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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 »

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 »

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