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16 Nov/09

Make Easy, Less Messy Bacon in a Waffle Iron [Clever Uses]

Make Easy, Less Messy Bacon in a Waffle Iron [Clever Uses]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You love bacon, but cooking it in a pan is tough to time and leaves you with scalding-hot grease to dispose of. The microwave? Please. Food science miracle worker Alton Brown shows how a waffle iron makes the best bacon. We’ve customized the above video embed to skip right to the waffle iron goodness. Watch the whole clip, however, and Alton explains not only what kind of bacon to buy at the grocery store, but...

31 Ago/09

Use Your Car as a Food Dehydrator [Clever Uses]

Use Your Car as a Food Dehydrator [Clever Uses]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Keeping tasty dried fruit on hand doesn’t require buying a device off late-night TV. Using the sun as a free energy source, you can use your car’s sun-baked dashboard to get the job done. Tom, of the home and garden blog The Tangled Nest, had an abundance of fruit on his hands that he didn’t want to let go to waste. He started off by building a simple solar dehydrator out of a box and a piece of window...

30 Ago/09

Use Your Oven to Bulk Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs [Food Hacks]

Use Your Oven to Bulk Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs [Food Hacks]

Hard-boiled eggs are a great snack, but boiling them just right isn’t a convenient task. Skip the pot of water and use your oven instead. Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, but boiling them can be hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes the eggs are over-cooked, or sometimes the shells stick a bit too firmly to the egg. At the time-saving blog TipNut, they have an excellent reader tip to share: Put a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven then place all the eggs you...




22 Ago/09

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Store butter in the fridge and it’s too hard. Store butter on the counter and, if it’s left uncovered, it gets warm and, occasionally, funky. Stash your butter in a Butter Bell, a novel centuries-old French storage method. The Butter Bell is, basically, a crockery shaped like a small cookie jar. Inside the jar, there is a bell-shaped space attached to the lid where the butter is stored, and a small amount of cool water is kept in the bottom of the jar to keep the butter cool...

22 Ago/09

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Store butter in the fridge and it’s too hard. Store butter on the counter and, if it’s left uncovered, it gets warm and, occasionally, funky. Stash your butter in a Butter Bell, a novel centuries-old French storage method. The Butter Bell is, basically, a crockery shaped like a small cookie jar. Inside the jar, there is a bell-shaped space attached to the lid where the butter is stored, and a small amount of cool water is kept in the bottom of the jar to keep the butter cool...

3 Ago/09

Reset Your Sleep Cycle with a 16-Hour Fast [Mind Hacks]

Reset Your Sleep Cycle with a 16-Hour Fast [Mind Hacks]

Your brain’s natural tendencies don’t easily accommodate international flights, all-nighters, or rotating shift work. Refusing to eat for about 16 hours before waking up, however, can help reboot your sleep cycle. Photo by arvindgrover. Harvard researcher Clifford Saper explains that one’s body has more than just a single clock dictating some magical eight-hour sleep period. Sleep needs are regulated in part by exposure to light, but also by food intake. By fasting for...

2 Ago/09

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

We’ve shown you how to make the oh-so-popular Choco Taco, but as far as ice cream treats go, the classic Drumstick (also known as a Cornetto) is never the wrong choice. Instructables user scoochmaroo has an incredibly thorough guide to making this classic summer treat, right down to a homemade Magic Shell coating and the secrets of that perfect Drumstick filling. Just grab your choice of ice cream (or whip it up yourself), some waffle cones, a Magic Shell coating, and whatever additions...

2 Ago/09

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

We’ve shown you how to make the oh-so-popular Choco Taco, but as far as ice cream treats go, the classic Drumstick (also known as a Cornetto) is never the wrong choice. Instructables user scoochmaroo has an incredibly thorough guide to making this classic summer treat, right down to a homemade Magic Shell coating and the secrets of that perfect Drumstick filling. Just grab your choice of ice cream (or whip it up yourself), some waffle cones, a Magic Shell coating, and whatever additions...

2 Ago/09

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

We’ve shown you how to make the oh-so-popular Choco Taco, but as far as ice cream treats go, the classic Drumstick (also known as a Cornetto) is never the wrong choice. Instructables user scoochmaroo has an incredibly thorough guide to making this classic summer treat, right down to a homemade Magic Shell coating and the secrets of that perfect Drumstick filling. Just grab your choice of ice cream (or whip it up yourself), some waffle cones, a Magic Shell coating, and whatever additions...

30 Lug/09

Turn a Pizza Box into Serving Plates and a Leftovers Container [Clever Uses]

Turn a Pizza Box into Serving Plates and a Leftovers Container [Clever Uses]

The next time you order a pie for yourself and those near and dear to you, don’t just toss the box aside. With a few quick steps, you can transform it into four serving plates and a container for your leftovers. The above video shows the patented “green box” in action, a pizza box specially designed to break down along perforations to give way to cardboard plates and a convenient storage container for the remaining slices. Obviously you can already do the same yourself...

