Caramel is one of those confections that so confounds chemists we haven't yet found enough names for the compounds found in it! But did you know that sugar doesn't have to melt in order to caramelize? Try making dry caramel sugar at home and revolutionize your baking.
Though it may sound dull, the science behind organizing your fridge could save you money! Are you constantly throwing things out because they're going bad? Well, if you know where each food should be properly stored inside your fridge, you might be able to cut down on that waste!
Cornbread has two distinct camps: Northern and Southern. But do you know how the two styles came to be? It all comes down to technology that was developed around the industrial revolution!
When it comes to the most basic ingredient in our baking arsenal, there are a lot of options at the store! Here's a quick breakdown on the difference between AP flour, bread flour, and pastry flour.
Invisible ink sounds like something that only spies get to play with, but at Home & Family we're going to let you in on the secrets! Using nothing more than common household items, we'll teach you how to write secret messages at home.
Blowing bubbles is a joy for young and old, but wouldn't it be better if we could get them to last longer? And don't you always want to blow the biggest bubbles possible? Well, here's the scientific breakdown on the perfect formula for enormous bubbles.
Ice cream is everyone's favorite treat in the summer, but it takes so much planning to make at home! But, with a few scientific tricks you can make it in just a few minutes. Check out this cool contraption made out of marble and dry ice!
Confused about the difference between cold brew and iced coffee? Here's the complete breakdown and my favorite recipe for perfect cold brew at home.
Everyone at H&F seems to think I'm inordinately picky! Well, in this segment we really dive into my particularities. Three cheers to being weird!
Confused about plastic? Worried about wood? Beguiled by glass? Here's everything you need to know about cutting boards in your kitchen.
Another round of trivia questions with the family members!
There are so many things to consider when we walk into the kitchen, from the food we buy, to how we’re going to cook it, that sometimes the simpler things get overlooked. But, as we all know, simple doesn’t mean unimportant. And that is certainly the case with today’s topic: cutting boards
Do aluminum pans cause alzheimers? Is teflon safe to use? I teamed up with Doctor JJ to discuss the science and health issues surrounding some of our most common pots and pans.
Why does bread go stale? What's happening inside the crust to make it stiff and dry? How can we delay the onset of staleness? Here's the scientific breakdown on why things go stale!
Ever questioned the way you boil your pasta? Guess what? You don't need a ton of water, it doesn't need to be rapidly boiling, and you don't have to constantly stir!
Ever wonder where America's favorite condiment comes from? Poke around the globe to see how we got ketchup in its current form! Trust me, it didn't always start out bright red and tomatoey...
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.