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Why is it that the ugliest stickers are the hardest to remove?! Melanie knows a relatively mess-free method of removing stubborn stickers from all types of surfaces, and the key is a common household item pretty much everyone owns.
No-carve pumpkins are more popular than ever before, and Melissa is here to show you three ways to embrace the trend. Using just a paintbrush and our Chalky Finish Paint, you can turn your pumpkins into modern works of art—gourd-geous!
Forgot to buy a Halloween costume? Don't worry! Sami has you covered with four unique Halloween ensembles that require nothing more than a few supplies and a hot glue gun.
What’s scarier than ghosts, witches, or werewolves? Making a healthy snack that everyone actually enjoys. While we’ll never say “no” to a few handfuls of candy, between trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, kiddos can quickly hit sugar overload. Watch as Melanie creates several delicious and nutritious spooky snacks, perfect for fueling your hungry horde.
The hoodie is a wardrobe must-have for all. Let Melanie teach you the most genius, space-saving method of folding your favorite hoodie so you can give this garment the respect it surely deserves.
Your fingers deserve to stay intact! Spare your digits the indignity of being smashed by a hammer during your next home improvement project with these helpful tricks Sami has mastered.
Condiments! Without a doubt, awesome for eating. But do they have a secret, secondary purpose? Watch as Melanie tests whether ketchup and vinegar can double successfully as cleaning agents.
Sure, pumpkins and squash taste great in your favorite fall dishes, but they can be used for more things than just your culinary adventures. For a truly unique watch as Mélanie reveals the trick to turning gourds into festive fall vases. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces will be the talk of your fall get-together.
If you’re anything like us, your spare fitted sheets are most likely balled up and shoved in the back of your linen closet. The combination of elastic band and rounded corners makes folding these bedding staples much too difficult. Don’t sweat it—Mélanie will show you how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet once and for all.
Run out of bows? Forgot to buy extra ribbon? Don’t fret! It’s much easier than you think to craft your own unique gift toppers. Follow along as Mélanie teaches you how to personalize your gift and make it look anything but basic.
Sprucing up your Christmas tree doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming. Our favorite holiday tradition? DIYing your own ornaments. Grab your paintbrushes and work alongside Melissa as she walks you through a simple painted ornament craft.
Take to a whole new level this holiday season with some fancy napkin folding. Mélanie will show you how to easily master everything from a simple pocket fold to a Christmas tree so you can add a festive touch to your guest’s place settings.
When it’s time for a toast, pouring the bubbly is easy, but getting the bottle open? Not so much. No one wants sticky floors, shattered glass, or cork-induced injuries. Sami will break down the easiest way to open a champagne bottle to keep you safe from flying corks.
We all have those nearly empty candle jars scattered around our homes. The candles can no longer be lit, but tossing the empty vessel seems like a waste. So what can you do? With this simple trick, Melissa will show you how to easily remove leftover wax and your jars.
These spinning trays aren’t just great for taco night; lazy Susans have quite a few other useful purposes in the home. Sami’s here to help you step up your organization game as she demonstrates a variety of ways to use a lazy Susan—from organizing makeup to making a tabletop bar cart.
If you’ve ever moved furniture off a rug, you’re probably familiar with the unsightly dents that get left behind. Don't fret! There’s a simple way to eliminate these tiny carpet craters. Watch Sami exactly how.
Trying to figure out how that stunning bouquet last longer? Sami tested a variety of methods—everything from viagra to vodka—to see which one will keep your blooms at their brightest. You may be surprised to see which concoction works best.
Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to pry open your jar of pasta sauce before dinner or trying to loosen the too-tight pickle and pearl onion containers you need to open for game night. No need to call on your family members for help—watch Mélanie show you how to open the toughest jars easily.
This spray bottle is known for its ability to and anything. But WD-40 has quite a few more cool tricks up its nozzle. Melissa will show you four different ways that the spray can found in everyone’s cabinets will make your life easier.
Whether you’re a fan of a fresh bouquet of flowers or prefer faux blooms, this tutorial is for you. Melissa is here to help you welcome in the new season with this DIY spring wreath tutorial. You’ll learn how to clip, arrange, and style your favorite flowers into a trendy hoop wreath.
When it comes to keeping your chips fresh, a bag clip or rubber band often fall short. The solution? Fire! Watch as general manager Mélanie Berliet shows you how to seamlessly seal plastic bags with just a ruler and lighter.
Want to DIY your own face mask? All you need is a bandana or handkerchief and rubber bands. Watch as general manager Mélanie Berliet shows you how easy it is to make your own in just a few easy steps.
Keep a few single-use plastic bottles and upcycle them into gorgeous planters that can help breathe life into your home. Associate editor Melissa Epifano will show you how to turn something as ordinary as a plastic soap bottle into a chic decor item.
