Planning a party for your little rockstar? Or are dinosaurs, robots or fire engines his thing? Howdini is here with some cake decorating ideas that can make a great birthday even more special in just a few easy-to-follow steps.
Can you imagine how many drinks Don, Peggy and Roger have had throughout the seven seasons of Mad Men? It might be beyond measure, so we compiled five of the most iconic cocktails from martinis to old fashioneds–mixed by five of our finest experts.
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Choosing a beer is harder than ever these days. With an overwhelming number of options available, how can we sort through the lagers, pilsners, pale ales, IPAs and stouts? Check out this Beer 101 Style Guide from Howdini to find a type of beer that'll make you... hoppy.
When working with pie dough, or any kind of pastry dough, keeping it cool is essential. After a few minutes in a hot kitchen, dough can end up soft, sticky and hard to work with. Fine Cooking's Nicki Sizemore shares a better way to keep your dough cool.
When we think of carving turkey it usually involves cutting the breast along the grain of the meat, but this makes it tougher and stringier. Fine Cooking's Nicki Sizemore shows us a better way to slice turkey for juicier, better-tasting meat.
Semifreddo is like fluffy, sliceable ice cream, but better; the richest, most luscious, and most decadent member of the frozen dessert family. Fine Cooking's Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough show you how to make this balsamic and raspberry version.
These chocolate and hazelnut treats combine the rich creaminess of a cheesecake with the portability and utensil-free convenience of a cupcake. Fine Cooking's Abigail Johnson Dodge shares her recipe for these delicious bite-size desserts.
When strawberries are in season, you just want to eat them morning, noon and night! But slicing all those strawberries can get a little tedious. Fine Cooking's Nicki Sizemore shows us a better way to get the job done, using an egg slicer!
Many fish fillets have tiny pin bones that run along their spines, which you'll want to remove before cooking. They can be tough to find, but not with this cool trick! Fine Cooking's Nicki Sizemore shows you a better way to prepare your fillet.
If you're working with a circular saw and you don't want it to become unplugged from your extension cord, you could tie the cords in a knot and hope they don't get snagged on something. Fine Homebuilding's Chuck Miller shows us there's a better way.
If your spray can lid isn't coming off easily, you could end up pulling on it until it finally breaks loose, hitting the nozzle and spraying something you don't want to spray. Fine Homebuilding's Chuck Miller shows us there's a better way.