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KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowls

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowls

Stand mixers are great tools to have in the kitchen, whether you’re whipping up some whipped cream to garnish a cake or mixing a thick cookie dough. Most of us use out mixers for everyday baking applications, but thanks to the wide range of attachments available for them, they are actually extremely versatile tools to have around. Kitchen Aid has developed a new type of ... Read More »

Tilt-N-Turn Ultra Cake Turntable

Tilt-N-Turn Ultra Cake Turntable

A good revolving cake stand can make cake decorating a lot easier. Often called a turntable, this style of cake stand is not designed for presentation, but simply to make the decorating process go more smoothly, as you don’t have to change your position as you work on the cake. Cake decorating is still a tricky business, of course, because even when your cake stand ... Read More »

Romeo and Juilenne Cutting Board

Romeo and Juilenne Cutting Board

Cutting boards come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Whether they’re made of plastic or wood, they’re generally rectangular and fairly plain looking, though the plastic variety often come in very bright colors. If you feel that your cutting board collection could use some freshening up, look no further than this fun Romeo and Julienne Cutting Board from Fred. The solid beechwood board ... Read More »

Flag Pie Crust Cutter

Flag Pie Crust Cutter

Pies are wonderful desserts for the Fourth of July – not because pies themselves are naturally patriotic, but because July is a summer month that is bursting with all kinds of seasonal fruits and berries that are perfect for pie-making. I enjoy classics like traditional apple pie, as well as more colorful combinations like Strawberry Apple and Blackberry Raspberry Pie. When I’m baking for a ... Read More »

West Bend Snowball Machine

West Bend Snowball Machine

Few things are as refreshing as a snow cone on a hot day. The icy treat is designed to cool you down – and tantalize your tastebuds at the same time, since the finely shaved ice is drizzled with flavored syrups. Even the best syrups (and pure maple syrup is one of the easiest and most delicious to use) won’t do you much good if ... Read More »

Ateco Muffin Pan Brush

Ateco Muffin Pan Brush

Even though you usually insert paper liners into them when baking, muffin pans are notoriously difficult to clean. Muffin and cupcake batters inevitably overflow onto the top of the pan, and drips of batter have ways of working themselves down into the bottom corners of each cup. When baking without paper liners, you typically have twice as many crumbs clinging to the pan. A good ... Read More »

Wilton Cupcake Cone Baking Rack

Wilton Cupcake Cone Baking Rack

I don’t remember whose birthday it was, as it was many years ago, but I do remember the first time I was served a cupcake cone. Cupcake cones are cupcakes that are baked in ice cream cones, which have a neat combination of flavors and textures, as well as many fun decorating possibilities. The cupcakes are usually made using plain “cake” cones, which have flat ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Tests Potholders

Cook's Country Tests Potholders

Potholders are a basic piece of kitchen equipment that we all have in our kitchens and use every day. They don’t get a lot of attention, since they’re not nearly as glamorous as a shiny stand mixer, but we just them for everything from taking cookies out of the oven to removing lids from hot pans. A basic potholder is a terrycloth square (or just ... Read More »

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