Ask A Scientist: Potato Thermodynamics

Question: “Does coating potatoes in oil before baking really speed up cooking time?  Why?” -Allison C  Dayton, OH...more

How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

I used to be one of those people who refused to buy an ice cream maker. Why do I need one? I'd ask myself. There's plenty of perfectly good ice cream out there to buy, and I'd probably only use it once a year. That's certainly true, but at a point about two years ago, I finally saw a recipe that made me cave. Next thing I knew, I was the owner of a mid-level Cuisinart machine. ...more
This is how I make ice cream and it comes out delicious ...more