11 Lug/09

Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Better Coffee [Lifehacker Top 10]

Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Better Coffee [Lifehacker Top 10]

Coffee doesn’t always make work better, but you can definitely work to get better coffee. From four-cup hotel machines to French presses, from home-roasted beans to decorative foam—we’ve got a wealth of tips for enjoying a better cup. Photo by lepiaf.geo. 10. Decorate your own lattes It’s not as hard as you might think to make lattes for yourself or coffee-loving guests at home, and with a little practice, you can also pull off the latte-topping art you get when...

10 Lug/09

Open a Banana like a Monkey [Food Hacks]

Open a Banana like a Monkey [Food Hacks]

The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.There is a strong chance that you’ve been opening bananas wrong your whole life. Take a cue from our simian friends and start opening a banana with the efficiency of a hungry monkey. It’s possible you’ve been opening bananas the most efficient way, but more likely you’ve been opening them—like we have—the completely backwards and frustrating way. Most people start by grabbing the stem...

28 Giu/09

Turn Bananas into a Frozen Summer Treat [Summer]

Turn Bananas into a Frozen Summer Treat [Summer]

Sure you could set up for summer grabbing popsicles from the freezer aisle, but you’d be missing out on the deliciousness of frozen bananas and chocolate. All you need are bananas, chocolate, popsicle sticks, and some basic tools from your kitchen, and you’re in business. Making chocolate-covered bananas is only marginally more complicated than melting the chocolate, coating the bananas, and leaving them to set in your freezer. If you’re going to undertake the project,...

12 Giu/09

How to Freeze Apples, Peaches, Plums, and 16 Other Fruits [Eat To Live]

How to Freeze Apples, Peaches, Plums, and 16 Other Fruits [Eat To Live]

Earlier this week, we showed you how to purée your fruit for a quick berry lemonade. If you want to save your fruit for the long-haul, weblog TipNut’s extensive guide to preparing 19 various fruits for freezing is worth a look. In order to pack a particular fruit, you must first know its intended use. This will determine the type of packaging required: dry, sugar, or syrup pack. The dry pack method, for example, is used on fruits that can be frozen without any prep time (apart...

7 Mag/09

Microwaving Beats Boiling for Veggies [Cooking]

Microwaving Beats Boiling for Veggies [Cooking]

Foodies have already learned that microwaves work better than stove tops for steaming vegetables, but now it looks like microwaving vegetables is also healthier, according to a recent study. Photo by jmv. The study examined the preservation of antioxidants in various vegetables using different cooking methods, and the results showed serious favor to the microwave: In general, microwaving or griddling — heating the vegetable on a heavy skillet without oil — did the best job...

27 Apr/09

Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space [DIY]

Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space [DIY]

If you’d love to do a little at-home gardening but don’t have much space to do your planting, a simple gutter garden might be the perfect option. Alaskan news site Juneau Empire features a smart, simple idea for planting a small vegetable garden with very little space: A windowbox garden built from gutters. In Alaska, this idea solves a few problems for the author: We live near the glacier, so the soil is cold and has very little organic matter, there are lots of big trees...

26 Apr/09

Brew Your Own Coffee Liqueur [Drinks]

Brew Your Own Coffee Liqueur [Drinks]

You’ve already made skittles-flavored vodka, infused your own flavored vodka, and even made edible shot glasses. What kind of exotic libation could be left for your DIY distillery? Why, coffee liqueur, of course! Sure, you can find this stuff at your local liquor store but, if the author of an Instructables liqueur tutorial is to be believed, you’d be missing out on the deliciousness of making your own. Better still, if you’re starting from scratch with no materials,...

21 Apr/09

Freshen Your Fridge with Citrus Peels and Salt [Food Hacks]

Freshen Your Fridge with Citrus Peels and Salt [Food Hacks]

We all know about keeping a box of baking soda in the fridge, but the TipNut blog suggests a citrus peel packed with salt can kill odors and put a pleasant scent in your icebox. Photo by fdecomite. You don’t need to even peel an orange, grapefruit, lemon, or two limes to make this simple air freshener—just cut it in half and thoroughly remove the actual fruit. Then throughly fill the empty shell with salt, place it in a bowl, and stash it in a corner of your fridge. The salt...

13 Apr/09

Michael Ruhlman on Freeing Yourself from Recipes [Cooking]

Michael Ruhlman on Freeing Yourself from Recipes [Cooking]

If Michael Ruhlman ‘s done his job, your cookbooks might become obsolete—at least for everyday cooking. Here’s what the food writer said over email about ratios, the foundation of all your food. Foodies might recognize Ruhlman from his non-fiction accounts of training at the Culinary Institute of America, working with Thomas Keller at the world-renowned French Laundry restaurant and writing its lavish cookbook, and his culinary take on recreating the writer’s bible,...