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Williams-Sonoma Doughnut Twist Pan

Williams-Sonoma Doughnut Twist Pan

I like all kinds of donuts, but will always have a soft spot in my heart for the twisted variety, as the donut shop closest to my house growing up was known for their exceptionally light, yeast-raised twist donuts and I indulged in them whenever I could. I enjoy making baked donuts these days and have a couple of pans in my pantry that make ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Lemon Trio Pan

Nordic Ware Lemon Trio Pan

Loaf cakes are some of my favorite cakes to bake. They typically don’t require any layering or frosting (though they can be incorporated and a glaze is always a nice touch), and they’re just as versatile in the flavor department as bundt cakes, cupcakes and other desserts. I particularly enjoy baking smaller loaves because they make great host/hostess gifts when you want to bring something ... Read More »

Churro Maker

Churro Maker

It is hard to beat a fresh batch of churros, whether you’re enjoying them at a theme park or whipping up a batch in your own kitchen. Since homemade churros tend to be fresher than those you’ll find while you’re out (unless you happen to be in Spain or visiting a restaurant like XOCO in Chicago), it is worth learning to make them if you are ... Read More »

Elegant Party Bundt Pan

Elegant Party Bundt

Bundt pans make some of the most visually impressive cakes out there, but the pans themselves are so pretty that there are people who collect them and simply display the pans, rather than baking in them. The new Elegant Party Bundt Pan from Nordic Ware is a pan that I can see ending up in the hands of collectors one day, thanks to its elegant shape and ... Read More »

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Ice cream sandwiches are a wonderful treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. I tend to prep them a few days ahead of time because, as they are already frozen, there is no need to make them at the last minute and advance planning means that I have them available whenever a craving strikes. Homemade ice cream sandwiches allow you to mix and match ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Picking A New Oven

Baking Bites' American Range French Door Gas Oven

It has been a while since I added a new entry to my series about my kitchen renovation – but better late than never. There are a lot of topics to cover when it comes to a renovation, after all! After pulling out my old kitchen, I decided what types of appliances I was going to put into the new kitchen. While it is true ... Read More »

How to Pick Out an Oven for Your Kitchen

Baking Bites' American Range French Door Gas Oven

If you read my last post on my renovation, you’ll know that I went with a big gas wall oven for my kitchen, rather than an electric oven. But the majority of ovens these days are electric, even if they’re part of a gas range. The type of oven that you get for your kitchen will depend on how much space you have available, what ... Read More »

Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown Bundt

Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown Bundt

Nordic Ware is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year and that means that they are releasing a special edition bundt pan to mark the occasion. The Crown Bundt Pan is a gorgeous gold-tone bundt that is almost too pretty to bake in. The bundt has an unusual pattern with ribbon-like loops around the exterior and straighter ridges going down the center. The pattern is not ... Read More »

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