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The Dos and Don’ts of Dry Ice

Mysterious and mesmerizing, dry ice is a spooktacular way to turn your Halloween punch into a thing of BOO!-ty. That said, as with lots of awesome stuff in life (hot glue guns, sharp knives, propane torches), dry ice is also something you must handle with care, especially when children are involved. Get the dos and …

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4X Cupcake Wars Winner and Superstar Gluten-Free Baker: Kyra Bussanich

Kyra Bussanich runs a popular gluten-free, celiac-safe bakery near Portland, Oregon. (“When we first opened,” she remembers, “I thought maybe three people would come in a day. And we had lines out the door right away.”) The proprietor of Kyra’s Bake Shop authored her own baking book, but she is probably best known for her reality-show …

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3 Fun, Freaky STEM Experiments to do with Kids in Your Kitchen

Whether you’re homeschooling your kids or just looking for ways to keep them engaged and active without screens, we’ve got you covered! These three food-science activities will keep your kids entertained, while teaching them all about the properties of everyday kitchen ingredients. ALIEN EGGS Use the magic of acid to make eggshells vanish and create rubbery …

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VIDEO: Bryce and Jane Explore All Five Tastes By Making Mini Pizzas

 This project shows how the five tastes—salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami—can change the flavor of a dish. (For complete, step-by-step instructions for this extremely tasty form of education, get our Kitchen Academy box “Tongue Tied,” which offers many ways for kids to explore the five flavors.) Experiment with a simple tomato sauce, a few …

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