Pastry Chef Gesine Bullock-Prado Dishes on the Tips and Tools Every Baker Needs

Baking is a science. You follow the recipe exactly, you get the baked good you’re after, right? Well, sort of. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado, who taught herself to bake while working for her sister Sandra Bullock in Los Angeles by pouring over guide books and practicing her skills every weekend, says there are a few telltale signs that someone is a novice baker. Not knowing how to properly measure flour (keep reading to find out what you’re doing wrong) is a big one, but the star of Food Network’s Baked in…

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Natural Superpower! Alicia Silverstone Reveals Son Bear ‘Knows When He Eats Well, He Poops Well’

Happy tummy, happy bum-y!   Alicia Silverstone and her 7½-year-old son Bear Blu are firm believers that some vegetables a day keep the doctors away — and while celebrating the launch of mykind Organics Herbals, the Clueless alum reveals that Bear can tell whether or not his body needs more essential nutrients by simply taking a peek into the toilet bowl.   “He knows when he eats well, he poops well. So he knows, as a little kid, that when he doesn’t eat right, his poo changes,” Silverstone, 42, tells PEOPLE. “He’ll be like, ‘Mommy, it’s…

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