Gives synonyms, equivalents, and substitutions for various kinds of food wrappers. For a square or rectangular pan, cut a sheet of wax paper to fit the pans exact interior measurements and set it in the bottom. If you are baking a round cake, flip the pan upside down and place a piece of wax paper over it, large enough to cover the surface with extra hanging off the edge. Trace the shape of the pan on the wax paper with a pencil. Cut just within this line, creating a circle slightly smaller than the bottom of the pan. The wax paper should be the exact size of the interior of the pan. Can You Cook On Wax Paper' title='Can You Cook On Wax Paper' />So, its winter. If you live in the buttcrack of Minnesota like me, around this time of year you look at your legs and go, EW I REALLY LOOK LIKE A YETI This ins. Tom Turpin, a professor of entomology at Purdue University, offers information on three common bugs you can easily buy, prepare and cook, and three easy. If you love Asian spring or summer rolls, youre probably familiar with the delicate, starchy taste of rice paper, a thin wrapper thats relatively low in. How to Make Fireproof Paper. It is very difficult to make paper completely fireproof, but you can make if flameretardant. This means that brief or. Like wax paper, parchment paper is also moistureresistant and nonstick. But because it has been made with silicone, it can also be used in the oven, generally as. Trim away extra if the circle does not fit perfectly. If you are working with a tube pan, cut a hole in the center for it to slide over. The wax paper should not come up the sides of the pan it should only line the bottom. Pour the cake batter directly in the center of the cake pan, over the wax paper. Pour slowly, allowing the batter to spread evenly. Bake the cake as called for in the recipe and remove it from the oven carefully. Slide a butter knife along the edges, between the cake and the pan, releasing it. Flip the cake upside down on a cooling rack in a quick, smooth motion. It should fall out of the pan with ease, leaving the sheet of wax paper stuck to the bottom of the cake. Gently lift the edge of the paper and slowly peel it back off the cake. Discard the wax paper and allow the cake to cool before slicing or applying frosting. Wax paper smokes and might catch fire if exposed to direct heat. Do not line the sides of the cake pan, leaving paper exposed above the batter. Never bake cookies or anything else that does not cover the wax papers surface completely. If you have parchment paper available, it is a suitable replacement for wax paper to bake a cake on. A sheet of white paper coated with cooking oil works in place of wax or parchment paper in a pinch, but it is not ideal. Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative. I spent ten years writing a TV show about Silicon Valley. I spent hundreds of hours talking about it, collecting ideas in a giant Evernote file, brainstorming the soundtrackbut not much time writing it. Because every time I thought I had a handle on it, I thought of a better version. Over the years, I adapted my unwritten pilot into an unwritten book, movie, web series, and comic strip. I chased every idea at once, until the project loomed grand and unwieldy in my head. I was building up a mountain of idea debt. Idea debt is the pile of ideas you keep revisiting but never finish, or even never begin. It can be a book, an app, a business, any project that grows in your mind but not in reality. It feels much more impressive than the projects youre actually carrying out, with all their disappointments and compromises. As screenwriter Craig Mazin says, The most exciting script in the world is the one youre about to write. The least exciting script is the one youre on page 8. So that idea debt metastasizes, threatening to hold up the real projects, or halt them so long that they too become idea debt. Like financial debt, a little well managed idea debt is healthy. Its good to mull over ideas, to file them for later, to give yourself more creative options than you use. But sometimes you need to pay that debt down. Luckily youre your own debtor, so you have plenty of options. Do you have a lot of ideas but no clue how to organize them Or maybe ideas come to you and by theRead more Read. Make it now. Take one of your big ideas. How small can you make it Whats the minimum viable productShrink it until you can polish off in a day, then go do it. It shouldnt be perfect, or even good, just done. Next time you dream about the big beautiful proper version of that idea, think instead of your real finished version, and how superior it is to the big version, because it exists. In his 2. 00. 