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August 21, 2013

 

Brown gravy on stove

The Rest Is Gravy

Your recipe calls for flour or cornstarch as the thickening agent. Does it make a difference which you choose? How do thickeners thicken, anyway?

March 22, 2013

 

a man looks into a microwave

Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

October 4, 2012

 

fresh lettuce leaves

Fashion Tips For Lettuce

Lettuce tell you a thing or two about dressing up a salad.

July 23, 2012

 

Pressure cooker full of potatoes.

Cooking Under Pressure

Ever wonder what makes pressure cookers cook so quickly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 3, 2012

 

a pan of leftover lasagna ate a hole in aluminum foil

Hungry Lasagna

We've seen many strange things when it comes to forgotten leftovers, but hungry lasagna?

May 21, 2012

 

needle floating in a plate of water

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

March 8, 2012

 

fluffy_cake

Baking With Carbon Dioxide

The recipe calls for baking powder, but you've just run out. Can you substitute baking soda?

January 31, 2012

 

open refrigerator

Why Refrigerators Hum

How does the gas coolant that just chilled your fridge make the coils warm? The secret's in the refrigerator's hum.

January 30, 2012

 

refrigerator coils

The Rolling Boil That Cools Your Food

It sounds crazy, but household refrigerators keep food cold by bringing liquid fluorocarbon to a boil.

March 25, 2008

 

A plate of freshly baked cookies

Hard Bread and Soggy Cookies

What happens to a baked good when you leave it out on the counter overnight? Actually, the answer to that depends on which baked good are being talked about.

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