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Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools iPad Screen Shields

Williams Sonoma Screen Shield

It is very handy to have tablets like iPads around in the kitchen. You can easily watch demo videos and access recipes from your favorite websites without having to print them out. The only problem with using an iPad in the kitchen is that it is quite an expensive cookbook and there is always a risk of spilling something on it or coating it with flour ... Read More »

Heart Shaped Springform Pans for Valentine’s Day

Heart Springform Pans

A springform pan is a type of cake pan that has removable sides, held together by an adjustable latch or buckle. They’re great for cheesecakes and other delicate baked goods since you don’t need to flip the pan upside down to get things out. Most springform pans are round, but every once in a while you’ll see a shaped one and, around Valentine’s Day, these ... Read More »

Wilton Valentine’s Day Cookie Pan Press

Wilton Valentine's Day Cookie Pan

Conversation Hearts are an iconic Valentine’s Day sweet, but you can turn any baked good into a Valentine’s Day treat by giving it a heart shape, whether you’re baking cookies or cakes.  Wilton’s Valentine’s Day Cookie Pan Press is a pan that allows you to bake twelve unique heart shaped cookie designs at a time, giving you easy and adorable treats to share with your loved ones. ... Read More »

Wilton Love Cake Pan

Wilton Love Cake Pan

Nothing says “I Love You” like homemade baked goods – unless the pan literally prints the words right onto your cake. This Love Cake Pan from Wilton does just that. The pan is shaped in the form of the word “love” and features little hearts for the center of the “o” and the “e.” It does look like something that you might have doodled in ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Rose Bundt Pan

Rose Bundt

There is nothing like getting a bouquet of roses to say “I Love You” – but a rose-shaped cake comes pretty close, and might even be better than flowers if the cake happens to be your favorite flavor! This is clearly what they were thinking at Nordic Ware when they designed their Rose Bundt Pan. The beautiful cast aluminum pan looks like a giant rose in bloom, with ... Read More »

Nesting Prep Bowl Set

NEsting set

In a kitchen, space is always at a premium. It usually seems like there isn’t quite enough space for all the tools, pans and appliances. I know that I am often looking around to see where I can put the new gadget I just brought home, or the one I want to bring home next. Fortunately, if you’re organized about how you store things, you ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Some of the most iconic things associated with Valentine’s Day are conversation hearts. These little candies have been putting smiles on people’s faces with their messages for nearly 150 years. Their distinctive heart shapes and short, sweet messages are easy to reproduce on other mediums, as well as in sugar, which means that you can make conversation cakes, brownies or cookies for your own Valentine’s ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Egg Toppers

An egg topper is a kitchen gadget that you really only need if you like soft boiled eggs. But if you do, you know the value of a gadget that will neatly slice off the top of an egg – shell and all – to allow you to easily get to the perfectly cooked center with your spoon or with a stick of buttery toast. ... Read More »

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