Infuse Delicious Gummy Bears With Your Favourite Cocktails

How about a nice Whiskey Sour or a Manhattan? How about we mix those cocktails with the most delightful of lollies — the gummy? The folks at Serious Eats did just that. Depending on the drink you choose, the combination of lollies and booze works perfectly — and it’s not difficult to do at home.


Make The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes With Starchier Spuds

Whether you’re gearing up for the ultimate Christmas meal — or mashed potatoes are just a staple in your home — the fluffier your spuds are, the better. The secret to the perfect consistency is all in the main ingredient.


Wash Your Towels Every 3-5 Uses For Best Results

Some of you may wait until your towels smell funky to wash them. As it turns out, it’s better to launder towels pretty frequently — ideally, after every 3-5 uses.


Build A Motivational Bathroom Scale With A Raspberry Pi

One of the most deterring parts about trying to lose weight is that moment when you look down at the scale. This custom-built scale ditches unsatisfying numbers and uses a Raspberry Pi to actually talk to you when you step up to help keep you motivated.


LittleBits' Smart Home Kit Makes Home Automation Easy

We’re fans of littleBits, the DIY kits that make electronics as easy to make as LEGOs. Now there’s also a new Smart Home Kit that extends that ease into home automation.


The Most Revealing Responses To McDonald's 'Our Food Your Questions' Campaign

A few months ago, McDonald’s Australia flung its barn doors wide open and invited customers to grill them on any topic they liked. No question was off-limits, including if any of its burgers have shrunk in size (the answer is yes) and whether free-range eggs and meat are used (the answer is no). While this was obviously a PR stunt designed to engage customers and their wallets, the amount of transparency still surprised us. Here are 15 of the most revealing — and weirdest — responses from the campaign so far.


In The Belly Of The Beast: How KFC Australia Makes Its Chicken

Last week, we were invited to KFC’s flagship store in Mascott NSW to see how the company makes its chicken first-hand. We were shown every step of the process; from how meat is stored and prepared to the various ways KFC keeps its “secret” herbs and spices out of the hands of suppliers. Read on for a full kitchen tour.


Build A Pet Kennel That Doubles As An End Table

Dog crates can be an eyesore, and in a smaller space it’s difficult to find a place to put them. DIYer Ana White shows us how to build an inexpensive wooden crate that doubles as an end table, making it easier on the eyes, easier to place, and multi-functional.


Go Ahead And Use Soap To Clean Your Cast Iron Pan

The image above from Serious Eats might be making more than a few of you shudder. Conventional wisdom (myth) says that you should never use soap to clean cast iron because it will damage the seasoning.


Use Masking Tape To Mark A Straight Line For Cutting Pipes

Cutting steel pipes evenly is a difficult task. Heck, even marking a straight line all the way around the pipe is tough. You can solve this problem with a little masking tape.