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Collapsible No-Bake Pan

Collapsible No-Bake Pan

No bake treats and candies – like homemade marshmallows and rice krispy or other cereal treats – often seem easier to make than treats that require baking since they typically require less prep work and don’t heat up your kitchen with the oven. Usually, you have to work with regular bakeware when making no-bake treats. With some recipes – particularly with soft ones, like marshmallows ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Chiffon Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware Chiffon Bundt Pan

Bundt cakes are always a great dessert to bring to a party. They’re easy to make and require no elaborate decorations, since the pans themselves give so much character to the cake. This Chiffon Bundt Cake Pan is a new design from Nordic Ware that is even more occasion-oriented than most bundt pans. It features a beautiful design that is inspired by waves of flowing ... Read More »

Chef’n Wash + Toss Colander

Wash + Toss Colander

Berries are actually difficult fruits to wash because they are so delicate. I can’t count the times when I have been trying to rinse off fresh raspberries and lost a few as I tried to gently toss them in a colander or squished them under the weight of more berries. Ripe strawberries and other berries can be almost as tricky to handle. The Chef’n Wash ... Read More »

Lickety Pops Freezer Pops

Lickety Pops

Popsicles are easy to make treats that are always a hit with kids. When you make them at home instead of buying them, you have a lot more options when it comes to flavors (sweetened fruit juices are great options, for instance) than you do when picking them out at the store. You also have more choices when it comes to shapes because there are ... Read More »

Elevate Spatulas

Elevate Spatula Set

When I’m mixing up a recipe in my kitchen, one of the tools that I use the most is a spatula. I use it to scrape the sides of bowls, fold together ingredients and scrape batters into waiting pans. Since I also use a whisk or a mixer, I often need to set my spatula down when I’m not using it. Most spatulas are flat, ... Read More »

Recipe Rock

Recipe Rock

How many food magazines do you subscribe to? How often do you tear out one of those magazine pages, clip a recipe out of a newspaper, or print one from your favorite blog? Even if you have a tablet or other portable device, there are plenty of occasions when you have a recipe on a piece of paper instead of a computer screen and need ... Read More »

Celebration Cake Pans

Celebration Cake Pans

Layer cakes are usually made with layers of plain, round cakes, stacked up to turn a simple dessert into a dramatic centerpiece. Occasionally, you will see a layer cake that uses square cakes for a slightly unusual look, but round is the standard for layer cakes. Williams Sonoma recently introduced layer cake pans with a little extra flair that will give your cakes a slightly ... Read More »

Duo Icing Set

Duo Icing Set

Most of the time, cupcakes are frosted with just one color of frosting. You can make two tone frosting by mixing up two different colors of frosting and putting them both into the same piping bag, allowing you to squeeze out a marbled frosting with both colors. This latter method definitely works, but it is difficult to get the colors distributed evenly into the bag, ... Read More »

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