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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
When St. Patrick's Day rolls around it's time to investigate the corollary traditions and foods. This year we tackle soda bread!
Today on Home & Family I set out to work with hot sugar on live television. It was a train wreck! Thankfully we had 90 seconds at the end of the show in which I redeemed myself and worked quickly with hot sugar. You know you love a disaster, watch these clips!
Is there any other food so closely associated with teenage rebelliousness? Imagine a hallway full of gum-smacking adolescents, three or four walking toward you unaware of your presence. You quake in your oxford loafers while they pass. But while gum may be culturally connoted with the under-18 crowd, it has a long history of supplying adults with something sweet to keep their mouths occupied during long work days.
Ever wonder what happens inside your Brita filter? Water filtration has been around since the early 1800's but our methods have really improved with time. Watch the video to get a better understanding of how activated charcoal is used commercially!
I'm a sucker for candy, particularly candy of the sucking variety. Though to be honest, when I'm presented with a stick of rock candy I am much more likely to crunch its crystals to smithereens than delicately decay them with saliva. There is something so terribly pleasing about the obliteration of sugar between teeth.
Soap has played incredible an incredible role in the development of both modern society and our species. When you buy it at the store it tends to be filled w...