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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Want to salute the end of summer with something extra special? Try making some sorbet with fresh fruit from the farmer's market and spike it with a little wine!
Ever wonder what goes into making those blocks of tofu you see at the grocery store? Here's a quick lesson in protein coagulation!
Ever wonder what makes a brownie fudgy or cakey? Time to break down the science of this delectable treat!
Ever wonder why some ice is clear and some is cloudy? Here's the real science behind frozen water, and a great DIY for you and your family. Make an enormous ice cube this weekend for a snow cone party!
Looking for an educational DIY to tackle with your kids? Look no further! Here's a great way to learn about magnets, while getting messy with some homemade slime.
Ever wonder what makes a pretzel? Is it the dough? Is it the shape? None of the above?! It's actually a surprising chemical reaction between the heat of the oven and a caustic solution used to wash the dough, here are the details!
How exactly do induction burners work? This magical form of heat is actually magnetic, no gas flames or electric burners in sight. Stay tuned for the science behind magnetic fields and hot pans!
Eggs are not only terrific for breakfast, they're also a wonderful teaching tool for all sorts of science lessons. Here are a few physics and chemistry experiments to perform with your family this weekend!
Growing up, eating beef jerky was a real treat while backpacking across Colorado. Now that I know how to make it at home, it's less of a treat, but just as delicious!
Geology provides more than enough art without our ever intervening. I teamed up with Paige Hemmis to DIY some great geode art projects and explain how these glorious rocks come to be!
Drying is one of the oldest and most common forms of food preservation. Canning technology is less than 200 years old, and freezing is even more recent (less than 100 years old for households), but drying technology is simple and affordable for nearly any one in the world, which is why jerky can be found around the globe.
When St. Patrick's Day rolls around it's time to investigate the corollary traditions and foods. This year we tackle soda bread!
Tanya Memme and I put Peeps to the test on the set of Home & Family! Try making this great cake for your next Easter party.