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Wilton Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Pan

Wilton Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Pan

Over the course of the past several years, ugly Christmas sweaters have transformed from the gift that you hide in the back of your closet until your sweet-but-not-up-on-current-trends-great-aunt comes to visit into a bold, fun fashion statement. There are even stores (lots of stores) devoted entirely to ugly Christmas sweaters. If you would like another way to show your appreciation for this particular trend, look ... Read More »

Wilton Holiday Lightbulb Cookie Pan

Wilton Holiday Lights Cookie Pan

Twinkling holiday lights are one of the best parts of the Christmas season. I’ve used them as inspiration for my holiday baking before, when I made an amazing Christmas Lights Cake as a Christmas dessert, but another option is to pick up Wilton’s Lightbulb Cookie Pan, which offers an easy way to bring some of that twinkle into your kitchen. The pan bakes 12 lightbulb ... Read More »

Kitchen Tool Snowflake Ornaments

Kitchen Tool Snowflake Ornaments

I love to decorate for the holidays – and I don’t just limit myself to traditional decorations. This often means bringing a lot of color into my kitchen and into my baked goods, with batches of Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies and Christmas Swirled Snowball Cookies. I also like to bring elements of my kitchen into my holiday decorations by picking out ornaments, nutcrackers and other ... Read More »

Foodie Dice

Foodie Dice

How many nights do you sit around wondering what you should make for dinner? Whether your fridge is full or empty, it is one decision that is always surprisingly difficult – especially if you have more than one person trying to figure things out. One way to avoid this problem is to turn to a set of Foodie Dice for inspiration. The dice are laser-engraved ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Reviews Handheld Mixers

Cook's Country Reviews Handheld Mixers

As much as I like my stand mixer, I find that I still use a hand mixer with great regularity. A hand mixer is great when you only need to mix up a small batch of something like brownies or cake and you simply don’t want to get out the big mixer. It can also be a good tool when you need to mix up ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Pan

A delicious cake makes the perfect holiday centerpiece, and when that cake just so happens to be baked in a shape that brings even more holiday spirit to the table, so much the better. This Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Pan is designed to allow you to bake an impressive three dimensional snowman cake that can stand dramatically in the middle of your dessert display. The pan ... Read More »

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Double crust pies need to be vented to ensure that the steam from the cooking filling can escape without ruining the look of the pie. There are many ways to vent a pie crust, from simply cutting a few slits in the top before putting it into the oven to placing a pie bird in the center of the dish. A pie bird, or pie ... Read More »

Zeal Silicone Pie Weights

Zeal Silicone Pie Weights

Pie weights are typically small, somewhat heavy objects that are used to weigh down a pie or tart crust with it is being blind baked - the process of prebaking a pie crust before adding a filling to it - to prevent the crust from pulling away from the sides of the pan and allow the crust to bake evenly. There are many different styles of pie weights, ... Read More »

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