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Ready to make the fastest pickles on the planet? Jess is. Watch her smash her way to crisp, mouth-puckering glory with a pile of Kirby cucumbers and her trusty cast-iron skillet. Find out why this brutality helps the brine penetrate and create crunchy pickles in record speed.
What’s the best way to cook the perfect egg, every single time? People constantly ask this question and Heather is genuinely psyched to show them how it. It’s preposterously easy, satisfyingly precise, and the eggs practically leap from their own shells.
Here's a fun new way to breathe new life in Halloween candy—turn those treats into an over-the-top fondue. All you need are your favorite fun-sized bars, a small slow-cooker or crockpot, and all the usual fondue accouterments. See what Jess pairs with Snickers and Milky Way—and be prepared for chocolate overload.
Heather insists that it’s pretty easy to tackle a butternut squash and proves it by demonstrating a straightforward way to peel, cut, and dispatch a big fat one into neat little hunks without breaking a sweat.
You may not know brown by name (yet!), but you’ve probably seen it pop up in your Instagram feed. The Taiwanese bubble tea has become so popular, foodies have lined up for two hours just to get their hands on one. You’re in luck because it’s incredibly easy to recreate at home—let Patty show you how.
Fact: You don’t actually need to measure when cooking rice. We know a trick that’s been used for centuries—including in the childhood homes of food editors Patty and Jess. Add any kind of rice to a pot, and prepare to witness perfect, fluffy magic.
What if we told you you're only one kitchen gadget away from making the fluffiest mashed potatoes? This trick is incredibly easy, and your dish will be the talk of every meal and dinner party. Watch as Heather shows you how this mouthwatering classic.
If the idea of preparing, cooking, and carving a turkey is daunting to you, you're not alone. But if you're eager to take on this delicious Thanksgiving tradition, Heather will teach you how to master the art of a turkey. It's not nearly as tough as you think!
We've all been there. It's the weekend after Thanksgiving and the mountain of leftovers is as daunting as ever, but you cringe at the thought of yet another turkey sandwich. Enter the Thanksgiving dumpling. Watch as Patty teaches you how to make this fun and tasty alternative.
What's the first thing you think of when we say the term "hasselback"? We bet it's potatoes. But did you know that there's a lot more you can apply the technique to? Watch as Patty shows you how to master this method on a variety of tasty foods.
A fried egg over kimchi fried rice is classic comfort food, as is a bowl of steaming with a half perfect soft-boiled egg perched on top. The combination of these two ideas inspired these pickled eggs. Jess will show you how to whip up this delicious garnish.
Do cocktail shakers make you nervous? In this video, The Spruce Eats General Manager Eric Handelsman takes a lesson from Tom Macy, co-owner of Clover Club. Watch as they make a spiced cranberry margarita, and learn about all the tools and tricks that will help you look cool at your next holiday party.
In need of a new holiday cookie recipe? Patty shows you how to bake red velvet crinkle cookies that are guaranteed to win any Christmas cookie swap.
If you want to plan ahead for a busy weeknight, prepare our easy frozen flavor bombs. Heather Ramsdell will walk you through how to combine spices with fat and onions to make concentrated frozen pucks that can be combined with other ingredients for countless dinner possibilities.
This vegan cashew yogurt is so easy to make and is so worth the wait! It’s only three ingredients and there’s no straining, squeezing, or weird thickeners. Whether dairy-free, vegan, or just looking to change up your breakfast routine, you’ll love this yogurt—and love that you made it from scratch!
When braising or making soup, it's normal to remove and discard chicken skin. Next time, save what you pull off so you can make this game-changing snack. The technique Jess uses is super simple and leaves you with a plate of irresistibly crunchy chicken skin chips.
Want to make an amazing, shiny, snappy chocolate dessert that is sure to impress your valentine? Pastry chef Priscilla Scaff-Mariana from Gabriel Kreuther teaches Heather the A to Zs of tempering chocolate like a pro.
What's better than a regular grilled cheese? A giant grilled cheese. Jess walks us through using a whole loaf of bread, American cheese, cheddar, and mozzarella to create a masterpiece that's good enough to share.
Tired of making the same old, floppy pancakes? Eric will walk you through all of his secret tips to making the perfect, fluffy, huge pancakes. From using baking soda and baking powder to letting the batter sit for 10 minutes, these tricks will make you a pancake master in no time.
Unsure of what to make for dinner? Chances are you have everything in your pantry right now to make delicious pasta. Eric shows us that all you need are onions, garlic, butter, oil, and pastry to create something delicious for you and your kids.
Love poached eggs but scared to make them at home? In this video, Heather shows you how to poach eggs, the right way at home. Get ready to have amazing, drippy poached eggs every weekend.
Have you ever been caught in a pinch where you only have a dull knife and no sharpener? Jess shows you a simple technique that she learned the hard way—how to use a mug to sharpen a knife. All you need is a cheap, sturdy mug and you're all set.