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  • UnclTodd commented on Baybeh's instructable 'Sous Vide' With No Special Equipment2 months ago
    'Sous Vide' With No Special Equipment

    An even simpler variation of your method is a fun way to make individual omelettes for a group... I make up a "buffet line" of ingredients- whisked eggs, crumbled bacon, chopped cooked ham, diced bell peppers, shredded cheese, picante sauce, other stuff. Guests get sandwich-sized ziplock bags, name them with a waterproof Sharpie pen, add whatever they like, then carefully squeeze out most of the air. My largest diameter deep pan has at least 3" of water and dialed in to a bare simmer. After a light massage to mix the ingredients, we ease the bags into the pan for about 20-25 minutes to heat through and "set" the eggs. (We use the 20 minutes to cook hash browns and consume adult beverages) The cooked bags drip-dry in a few seconds and the omelettes slide right ...see more »An even simpler variation of your method is a fun way to make individual omelettes for a group... I make up a "buffet line" of ingredients- whisked eggs, crumbled bacon, chopped cooked ham, diced bell peppers, shredded cheese, picante sauce, other stuff. Guests get sandwich-sized ziplock bags, name them with a waterproof Sharpie pen, add whatever they like, then carefully squeeze out most of the air. My largest diameter deep pan has at least 3" of water and dialed in to a bare simmer. After a light massage to mix the ingredients, we ease the bags into the pan for about 20-25 minutes to heat through and "set" the eggs. (We use the 20 minutes to cook hash browns and consume adult beverages) The cooked bags drip-dry in a few seconds and the omelettes slide right out onto the plate! A fun way to get kids involved, as well. :-)

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  • UnclTodd commented on Kedar Nimbalkar's instructable How To Make EMP Gun !2 months ago
    How To Make EMP Gun !

    I wonder if this little monster has the power and range to do a super-clean erase on my old 3-1/2" floppies? Yeah, I still love my ancient (2002) Sony Mavica camera, but my equally ancient floppy drive often takes several tries to reformat my floppies!

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  • How to Extract Your Own DNA Using Household Kitchen Items

    I still have a used guitar pick from when I was on the stage cleanup crew after a Jimi Hendrix concert in 1968, from Jimi's side of the stage, no warm-up bands... After reading BeachsideHank's comment about Ebay... Yeah, you know what my devious little weasel mind is contemplating. LOL

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  • UnclTodd commented on tanner_tech's instructable Custom Tube Guitar Amp3 months ago
    Custom Tube Guitar Amp

    HA! Flashing back to my high school electronics class, fall, 1965... built a Fender Deluxe guitar amp (stolen schematic) from a "raw" chassis as my project, part of final exam was sketching an AM 5-tube superhet schematic with appropriate tubes and approx. component values. I passed, end of my "electronics" education since "semiconductors" came on stage and made me obsolete at age 14!!! LOL The class was never offered again, one heck of a high school class though. Transistors... ugly little suckers. :-(

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  • UnclTodd commented on hhawkin2's instructable How to Efficiently Dice a Bell Pepper5 months ago
    How to Efficiently Dice a Bell Pepper

    Simple, well-written and illustrated! The peppers I use are usually homegrown and odd shapes and sizes, I basically use your method only I stop at Step 13, spread the slices out on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Into an airtight baggie they will keep for months! The 1/4-inch slices are great in fajitas and enchiladas, I honestly never use diced bell peppers! Great post. :-)

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  • UnclTodd commented on JRBss24's instructable Bacon and Tatos5 months ago
    Bacon and Tatos

    A variation on this I have cooked for years... Dice some red/green bell pepper and add to the potatoes for color and crunch, drain all on paper towels, dump in a casserole dish, top with shredded cheese (your choice!) and bake in a 325-350F oven for about 10 minutes to melt the cheese. As a diabetic, I justify the potatoes by adding the cheese to "up" the protein content! LOL Thank you for the simple, wonderful post.

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  • UnclTodd commented on treeofmotion's instructable BRANCHBOARDING / TREE OF MOTION6 months ago
    BRANCHBOARDING / TREE OF MOTION

    Awethum! I could "walk" it (like we did 50 years ago) and use the upright as my cane! Sending this to a couple of young, hardcore boarder friends. :-)

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  • How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!

    I remember mashing out blackheads (painful) while listening to the Beach Boys' latest tune! One thing I gotta know, remembering back when... does that ripped-off "nose plaster" have a bunch of tiny upside-down blackheads sticking up inside it? That would have been 'way cool when I was in the 8th grade, LOL!

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  • UnclTodd commented on Food-D's instructable Bacon Pineapple Donuts6 months ago
    Bacon Pineapple Donuts

    As you probably already know, Bacon... properly prepared... is its own food group. A wonderful post! Simple and delicious.

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  • Squeezing (seemingly) More Light From an LED

    Hasenbaby, I bow to your superior knowledge of LED's, how they function, and how the human eye responds to light! (keep in mind, part of my final exam in high school, as a freshman in 1965, was to sketch a workable schematic of a 5-tube AM radio, with acceptable resistor values... LOL) I just started "playing" with 12V LED's in my personal 12V emergency light projects... Still trying to juggle Lumens vs Lux in my tired old brain while balancing "output" against dispersion and perceived brightness and 1/2-life of a charged battery and the adaptability of the aging human eyeball! I hope to understand at least the basics of your wonderful post in the near future. :-) One question- I believe your controller pulses "peak" light output, but at what freq? Prob. I ...see more »Hasenbaby, I bow to your superior knowledge of LED's, how they function, and how the human eye responds to light! (keep in mind, part of my final exam in high school, as a freshman in 1965, was to sketch a workable schematic of a 5-tube AM radio, with acceptable resistor values... LOL) I just started "playing" with 12V LED's in my personal 12V emergency light projects... Still trying to juggle Lumens vs Lux in my tired old brain while balancing "output" against dispersion and perceived brightness and 1/2-life of a charged battery and the adaptability of the aging human eyeball! I hope to understand at least the basics of your wonderful post in the near future. :-) One question- I believe your controller pulses "peak" light output, but at what freq? Prob. I missed something, I grow stupider by the day. I just remember that many people are subject to the catatonic effects of aging flourescent lights at 60 CPS. I mean, HZ! Thank you for your fascinating post!

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  • UnclTodd commented on loydb's instructable Home Cured & Smoked Bacon7 months ago
    Home Cured & Smoked Bacon

    As an older, well-seasoned diabetic I (very carefully!) bow to your start-to-finish method of creating a truly wonderful example of the "other" Food Group, Bacon. My thanks, fellow former Texian!

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  • UnclTodd commented on goldfishrock's instructable Shed 12v Solar Lighting System7 months ago
    Shed 12v Solar Lighting System

    Well explained, you had a goal.. and used the knowledge you had to achieve that goal! As built, your system should serve admirably until you start messing with it, which is inevitable. Trust me, my new solar-experimenting Brudda! LOL

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