6 video Brain Crack, Ze Frank imagined his unused ideas on a beautiful platter with glitter and rose petals. To avoid getting addicted to his brain crack, Frank said, when I get an idea, even a bad one, I try to get it out into the world as fast as possible. Brain Crack was an episode of The Show, Franks daily vlog full of quick and dirty songs, speeches, and segments. Cranking out his ideas led Frank to a successful career in short form video in 2. Buzz. Feed Motion Pictures. Write down your ideas, forget about them, and put your nose to the grindstone. Its possibleRead more Read. Put it in your current project. Writer Ryan North gets a lot of ideas, and he doesnt have time for them all among other things, hes busy writing three strips a week of his webcomic Dinosaur Comics. The problem solves itself, he tells me I have often times come up with an idea thats a lot of work, and then I have T Rex describe the idea in a comic usually, hopefully with a punchline as a way to scratch that itch. North cites Kurt Vonnegut, who used up stray ideas by giving them to his recurring character, fictional novelist Kilgore Trout. Vonnegut said that through Trout, I suppose Ive now summarised 5. I will never have to write, and spared people the reading of them. The greatest thing about this trick is that you can always expand on the idea later. One Dinosaur Comics strip, a sci fi take on the fable of King Midas, became the comic book series The Midas Flesh. A strip about a machine that accurately predicts anyones cause of death inspired two story anthologies, Machine of Death and This Is How You Die. Hand it over. One upside of idea debts perverse appeal is that the idea can seem so good, so worthy, that you just want someone to make it happen, whether or not that someone is you. So give your ideas away to a good home. The easiest method is to tweet out or blog or Instagram your idea. If its really that good, someone else will try it. Or take it to a forum dedicated to swapping free ideas The ancient and whimsical Halfbakery, or the subreddits rLightbulb, rCrazy. Ideas, rSomebody. Make. This, rhighdeas, rApp. Ideas, or rStartupIdeas. Theres just one big rule for this method You really have to give it away. That means you dont sell it, rent it, or remain involved in any way. No one will pay you anyway. Novelist Neil Gaiman says people come up to every author with the same offer which he always politely rejects Theyll tell you the Idea the hard bit, you write it down and turn it into a novel the easy bit, the two of you can split the money fifty fifty. Business ideas are similarly unsellable. As investor Tim Berry says, The way real people with real ideas get value from them is by building a company to implement those ideas. Unless the Patent Office will let you register it, its worthless. So dont hand your idea to an expert like youre whispering into a college grads ear, One word Plastics. Just get it out there, and if the experts want it, theyll find it. I recently dumped an old story idea a modern day Romeo Juliet told like a fictionalized Planet Money episode into a Twitter thread. I was surprised how quickly I ran out of thoughts on what had seemed, in my head, like a rich and developed project. I was also surprised when someone who actually does run a fiction podcast emailed me for permission to write the story. I gave it freely, of course. Its not my idea anymore Even without that response, it was satisfying enough to get a few faves and replies. Dont worry about saddling someone else with your idea debt it isnt zero sum. Once you hand your idea over, youll feel the pressure slip away. But its new owner will never feel the same obligation its impossible to obsess over someone elses idea as much as you obsess over your own. Traditionally, we tend to protect our ideas with our lives. Its the exact reason we haveRead more Read. Dump it out. After all the above, whats left over might look good. But most of it will just never get done. Thats fine Ideas might feel like pets or children, but theyre not its healthy to abandon most of them. And if your gigantic idea file pop science writer Steven Johnson calls it a Spark File doesnt load you down, leave it be. But if it does, or you just want to clear your head, then take cartoonist and author Jessica Abels advice and dump it all out. Youre probably dreading the thought of just deleting all your old ideas. So instead, make a grand gesture Publish them. All at once. You can talk a little about each one, or you can just paste the raw file. This is the Spark Files counterpart, the Bonfire. Writer and consultant John Sexton published all his never finished ideas in one massive Medium post, The Pile of Old Ideas Volume 1. Its a fascinating cascade of ideas Your brain is the ultimate VR device, The enemies of comedy, A taxonomy of farts. Its a shame Sexton couldnt complete any of these. But more ideas will always come. Inspired by Sexton, Boing Boing editor Rob Beschizza published two dozen unfinished video games in Killing my unfinished game dev projects. Theyre fun ideas A puzzle game based on DNA editing a simulation of Lenins final days a cow clicker game about blogging a Qbert MMO. Ideas are cheap, Beschizza wrote. If you want one, take it. Ill cheer from a safe distanceTheres a thrill and a pleasure to this approach. This is your magnum opus The abandoned ideas are the new idea Still, you need to get this done in a day or two. Dont do what I did, imagining a metaproject that contains all my abandoned ideas going forward, and then abandoning that idea. Meta idea debt carries a high interest rate. Green Salad Recipes. Make a plan. Youre not going to get rid of all your ideas. Some are worth holding onto, worth doing. But now that youve stripped away everything else, you need to get started. You need to make a plan. Lifehacker has, of course, plenty of help for you.