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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 »

Tri-Scale Folding Digital Scale

Tri-Scale Folding Digital Scale

There are many convenient kitchen tools out there, but the problem with most of them is storage. Appliances take up a lot of counter or storage space, and even smaller gadgets start to add up when you have a lot of tools on hand. Kitchen scales have been getting more streamlined over recent years, but they still tend to be blocky and are often difficult ... Read More »

Blendtec Designer Series Blender, reviewed

BlendTec Blender

A blender is an appliance that a lot of us have, but that a lot of us take for granted. Most of the time, it is used for making drinks and smoothies, although it can be used to puree just about anything and can actually take on many of the functions of a food processor. I know that I never used any of my blenders ... Read More »

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