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How To Make 12 Classic Sauces [Infographic]

We've talked about sauces that everyone should be able to make, and all of the meal options they can go into, but this graphic packs 12 of them into …

Cooking

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

The Easiest Way to Teach Your Kid How to Fish: A Zebco

<b>I’M WILLING TO BET</b> that you caught your first fish with a Zebco rod and reel. Released in 1959 and now synonymous with entry-level tackle, the …

Fishing

A Better and Faster Way to Shuck Corn

Say so long to annoying corn silk with this Mad Genius Tip that's so easy, we can't believe we haven't been doing it this whole time.<p>As Food & Wine …

Genius

Why your lawn looks awful, and what you can do about it

How to plant grass seed is a question that eventually crops up for homeowners whose lawns start looking a little thin. In fact, even if your lawn looks perfect, you should <i>still</i> be seeding regularly to keep it in top shape.<p>"Seeding your lawn can make it less susceptible to pests, disease, and …

Gardening

25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

There are a few essential skills that almost every DIY project requires at some point. One of the most foundational of these is accurate measuring. …

Woodworking

17 Ways to Put Wine in Your Blender This Summer

Tired of rosé? We don’t fully empathize since we’re all for the pink drink, but if you’re on the hunt for alternative summer-friendly beverages, we …

How to Cook Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Learn five easy methods for finger lickin' good baby back ribs, just in time for summer.<p>Forget burgers and hot dogs—baby back ribs are easily the …

Build A Variety Of Kids Motorised Vehicles With INFENTO

Why purchase just one wheeled toy for your children when you can purchase the INFENTO construction kit and build a wide variety of different …

The Best Affordable Fishing Rods for Less-Than-Expert Fishers

When you’re just starting out, fishing seems like an easy enough hobby to pick up. You don’t need a <i>ton</i> of equipment, and the one thing you need the …

This $25 Red Wine Is "Fizzy, Fresh, and Amazing With Pizza," Says a Sommelier

Although we're currently in the throes of rosé season, we can't help it. We find ourselves craving sweeter, fuller-bodied wines even on the balmiest …

You've Probably Never Heard of This Cocktail That's Basically the Best Milkshake Ever

That heavenly blend you’re fancying likely tastes a lot like a Bushwacker.<p>The Bushwacker, a novelty milky-sweet cocktail, is a rich, chocolaty …

Gardening 101: Garlic

Garlic, <i>Allium sativum</i><p>Pungent garlic is one of the most satisfying crops to grow. From a single clove planted the previous autumn comes a full, fat …

Welcome to BBQ University

Armed with a notebook, a hairnet, an appetite, and plenty of Dr Pepper, a novice backyard warrior enters the hallowed halls of meat science for an intensive lesson in fire, wood, smoke, and plain old great Texas ’cue<p>The secret to making great barbecue is simple—good airflow. Without steady airflow …

This mushroom bolognese is so rich it made the Fortune 500

Let’s not mince words: This here is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve had the pleasure of eating all year. It’s a mushroom bolognese tagliatelle …

Italian Food

Cleaning Air Conditioners in the Spring

This central air conditioner maintenance guide helps you get lower cooling bills while staying comfortable in summer.<p>Turn off the 240-volt power at …

Home Improvement

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

How to Make a Knock-Your-Socks-Off Marinade

Learn how to master the basic building blocks of a successful marinade.<p>A fantastic grilled dish (like this one!) starts with a fantastic marinade—but …

BBQ

How to Sear Scallops

If you like to incorporate seafood into your weeknight dinners, give scallops a try. You don’t need to wait for an evening at a high-priced …

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get eaten alive each summer by pesky mosquito …

Stop buying potatoes. Use this super easy method to get an endless supply at home!

If you eat a lot of potatoes, you’ll want to read this one. This super easy afternoon project can end up feeding you and your family for weeks and …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

This Mouth-Watering Coffee Rub Brisket Will Elevate Any Barbecue

Nothing beats a homemade barbecue brisket, and we’ve got a new recipe from our friends at Traeger Grills to share with you.<p>This coffee rub brisket …

The Best Way To Bet $100 At The 2018 Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is a bettor’s paradise. The race features 2o of the country’s best three-year-old thoroughbreds – horses that have beaten out thousands of others to win spots in what is often called the most exciting two minutes in sports. And this year’s contenders might be the strongest crop …

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and the new privacy settings.<p>Check for updates<p>Microsoft releases a …

Paint Like A Pro With These Top Tips

Interior painting is one general home improvement project with the ability to transform the look and feel of the living space without major …

28 Baking Hacks That Every Kitchen Wizard Should Know About

How to rescue burned cake, separate yolks in a snap, and more.

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

The 18 Best Barbecue Recipes Ever

Before you fire up the grill this weekend, remember: This barbecue could be your last of the season. Carpe diem, people—try one of these 18 …