Though it takes some time to accumulate the necessary egg whites in my freezer, once I've got a good reserve I always turn to angel food cake. This cake can be made a few days in advance of your next party, and it freezes extraordinarily well, so you've really got no excuse for not making one post-haste.
Though I doubted their usefulness in my high school physics class, formulas turned out to be eminently useful in the kitchen. Here's my cake formula, it's something I've used without fail for years now. I love how customizable it is, any flavor you dream can fit into its confines. Enjoy!
Are you constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop? Or throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Here's a quick lesson on where some of those famous phrases come from!
Looking for some fun experiments to do with your kids this week? Here are a few activities you can accomplish with nothing more than the pennies you find in your couch cushions.
Chocolate mousse can be vexing: separate the eggs, beat the whites, fold in the chocolate sauce carefully. There are a lot of ways it can go wrong! Fortunately, we've got a quick solution. This is what I like to call a "get out of jail free" dessert.
Why do these things match so perfectly? Well, when we look at the science of acids and fats it all begins to make sense. Learn why wine and cheese taste so great together, and then how you can build the best cheese plate at home!
Plastic in the kitchen can be scary, but there's a better way! Silicone is a synthetic rubber that has an incredibly high melting point, perfect for cookware. Here's the science behind the material.
When looking for a last minute dessert, these amaretti routinely top my list. I always have some extra egg whites in the freezer, and whipping up a batch of these couldn't be easier.
What happens when we cook meat low and slow? Turns out there's a lot of science happening under the lid of your Dutch oven!
Though it sounds absurd, there's actually quite a bit of science behind melting cheese. If you've ever had a block of cheese separate into a pool of oil and curds while you're heating it up, you'll want to watch this for some quick tips on making the most out of melting cheese.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of scientific properties at work behind Santa's toy delivery on Christmas Eve. Trust in the magic, and be confident in the scientific lessons that propel Santa around the globe.
The fantasy imagined by dear Edmund in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" can be a reality in your kitchen today! Making Turkish Delight is rather simple, all it takes is some sugar and arm power!
What are the three key components to getting the perfect cup of coffee? Saturation, temperature, and bloom. Sound like a lot of nonsense to you? Here's the breakdown on how to brew that perfect cup!
How does one of the oldest cooking materials work? Here's the history and science behind ceramic cookware!
Ever wonder where tonic water gets its name? Here's the fascinating medical history of a bar standard!
The cast and crew of H&F took another crack at stumping me! I knew most of their answers, but was completely lost when our 6 year old guest asked me about Christmas!
Making a cocktail for our intergalactic guests was a dream come true. The cast of Star Trek: TNG visited us and I was able to teach a quick lesson on density while putting together a colorful drink.
Lip Synch competitions are always fun, and this one was no different! Here's the 2016 Halloween Lip Synch Battle!
What are those gelatinous balls that congregate at the bottom of your cup of milky tea? What are the little pearls commingling with your vanilla pudding? Here's the secret science of Tapioca!
The choice between steel, iron, copper, and aluminum has never been more confusing! There are pots and pans of every variety these days, including hybrids of multiple metals. Which is best? Here's the chemistry behind metal in your kitchen.