your desk and workspace, which is the most important thing you can do to balance the _chi_—or energy—in your office. Repair or get rid of ...more

How To : Fix a wobbly toilet with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a wobbly toilet. Steps: 1 Turn off water to toilet by closing shut-off valve. 2 Flush toilet and hold down the lever to empty tank. 3 Sop up remaining water from tank and bowl with sponge or turkey baster. 4 Use adjusta ...more

How To : Make Italian meringue buttercream cake icing

To make Italian meringue butter cream cake icing you need some basic ingredients. The things that you need are 2 Cup Light Corn, Syrup, 2 Cup Egg Whites, 2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar, 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, 2lbs Butter, 1 Tablespoon of extract. Start out by placing the corn s ...more

How To : Hard boil eggs in the FoodPod

First step is to place eggs in Foodpod. Small note: use older eggs, it's better than fresher eggs for hard-boiling. Second step add cold water to cover eggs one inch. Third step is turn heat to high and bring to a rapid bowl. Then turn off heat and let sit for 16 minutes. F ...more

How To : Make perfect chocolate covered strawberries

Here is a take on a cheap but very romantic valentines gift that your loved ones would truly enjoy. Here's how to make your perfect chocolate dipped strawberries. Gather the ingredients that you'll be needing: a batch of chocolate chips (dark and white chocolate) and 16 oz str ...more

How To : Make a delicious Death by Chocolate cake

Learn how to make this easy, delicious death by chocolate cake. Flour mix -2 cups flour -2 cups sugar -1/4 teaspoon salt Chocolate mix -2 sticks butter -4 heaping tablespoons cocoa.. -1 cup boiling water Egg mix: -1/2 cup buttermilk. -2 beaten eggs -1 teaspoon baking soda -1 ...more

How To : Make sodium acetate with homemade items

In this tutorial, we learn how to make sodium acetate. First, pour a bottle of vinegar into a large pot on a stove. Next, add in baking soda slowly until it is completely dissolved into the vinegar. Stop adding the baking soda once the mixture doesn't bubble anymore. Now, turn ...more

How To : Make a creamy coconut salad

The renegade health show will show you how to make a great raw food salad that is vegan friendly. You can use coconut to replace the normal use of egg for a great new twist on an egg salad. This is a creamy and great savory coconut salad. You will want to use fresh ingredients ...more

How To : Melt Chocolate in Under 1 Minute Without a Stove

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I rented a bed in a tiny studio. I was too broke to afford my own place, so all I had was a mattress in someone else's apartment. Unfortunately, this person had no interest in cooking, and therefore no kitchen equipment whatsoever. To make ma ...more

How To : The Only Way to Make Buttered Popcorn in a Bowl

It's easy to grab a box of pre-prepared microwave popcorn at the grocery store. Yet with so much salt, butter, and other unpronounceable ingredients, microwave popcorn can go from a healthy snack to a complicated one. Even if you resolve to pop your own popcorn with the minds ...more

How To : 5-Minute Super Bowl Snacks for the Win

Planning a Super Bowl party, or any football-themed party for that matter, can be fun for even the most craft-adverse host, as almost anything brown can turn into a football with just a little decoration. With a little planning, you won't be serving up any Pinterest fails this ...more

How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more

Backwards Geocaching : How to Make a Reverse Geocache Box

If you've never heard of geocaching, it's kind of a grown-up treasure hunt you play everywhere in the world. GPS coordinates are given as clues and the players must find the cache box. There is usually a log book to write your name and a small toy or present to collect. The l ...more

How To : Make Shredded Chicken in Seconds with a Mixer

We love shredded chicken in our tacos, casseroles, quesadillas, salads, sandwiches... okay, we just love shredded chicken. What we don't love is the actual process of shredding it. Don't Miss: Save Money by Breaking Down Your Own Chicken Often, we use the ol' forks method o ...more

News : The Silver Egg Illusion

This requires a dry hen's egg at room temperature. Hold an egg near a candle flame to cover it with soot. It will need to be completely covered. This is tricky, because if the egg is a tiny bit damp the soot will easily flake off on to your fingers as you turn the egg. Once th ...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 : Make Your Own Sleep Salve

Having trouble falling asleep? Using coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and essential oils, you can easily concoct your own DIY, nice-smelling sleep salve that will help you drift off to slumber with minimal effort. Simply heat together 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup olive oil, and 4 ...more

How To : The 5 Best Dry Ice Party Tricks & Pranks

There's no reason to wait for Halloween to play with dry ice. It definitely creates a creepy fog-like effect when you add a little water to it, but there are some other really cool things you can do wit dry ice. Here are just 5 non-Halloween ways to use dry ice for tricks or p ...more

Whisking : We're All Doing It Wrong

Whisking liquids seems somehow quaint, especially since there are good, cheap devices out there like immersion blenders and hand mixers that can whip cream, turn egg whites into meringue, and mix batters for you. However, I still love my whisk and use it often, and here's why ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : The Banana Flower

Flowers may be beautiful, but they're not usually appetizing. Sure, nasturtiums are hip in fancy restaurants, but they're primarily used as a garnish. Granted, fried squash blossoms are incredible, but the point remains: flowers are usually reserved for looking at, not mastica ...more

How To : Make Restaurant-Grade Sushi Rice

Contrary to popular belief, sushi is not the raw fish that one gets at Japanese restaurants, but the rice that comes with it. It's hard to tell whether this popular misconception led to or came about because of the primary flavors that we think of in sushi are the fish. We oft ...more

How To : Pick the right lathes for turning big bowls

Barnum, a woodturning instructor at State University of New York in Purchase, shows off the powerful motors on these lathes, which offer high torque at low speeds -- ideal for turning big-diameter or off-balance work. He also demonstrates how the heft, speed control, and outbo ...more

How To : Make a sharpening jig set up for bowl gouges

This instructional woodworking video to make a wooden jig for sharpening gouge tools on a grinding wheel. These sharpening jigs give consistent grinds. The jig makes sharpening a gouge almost foolproof so you can get back to wood turning.

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