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Chef’n Bramble Berry Basket, reviewed

Chef'n Bramble Berry Basket, reviewed

During the summer, my kitchen is always loaded with berries. Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries all make their way into regular rotation, both for snacking and for baking. My usual routine with berries is to give them a thorough, but gentle, rinse before using them. I’ll store them in the refrigerator if it is hot and the berries are very ripe, or I’ll simply leave ... Read More »

Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Are you a Star Wars fan? There isn’t a single fan out there who hasn’t imagined – even if for only a minute – what it would be like to be able to hold a real lightsaber. The closest you’re going to get in my kitchen is holding a popsicle from this Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker from Think Geek, a funky popsicle mold ... Read More »

Star Whoopie Pie Pan

Star Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pie pans are baking pans with shallow cavities that allow you to make perfectly sized rounds of cookie dough or cake batter for making whoopie pies or other sandwich cookies. When I first heard about this type of pan, I wasn’t sure that I needed one. After using one, however, I found that it made the whoopie pie process incredibly quick and easy, streamlining ... Read More »

Wilton Wine Bottle Cake Pan

Wilton Wine Bottle Cake Pan

A bottle of wine is a good host or hostess gift to bring to a party, but I have a feeling that a wine cake baked in this unusual Wine Bottle Cake Pan from Wilton will be an even bigger hit! The 15-inch long pan bakes a bottle-shaped cake that will be an attention grabber anywhere you go. The cake pan holds the equivalent of ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Beehive Cupcake Pan

Williams-Sonoma Beehive Cupcake Pan

I’ve seen a couple of cute bee-themed bakeware pieces this year, but this Beehive Cupcake Pan from Williams Sonoma is one of my favorites. The pan bakes two different styles of cupcake: a plain (traditional) cupcake and a beehive-shaped cupcake. After baking, the two shapes are stacked together – perhaps sandwiched with a little bit of frosting or jam – to make a three-dimensional beehive ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Chick Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Chick Cake Pan

Marshmallow peeps are a treat that I always look forward to when Easter comes around. While the chick-shaped marshmallows are available nearly year-round these days, I still associate them with the spring and that is when I enjoy them the most. In addition to marshmallow chicks, you can make other chick-shaped goodies that will bring the spirit of spring into your kitchen. The Nordic Ware ... Read More »

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, reviewed

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, reviewed

In a recent issue, Cook’s Illustrated’s test kitchen conducted a thorough review of several Belgian waffle irons. Belgian waffle irons produce waffles with large, deep pockets to catch syrup (and other toppings) and should help ensure you get a waffle that is perfectly crisp on the outside with a fluffy, moist interior. I read the reviews with interest, as my previous waffle iron yielded inconsistent ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps

Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps

If you have a soft spot for honey and liked the look of the Beehive Cakelet Pan I discovered the other week, you’ll love this set of Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps. Sold in a set of three, these adorable stamps come with different bee-related designs: a bee, honeycomb and a flower. stamps are made by Nordic Ware and are made of heavy duty aluminum, ... Read More »

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