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CHiP Smart Cookie Oven is an Easy Bake for Cookie-Loving Adults

CHiP Smart Cookie Oven is an Easy Bake for Adults

I loved using my Easy Bake Oven as a kid. Even though the lightbulb-powered oven perpetually underbaked anything that you put inside of it, it was fun and incredibly satisfying to use. And I didn’t really mind that my cakes, cookies and other desserts were underdone at the time. If the convenience of small batch cookie baking still appeals to you enough that you want ... Read More »

Zombie Baking Cups

Zombie Baking Cups

When you have an occasion or holiday coming up, it’s nice to be able to make your cupcakes stand out by serving them in a fun wrapper. I have pumpkin wrappers for Halloween, snowflake wrappers for Christmas and confetti wrappers for birthdays, all of which help give my cupcakes – even simple chocolate cupcakes – a festive look. If you want to get really creative ... Read More »

Wilton Halloween Eyes Easy Cookie Pan

Halloween Eyes Easy Decorate Cookie Pan

When I was a kid, one of my favorite Halloween decorations were a set of monster eye window decals, which I would stick all over the front windows of the house to look creepily out over any trick or treaters that might come to the door. I used that set for years, until it got lost in a remodel, but I still remember those cartooney ... Read More »

Pumpkin Covered Pie Dish

Pumpkin Covered Pie Dish

The start of fall means that pumpkin desserts and pies start to take center stage on the dessert table. It also means that stores are coming out with a wide variety of fall and pumpkin-themed products for baking and cooking. I try to restrain myself from filling my kitchen up with too many of these goodies, even though they’re always cute, because I don’t have ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Halloween Tombstone Cakelet Pan

Nordic Ware Halloween Tombstone Cakelet Pan

Some might say it is a little early to be preparing for Halloween, but Halloween is such a fun time of year for baking and sweets that I don’t see the harm in jumping in a little bit early. My preparation always includes some time looking for Halloween-themed bakeware that will allow me to have a little extra fun when I’m making my favorite Halloween ... Read More »

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

I have lots of “staples” in my kitchen. I consider a “staple” to be something I use on a daily or near-daily basis, something that I couldn’t get my baking done without. The list includes ingredients like butter and flour, as well as tools like baking sheets, mixing bowls and aluminum foil. When Glad® and SheKnows reached out to me to talk about Glad™ Standard Aluminum ... Read More »

Chef’n Sweetsheet

Chef'n Sweetsheet

Silicone baking mats can be a great tool to have in your kitchen when you’re working with baked goods that are particularly delicate or with candies that tend to be sticky and difficult to handle. The mats are laid directly on top of a regular baking sheet, which gives them more stability than your typical silicone bakeware. The Chef’n Sweetsheet is an unusual silicone baking sheet ... Read More »

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