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Bento-Style Dinner

Bento-Style Dinner

Ever want to make your own custom bento box at home? Learn how to impress your friends with a hearty Japanese meal that can be prepared in under an hour. Ton Katsu curry is a fried Japanese pork cutlet covered in a rich spicy curry. All materials can be found at almost any Asian grocery […]

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Action Movie Effects

Action Movie Effects

The perfect action scene needs combat, gore, and at least one actor going through a window. Here’s how I shot a scene with all these ingredients, from making the special effects to shooting and editing the footage.

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Kryptonite Candy

Kryptonite Candy

Using just a few ingredients, I’ll teach you how to make Kryptonite candy that glows under UV light. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20V9bE8K-uA?wmode=opaque&w=560&h=315] This project is originally by BrittLiv on Instructables.

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Home Perfumery

Home Perfumery

This all started when my Mom was exposed to radiation and developed a super-power. Seriously. At 58, my mother was treated for cancer with injections of radioactive iodine. When it was over, her cancer was gone, but she’d developed an unnaturally acute sense of smell, which seems to be permanent. She soon became fascinated with […]

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Ice Cube Crayons

Ice Cube Crayons

Have you heard the rumors that we are having a heat wave? Here in Austin, summer temperatures are rarely below 105 degrees. It’s hard explaining to your toddler that they can’t go outside to play due to the heat. As of late I have been trying to think of some fun and cool outdoor activities […]

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Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

Recently, I had fun spending a day with my 2-year-old niece, Lola. At first, a day with a toddler seemed daunting. I tried to remember what I did with my children when they were that age. It started to come back pretty quickly, the need to occupy their young hands and minds with tactile things. […]

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